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Old 07-25-2014, 01:10 PM   #1
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I can't throw a net(arm probs) so I can't get finger mullet and they won't touch shrimp.What will they bite? I tried a swimbait,super fluke and rattletrap and nothing.Is that when you need the badonkadonk or similar?The mullet were in big dense pods eating something off the surface it looked like and reds were eating em like m&ms.
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I can't throw a net(arm probs) so I can't get finger mullet and they won't touch shrimp.What will they bite? I tried a swimbait,super fluke and rattletrap and nothing.Is that when you need the badonkadonk or similar?The mullet were in big dense pods eating something off the surface it looked like and reds were eating em like m&ms.
Mirrodines are always a safe bet, spinner baits work well, as do gold or silver spoons, and top water badonkadonk's should work as well! Good Luck and Tight Lines!
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Mirrodines are always a safe bet, spinner baits work well, as do gold or silver spoons, and top water badonkadonk's should work as well! Good Luck and Tight Lines!
A reg bass spinnerbait(fairly large)?..I threw a redfish magic a few times and nothing.I been meaning to get some mirrodines but I figured a rattltrap would work.I'm mostly a bait guy but they will not touch a shrimp float or freelined.
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I'm having the same issues. One would think a minnow looking lure is a minnow looking lure, whether it be a spoon, rattle trap, spinner, etc etc. I have yet to land a keeper(red/spec/otherwise) with any of these.
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I know you're talking about catching bait but I thought if throw in my confusion as well
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I know you're talking about catching bait but I thought if throw in my confusion as well
No,,I was trying to find out what kind of lure they might bite when they are chasing mullet pods,all thoughts appreciated!I'm pretty new!..
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It was sure frustrating to watch though....lol
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I personally like to throw a topwater, usually a rapala skitterwalk or spook. If you want to get down in the water column, a gold spoon and mirrodine work well, and if those don't work, you want you can tie on a 1/4 oz jighead and add a yum money minnow....if none of those produce, you can always hit the fish market on the way home. Fish-on. GT
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Catch a hand sized pinfish on a rod and reel and fish with it.....
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I have had great success with the original Rapala black and white
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