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Starter lures for beginners. What should I add?

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Just now, Rangler said:

 

I usually fish out of Point lookout, Metapeake, Romancoke and Sandy point. I would love to know if there is any other place to go

Point lookout is only about 25-30 minutes from where I am. Obviously I can’t go in to specifics but there’s a lot of potential there away from the pier. It’s shallow as hell near that bar.
And then there’s the Patuxent which can be extremely productive in the late summer and early fall. Plenty of public access spots around the area too.

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1 hour ago, kombi_rs said:

have you heard about the vd plugs

Oh yeah these are great plugs for the Annapolis area where the water is a bit calmer and the sand is slightly darker. I would highly recommend the VD black mamba.

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Match the hatch........

 

What bait is in the places you fish?   Buy a realistic copy of it, and then something similar but real bright on bad water clarity, then real dark on real dark nights......

 

Early season, smaller, slower,  stuff thats in the bays.....   Smaller jigs, plastic bodies.  Don't count out using clams or bloodworms either......

 

IF you're shopping for later season, you should have a good sand ell immitation.  Yellowish or greenish needlefish.   Even AVA jigs with green tails.   I forgot who, but there's an outfit that makes sandeel jigs infused with sand eel oil.

 

Also, eel immitations would be a great idea.   Sluggos can work ok.   I actually used dead eels rigged by me.  

 

One or two guy on here have had good luck the last few years getting a lure that immitates small squid.

 

I have had very good luck with cotton cordell and super strike for plug choices.

 

 

 

 

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storm wildeye  or similar brand swim shad. Somebody will say the hooks aren't 6x strong, which is true, but you generally get good hook-sets and the things catch. I generally carry a 4, 5, and 6". Easy AF to fish, cast medium well, and they catch.

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As for starters I added

 

SS little neck popper - parrot

SS little neck popper - all chartreuse

cordell copper dot red fin - chicken scratch

cordell pencil popper red head

bomer saltwater long A - pearl yellow (chicken scratch?)

SP minnow - blurple

 

I will definitely add some jigs and soft plastic when the season opens. Now I gotta figure out how to throw these LOL. Thanks all!

 

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On 3/24/2020 at 11:14 AM, Rangler said:

I am doing some spring shopping during the quarantine. Never used any plugs before.

 

I mostly fish out of the Chesapeake Bay area,  OCMD, and IRI. Will use 9" or 10" 6 mojo surf.

 

I already have these;

 

Bucktails

Jetty caster

Magdarter 5" bone

SP Minnow 6" bone

Kastmaster spoon

Got-cha plugs

 

I am thinking SP minnow Blue purple but What would you add to the list?

Throw a CCW yellow darter in there, takes a beaten, casts a mile and really is a confidence plug for me.

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23 hours ago, Rangler said:

As for starters I added

 

SS little neck popper - parrot

SS little neck popper - all chartreuse

cordell copper dot red fin - chicken scratch

cordell pencil popper red head

bomer saltwater long A - pearl yellow (chicken scratch?)

SP minnow - blurple

 

I will definitely add some jigs and soft plastic when the season opens. Now I gotta figure out how to throw these LOL. Thanks all!

 

Don’t be afraid to throw some yellow eyed super strike needles. if you like throwing those plugs, again cast like hell in the wind and produce great results in the surf.

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On 3/24/2020 at 5:28 PM, Rangler said:

As for starters I added

 

SS little neck popper - parrot

SS little neck popper - all chartreuse

cordell copper dot red fin - chicken scratch

cordell pencil popper red head

bomer saltwater long A - pearl yellow (chicken scratch?)

SP minnow - blurple

 

I will definitely add some jigs and soft plastic when the season opens. Now I gotta figure out how to throw these LOL. Thanks all!

 

Bomber long SHOT outfishes the longA in my experience. Anything yellow is good in my book

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