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Z Man "Chatterbait Elite"

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Z Man Chatterbait Elite

Lure Make & Model

Brand:
Use:
Freshwater
Lure type:
MSRP ($):
6.99
New, heavier duty, thicker blades, "Chatterbait Elites" by Z Man offer increased durability and the same thumping action. Z Man also replaced the painted blades with new metallic finishes so there is no paint chipping off or sticking. Now featuring new beefed-up Mustad Fastach Clips the new clips are not only significantly stronger than the standard clip design, they are also very easy to attach to the blade and are perfect for kayak anglers looking to hook the big one. The new Chatterbait Elites also still deliver the same incredible attention-to-detail as the originals -with custom airbrushed heads and matching skirts for that extra fish appeal. Super sharp 5/0 Gamakatsu hooks help you make the most of every strike, and new molded-in bait keepers help to reduce slippage and keep your trailers secure. Available in a range of proven colors, the Z-Man Original Chatterbait Elites are perfect for fishing around timber, rip rap, boat docks and a variety of aquatic vegetation.

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2 reviews

Overall rating 
 
4.6
Craftsmanship 
 
5.0  (2)
Durability 
 
4.0  (2)
Versatility 
 
4.5  (2)
Value 
 
5.0  (2)
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Craftsmanship
How was the overall fit and finish for this product?
Durability
How well did this item hold up against the rigors of kayak fishing?
Versatility
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Value
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Overall rating 
 
4.5
Craftsmanship 
 
5.0
Durability 
 
4.0
Versatility 
 
4.0
Value 
 
5.0

Love the chatterbait

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.

User Info

Waters Fished:
  • Large Rivers
  • Small Creeks
  • Large Lakes
  • Small Ponds
Used:
16-30 times

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Great action, can use anytime
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Overall rating 
 
4.8
Craftsmanship 
 
5.0
Durability 
 
4.0
Versatility 
 
5.0
Value 
 
5.0

Z Man Chatterbait Elite

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!

User Info

Waters Fished:
  • Large Rivers
  • Small Creeks
  • Large Lakes
  • Small Ponds
  • Salwater Flats
  • Saltwater Bays
Used:
30+ times

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Color selection, durability, flexibility
Cons:
None so far
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