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Bass Fishing => Bass Fishing Tips, Techniques & General Discussion => Topic started by: Roy Randolph on January 20, 2006, 09:45:14 PM

Title: Chatterbait
Post by: Roy Randolph on January 20, 2006, 09:45:14 PM
Any one notice all the anglers in the FLW Big-O weigh in talking about this new "Chatter Bait"?

Is this it?

(http://www.lureandtackle.com/images/Chatter%20-%20Blue-black.jpg)
Title: Re: Chatterbait
Post by: djkimmel on January 20, 2006, 10:19:12 PM
Ya got me... Looks like a hybrid of a jig and that blade bait sort of that I think Mepps was making.
Title: Re: Chatterbait
Post by: Cheetam on January 20, 2006, 10:24:54 PM
Yep, that's it.  I guess you "swim" it like a crank.  If memory serves me, someone just won a Stren event on the big "O" using it.
Title: Re: Chatterbait
Post by: djkimmel on January 20, 2006, 10:30:57 PM
Can't really tell how they have that blade attached. I have a few of those blades sitting somewhere. I'm no different than everyone else. I bought a pack of the blades to try in front of various lures maybe 3 seasons ago and then forgot to actually try them.

Every fall I 'find' them in a pocket or compartment and say, "oh yeah, I was going to try those" and then I forget again. I gotta stop doing that. If only I could fish about 50 more days a year... or 100...?
Title: Re: Chatterbait
Post by: Savage on January 21, 2006, 10:17:42 AM
Oh yeah, that's the bait they are talking about.  I first saw them out at the Bassmasters Classic in Pittsburg, and man are they sweet.  I was hoping to get a season in with them without everyone else knowing, but oh well.  The blade doesn't spin, it kinda sits in front of the bait as it moves through the water and acts like a brake.  This causes it to wobble around, and make the thing change direction.  It is VERY erratic coming through the water, like a spinnerbait with built in pauses and starts.

Plus, if you want to, you can kill it and fish it like a jig, then pop it up and swim it again.  The thing is deadly, the fish have never seen the like of it.  I was having a tough day on my favorite local lake, and started throwing these.  I caught a few right away, just before I had to leave for work.  I plan to experiment with them all season, but I have a good degree of confiedence in them already.

They come in Black/blue or white /chartruese.  Not sure of other colors, but they do come in different weights, like 3/8 and 1/2.  Good luck finding them, though! ;D
Title: Re: Chatterbait
Post by: djkimmel on January 21, 2006, 02:24:36 PM
http://www.radlures.com/cb_home3.htm

Watch the video (sorry Savage)
Title: Re: Chatterbait
Post by: Savage on January 21, 2006, 03:21:22 PM
Lt. Dan, how could you????

They even show the trick of rigging a soft jerkbait on there.....  darn. :'(

Oh well, at least the guys in my club are slow to pick up new stuff.  Most of them just started using senkos last year. ;)
Title: Re: Chatterbait
Post by: djkimmel on January 21, 2006, 03:33:25 PM
Yeah - that's why I always tell the truth - (two reasons actually - some angler just won't believe you anyway) because some anglers just won't follow through... I remember using the Sluggo in 1989 and at first guys were like, "what the heck is that?" I bet it was two seasons after that before I saw a fair number of Michigan anglers giving them a try.

(Okay, I sometimes have fun with the truth - I was using a pink Sluggo on St. Clair for smallies and when my draw partner asked me what they were, I told him they were a homemade bait me and my friends were making in my garage and they WEREN'T for sale!! Unfortunately, the look on my face was too revealing - he saw through me like I was cheap glad wrap.)

Man o' man did those smallies hate those pink Sluggos. WHAM! Gerry Gostenik (http://www.greatlakesbassfishing.com/) says he buys about 2,000 pink flukes every spring for his guide clients on St. Clair and just goes at 'em.
Title: Re: Chatterbait
Post by: Savage on January 21, 2006, 03:49:21 PM
Oh, I really don't mind.  I picked a couple up for a guy on this board, he didn't want them, :o so now I have extras!  Maybe he'll change his mind this season....... :D
Title: Re: Chatterbait
Post by: djkimmel on January 21, 2006, 04:02:33 PM
I've got too many lures already... but, they look pretty darn good!
Title: Re: Chatterbait
Post by: Cheetam on January 22, 2006, 10:45:20 AM
I've got too many lures already... but, they look pretty darn good!

Are you feeling OK Dan?  Too many lures?  A fisherman never has too many lures... ;D
Title: Re: Chatterbait
Post by: djkimmel on January 22, 2006, 03:18:12 PM
You're correct. I'm upping my dosage!!! Close call!!! Thanks!
Title: Re: Chatterbait
Post by: dartag on January 23, 2006, 12:56:38 PM
i read where a bait store sold 1400 of them before the FLW events.  last year it was the Horny Toad...  another excuse to spend money...  good thing my Ranger has a big storage compartment...

Title: Re: Chatterbait
Post by: Savage on January 24, 2006, 08:19:23 PM
It's all about that confidence thing, plenty of guys have confidence in new baits for some reason (like me and the Robo-creature thing ::)), but you always need that good 'ol sure thing to fall back on (Norie bugs, anyone?) :)
Title: Re: Chatterbait
Post by: spinninbug on January 25, 2006, 03:57:39 PM
I'm going to have to have some of these,  if you couldn't tell my favorite is a spinnerbait,  this looks like I would like it alot.  Thanks for the video it was great.  8)
Title: Re: Chatterbait
Post by: Dan on January 25, 2006, 07:29:26 PM
As soon as I saw Lt. Dan's link I was watching the video. Once, twice, and I was spending money. Hope they come soon.