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Author Topic: [Bladed Swim Jigs] Bladed Jigs (Chatterbait Style) Fishing Tips, Tactics and Thoughts  (Read 1928 times)

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[Bladed Swim Jigs] Bladed Jigs (Chatterbait Style) Fishing Tips, Tactics and Thoughts
« on: May 07, 2017, 11:47:54 AM »

Bladed Swim Jigs all began with the creation of the Chatterbait back in some time around 2003. I first saw it while covering the 2005 Bassmaster Classic in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

At the expo there, they has a small pool set up and angler casting this bait over and over. Watching this bait swim back through, over and around all the obstacles they had set up in this pool, blew my mind. It was like magic! I was hooked!

Today many manufactures created their own Bladed Swim Jigs. Fishinpedia Sponsor, KaRu Lures, creates one of their own as well, called the
Vibrashock (pictured in the photo above)

Bladed Swim Jigs are at home around cover. There is no better bait to swim through grass than one of these hunting bladed baits.

The blade swim jigs hunting action is not unlike a square bill crankbait but even greater.

One trick I have garnered from Brett Hite is to color the blades black. If you watch Zona's Awesome Fishing Show, you will see Mark do this too. A sharpie and the bladed jig of your choice then color the whole blade black. .


The reason behind this, according to Hite is to kill the flash. Hite's reasoning is that you dont see bait fish swimming around with flashy heads. He wants the bait to look more natural as he swims it along.

A lot of people will put crawdad style trailers on this bait. That can and has worked for many folks. However, putting a swimbait on it can be incredibly deadly to bass! Hite will even rip the entire skirt off the bait and thread a swimbait on it. As such, the bait has the deflection properties of a square billed crankbait combined with the natural look of a swimbait - a square billed swimbait, if you will.


So let's start an info thread on this awesome bait and see how many Bladed Swim Jig tips and tactics we can get posted here.

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Offline Robin McFarlane

That's interesting about coloring the blade black. I prefer my blades to have that flash.  But I am going to try the darker blade for sure. 
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Offline Bud Kennedy

I love me some bladed jigs.  Especially the ones that have a fairly large jig head/blade combination.  The blade will hit the jig body and make a clicking noise as it goes thru the water.  The KuRu vibrashock does this quite nicely. I also use another manufacturers lure especially in conditions where there is a bunch of cover like tree limbs etc in the water. It has some twin guide arms that usually ensures you get the lure back from an underwater snag or from a tree for those of us with dubious casting skills.  

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Offline KaRu Lures

Bladed swim jigs are one of my all time favorites and primarily the vibrashock!  It may seem like a plug for my own company, but let me tell you this!  I didn't invent the vibrashock, a previous board sponsor and friend of mine did.  I absolutely loved it and caught a ton of fish with it.  When he told me that he was no longer going to be producing them it was an easy choice for me to purchase the company and rights to the bait.  At first I had no real intentions of selling many, but mostly just wanted them for myself and a few friends, but over the years I have started selling and really enjoyed meeting new customers.  It can be a lot of work at times, but its enjoyable.  I like to keep it small time and not sponsor a ton of stuff so I can still enjoy time with my family after working a full time job, but I'm proud to sponsor fishinpedia and look forward to seeing everyones catches on my baits!  If you have any questions about fishing bladed jigs please ask!  I'm an open book when it comes to fishing and like previously stated, I LOVE bladed jigs!

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I am heading out on the water Monday. I have recently come into possession of a VibraShock blade from KaRu Lures thanks to winning a mini contest we had during one of our Tuesday night chats. (Thanks Jared and KaRu Lures).  I am definitely going to "sharpie up" the blades. 
What color trailer do you think I should dress it up with ? The lure is white. 
Also, would that happen to be a PTL Craw d'ouerve or Conviction Craw in your picture above?
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I enjoy throwing chatterbaits also. Half of mine have skirts while the other half are naked. I usually thread a swimbait on both styles. Bluegill are the main prey in my local waters, so natural colored skirts and dark blades are a safe bet. The swimbaits are usually Green Pumpkin/Red or Smoke /Purple.  That's just my preference. 
It's hard to believe how well this style bait will swim through a Lilly pad field! I mainly use them in 6 feet of water and less.
I use a 7 foot medium heavy rod with a fast action and a medium speed reel. 6.3:1 spooled with 12 to 15 lb Flouro.

That's my set up...What's yours??     :D
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Thanks FRC. I have some swimbaits to try

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Also, would that happen to be a PTL Craw d'ouerve or Conviction Craw in your picture above?
Sure is. They are one of my all time favorites :)

Offline Bud Kennedy

+1 on the swimbait trailers and craws too.  Been using them that way for some time now.  

Offline Oldschool

I remember when everyone making coffin shape blades got sued for patent infringement by Chatter Baits. The patent should close to 17 years old by now and the coffin shape blades can be copied without infringement.
I do like the newer design with the swing hook and still have a few of the original football head Vibrashock coffin blade baits.
Tom

Offline Adam Mihara

I use a black sharpie marker on all my blades. It knocks down the flash and stays better than paint. 

I bought an entire store's supply of Phenix Vibes when they were going out of business. Hopefully I'll never have to buy another vibrating jig in this lifetime. 

Ok, I lied. I did pick up some 1/8oz to experiment with. A smaller presentation might be the ticket on some days. 

I also got the Molix Lover because it seemed so cool. Only caught stripers with it so far. 


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