This week Tim breaks down the tricks behind fishing the super fluke. This deadly bait is often overlooked during the post spawn but is a DEADLY way to fool big bass that are still recovering. Most anglers that fish soft jerkbaits use a fairly slow presentation to lull bass into biting but during the late spring and early summer months we use a very aggressive presentation to draw vicious reaction strikes.
A simple change in cadence can be the difference between catching a few fish a day and loading the boat with giant bass that don't want to eat anything else. For this faster style of fishing, equipment is key. Tim uses two baits for this speedy presentation...
Zoom Super Fluke: The super fluke works best on a 4/0 Gamakatsu EWG Superline Hook. The heavier superline hook acts as a keel and keeps the bait from jumping out of the water too often. Tim prefers to couple it with a 7'3" medium heavy rod like the Dobyns Champion 734C.
Zoom Magnum Fluke: The Magnum fluke works best on the 6/0 Gamakatsu EWG Superline Hook. Because of the size of the hook this bait is best fished on a 7' 3" extra heavy rod like the Dobyns Champion 736C.