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Old 08-31-2012, 10:08 PM   #1
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Well maybe it is just me or does it seem like it is getting harder and harder to find any decent looking inshore soft plastics? I typically use Saltwater Assassin baits and it just seems like the selection has gone down hill at most stores. It seems like all you see is a huge selection of Gulp and then everything else is just a thrown together assortment of baits that might catch an angler but not a fish. Maybe I am just hard headed and always stick to the same baits but I just wanted to know what some of yall think.

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Old 08-31-2012, 10:24 PM   #2
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I use saltwater assassins and berkly gulp shrimp. The way I see it is " if it aint broke, dont fix it. " but you are correct. The inshore baits are getting pretty slim pickings. Bass pro has some pretty good selections but get ready to break out your wallet .
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Fin-s work like a charm.
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Slayerdog- Thats how I feel about them, "if it aint broke don't fix it." I really only use three colors. Chart., White, and Rootbeer in a 4" curly tail grub. It just seems like its impossible to get any of the rootbeer grubs anymore. And yeah you can go to bass pro and get just about anything but like you said your wallet is about to get alot lighter lol.
SouthAlabamaSlayer- I have tried and I do like the Fin-s baits they do work well.
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The zoom flukes have been working well too in the baby bass color.
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I went bass fishin yesterday afternoon. On the first cast I snagged a 21" redfish using a badonk a donk top water lure. White with a orange belly. Caught a few more reds and 4 bass. Didn't keep any. This was strictly a afternoon on the water to enjoy mother nature and catch and release to see what was up in bon secour river after the storm.
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Bait selections are down in many of the box stores because they are laying in the hunting gear. About this time of year every year Wal-Mart bait stock will be down and they are in no hurry to restock for a few months. I have talked to the department supv. and he has no control on what they get for stock.
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I've noticed this trend at Academy. Soft plastic selection keeps on dropping, when you find one you want gotta stock up. I do love the Trout Killers with the exception of pinfish and little jacks biting the tails off and they seem to stay pretty regularly stocked.
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I like to use cocahoe minnows red/white , or pumkin seed/chartreuse. Also a bull minnow in same colors. These things kill in south texas on trouts and reds.
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rfh21- I definatly agree with you on academy! It seem like you go in there one day and you can find what you like then you have to wait 3 months to find it again.
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