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Favorite lure if you just want to catch a fish??

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On 9/18/2022 at 1:13 AM, t_man7 said:

3” swim shad

I have a small diamond jig and Kastmaster.  Do you know if there are times the fish will ignore those but take a small swim shad?  I've only done a couple sandy beach trips since I started fishing again, but the only bait I've noticed has been either tiny (2-3" tops) shad/bunker or maybe sand eels?  I only saw them a couple times and only one or two of them.  They would get spooked by my lure right in front of me and jump out of the water.

 

I see some 3" swim shad bodies for like $3.50/15.  I have some old unused offset shank / worm hooks from fishing largemouth bass with artificial worms.  I think they could work but I'm not sure if it'd be heavy enough to surf cast when there's any wind.

 

Should I go for pearl or white for daytime?

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For saltwater, zoom fluke with a 3/8 or 1/2 oz head. Works for stripers in any water, rivers, back bays, you name it. For small saltwater/UL saltwater, a 1/8 or 3/16 oz bucktail tipped with a night crawler. I’ve caught so many small flounder (14” max) and many other fish species with my UL rod with that setup. For freshwater fish I would say Ned rig. Simple and effective, catches bass most of the time.

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On 10/1/2022 at 1:48 PM, ProSkateFisherman said:

For saltwater, zoom fluke with a 3/8 or 1/2 oz head. Works for stripers in any water, rivers, back bays, you name it. For small saltwater/UL saltwater, a 1/8 or 3/16 oz bucktail tipped with a night crawler. I’ve caught so many small flounder (14” max) and many other fish species with my UL rod with that setup. For freshwater fish I would say Ned rig. Simple and effective, catches bass most of the time.

Thanks for the tip:th: never heard that one:)

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7 hours ago, codfish said:

Thanks for the tip:th: never heard that one:)

No problem. So many people give me funny looks when they see me using crawlers in saltwater instead of bloodworms. But with bloodworms being $20 a dozen in some places and, in my experience, no more effective than crawlers, it's a no brainer to use crawlers. Only time I'd use BW's would be if I was fishing for stripers but I only use artificials and chunks for them. 

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