DID SOMEONE SAY ZARA!!!!
I was reading my latest issue of B.A.S.S. Times and I was surprised to see a professional angler mention the Zara Super Spook Jr.
James Niggemeyer was the angler.
I don't often hear much about this bait. Like James I like throwing this lure. The only difference is I throw it from the start of the season until I put my gear away. I also use it for other species as well. Pike will not pass up on this bait.
There's different sizes in the Zara family. The Super Spook Jr is the perfect size and weight for an optimum retrieve. I've used all sizes and the Jr can be tossed into pockets and maneuvered through the lilly pads with ease, unlike the bigger heavier versions of the bait.
The Zara is more about quality than quantity. I don't catch as many fish as other lures but the fish I do catch are usually decent fish. The Zara is very easy to use, once you get the dog walking retrieve down. There's only two main factors for this bait. Retrieve speed and location. Retrieve speed varies from day to day, sometimes it might be a quick retrieve other times it could be slow. Location depends on the time of the year, but it can be used all season long. I use it around drop offs, weed beds, shorelines, and in the deeper water. Fish aren't always where they are supposed to be at a certain time of the year, That's why I throw it all over the body of water I am fishing.
The best conditions are over cast and in the rain.
Of the five major game species of fish in my area I have caught four on the Zara.
The Zara definitely delivers quality fish.
Most times Zara fishing is explosive, once and a while the fish will slowly follow the bait and then take it and run.
I have also caught Gar and Crappie on the Zara as well. The Bass Love it the most though.
The next time somebody asks you to walk the dog, say sure, grab your rod,reel, and Zara Spook , and head to the river.