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Old 09-07-2012, 05:07 PM   #1
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Question need some shallow water tips and tactics for this dirty and stained water

Howdy folks,
I fish St. Andrew Bay and it has been stained and dirty. Can anyone pass along some tips and tactics for fishing for reds and specs in this kind of water?

Would prefer to fish artificials but I can fish live bait, easy access to choffers and shrimp. Havent seen much bait in the bay to net.
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Howdy folks,
I fish St. Andrew Bay and it has been stained and dirty. Can anyone pass along some tips and tactics for fishing for reds and specs in this kind of water?

Would prefer to fish artificials but I can fish live bait, easy access to choffers and shrimp. Havent seen much bait in the bay to net.
top water or a spinner bait type...something that throws off sound and vibration..scent wouldnt hurt either
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top water or a spinner bait type...something that throws off sound and vibration..scent wouldnt hurt either
I agree, just make it white. No super bright colors.
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Worm rattles in your soft plastics and lots of pro cure.
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redfish magic spinnerbait...
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Old 09-07-2012, 05:49 PM   #6
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Thanks folks. There is lot of floating and suspended grass here so bare hooks are tough. Even weedless spoons pick up suspended grass. Top waters are ok if I can find a place without grass. Not too many like that right now.

A guide told me to try a lightly weighted hook rigged weedless with a paddle tail and rip it across the surface so I might give that a go.
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redfish magic spinnerbait...
Yup! I also remove their grub and use a 3" new penny Gulp shrimp, works like candy for all inshore fish!
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Yup! I also remove their grub and use a 3" new penny Gulp shrimp, works like candy for all inshore fish!
never thought of trying it that way...have to give it a shot.
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