Zoom Baits Super Fluke Jr.
The Zoom Super Fluke Jr. is a soft plastic jerkbait that replicates the profile and action of several types of shad across the country. The Original Super Fluke has gained world-wide acclaim for its slender baitfish profile and methodical side to side action when retrieved. The smaller jr. version maintains those great qualities, but offers a smaller bait for situations that call for a bit more finesse. The bait is best used in the post-spawn period all the way into fall when bass are feeding on the shad that scurry across the surface.Simply cast the bait out and twitch it ever so slightly side to side and watch as the subtle action causes bass to strike. The Jr. Super Fluke is 4" long and comes 10 baits per pack.
Fishing the Zoom Fluke Jr.
Cold Water Killer
When the bass season is just opening and hordes of eager anglers are making their way to the lakes and rivers, most of which are still quite cold. Since bass, being cold-blooded, are likely to be quite sluggish… placing a Zoom Super Fluke on a dropshot and slowly working it along flats adjacent deepwater and secondary points leading into spawning flats should be deadly. There really is no wrong way to fish the lure in this manner, though making a long cast and slowly, methodically twitching it back to the boat, is often the most effective means of searching for sluggish fish.
The Texas-rigged tantalizer
When professional anglers are looking for a bite under tough conditions, they often tie on their favorite lure and work known haunts for finicky eaters. Well, bass that are moving up to spawn definitely qualify as finicky, since eating is not their primary concern. A very successful technique employed by professional anglers is to rig a Super Fluke Texas-style, with a small bullet-weight pegged at the nose, and fan-cast areas that pre-spawn bass are likely moving into, to spawn. Use the lure to target cover such as stumps, debris, laydowns and anything else that could shield shy, skittish fish from other predators.
If you’re lucky enough to have bed-fishing opportunities, we have the technique for you. You’ll need a bag of Super Flukes in either the White Pearl, White Ice or Albino colors, some dropshot hooks and a pack of nail weights. Place one of the nail weights into the nose of one of the lures, ensuring everything but the head of the weight is inside the body of the Super Fluke. Then drive the point of the hook through the back of the lure, just before the tail, and allow it to exit, creating an exposed hook. Now, when you cast the lure into a bed, you can twitch the lure in place, for the nose stays down like that of feeding bluegill, which bass hate. When fished this way, the Super Fluke drives bass wild.
The weightless dynamo
The Super Fluke really shines when fished weightless, allowing it to dart, bob and spiral on a twitch-twitch-pause retrieve. There are few better post-spawn options available, primarily because this technique can be used to find bass wherever they are and no matter what they are foraging for. Earlier in the year - think early post spawn, set your boat off the tip of main-lake points adjacent spawning flats to intercept bass moving back to their summertime haunts. Make casts to either side of the point and work the lure back, just under the surface. Later in the year - summer and fall, when the shad are spawning near riprap banks, cast a weightless Super Fluke right up the cover, then aggressively twitch the lure back to the boat. It likely won’t make it back to the boat without being attacked.
Of course, one of the most fun and most effective ways to fish the Zoom Fluke is on top of the water's surface where visual strikes can be experienced. Watching a fish chase down your bait and engulf it is perhaps the most exhilarating method of bass fishing there is. When using the Zoom Fluke for topwater fishing, its imperative the bait be rigged weightless. The hook style is up to the angler - while an offset EWG hook has become pretty standard, many anglers turn to a straight shank worm hook in order to get better hook penetration. We like using a darker color back with white belly for topwater fishing. First off, it's visually easier to pick up and secondly it matches many of the shad bass are chasing.
Carolina Rig Fluke
Anglers all over the country have been seeking out new ways to use the Zoom Fluke. One such technique is the Carolina Rig. The Fluke Jr. proves especially effective when trying to mimic small species of panfish, bluegill, baby bass or other forage bass feed upon. We really like this technique in the summer time when bass are found offshore either on ledges or other types of structure.