How to Use Saltwater ChatterBaits to Catch Big Fish!


Well, this was my first time ever fishing a Saltwater ChatterBait, and I have to say, I was almost impressed. Please, let me explain.

It's been cold here in Florida, which is to say that the temperatures have been in the 50's on the farenheit scale. I know, it's all relative. But either way it was far too cold for me to go fishing. So I decided to search the internet for baits that I've never fished before. From time to time I do that just to ensure that I'm carrying the right baits in my limited kayak fishing tacklebox where space is at a premium.


I mean, I like chocolate, and I love peanut butter, and thus it should come as no surprise that I love Reese's peanut butter cups!

So I thought to myself, redfish like spoons, so maybe I should try one of those. It's on the list. I also know that redfish love paddle tails because that's what I fish a lot. So, why wouldn't a redfish love a ChatterBait? I mean, I like chocolate, and I love peanut butter, and thus it should come as no surprise that I love Reese's peanut butter cups! My guesss was that fishing a ChatterBait would be like giving candy to a redfish. I think that's how the saying goes.

Well, it was and it wasn't. But I attribute much of that to the difficult conditions in the marsh! Every kayak fishermen that I encountered that day, let me know that, "nothing is biting" and that they "got skunked." But it was warm, and the only day I could go out, so I hopped in the truck and headed to the marsh.

I'm glad I did, as although for the most part my fellow kayak anglers were right, I happened to land a beast. Now, to be certain, I'm not sure if it was the fact that I was in the right place at the right time. Because as we all know, 90% of fishing is simply finding the fish. Or if it was the bait that I was using that enticed the monster to eat. All I know is that it was awesome to catch a fish, from a kayak, on a beautiful day in February!

So, the jury is still out. I need more warm days to try out this bait before it's earned a spot in my tacklebox!

Z-Man Saltwater Chatterbait

I was using Z-Man's Saltwater Diezel Chatterbait as well as their ChatterBait Eye Strike Jig Head and several Diezel Minnow paddle tail trailers. Now unfortunately when I was purchasing the jig heads I must have missed the weight selector because these are too big and too heavy for the trailers I was using! That said, I hope the right combination works for you too!

Hobie Eyewear - Bayside

Hobie Eyewear - Bayside

As you know from the video, this year I'm going to essentially wear a different pair of Hobie Eyewear Fishing Sunglasses in each video. Honestly, I'll probably repeat a few from time to time.

In this video I'm wearing the Hobie Bayside model and I've got to tell you.... Hobie is the exclusive provider of my eyewear this year ... these sunglasses are no joke. My frames are satin black and the lens color is grey. They're very comfortable, and very high quality! I highly recommend them.

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Tight lines everyone! Enjoy the video! And by all means, "Fish On!"

~Kayak Fishing Addict

February 09, 2021






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