The chatterbait has been hammering fish since the first day it stormed onto the scene from Z-Man. There’s no debating it flat out catches fish. Chatterbait trailers, however, have been up for some debate. It seems like just about every angler has a different favorite! Choosing which soft plastic to trail behind your vibrating jig varies depending on the scenario, so we’ve broken down 5 of the best chatterbait trailers for you here!
1. Big O’s Gamechanger Lures Eeliminator
Originally designed to be Carolina Rigged, this unique bait with a patented flange on the tail is also a moneymaker behind a chatterbait. It may not scream “chatterbait trailer” at first glance, but slide that chunky body onto your vibrating jig and bass won’t be able to resist.
2. BioSpawn ExoSwim
Paddletails work well as a chatterbait trailer to add even more “thump” in your presentation. BioSpawn’s ExoSwim is a perfect example of upping the thump AND flash with it’s boot tail and ribbed body.
3. Big Bite Baits Jointed Jerk Minnow
This soft plastic doesn’t have a ton of action on it’s own, but pairing it up as a chatterbait trailer gives it all the action it needs. The vibration of the jig and compact trailer are ideal to swim near grass. Thread the Jerk Minnow onto your chatterbait and give it a steady, straight swim.
4. Strike King Rage Tail Twin Tail Menace
The beveled edge on the flaps of the Strike King Rage Tail Twin Tail Menace are so money behind a chatterbait. The flailing arms dangle behind while the jig vibrates, acting almost as a soundtrack to the soft plastics motion. Chatterbait trailers trigger strikes visually once the bladed jig calls predators in with the vibration. This grub style bait is perfect for doing just that!
5. Zoom Ultra Vibe Speed Craw
The streamlined body on this bait is perfect for fishing your chatterbait quickly. The appendages resemble a craw, and this chatterbait/trailer combo will perfectly imitate a crawfish on the run. When you’re looking to trigger a reaction strike from bass chasing crawfish around the water, give this chatterbait trailer a try.