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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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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Fluke Fishing Tricks You Have To Try!

Soft Jerkbaits are one of the most versatile lures you can use to catch bass! Most people Texas rig them and while that works great, we've discovered a new way to rig them that is even more effective! Watch this underwater GoPro footage of the bass eat flukes and we're sure you'll agree!

Our finesse jerkbait method allows you to hook fish more effectively and also allows you to use lighter line to catch pressured bass. This method has been extremely effective for us and we're confident it will help you improve your fishing as well. 

Jerkbait fishing is great for catching bass throughout the year. Its so versatile because you can fish it aggressively as a topwater, moderately as a soft jerkbait, or ultra slow like a weightless senko or on a Carolina Rig. Combine it with this new rigging method and its sure to help you load the boat this year!

Gear Used In This Video...

Zoom Super Fluke and Magnum Fluke: http://bit.ly/2aqys0H
Strike King Caffeine Shad: http://bit.ly/2jjyvzr

4/0 EWG Hook: http://bit.ly/2d07gvp
4/0 EWG Superline Hook: http://bit.ly/2ac92XG
1/0 and 3/0 Finesse Wide Gap Hook: http://bit.ly/2aKGmHM
Nail Weights: http://bit.ly/2iGNSFW

Camera Used: http://bit.ly/2dBKx8O

Preferred Casting Rod for standard rigging...
Rod: 7'6" 4 power Casting- http://bit.ly/2abq8nl
Reel: Curado 200- http://bit.ly/2acRpsK
Line: 50-65 lb braided- http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji
Leader: 15 lb- http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Casting Rod for "Banjo" Style Rigging...
Rod: 7'2" Medium- http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe
Reel: Aldebaran- http://bit.ly/2fdX1Uy
Line: 30 lb Braided http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji
Leader: 10 lb- http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Color Recommendations for Flukes... Albino, Green Pumpkin, Houdini, and White Pearl