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TOP WATER FLUKE GETTING IT DONE

My partner Jay came out with me this morning for a few hours of bustin the Bucket Mouths. He had been seeing the the pics from the past month on Facebook and wanted in on the fun. I happily obliged:) We dragged the kayaks over to our trusty lake and set out. Jay had a very productive morning, 2 big Bass around 6 pounds, 2 around 4 pounds and a bunch in the 3 pound range. I on the other hand, not so much lol. Left the tackle box at home and had to go with the usual Zoom U-Tails. For whatever reason, the U-Tails weren't getting the job done today. I caught several fish but, they were mostly pretty small and i really had to work for what little i got. Still an amazing day on the water with a really good guy. Never a dull moment when we fish together. Boats still in disrepair but Mike over at Morning Star is taking care of me. Had to take the boat away from my previous mechanic. Can't wait to get back on the salt water.

Bait Used

Jay was throwing something new to me that was bustin the Bass up pretty hard today. He essentially rigged a Zoom, Magnum Super Fluke(soft plastic twitch bait that mimics a Shad in "Arkansas Shiner" color pattern) weedless and weightless. Basically, you thread the Fluke onto an Offset worm hook Texas Rigged. He was tossing it out there and letting it sit there and sink. The bait has a shimmering action to it while it falls and in most cases where he caught a fish, it was hit in the first 3 seconds of the cast. That shimmer it does on the drop looked killer and it drove them Bass up a wall. The retrieve is simple, cast out, let it fall for a good ten seconds, give a twitch or two and the bait comes right back to the surface. Let it sink back down and repeat. Very simple and crazy effective.

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  • capt louiecapt louie citrus countyPosts: 10,161 Moderator
    Solid fish. I throw those sometimes but generally just don't have the patience.

    I do like to rig them up as a "Donkey rig" when the fish are schooling.
    "You'll get your weather"
  • WayfarerWayfarer Posts: 17 Greenhorn
    Great fish!!

    So no weight with that fluke?
  • RollinRollin Posts: 1,546 Captain
    Nice work,I used the Super Flukes in that color a lot a few years back. I had great results, but the Magnums not so so much. I'll have to give them another look. Thanks for the detail on the presentation.
  • JettyparkJettypark Posts: 1,969 Captain
    Oh no... now those things are going to be flying off the shelves and Ebay will see a price rise...heh heh...
    Thanks for the report> You either change things up or die on the water... its funny how bass change to certain baits
    .. one day they are keying in on one lure and the next day they won't even look at it...... that's why I always go with three
    rods that are setup with different rigs/lures... again thanks for the report/pictures
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  • mccrackermccracker Posts: 354 Deckhand
    ****, that's been my secret weapon for the last year. Caught everything from Bass to Snook on em
  • inshore daveinshore dave Posts: 557 Officer
    I keep the same flukes (not the super flukes, but the regular size) in the same color. I cant keep enough of them on the yak. Bass absolutely love them. Great pics. Thanks for sharing.
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  • Morocco_madnessMorocco_madness Posts: 2,919 Captain
    Rollin wrote: »
    Nice work,I used the Super Flukes in that color a lot a few years back. I had great results, but the Magnums not so so much. I'll have to give them another look. Thanks for the detail on the presentation.

    Actually, they were regular Flukes. I was incorrect about the size. Thanks for the reply.
    Jettypark wrote: »
    Oh no... now those things are going to be flying off the shelves and Ebay will see a price rise...heh heh...
    Thanks for the report> You either change things up or die on the water... its funny how bass change to certain baits
    .. one day they are keying in on one lure and the next day they won't even look at it...... that's why I always go with three
    rods that are setup with different rigs/lures... again thanks for the report/pictures

    I know what you mean. So true. Today we went out andtheFlukes didn't produce at all. Back on the U-Tails.
    mccracker wrote: »
    ****, that's been my secret weapon for the last year. Caught everything from Bass to Snook on em

    Nice.
    I keep the same flukes (not the super flukes, but the regular size) in the same color. I cant keep enough of them on the yak. Bass absolutely love them. Great pics. Thanks for sharing.

    Thank you.
  • former bluefishinnyformer bluefishinny Posts: 1,492 Officer
    Nice! Been my go to bait for yeeeears now.... Watermelon Seed in fresh, black/gold and white in salt. Got this pig on a watermelon seed fluke:
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