|Bladed Jig Dissection|
A tournament-quality bladed jig in a bite-size package, the ChatterBait MiniMax employs a premium heavy-duty 2/0 black-nickel hook for easy jaw penetration and maximum holding power. Dual molded conical keeper barbs lock soft plastic trailers tight to the jig. While wire-tied silicone skirts extend the life of each vibrant strand, even when big bass wolf it down.
As Clausen further explains, the ChatterBait MiniMax performs new and different bladed jig presentations, made possible by the lure’s subtle, refined frame. “Tie on a 3/8- or 1/2-ounce MiniMax, burn it across shallow water—like, 1 to 2 feet—and watch how bass react,” suggests Clausen, winner of both the Bassmaster Classic and the Forrest Wood (FLW) Cup Championship.
“A thumbnail-sized ChatterBlade drives the compact-shaped MiniMax like rocket fuel,” he quips. “Its exclusive hex-shape and direct blade-to-jig connection create totally fluid underwater movements—you can feel its distinct high frequency vibrations right through the line, down to your hands. But you can get tricky with lure moves, too, such as random juking and slashing, by altering the cadence of your retrieve. Another way to produce different motions—and most anglers overlook this—is to closely consider your ElaZtech® trailer of choice. More trailer action means wider lure wobble and usually, a slower retrieve speed. More streamlined trailers, on the other hand, allow for that high-frequency wobble and faster, burner retrieves.”