Z-Man® The Original ChatterBait®

   

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Chartreuse Sexy Shad

Chartreuse Sexy Shad

3/8 oz.

1

Model:
CB38-64

Sexy Shimmer Blue

Sexy Shimmer Blue

3/8 oz.

1

Model:
CB38-65

Candy Craw

Candy Craw

3/8 oz.

1

Model:
CB38-66

California Craw

California Craw

3/8 oz.

1

Model:
CB38-67

Shad/Blue Glimmer

Shad/Blue Glimmer

1/2 oz.

1

Model:
CB12-14

White

White

1/2 oz.

1

Model:
CB12-15

Chartreuse White

Chartreuse White

1/2 oz.

1

Model:
CB12-16

Chartreuse

Chartreuse

1/2 oz.

1

Model:
CB12-17

Black Blue

Black Blue

1/2 oz.

1

Model:
CB12-18

White

White

1/8 oz.

1

Model:
CB-MICRO18-01

Chartreuse White

Chartreuse White

1/8 oz.

1

Model:
CB-MICRO18-02

Chartreuse

Chartreuse

1/8 oz.

1

Model:
CB-MICRO18-03

Black Blue

Black Blue

1/8 oz.

1

Model:
CB-MICRO18-04

Shad/Blue Glimmer

Shad/Blue Glimmer

1/4 oz.

1

Model:
CB-MINI14-00

White

White

1/4 oz.

1

Chartreuse White

Chartreuse White

1/4 oz.

1

Model:
CB-MINI14-02

Chartreuse

Chartreuse

1/4 oz.

1

Model:
CB-MINI14-03

Black Blue

Black Blue

1/4 oz.

1

Model:
CB-MINI14-04

Brown Black

Brown Black

1/4 oz.

1

Model:
CB-MINI14-05

Green Pumpkin/Black

Green Pumpkin/Black

1/4 oz.

1

Model:
CB-MINI14-06

Brown Black

Brown Black

3/8 oz.

1

Model:
CB38-12

Green Pumpkin/Black

Green Pumpkin/Black

3/8 oz.

1

Model:
CB38-13

Perch/Bluegill

Perch/Bluegill

3/8 oz.

1

Model:
CB38-46

Sexy Shad

Sexy Shad

3/8 oz.

1

Model:
CB38-54

Black Shad

Black Shad

3/8 oz.

1

Model:
CB38-68

Bad Shad Gold

Bad Shad Gold

3/8 oz.

1

Model:
CB38-69

Green Pumpkin Purple

Green Pumpkin Purple

3/8 oz.

1

Model:
CB38-70

Bayou Craw

Bayou Craw

3/8 oz.

1

Model:
CB38-71

Brown Black

Brown Black

1/2 oz.

1

Model:
CB12-19

Green Pumpkin

Green Pumpkin

1/2 oz.

1

Model:
CB12-20

Perch/Bluegill

Perch/Bluegill

1/2 oz.

1

Model:
CB12-46

Sexy Shad

Sexy Shad

1/2 oz.

1

Model:
CB12-54

Black Shad

Black Shad

1/2 oz.

1

Model:
CB12-68

Bad Shad Gold

Bad Shad Gold

1/2 oz.

1

Model:
CB12-69

Green Pumpkin Purple

Green Pumpkin Purple

1/2 oz.

1

Model:
CB12-70

Bayou Craw

Bayou Craw

1/2 oz.

1

Model:
CB12-71

Shad/Blue Glimmer

Shad/Blue Glimmer

3/8 oz.

1

Model:
CB38-07

White

White

3/8 oz.

1

Model:
CB38-08

Chartreuse White

Chartreuse White

3/8 oz.

1

Model:
CB38-09

Chartreuse

Chartreuse

3/8 oz.

1

Model:
CB38-10

Black Blue

Black Blue

3/8 oz.

1

Model:
CB38-11
  • Swims in an erratic motion that mimics wounded prey
  • Hex-shaped ChatterBlade® pivots back and forth
  • Generates vibration
  • Provokes strikes
Offering the action of a crankbait, the profile of a jig and the flash of a spinnerbait, The Original ChatterBait will have a profound impact on the way you fish. Designed to swim in an erratic motion that mimics wounded prey, the Original ChatterBait features a unique hex-shaped ChatterBlade that pivots violently back and forth on the jig eyelet, producing enough vibration to let you feel every pulse. The ChatterBlade also serves as a weedguard to keep the hook from snagging on weeds or brush. The Original ChatterBait's EZ Skirt®, with super tough ElaZtech® Split-Tail TrailerZ™, creates an enticing, undulating action to provoke strikes. Perfect for muddy, stained water, the straight-tracking ChatterBait won't hydroplane on a fast retrieve and its depth is easily regulated.
Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 72 reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5 Z-man original These things will absolutely catch fish. When the rest of the field is chucking spinnerbaits, the ChatterBait gives fish a different look. I love these things, and always have a rod with one ready to go. However, for such an awesome bait, I have found that the hook component is severely lacking. I recently ordered 10 of them online and when I got them, 4 of the 10 had hooks that needed serious addressing, right out of the package. As a result, I wouldn't buy one unless I had it in my hand and could see the hook first. I have since gone with the Elite version, as they use a MUCH higher quality, sticky sharp Gamakatsu hook, along with a beefier head-to-blade connection. Yes, they are pricier, but you can throw them with more confidence knowing that Gama hook is going to eat. I like to use a Starflash replacement skirt instead of the one it comes with. I also get rid of the twin tail trailer that comes with it and opt for something with a bit more beef/profile. Just a personal preference. Regardless of which one you go with, make sure you throw a trailer hook on it. April 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 z man chatterbait Has great action, already catching bass with it. You can fish itdeep or shallow. April 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Two Biggest Bass Two weeks ago, North Toledo Bend, using the chatter bait - within twenty minutes of each other I caught a 5 and 6 plus lb bass. I always have one tied on. March 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by very versatile this bait can truly be fished in any way and still catch fish. the vibrations it produces are very strong and the bass seem to like it. the skirt and trailer give it a nice body and lots of action. bass in my area have a main diet of bluegill and the black and blue version of this bait is a great imitation of that. it even caught me a 20in 4lb largemouth on the first cast. January 27, 2014
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I never have fished for pike or walleye, but I'm sure it would catch them because of it's action.
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Chattbaits will work for Pike like a spinnerbait will, but I would avoid Z-Man. The hooks straighten out with bass and will surely not hold Pike or Walleye. Go with something more substancial like D&M or Revenge available at Tackle Warehouse.
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Hi, thank you for your question. The Z-Man® The Original ChatterBait® will work for Pike or Walleye but it works great for Bass Fishing.
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I use a 6'6" med hvy rod with 15lb. test fluorocarbon line. Fish just as you would a spinnerbait
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In warm water - fast like a spinnerbait on top, cooler water slower just under surface.
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You can almost use them as you wish. It the weeds use a hook gard.
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There really is no wrong way - anyplace you'd think to throw a spinnerbait, rattle trap, crank bait or a jig-n-pig, is a good place to throw a chatterbait. They come through the weeds better than a spinnerbait, and have a vibration that rivals any rattletrap/crankbait. A lift and drop is deadly on Lake Champlain largemouth, in place of a jig-n-pig.
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I have had good success using a slow stop/go retrieve
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Just fish with a moderate reel. Or you can swim and then stop every once and a while
1 year, 10 months ago
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i find just casting out and wind back slow
1 year, 11 months ago
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Just cast and retrieve. If the fish are kind of sluggish an occasional pause will help the curious followers and not takers. This bait is best in shallower water, but due to its erratic nature, will call fish up from some deeper water.
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There is no wrong way to fish this awesome bait. You can jig it , burn it or a slow steady retrieve. I like to let it hit the bottom then rip it up about two feet.
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Any place you would throw a spinner bait. My best success has been along weedlines
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I fish em just like a crankbait mostly, although you can fish em like a jig when things are slow.
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I fish several ponds with muddy to tea colored water.
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 - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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I would use green pumpkin with a chartruce trailer.
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Fishing local ponds, white has been a good color for me. I throw the 3/8s first and if no luck move down to the smaller sizes. That almost always works.
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i would go with the black and blue
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I prefer white or blue/black....Blue/black for light days and white for overcast.
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For the muddy water, I've had success with the black and blue. It works well in the tes color too, but I've had more success with white in the tea colored waters.
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+1 for black/blue. It will stand out the best and is my favorite color for murkier water.
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black/blue color - $$$$
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Use a curly tail worm or grub.
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Zoom craw
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I use a tail. You can make one fro an ols worm if you lose the one it comes with.
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I'd recommend a full size Zoom Super Fluke for the larger bait, and for the smaller 1/4oz bait I'd use a standard size Zoom Fluke.
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that woks will too. but i use what came with it
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no, regular spinnerbait trailers nothing too bulky
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Not needed, but for a difference appearance it would work.
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vs. booyah boogee?

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Looks like you have been waiting a while to have this question answered. Perhaps you have already found out for yourself. If not, see my review for Dec. 23, 2012.
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I mostly use the chatterbait
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I have used both and prefer the Z-man. The Z-man seems to have a better action on a slower retrieve.
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chatterbait is better but the booyah has a hook that bends so that the bass cant throw the hook but the chatterbait almost never loses a fish anyway. I would suggest chatterbait over booyayh

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You can work this bait better and can reach places you can't w/ the booyah
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both work.. I think the ChatterBait is better because of these reasons:
I have had more success w/ the ChatterBait. The vibration of the chatterbait just seems to be better at triggering strikes. It has a better wiggle. The chatterbait is also more catch/ snag -free because of the shape of the blade and the jig head. And I feel like I can control the chatterbait better as well.
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Both are good baits but frequently its hard to beat the original...which is the Zman
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Booyah is better
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