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Hey Guys,

I've been thinking of using some of these surf plugs in freshwater to see how they'll do. With the good current we get when they generate, i assume i should be able to give them a shot... Whats some of the teqniques you guys use to fish the darter? Do they run shallow or deep?
I have zero experiance with these, and have never seen one fished before. Any help would be appreciated.

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Richie
 

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I thought this one might have gotten answered quickly.
They are best fished in fast water that is moving away. Vary the retrieve . After the cast jerk the rod tip. A slow retrieve working the plug 12 -15 feet and pausing to let the plug rest and float to the surface. Then vary the retrieve. Make a few quicker cranks on the reel to speed up the plug causing it to swim erratically. Rinse and repeat. Strikes usually happen when the retrieve is varied.

Allow the darter to hang in an undertow while you feel it work against the pull.

There is some good info in the data base on darters heres two threads about how to fish em.
http://www.stripers247.com/phpBB2/showthread.php?t=10500

http://www.stripers247.com/phpBB2/showthread.php?t=10382

http://www.stripers247.com/phpBB2/showthread.php?t=12275

Roccus has a wealth of info in the weapons of bass destruction thread that is required reading. :wink1:

YouTube - Tattoo's Tackle Darter Fishing Lure
 

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Striperjim,

Thanks for the welcome and the help, appreciate it.:cheers:

With those links you posted, i have a pretty good idea on how to use it. Great information in those posts. I went ahead and picked up a Blurple darter, so i'll give it a shot when it gets here. Just curious to see what it'll do in the freshwater.

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Totaly spaced on this one....Jim provided good info... for some reason, yellow darters, or darters wirh yellow in them, rule, but I've done real well with black, white, olive/dark green and herring scale....
 

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Hi Roccus,

Thanks for the color tips. Yellow is a color around here i have had great success with also. Topwater, bucktails, etc, just deadly.

I have a Blurple darter on the way, so when it gets in, i'll give it a shot. No one that i have talked to around here has tried a darter, and most of the guys had no clue what one was. Sometimes all it takes is something different.

Funny though, today the color the fish wanted to see was black. I threw white, yellow, green, not one bite. Tied on one of my black charlie plugs, second cast, zzz zzzzz zzz. Anyway, stuck three and released one. Maybe tommorrow......

Thanks for the help, :cheers:
Richie
 
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