Chuggers

Bass Flyfishing Lures

A chugger could be described as an overgrown fly-rod popper. Like poppers used for fly-fishing, chuggers have a scooped-out, grooved or flattened face that makes a popping or chugging sound when the lure is twitched.

Generally considered largemouth bass lures, chug-gers will also catch smallmouth and spotted bass, as well as schooling stripers. They are not as effective as other surface lures for pike and muskies.

Chuggers work better than most other surface lures for fishing precise targets. To fish a small opening in a bed of lily pads, for example, cast a chugger into the spot and wait for the ripples to die. Often, fish wifl strike almost immediately. If not, give the lure a twitch, moving it forward only an inch or so. Then wait for the ripples to die again. If nothing strikes after two or three twitches, cast to another opening.

How hard you twitch a chugger depends on the mood of the fish. Jerking too hard creates an explosion of water, causing the fish to spook. A moderate twitch usually works better; and, at times, fish prefer a gentle twitch that barely disturbs the surface.

Fishing small pockets is more difficult with a chug-ger than with a fly-rod popper. With fly-fishing tackle, you can place the lure more accurately and lift it off the water without catching weeds. To make a chugger more weedless, trim the front point of each treble (page 53).

Pinpoint casting is important when using a chugger. A slow- or medium-action rod enables yon to cast more accurately than a fast-action rod. In dense-cover situations, use line from 12- to 20-pound test. Otherwise, 8- to lO-pound line is adequate.

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Tipsfor Fishing With Chuggers

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Tipsfor Fishing With Chuggers

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WORK a grooved-face chugger beneath the surface to imitate a frightened minnow. Point your rod at the lure, and reel until the head dips under water. Then, jerk repeatedly while reeling to give the lure a darting action.

TIE a small jig to the rear hook of a chugger to catch white bass, stripers or other surface schooling fish. The chugger provides casting weight and creates a surface disturbance, increasing the effectiveness of the jig.

WORK a grooved-face chugger beneath the surface to imitate a frightened minnow. Point your rod at the lure, and reel until the head dips under water. Then, jerk repeatedly while reeling to give the lure a darting action.

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CRANKBAITS include shallow to medium runners, like: (1) Speed [email protected], (2) Kill'r "B" 3, (3) Small Fry Bream, (4) Sparkle [email protected], (5) Spence Scout, (6) Teeny Wee-Crawfish tm, (7) [email protected], (8) Big [email protected], (9) Bass [email protected], (10) Cisco Kid, (11) [email protected], (12) Maverick, (13) Creek

Chub Pikie, (14) lointed [email protected], (15) A.c. Shiner 200, (16) Shad-Mann, (17) Model [email protected], (18) [email protected] Silver [email protected], (19) Scamper lointed, (20) Bo-lack, (21) Mini Fat [email protected], (22) River Runt [email protected], (23) Little L, (24) [email protected], (25) lointed Smity. Deep divers include:

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