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Is anybody still using the chatterbaits? If so how are yall doing?

I have pretty much put them in the back of the tackle box until this fall. I haven't had much luck with them this summer.
 

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I tried them a few times while pre-fishing for my tournament, but didnt have any luck.
 

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I was using them, to fish stumps, up until a couple weeks ago, when the place I was fishing them at closed for the year. I havent been fishing much since then but am hoping to get out on my first day off and I will more than likely use a chatterbait at some point then. Admittedly though they are losing their "special" status that they had when I first got my hands on them.
 
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After fishing the one you sent, Tex, for a solid week with no success, I put it in the truck, for this fall and the coming spring. :mad: Still waiting to get a fish on it. LOL >:D
 

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They've been too good for me. It catches too many species equally well, like gar, chain pickerel, crappie, walleye, drum and of course bass. That means real trouble in a tournament, wasting too much time on the wrong kind of fish. In my case the gar are costing me some expensive lures, like those.

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Gar on chatterbaits? wow! Id have never guessed.
 

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They eat little fish all day long, and will ambush large fish that get too close. Alligator gar love catfish. So why not a chatterbait? You can figure on losing it one gar out of 3 on mono line. I began to fish it on a steel leader with no drop in bites, but have given up on it because of so many trash fish. Fun, but a big time waster.

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Ouachita said:
They eat little fish all day long, and will ambush large fish that get too close. Alligator gar love catfish. So why not a chatterbait? You can figure on losing it one gar out of 3 on mono line. I began to fish it on a steel leader with no drop in bites, but have given up on it because of so many trash fish. Fun, but a big time waster.

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Thats pretty cool! Ive caught quite a few gar around here but always on cut bait and always on purpose. They are a hoot to catch! Some jump like they think their tarpon lol
My personal best so far was 44 inches long and as big around as my thigh.
 

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They've caught a few bass for me, but the pike wont leave them alone! Unbelievable. I can understand why though, they kind of look like a downsized bucktail when retreived.
 

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If you want to stick to that bait, try making your own for a fraction of the originals. I made up all I used after losing the first 6 backordered from RAD for 6 months. I sure hated losing the last one.

Check it out. They fish the same, nearly vibarating the guides off your rod.
http://www.barlowstackle.com/new-fishing-tackle.html

Jim
 

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wow thank you for the link JIm! :clap:
 
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