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AVAILABLE NOW: ChatterBait® Elite™ EVO & ChatterSpike™ Bladed Jig Trailer 
land on store pegs, locked and loaded for spring bass bites

Certifying its street cred among angling insiders, the new Z-Man® ChatterBait® Elite EVO™ won Best Freshwater Hard Lure at the 2023 ICAST show. Following surging anticipation for the year’s most exciting new ElaZtech® softbaits and ChatterBait bladed jigs, Z-Man proudly announces the official arrival of one truly elite fish-catching system. Both the new ChatterBait Elite EVO and ChatterSpike™ bladed jig trailer are now available at your favorite fishing retailer.

ChatterBait Elite EVO™

While observers initially (and mistakenly) viewed this next-gen bladed jig merely as a less expensive alternative to the legendary Z-Man / Evergreen ChatterBait JackHammer™, anglers who got their hands on the first EVOs discovered subtle differences in design, action and application.

“We chiseled the EVO’s head—blunt nose, convex topside channels and side flanges— to move with a knuckleball effect, which promotes its loose hunting action,” explains Z-Man pro Stephen Browning, among the top ChatterBait tacticians of all time.

When the lure goes into “wander mode,” Browning observes that these water-channeling contours allow it to hunt freely and erratically; the effect is especially dramatic as you alter retrieve speed. “Every cast with the EVO showcases a different subtle action, depending on trailer selection and cadence. I can’t think of a better bladed jig talent, especially for big, educated bass.”
  • Wire-tied 100% silicone skirt increases durability and lifespan.
  • 5/0 custom-built, heavy duty needlepoint black nickel hook.
  • Precision sculpted jighead contours track deeper and promote arbitrary hunting action.
  • Hybrid molded split-grip and wire keepers ease rigging and hold all types of soft plastic trailers.
  • Stainless steel ChatterBlades® in super durable plated, painted and new glitter coated finishes.
  • Available in 3/8- and ½-ounce weights in 12 exclusive color patterns.


A stealthy, purpose driven ChatterBait trailer, the ChatterSpike enables deeper bladed jig retrieves and maxed out hunting action. Composed of 10X Tough ElaZtech®, the segmented, pintail shaped spinnerbait and bladed jig trailer kicks with restrained, high-frequency tail pulses. “If you really want to dial up your ChatterBait’s vibration and hunting action, a ChatterSpike is the ideal bladed jig companion,” reveals Browning.

The specialized bait’s pyramidal cross section amplifies energy transmission from a ChatterBait, working with rather than against blade action and pulsation. “The hydrodynamic shape and discreet performance of the ChatterSpike make it the perfect choice for probing deeper with a ChatterBait,” Browning explains. “When bass call for a more restrained trailer action, or I want to expand the natural hunting motions of a lure like the ChatterBait Elite EVO, the ChatterSpike is key—an absolute essential bait in my bladed jig toolbox.”
  • Pronounced V-shaped tail ridges increase water displacement and subtle quivering motion.
  • Pintail baitfish profile with segmented body and pyramidal-shaped tail cross section increases ChatterBait vibration.
  • Dorsal and ventral hook slots ease weedless rigging.
  • 10X Tough ElaZtech superplastic construction yields all-day durability.
  • 4.5-inch size pairs perfectly with standard bass size bladed jigs– in 10 ChatterBait-matched colors.