PBA Home Peacock Bass Fishing Forum Forum Index Register FAQ Memberlist Search

Peacock Bass Fishing Forum Forum Index » Fishing Tactics and Tackle » Zoom Fluke (Soft plastic) Rig
Post new topic  Reply to topic View previous topic :: View next topic 
Zoom Fluke (Soft plastic) Rig 
PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 4:50 pm Reply with quote
guest
Guest
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.534137086646172.1073741837.100001496557654&type=1&l=29d22c629f

I've been interested in using soft plastics for peacock bass, even if piranha want in on the action. The Zoom Fluke can be deadly on post-spawn smallmouth bass in Canadian Shield Lakes, at least that's where I've fished them. Bass will come up from depths of 15-20 feet and slam the Flukes as they dart erratically just under the water surface. Larry Dahlberg has devised a large soft plastic bait he calls "Mr. Whiggly", and he's in the process of launching a commercial retail version. I took his rigging method for Whiggly and altered it slightly for the 6" Zoom Super Fluke. I haven't used this on peacocks yet, but it looks promising.

For the above example in the photos, I used a 50# hard mono leader (Berkeley Big Game) tied to 65# Suffix PE with an Albright knot. A Nail Knot or PT knot would also work fine. I placed a large Owner Centering Spring in the head of the Fluke and ran the mono leader through the eyelet. Pictured is a 2/0 Owner ST-66 treble hook, but this size and hook might not be ideal. Basically, the Zoom Fluke will slide up the mono leader when a fish is hooked, so you don't loose the lure. The mono is more abrasion resistant than PE braid to the stainless steel centering spring. I am definitely experimenting with this rig on my next trip!
Good Albright Knot 
PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 5:40 pm Reply with quote
Dan Hanon
Guest
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.534236193302928.1073741838.100001496557654&type=1&l=4e06a0ee83

Here's a pic of a proper Albright knot! The other one was crummy looking. :-D
Zoom Fluke with Daiichi 7X 2/0 Hook 
PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:06 am Reply with quote
Dan Hanon
Guest
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.536725436387337.1073741839.100001496557654&type=1&l=70f9230fad

I think the Daiichi 7X 2/0 hook is a better match to the Super Zoom Fluke.
Soft Plastic 
PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 4:00 pm Reply with quote
Bobby W. Foster
PBA Moderator
Joined: 03 Jan 2005
Posts: 182
Location: Spring, Texas USA
Dan have you ever used The Banjo Minnow, we used them on The Unini for a couple years when it was open and caught some nice fish with them. I think we used the seven inch bone or pearl colored and marked them up with a red marker on the head and tail. I may take a few with me this October.
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
 
PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:21 am Reply with quote
Larry Larsen
Executive Director
Joined: 28 Dec 2004
Posts: 608
Location: Lakeland, FL
Bobby & Dan,

Just wanted to remind you guys of my Adventure Travel EZine articles on www.larsenoutdoors.com website and one of them from past issues is on fishing the soft plastics on the Unini. Here's the link, http://www.larsenoutdoors.com/html/unini_05.html

Here's the 21 pounder that I caught on the Banjo Minnow:

_________________
Larry Larsen
Executive Director
Peacock Bass Association
www.peacockbassassociation
www.larsenoutdoors.com
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
 
PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 1:06 pm Reply with quote
Dan Hanon
Guest
I definitely think soft plastics are under-utilized for peacocks. I suppose bucktail jigs and plastics fill a similar niche in the peacock lure arsenal. Keep an eye out for Dahlberg's Mr. Whiggly plastic swimbait, it should be available in 2014. I've considered making my own baits for fun. We'll see.....
 
PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:43 pm Reply with quote
Dan Hanon
Guest
Larry, beautiful 21 lb tucunare! I love these fish :-D
Zoom Fluke (Soft plastic) Rig 
  Peacock Bass Fishing Forum Forum Index » Fishing Tactics and Tackle
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
All times are GMT - 5 Hours  
Page 1 of 1  

  
  
 Post new topic  Reply to topic  


Powered by phpBB © 2001-2004 phpBB Group |© 2004 Trushkin.net