How To Rig A Zoom Super Fluke For Inshore Fishing [VIDEO]

By: Luke Simonds on March 24, 2016
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Who says that Zoom Super Flukes are just for catching bass!

That is certainly what I thought when growing up.

But although the Zoom Super Flukes are most commonly known for their bass catching ability, they also make for a great soft plastic jerkbait for catching redfish, and trout on saltwater flats.

In this post and the video at the bottom of this page, you’ll learn some important tips on rigging tutorial including what type of hook to use and also how to select the best pack of them at your local tackle store.

Best of all, this quick video discusses the importance of properly rigging the zoom super fluke. Because a hook that is even slightly off center will worsen its action underwater. So it’s best to re-rig the jerkbait if the hook is not coming out of the very top of the bait (video below).

Pros of the Zoom Super Fluke

  1. Great action in the water for catching snook, redfish, trout, tarpon, and bass
  2. They are relatively inexpensive
  3. Very soft material allows for high hook setting performance
  4. Versatile bait that can be rigged with many different hooks or jig heads
  5. Heavy enough to cast with only rigging on a hook yet light enough for soft landings when sight fishing

Cons of the Zoom Super Fluke

  1. Their tails can easily be bitten off by small fish (most common culprits are pinfish and puffers)
  2. Very soft material allows for them to be ripped easily… so they frequently need to be changed after catching fish (however I guess that’s a good problem to have)
  3. They are prone to helicopter (continually twisting) in the water when not rigged properly… highly recommend weighted hooks as featured in the video.

How To Rig A Zoom Super Fluke [Video]

Click on the video image below to see a quick tutorial on the most effective way to rig a 5″ Zoom Super Fluke for more strikes.

Note: I highly recommend using weighted hooks as shown in this video when using super flukes in shallow water.

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Click here to learn more about the weighted hooks shown in this video (they’re tough to find in stores, so we decided to offer them to our readers at an unbeatable price while supplies last).


As you can see, these Zoom Super Fluke jerkbaits are extremely versatile so they’re a great bait to have in your tackle box when fishing either fresh or salt water.

And if you’re fishing heavier structure like thick seagrass, mangroves, or lily pads (freshwater), just bury the tip of the hook into the top of the bait to make them weedless (this setup is now one of my favorite lures for when I go bass fishing… it’s deadly when fishing heavy hydrilla and even lily pads).

Give the Zoom Super Fluke a try the next time you head out inshore fishing and let me know how you do.

And if you have used Zoom Flukes and had success in the past, let me know in the comments as well.

Related Post: How To Consistently Catch Quality Redfish, Snook, and Trout [Free PDF Guide]

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2 years ago

Just use a darter-head jig or bullet style lead head with appropriate hook size for the species targeted. A 3/8th ounce 3/0 darter lead-head with a zoom fluke is lethal . I use this combo to target striped bass, halibut, white sea-bass, and a lerge assortment of inshore rock fish species like cabezon, kelp rock fish, smaller ling cods. Zoom fluke as are cheap and out fish those expensive lucky craft lures so highly bragged about. Cheap simple and extremely effective combo

John Martin
2 years ago

Hi Luke ,
Just had the best fishing ever this year at my cottage on Lovesick Lake near Burleigh Falls Ontario Canada. The Zoom Arkansas Shiner in heavy weak cover fooled summer Walleye and Muskies a like. I am fishing now on the Blue Bird shiny Days at Noon and am Hammering the Fish in 5′ weed cover In my Lund Boat . using 1/8 twist hooks. Also use a soft plastic Cray Fish with twist hooks on Rock points an hammer the smallies . Thanks for your swell slammer courses

Andy H
Andy H
3 years ago

going to grand isle LA this weekend from indiana I have loads of flukes and swimbait hooks weighted and weightless as they are one of my favorite bass baits. Will definitely will be trying them out on reds and specks. Have you tried the paddle tail ones at all? I like them a lot too

Jim S.
4 years ago

Any tips or video on how to work them?

ken krupp
4 years ago

Where can i buy tho owner twist lock hooks?

4 years ago
Reply to  Luke Simonds

I’ve gotten lucky and found them at Dick’s Sporting Goods but they don’t stock a lot of them so they aren’t always in stock. Check the store pickup option on their website to see if they have any before driving there.

Glenn Shivers
4 years ago

I like Charlies worms

5 years ago

Definitely an inexpensive go to jerk bait. Zoom has a great color selection as well. Great video!