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Chubby darters
« on: Dec 22, 2007, 01:10 PM »
hey just watched a youtube video on these... how do they work??
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Re: Chubby darters
« Reply #1 on: Dec 22, 2007, 04:07 PM »
WE  ( ICENUTTER ,CC AND POLAR BEAR ) USED THEM TODAY WITH SUCCESS ON CRAPPIES , PERCH AND BLUE GILLS ......LOOKS LIKE A GREAT LURE , but we were where the fish was biting on everything that you put down , so  ???  ???  ???  ??? maybe they wont work where if fish are smart  ;D  ;D  ;D

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Re: Chubby darters
« Reply #2 on: Dec 22, 2007, 04:59 PM »
 THEY WORK GREAT! I sat between 2 of my tip downs and outfished both of them, they wouldn't hardly bite on waxies that day, I had minnows on bobbers, jigged minnows. No perch, crappies and a gill on the darters, hooked a monster somethin too, walleye, pike or a muskie
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Re: Chubby darters
« Reply #3 on: Dec 22, 2007, 07:26 PM »
 Well I have tried all of there sizes and all of them have produced for a number of species.
Here is a picture of a big Pike i got this last year ice fishing on the perch color, i just saw the dot on my flasher,
moved my hook toward it and BAM he was on, drag screaming! I was lucky to get him in on the 6lb test and he measured 40 1/2". real healthy fish to.

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Re: Chubby darters
« Reply #4 on: Dec 22, 2007, 07:51 PM »
alright i'm buying some sunday......gotta have colors?  perch and ....
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Re: Chubby darters
« Reply #5 on: Dec 22, 2007, 07:56 PM »
yeah im gettin some too... if u havnt yet, check out the youtube video on these things its kinda cool
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Re: Chubby darters
« Reply #6 on: Dec 22, 2007, 08:33 PM »
yeah im gettin some too... if u havnt yet, check out the youtube video on these things...

Don't watch the video...I repeat don't watch the video.

After watching it and seeing all the big fish that they have produced, such as Luke's, I too, got suckered in to picking up (5) yesterday.

They do not come cheap at around $7.00 a pop.

Plus they have a new color out...check it out:



Don't say I didn't warn you!!!   ;D

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Re: Chubby darters
« Reply #7 on: Dec 23, 2007, 10:56 AM »
alright i'm buying some sunday......gotta have colors?  perch and ....

 I had a lot of luck on the Natural Roach and Hot Perch in size 3, I'm going to try Red and Copper because the crappies were hitting Rosie Reds pretty good last weekend.
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Re: Chubby darters
« Reply #8 on: Dec 23, 2007, 11:26 AM »
alright i'm buying some sunday......gotta have colors?  perch and ....

yeah I am with ya on that one man... Nice Pike man! :tipup:
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Re: Chubby darters
« Reply #9 on: Dec 24, 2007, 03:03 PM »
just bought one of these... havnt tried it out yet
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Re: Chubby darters
« Reply #10 on: Dec 24, 2007, 04:42 PM »
Last winter I picked up one chubby darter in # 6 hot perch and caught some pike with it. This winter I picked up the #5 luminescent orange dance, It should be good for some night fishing or a cloudy day, we will see. ;)

I also like the look of those little #3's. They should be good for perch, trout and whitefish. I would not mind trying the giant chubby darter also for big pike.

I like the look of the new glow red should be a hot one.
I found out that there are infact 2 new colors this year, the second one is called goldfinger, and is a deep gold colored.

Looks interesting too. ;D

Shawno did you see the new glow red chubby darter where you perchased the others? ???

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Re: Chubby darters
« Reply #11 on: Dec 24, 2007, 06:36 PM »
Yeah..they work if you know how to work them..The fish below caught on chubbies of various colors.





It just peez me off when a Northern comes up and gets off with one of those spendy little jems!!!

I've also done well on crappies. Cant wait to go after some lakers!!

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Re: Chubby darters
« Reply #12 on: Dec 24, 2007, 06:48 PM »
I have only used them for "Eyes", with some pretty good sucess. The trick with them is knowing the action. You can make these suckers dance about 100 differen't ways. That is what sold me on them. The first walleye I caught on one also helped ;)

Play around with them in open water right over the edge of a boat. Put it down a few feet and have fun watching that thing Dart like heck.

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Re: Chubby darters
« Reply #13 on: Dec 24, 2007, 08:27 PM »
They work.  Tip - use a snap link to connect to the eye hook.  Not a direct knot or swivel.

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Re: Chubby darters
« Reply #14 on: Dec 24, 2007, 11:22 PM »
what size do u use for the walleyes? is it the 3?
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Re: Chubby darters
« Reply #15 on: Dec 24, 2007, 11:32 PM »
Shawno did you see the new glow red chubby darter where you perchased the others?

Yeah they did have it WW...I picked up the  glow red chubby darter in the #3 size.

I bought it from a store in MN...called RedRock Wilderness Store ~ check it out online.

Hopefully it will produce for me...

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Re: Chubby darters
« Reply #16 on: Dec 25, 2007, 12:23 AM »
Looks like I'm gonna get some of those jigs too. Keep fishing guys.(((((FLAG))))) :icefish:
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Re: Chubby darters
« Reply #17 on: Dec 25, 2007, 08:36 AM »
I have only used them for "Eyes", with some pretty good sucess. The trick with them is knowing the action. You can make these suckers dance about 100 differen't ways. That is what sold me on them. The first walleye I caught on one also helped ;)

Play around with them in open water right over the edge of a boat. Put it down a few feet and have fun watching that thing Dart like heck.

Doug, these things are pretty pricey.  What colors & sizes  seem to work on  those Oneida eyes/perch?
Thanks.

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Re: Chubby darters
« Reply #18 on: Dec 25, 2007, 11:15 AM »
Doug, these things are pretty pricey.  What colors & sizes  seem to work on  those Oneida eyes/perch?
Thanks.

Lets hook up this year!!

On Oneida the perch color works well. In low light conditions the Luminescent Dace is deadly.
The size depends on your query. I fish big a lot for eyes. It triggers bigger fish and keeps the little pesky dinks away!
If they are finicky...I will downsize and slow down the presentation.

Hope this helps.

Would love to hook up...where are you from?

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Re: Chubby darters
« Reply #19 on: Dec 26, 2007, 02:43 PM »
Doug  Thanks for the quick reply.....

I'm in Ontario.....about half way between Rochester and Sodus Bay......
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Re: Chubby darters
« Reply #20 on: Dec 26, 2007, 05:47 PM »
Rodrunner....very nice fish.  All on the darter?  I just picked some up at my last trip to Cabelas.  Hopefully I have as much success as you have.
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Re: Chubby darters
« Reply #21 on: Dec 26, 2007, 05:49 PM »
Rodrunner....very nice fish.  All on the darter?  I just picked some up at my last trip to Cabelas.  Hopefully I have as much success as you have.

there is kind of an art to them,but once you figure them out the fish will hit em.

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Re: Chubby darters
« Reply #22 on: Dec 29, 2007, 11:30 AM »
just bought some #3, #5 and #6...can't wait to try them

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Re: Chubby darters
« Reply #23 on: Dec 30, 2007, 12:18 AM »
Don't watch the video...I repeat don't watch the video.

After watching it and seeing all the big fish that they have produced, such as Luke's, I too, got suckered in to picking up (5) yesterday.

They do not come cheap at around $7.00 a pop.

Plus they have a new color out...check it out:

Don't say I didn't warn you!!!   ;D

shawno  8)



You may have warned me but i didn't listen, I wached the video on youtube, Now I'm going to have to go buy some
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Re: Chubby darters
« Reply #24 on: Jan 03, 2008, 11:35 PM »
I've been using the size 5s for a while now with success on walleyes.  Just bought some 3s and 4s at Scheels at $6.50 a pop.  Going to try them on TRR this weekend.

Tight lines.

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Re: Chubby darters
« Reply #25 on: Jan 05, 2008, 04:30 PM »
I have found, though,that the hooks are weak. They are sharp, but bend and break very easily.


 



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