Let’s face it, there are thousands of lures out there and almost everyone has a different go to bait. Mine is the good old fluke, tried and tested for many years. They got me fish both days of the Inanda Bass Classic when other people blanked, placed me 7th in the inter club comp and recently accounted for a win at my local club! Learn to fish a fluke effectively and you’ll love them to!
Bass eat fish and that is the bottom line. So why would you through a senko or dead ringer all day when nothing’s happening? Now don’t get me wrong, sometimes a senko or curly tail worm will out fish a fluke big time, but when the fishing is tough and the fish are skittish, there is just no substitute to throwing a fluke. During big comps or on heavily pressured water I find that bass will more readily eat something they consume more regularly, like a fish rather than anything else that looks rather foreign.
Here is a break down of what to consider when fishing a fluke.