This was my first year using a chatterbait and I love it. I caught more fish with this chatterbait over spinner baits by far. There's something about that vibration that drives the fish crazy! The white and chartreuse are killers.
I am really starting to love chatterbait fishing, and Z Man makes a few different models. This review will focus on the Z Man Elite. While this lure is designed for freshwater use, I have had very good successes with it in saltwater for trout and redfish.
The versatility of this bait (and all chatterbaits for that matter) is tremendous. They can be worked slowly at depth or burned to run on the top like a typical buzzbait.
It is not a small lure at 4 1/2" long and it is available in 3/8 and 1/2 ounce sizes. The very large Gamakatsu hook is definitely a fish sticking hook and will be very hard for a fish to throw it.
Another great chatterbait put out by Z Man. When you are looking for a chatterbait, give Z Man a look!