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Zara spooks vs skitterwalks


lakevet

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Hey guys,

I am adding these baits to my arsenal. Any input on using them? Sizes, colors, retrieves, spooks vs skitterwalks? Line, rods, modifications that are done (tinsel tails on last treble???)I fish both smallies and largemouths. Anyone every try them at night for walleyes? Look forward to your input.

Thanks
lakevet

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LakeVet,

I use all varieties of the Spooks (Supers to Puppies). I don't throw them at night since the bass have a hard time with the erratic retrieve, where the buzzbaits are easier for the bass to locate. I rarely have a client use them since fisher(wo)men with little or no experience with topwater walkers like to set the hook at the first sign of impact.... Wait until you feel the weight, then rip it.

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Judd Yaeger
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I use the reg. zara's for my smallmouth fishing, you will catch some nice l.m and s.m on these. I would change hooks though on the spooks they are junk and add split rings. In 20 years of fishing spooks, myself or a client have caught 3 walleyes so i might look at another option for them. Chrome in the sun, black early, late and cloudy has been the ticket for me, although i own every color and have painted some also with good results, good luck

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I haven't tried the Skitterwalks yet, but if they are anything like the Pops and Props they would be surefire. As for Spooks I recommend you go with the Stanley Jigs version as that they are cheaper and come with some really good hooks even though the hooks don't look like it. Also I recommend SpitN Images as well.

For Color's, I prefer white, gold, light chart, bluegill.

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As far as night fishing with topwaters for walleyes goes, Storm rattling chug bug. I was night fishing and got bored one night and slipped on a chrome blue chug bug. I got these little bloop strikes but couldn't hook up. I started a really slow straight retrieve a couple casts later a 4# eye, and then another 2#. I have found this pattern useful for the past 4 seasons.
Good luck.
JC

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Anyone use dressed trebles (feathers tied on to mimic flaring fins on the pause)? Do they make a difference? Any value to adding a 3rd treble to original model zara spooks? I already tossed the stock trebles and upgraded them.

Thanks for the input

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