This innovative fishing lure first hit the bass fishing market as the ChatterBait and has since become a favorite among professional anglers in B.A.S.S. and MLF tournaments. To use the Seeker bladed jig effectively, try fishing it near vegetation similar to a Rat-L-Trap presentation. Tug the lure out of the vegetation, let it drop, then retrieve it a bit and repeat the process. Another technique is to rapidly reel the lure along grass flats. This will keep the Seeker burning just below the surface and above the submerged vegetation. You can also use an erratic retrieve around boat docks, or cast it close to the bank and retrieve it with a steady medium-speed retrieve for prespawn lay-downs. The bladed jig's faster descent rate makes it ideal for hopping along ledges in deeper water.

Some popular colors for bladed jigs include white, chartreuse, chartreuse-and-white, brown, and black-and-blue. To add bulk to the lure, consider adding a plastic craw trailer, or use a paddletail worm for a longer profile. You can even remove the skirt and use a Fluke or swimbait as a trailer.

Use a 7-foot medium-heavy or heavy action casting rod like the St. Croix Mojo bass Rip-N-Chatter rod and a high-speed baitcast reel with a 6.3:1 to 8:1 gear ratio. The bladed jig works best in stained to murky water, so it is recommended to use bigger line like 15-20lb fluorocarbon. 

Check out these tips from Motion Fishing Pro Staff Angler, Kyle Cortiana, in a recent Bass Fishing Declassified Youtube video. 

Kyle Cortiana Introducing the Seeker Bladed Jig
Bobby Roberts
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