Chatterbaits and zander, does it work? Definitely! There are many chatterbait models that are best suited for zander fishing, crayfish-like trailers have proven themselves and they are jigged lightly near the bottom. Suitable chatterbaits usually have a weed guard and a football jig head. But zander do not only feed on the bottom, especially at dusk and at night they can be caught with shallow running chatterbaits.