My experience with the Chatterbait has been similar to yours; not great. I have caught a very limited number of fish on it and have actually given up on it because I know that I can be much more productive with other lures and baits. I, like you, have thought that it could be a very productive bait. I just haven't seen that. I hope that others can give us some positive feedback on their experiences with it so that both of us can learn from it.