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These Chatterbait Tricks Will Get You More Bites This Spring



The Chatterbait is one of the best lures to target bass during the spring. If you know how to fish a chatterbait you will put yourself in position to catch your biggest bass with it this spring.

Check out these 3 tips on chatterbaits so you will go catch more bass this spring!

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34 Comments

  1. OK I’m confused the way he showing it is the blade is down and not up. Is the blade supposed to be down facing down like that or is it supposed to be facing up above the Hook to vibrate?

  2. Fishing YouTubers all regurgitate the same info nowadays. Not anyone’s fault but let’s be honest you can learn all the techniques and info in a short time so now everyone is an expert

  3. I haven't gotten any bites these last two weeks, been using shad colors shallow. Will swap to crawfish colors and see how that works, thank you all for the tips!

  4. Appreciate the "fall" of the bait. Trailers are always confusing due to all of the options. Also, great info on the blades. Thank you very much for sharing.

  5. Varied retrieve helps too. Reel fast 2 seconds then 2 seconds slow or moderate pause 3 to 5 seconds let it fall. Also using a wooly bug trailer that's wide an flat helps when fishing around brush tree branches an small trees coming from the water.

  6. You guys need to get on the same page about trailers. On e guy says one thing and another guy says something else. It honestly makes this site look like you don’t know what you are talking about. It confusing to new folks wanting to fish these baits and would probably send them somewhere else. Just an FYI.

  7. I'm fishing this upcoming weekend and got some great tips from this video. Planning to use more of a crawfish pattern now with a bumping or yo-yo retrieve. Thanks Declassified Team.

  8. I didn't realize that the change of speed (bumping or reel twitch) actually changed the baits direction momentarily. That info is why Matt's tip was the top one for me this week. Thanks, all great tips.

  9. I really like the format of this channel. I've had a lot of luck fishing low light windy conditions with chatterbaits. Is a style of chatterbait as effective in bright,calm, clear water conditions?

  10. Honestly, the first reason bass will follow your lure is because they're wondering why prey isn't running away from them. If they're not following, they weren't interested in the first place.

  11. Awesome detail. Trailers and actions they create. Colors for spring and pre-spawn. And how to create bites putting it all together. These guys are on point every time. Glad to be a part of this channel!

  12. Bit confused on this video… normally tips vary by region, this was 3 guys talking different aspects of the same lure. One sounds like bluegill retrieve, with baitfish style trailer with Craw colors… kinda conflicting info here… I didn't ever think about the fall with chatterbaits though, with jigs, trigs, etc it's common to consider, so gotta remember that aspect.

  13. I really like throwing a bladed jig in the spring. As that water temp comes up, it's a big confidence bait for me. That orange and red color gets 'em every time!

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