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Nightime plugs ?

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I fish mainly in the dark and was wondering what plugs you guys use for snook, tarpon, reds.  I have been using mostly rubber, small x raps  and yozuri's.  Looking to branch out, some surface action would be nice.  I am not that big a bait guy   SW coast, beaches, bridges etc.

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In the SE I've been doing well on snook with large, natural colored paddle tails attached to black flare hawks since the mullet showed up in October.

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DOA,  Cajun or some similar popping cork, 2-3 ft leader and flashy rubber suspending bass baits. Our rubber paddle tail bass minnows are rigged with strong sharp upside down hooks (weedless style).

 

Folks use this rig in TX for reds and has been a standby in NC for  flounder. 

 

One of the DOA corks has smelly oil, probably do this in several ways. The DOA cork takes a really strong tipped rod however, it's a bit big for my likes.  

 

We have raised a bunch of 50"+ drum to the sound. Keep a good hold on the rod. You know where the lure is by the chug chug.

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Appreciate all the advice.  Big fan of the subwalks, xraps and yozuri's.  Mirrolure's have been working their way in to the regular rotation.  And the DOA, FinS and Havoc rubber baits have been go too's.  Bucktails I have been trying but I just don't have any light enough.  Most of the canals  I am fishing are 2 -5ft deep in my spots and heavily guarded by mangroves.  Being on foot and 1 eye on the gators at night keeps me tight to spots.  I am absolutly loving the dynamics and new fishery.  From what some guys I run into in the night say that I am doing dam good for my short time here.  Had some great nights, but feel I can do better.  I see some real monsters out here.  Lovin Florida and the hearing others opinions and experiences.

 

Thank you and will keep updating the progress.  Best to all!

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