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Old 03-21-2014, 09:52 PM   #1
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Default Spoons - light tackle - how to?

I've read about folks using spoons to catch reds in the marsh but don't have any idea how to fish them. Got a few Johnson's Silver Minnows (both gold & silver) and tried them with a swivel to keep the line from twisting and a red bead on top at the tag end. Toss it out, and reel in slowly but it seems too slow to be effective. Do you add a gub to the back?

Wanting to head out tomorrow in Weeks Bay and gave a thought about trying one again.

Please share your knowledge.
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I don't know how much this will help but, I've always used different retrieves until I found one that works. I have had a lot of success on reds and specks with gold and silver spoons. Sometimes, if the fish seem to be feeding aggressively, I use a faster retrieve and keep my rod tip close to the water. If the fish are a little lock jawed, I'll retrieve at a medium pace, let it sink a little, then reel again, sorta jigging it.
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It sounds like your doing everything right! The Johnson Sprite spoons are the perfect one to use for redfish and adding the swivel is a great idea. You can try retrieving it a few different ways, but the most popular two are to wind it in slowly without stopping or to pull the rod tip, let the spoon drop to the bottom, and then reel up the slack. If you have time give the rocks along the ICW a try while over there. We've had some luck fishing those rocks with crank baits.
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