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Old 03-30-2018, 10:08 PM   #1
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What are some good soft plastics for trout and reds. I plan on hitting the sound tomorrow and wanted to give some a try. Iíve heard about Z man Baits. Which ones are good to try


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Careful if you buy Zman.their stuff will dissolve other brands and warp you Plano boxes. I like the Strikeking Redfish swimbaits. I usually end up fishing GULP most of the time tho. I love the 4" Chat Mullet or a 4" Shrimp in natural, new penny or white, on a 1/8-1/4 oz jig head. Good Luck
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Berkley Gulp-I prefer the jerk shad, swimming mullet or shrimp
Matrix Shad
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DOA Shrimp

Also, I know it isnt a plastic, but my favorite non-live bait for reds is a gold spoon (I prefer a Johnson spoon)They LOVE them and theyre super easy to use for a newb,
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Berkley Gulp-I prefer the jerk shad, swimming mullet or shrimp
Matrix Shad
Saltwater Assassin
DOA Shrimp

Also, I know it isnt a plastic, but my favorite non-live bait for reds is a gold spoon (I prefer a Johnson spoon)They LOVE them and theyre super easy to use for a newb,


Thanks Iíll look for one today


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Careful if you buy Zman.their stuff will dissolve other brands and warp you Plano boxes. I like the Strikeking Redfish swimbaits. I usually end up fishing GULP most of the time tho. I love the 4" Chat Mullet or a 4" Shrimp in natural, new penny or white, on a 1/8-1/4 oz jig head. Good Luck


Iíve tried the gulp shrimp but canít keep the pin fish from eating them up. How do you fish them


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Berkley Gulp-I prefer the jerk shad, swimming mullet or shrimp
Matrix Shad
Saltwater Assassin
DOA Shrimp

Also, I know it isnt a plastic, but my favorite non-live bait for reds is a gold spoon (I prefer a Johnson spoon)They LOVE them and theyre super easy to use for a newb,


I have yet to have any luck on any spoons..what retrieving rate do you have? I just chunk as far as I can and then a steady retrieve back in...am I missing something


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Rigged on a bare hook, jighead, or weighted hook?
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Hard to beat a 3.5-5Ē boot-tail swimbait. Itís a little trial and error but look for ones that a side-to-side roll as well as the tail kick. Pretty hard to beat the reaction Inovation Little dipper. I wasnít a fan of the Matrix but like em better now that we can fish em at a faster speed.
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OK Saltlife, I going to tell you something I discovered last summer. I don't believe in magic lures but I used this bait last summer to out fished many inshore guides.
Zoom Fluke, about 4 in. long in White Ice on a 1/4 oz jig head. Looks very much like a glass minnow
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