Help With Super Flukes!?
Posted 30 June 2013 - 08:39 PM
Read so much good things about the ZOOM super flukes that I decided to start giving them a try, along with other brands of similar soft swim baits.
Been getting LOTS of hits on them fishing for pickerel but I rarely hook the fish.
Can anyone help me? I've been using 2/0 (i think) worm hooks, I think they're Mustad or Matzuo ones. Tried rigging them weedless as well as lots of hook showing but neither works.
I find the pickerel just clamp right down across the bait and when I set the hook it just yanks the whole thing out. Really frustrating.
Posted 01 July 2013 - 03:06 AM
Use a 3/0 or 4/0 EWG (extra wide gap) hook instead of a worm hook. When the fish bite down on the lure the extra wide gap provides a way more exposed hook point and then when you set the hook it will find it's mark much easier.
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Posted 01 July 2013 - 07:38 AM
Posted 01 July 2013 - 12:30 PM
I used the bubble gum color (pink) and I am suprised how good it worked..just takes a bit to get my head around to using a pink bait..LOL.
I have found that the CPs can rip them up fairly easily as the plastic is really soft..need to keep trying different colors now.
Posted 01 July 2013 - 12:49 PM
I will try some even bigger hooks. I think I had some 3/0 ones but same problem. I will go bigger! And maybe try the gamakatsu ewg ones.
And I will try the trick chase said of letting them turn with it first.
Posted 01 July 2013 - 01:03 PM
4/0 EWG Gammie hooks. 20lb test line, med.heavy to heavy action rod, and set the hook like you hate the fish!
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