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Tips for Choosing the Right ChatterBait for Bass Fishing

Star Canadian bass angler, Jeff “Gussy” Gustafson, has come to rely on bladed/vibrating jigs like the Z-Man ChatterBait to catch bass throughout the United States and Canada. He provides several reasons why ChatterBaits have become one of his staple search lures and some key criteria for choosing the right one for the job. 


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Z-Man Chatterbait Custom
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For starters, think about when and where you fish spinnerbaits — ChatterBaits usually excel in the same situations but with the added benefit of working more efficiently in deeper water in heavier sizes. Gussy goes on to talk details about his 2 favorite models, the ChatterBait JackHammer and Custom, and when he chooses each based on depth, cover, and type of fishing line you’re using. Lastly, shares his favorite trailer and how to protect your bladed jig investment through the use of purpose-built waterproof tackle boxes.