Z-Man® The Original ChatterBait®
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 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 58 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by ndblaikie Chatterbug Chartreuse White, has landed me several largemouth bass, stop and go retrieve and the fish go nuts for it. It is well made, does exactly the description says and performs amazing well. The erratic motion it produces gives off the impression on an injured bait fish, tried this on Lake Ockeechobee on a winter fishing trip from Canada and caught 8 huge bass on it, February 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by iowaguyiowaguy best bladed jig in my opinion z man makes the best bladed jigs on the market. you can control depth by bending blades the ez skirt is pretty convenient to switch. I don't like the trailors very much and the only other draw back it's very hard to get a solid hook set. I ended up using a med hev. graphite rod and clicked my drag a little tighter. January 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by hookemncookem killer lure I love these lures! I have caught walleye northerns, small and large mouth on the chatter bait! An all around goto lure. January 9, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Jig4Bass NOT THE ORIGINAL CHATT I did not find this to be the Rad bait that came out in the mid 2000s. Bought the 1/4oz white. It looks about the same, but is made with cheaper materials which I would not trust for holding bigger bass. Snagged one in a log and the hook bent as I pulled it free. Hook is a larger 5/0 with a small barb and little strength. Booyah Boogee has a sturdy, yet flexible Leverage hook that stayed unbent to land a 5# bass. Not a fan of the way the blade is attached to the head of the Boogee, but has worked well so far. Great for shallow bass. December 23, 2012
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Top 1000 Contributor
A:I have had good success using a slow stop/go retrieve
A:Just fish with a moderate reel. Or you can swim and then stop every once and a while
A: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.
A: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.
Top 250 Contributor
A:Any place you would throw a spinner bait. My best success has been along weedlines
Details:I fish several ponds with muddy to tea colored water.
A: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.
A:I prefer white or blue/black....Blue/black for light days and white for overcast.
A: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.
Top 25 Contributor
A:+1 for black/blue. It will stand out the best and is my favorite color for murkier water.
A:that woks will too. but i use what came with it
A:no, regular spinnerbait trailers nothing too bulky
Top 100 Contributor
A: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.
Top 250 Contributor
A:I mostly use the chatterbait
A:I have used both and prefer the Z-man. The Z-man seems to have a better action on a slower retrieve.
A: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
Top 25 Contributor
A:You can work this bait better and can reach places you can't w/ the booyah
A: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.
Top 10 Contributor
A:Both are good baits but frequently its hard to beat the original...which is the Zman
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