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hey im trying to get a little tackle of all the good baits for red fish and specks what is your favorite lure for them and explain how you twitch it to make them hit it?

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Walmart used to sell a tandem jig rig called the Luv Lure, in multiple colors. Double lead head jigs with grub body, cast and retrive bouncing on bottom. Catches both reds and trout bigtime, and you can try two colors at once to see which is hitting. others make tandem like this but luv is the best. Cant find them anymore, they make them in stPete.

Get a couple johnson gold spoons, TopDogjr. in black/orange, any type of "corky"- soft bodied, big eyes, cork inner body to make it float/work just below the surface - double trebble hooks. keep some bait hooks for cutbait on the bottom, grabbing a nice flounder is always a good pickup.
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hey im trying to get a little tackle of all the good baits for red fish and specks what is your favorite lure for them and explain how you twitch it to make them hit it?


Over your way , try to find the closest Half Hitch Tackle shop, they can put you on right lures, give you some pointers on working lures and such, I know there is one in Panama City and one in (Destin) ???? You can goggle them up , good shops,decent prices.

Gulp (New Penny) Live Shrimp under Equalizer poping rig , DOA. and of course pin Fish works very well.

Trout out in Deeper water here as the water temp up to 88 ,fish 6am to noon to brutal to stay on water all day.
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Are those old 'stand bys' red/white spooks as well as those gold flutter spoons more of just a 'cliche'-ish' suggestion or are they still a valuable part of an arsenal meant to target redfish/specs?
post #5 of 30
I would get a couple of Rapala Skitterwalks, one would be in Silver Holographic!
post #6 of 30
gulp shrimp
doa shrimp(more realistic than gulp)
strike king redfish magic spinnerbait(everywhere ppl sue them they seem satisfied) only tried them myself for lm bass which worked well
mirrolures
jighead and curly tail grub
weedles spoons are very popular for reds nto sure how well they work for specks though
post #7 of 30
on the specs when you find them artificial shy switch to a small chartruse grub with a half curl tail and the smallest lead head you can find ,find a deep hole that you know usually holds fish cast and let it fall not much action just reel up a little and let it fall they will usually hit on the fall its worked for me
post #8 of 30
Stingray Grub under a popping cork.

Silver flutter spoons for trout; gold for redfish.

Hang On! JMHO C2
post #9 of 30
For the surf:

Mirrolure. Crank ... crank ... crank ... twitch ... while playing the waves just right.

Mission Fishin' jig heads with a Honey Hole curly tail or Gulp New Penny Shrimp. I like to jig them jigs with a few twitches thrown in for good measure.


For monster specks in the (not so) secret spot, I've had good luck with a big ol' mullet swimmin' on a cork. And I mean BIG ol' mullet. If I told ya'll what size hook I used, ya'll would think I'm crazy.
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For the surf:

Mirrolure. Crank ... crank ... crank ... twitch ... while playing the waves just right.

Mission Fishin' jig heads with a Honey Hole curly tail or Gulp New Penny Shrimp. I like to jig them jigs with a few twitches thrown in for good measure.


For monster specks in the (not so) secret spot, I've had good luck with a big ol' mullet swimmin' on a cork. And I mean BIG ol' mullet. If I told ya'll what size hook I used, ya'll would think I'm crazy.

let me guess a foot long or bigger mullet?
post #11 of 30
BassAssasin/Saltwater Assasin Sea Shads in Cajun Croaker or Calcasieu Brew unless the water is dark then Candy Corn. All fished on the lightest jig possible. 1/16th or 1/8th

For reds; gulp shrimp, johnson spoons also the above^

For both topwater plugs are deadly. Zara spooks, top dawgs
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let me guess a foot long or bigger mullet?

On a 10/0 J hook.

But I ain't tellin' ya'll how I rig em.
post #13 of 30
Strike King glass minnow on a jighead.
post #14 of 30
What color plastics you throwing at reds and specs? I'd imagine it might be season dependent.
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hey im trying to get a little tackle of all the good baits for red fish and specks what is your favorite lure for them and explain how you twitch it to make them hit it?




Alabama eh? I doubt you'll do better than a 1/4 oz johnson gold (or copper) spoon for reds, or a mirrolure she-dog for trout. Not my favorite baits to fish, but if you just want to load up the cooler they'll work.
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