Fluke Rigging Tricks to Catch Bass Shallow or Deep

Learn how to use a soft jerkbait as a topwater, a mid-depth jerkbait, and a deep bait without adding any weight. Matt demonstrates how to adjust hooks and hook placement to get a variety of actions out of a fluke. If you're looking for a single "do everything" bait this Spring, look no further than the fluke.

The Super Fluke is in every angler's arsenal. Some use it as a Carolina rig bait, others as a stick bait, still others use it as a topwater. Today Matt explains some quick hook and bait modifications that will open doors to completely different ways to fish the Fluke. If you've been using the bait with a single-use approach, its time to learn what you've been missing!

Below is a breakdown of the baits, colors, and hook options that Matt recommends for fishing Flukes and other soft jerkbaits in the Spring and Summer.

Baits...

-Zoom Super Fluke: http://bit.ly/2aqys0H

-Strike King Caffeine Shad: http://bit.ly/2jjyvzr

-Bass Assassin Split Tail Shad: http://bit.ly/2JoeVCN

-Reaction Innovations Shiver Glide: http://bit.ly/2DUwrtM

Hooks and Hardware...

-Gamakatsu Offset EWG Wide Gap 4/0: http://bit.ly/2d07gvp

-Gamakatsu Superline EWG 4/0: http://bit.ly/2ac92XG

-Gamakatsu Finesse Wide Gap 1/0: http://bit.ly/2aKGmHM

-Gamakatsu Finesse Wide Gap Weedless: http://bit.ly/2i57dOP

-Owner CPS Spring Medium: http://bit.ly/2b2YgDf

-Decoy Versatile Keeper: http://bit.ly/2NNtJci

Best Bait Colors are white or shad, Ghost, and Green Pumpkin.

All-Around Combo...

Rod- Zodias 7'2" Medium Heavy: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe

Reel- Curado 150 DC: http://bit.ly/2yHtsp4

Line- 40 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Leader- 15 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

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Fluke Fishing Tricks You Need To Try!

Soft Jerkbaits are awesome already but when you learn to change your retrieve for the Fall you'll be shocked how many bass will eat them! Fluke fishing is simple, fun, and equally effective from shore or boat.

In today's video Matt hits the water for some fast-paced fluke fishing. The bass are exploding on baitfish and the soft jerkbait is the perfect imitation. In the midst of fishing Matt walks through the tackle he uses for fluke fishing in the Fall. From rods to hooks, he covers the fine details that make all the difference.

This is a great technique that anyone can do! If you haven't been taking advantage of the Fluke's potential this fall, its time to catch up! Below is a breakdown of the tackle Matt is using for his personal fluke fishing.

The baits...

Zoom Super Fluke: http://bit.ly/2aqys0H

Zoom Fluke: http://bit.ly/2OFjvjx

Reaction Innovations Shiver Shot: http://bit.ly/2JCpY7S

Terminal Tackle...

Texas Rig Hook- Gamakatsu Superline 4/0 Wide Gap: http://bit.ly/2ac92XG

Weedless Nose Hook- Gamakatsu Size 1 Finesse Wide Gap: http://bit.ly/2i57dOP

Nose Hook- Gamakatsu Finesse Wide Gap Size 1: http://bit.ly/2aKGmHM

Spring- Owner CPS Spring Medium: http://bit.ly/2b2YgDf

Super Fluke Combo...

Rod- G Loomis IMX Pro 874 CRR: http://bit.ly/2R4f2Ud

Reel- Shimano Curado K HG: http://bit.ly/2tHewEh

Line- 50 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Leader- 15 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Finesse Fluke Combo...

Rod- Zodias 7' Medium: http://bit.ly/2jOUXAO

Reel- Stradic CI4+ 2500: http://bit.ly/2gu84t7

Line- 20 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Leader- 10 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

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Underwater Fluke Fishing with NEW Rigging Tricks For Deeper Water!

Are you catching all the fish you could be catching? Nose Hooked, Texas Rigged,  nose Weighted, there are so many different ways to fish a fluke! Which one is the best? When should you use each rigging method? 

Matt and Tim explain the different ways to fish a fluke and how to use it to its full potential. This isn't just a bait for schooling fish or fry guarders during the post spawn. The fluke can be fished as a topwater one minute and as an aggressive reaction bait in 40+ feet of water the next. 

Below is a break down of the rigging styles and hardware needed as well as the rods the guys use for each method. 

Standard Texas Rigging...

Zoom Super Fluke: http://bit.ly/2aqys0H
Gamakatsu Superline EWG 4/0: http://bit.ly/2ac92XG

Nose Rigged "Banjo Minnow Style"...

Zoom Super Fluke: http://bit.ly/2aqys0H
Owner CPS Spring (Size Medium): http://bit.ly/2b2YgDf
Gamakatsu Finesse Wide Gap 1/0: http://bit.ly/2aKGmHM
Gamakatsu WEEDLESS Finesse Wide Gap 1/0: http://bit.ly/2i57dOP

Deep Water Method...

Zoom MAGNUM Super Fluke: http://bit.ly/2aqys0H
Owner 6/0 Jungle Wide Gap Hook: http://bit.ly/2sBsR1Z
Tungsten Pagoda Weight: http://bit.ly/2iGNSFW

Other Brands of Soft Jerkbait worth trying...

Caffeine Shad: http://bit.ly/2jjyvzr
Magnum Caffeine Shad: http://bit.ly/2kf9OtX
Bass Assassin Split Tail Shad: http://bit.ly/2JoeVCN

The Rods...
Standard Rig- Zodias 7'2" Medium Heavy: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe
Nose Rig- Zodias 7' Medium Spinning: http://bit.ly/2jOUXAO
Deep Rig- G Loomis GLX 894C JWR: http://bit.ly/2gqziwT

The Reels...
High End- Chronarch MGL 7:1 Ratio: http://bit.ly/2n8DghB
All Around- Curado 200K 7:1 Ratio: http://bit.ly/2tHewEh
Budget- Casitas 150: http://bit.ly/2geKxsp
Spinning- Shimano Stradic CI4+ 2500: http://bit.ly/2gu84t7

Line...
Braid- Power Pro Maxcuatro (65 lb or 15 lb for finesse): http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Leader- Assassin Fluorocarbon 8 lb: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm
Leader- Maxima Ultragreen 15-20 lb: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9
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Spring Jerkbait Fishing: Beginner and Advanced Tips!

Ready to "Trigger" fish to bite like never before?! These tips are the real deal! Learn to force bass to react instead of waiting for them to want to bite. The power of a properly fished jerkbait is unlike any other lure. 


The jerk bait draws on a bass' core response. It can trigger an instinctual feeding response from a fish, regardless of their desire to bite. You're about to learn how to use a jerk bait to its fullest potential! Be sure to pay careful attention to the portion on how to work the baits with crisp snaps rather than slow pulls. 

There are a lot of great baits on the market but some seem to be more consistent than others. Below is a list of the baits we fish with confidence from prespawn to postspawn. 

Large baits...
Megabass Kanata: http://bit.ly/2jG4Q85
Jackall Rerange 130: http://bit.ly/2ge0qED
Megabass Vision 110 Magnum: http://bit.ly/2vdZOWf

Smaller baits...
Jackall Rerange 110: http://bit.ly/2ge0qED
Lucky Craft Flash Pointer SP 115 and 100: http://bit.ly/2aHz588
Lucky Craft Staysee 90: http://bit.ly/2dBzMmz
Damiki Striker 90: http://bit.ly/2FeVW7I

Replacement Hooks and components...
Treble Hooks- Gamakatsu Finesse Nano Treble (Size 4,5,6): http://bit.ly/2dWWAut
Owner Hyperwire Split Ring (Size 2 and 3): http://bit.ly/2v8ArBX

Jerkbait Storage...
Bass Mafia Casket 3700: http://bit.ly/2fg5ouM
Plano Waterproof 3740: http://bit.ly/2fvjcFB

Matt's Jerkbait Combo...
Rod- Shimano Expride 6'10" Medium: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL
Reel- Aldebaran 50: http://bit.ly/2fdX1Uy
Line- Sunline Assassin 12 lb: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

All-Around Jerkbait Combo...
Rod- Shimano Zodias 6'10" Medium: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe
Reel- Curado 70 7:1 ratio: http://bit.ly/2apmDJt
Line- 20 lb Sufix 832: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji
Leader- 12 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Softbaits and hooks...
Zoom Super Fluke: http://bit.ly/2aqys0H
1/0 Finesse Wide Gap Hook: http://bit.ly/2aKGmHM
Owner CPS Spring Medium: http://bit.ly/2b2YgDf
Gamakatsu Superline 4/0 EWG Hook: http://bit.ly/2ac92XG

The "nose rig" method for the fluke is very simple. Take the medium CPS spring and screw it directly into the nose of the fluke. Once fully twisted into the nose take the 1/0 hook and thread it through the nose of the bait AND the spring. The will give you maximum action and longevity. For the superfine hook its just a simple Texas rigged presentation. ________________________________________________________________

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