Fish be warned! Zombie Maxx’s ultra-realistic swimming action is irresistible to all predatory fish.
If your next trophy eats fish, it will devour a Zombie Maxx. With its eight-jointed body, and its weight-forward design, ultimate control is now at your fingertips with this slow sinking glide/swim/jerk bait.
The Zombies Maxx’s are slow sinking and they will run at the depth that you set them for, depending if you weight the line, or run them straight.
Casting: Tie directly to your line, and cast it – it’s that simple! Play around with your retrieve and don’t be afraid to jerk the bait, varying your depth with your retrieval speed. If you pause on your retrieve, your Zombie Maxx will actually turn and sink/swim away from you!
They aren’t designed specifically to ‘dig’ to a certain depth. If you use thin diameter line, cast really far, hold your rod tip low and start retrieving as soon as the lure hits the water, then the 5″ Zombie will run about 2′ to 3′ deep. Our Zombies do sink, if a little slowly. If you use the above suggestion, but wait a bit afer the lure hits the water (suggest using the ‘count down’ method) the Zombies will run a little deeper.
Rivers: Cast across the stream, and allow the lure to swing across the current. Then a nice, steady retrieve.
Trolling: Tie directly to your line, and let out enough line to get to your desired depth. Use of a downrigger or bottom walker is always an option.
Jigging: Tie directly to your leader, and let out enough line to get to your desired depth. Raise and lower your rod tip to generate the action.
The 3″ doesn’t have as much action as the 5″ or the 7" right out of the package, as the joining fabric is a bit stiff, this should loosen up as it is used. Try using an erratic jerk retrieval, with periodical pauses, as this technique works best. Once you find your groove with this lure, it’s a real blast! Also, you can try adding some gel or liquid scent, as it readily soaks in to the connecting fabric.
Here is the suggested set-up for a single hook on the Zombie Maxx.
We suggest removing the supplied treble hooks and adding a barrel swivel onto the split ring to the front pin of the Zombie and then adding a single 7/O or 8/O Siwash hook for the 7″ Zombie, a single 5/O or 6/O Siwash hook for the 5″ Zombie and a 1/O Siwash hook for the 3″ Zombie (use the brand of your choice), to the other end of the swivel.
How To Rig Up a Zombie Maxx on a Downrigger with a Flasher