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Old 08-30-2015, 03:55 PM   #1
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Default Top 5 artificial lures for inshore redfish

I was looking at the overwhelming selection of lure choices today in the local Walmart today. I was wanting to see what everyone else's top 5 / go to lures are. I haven't caught many fish since I'm just getting into saltwater fishing but I will tell you what I mainly fish with.

1. Popping cork with a artificial shrimp (currently have a DOA shrimp that is clear with red glitter)
2. Super spook Jr in a speckled trout color scheme
3. Paddle tail with jig head in electric chicken or new penny color scheme
4. Mirrorlure 17mr
5. Rattle trap chrome color
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Old 08-30-2015, 04:32 PM   #2
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Redfish Magic Chartruese head Electric Chicken swimbait
Redfish Magic Chartruese head DK Green over Silver swimbait
Redfish Magic Chartruese head Dk Green over Silver with chartreuse tail swimbait

I've never caught one on anything else. I've tried DOA shrimp and gulp alot. Caught nothing on it...
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1. 1/4oz to 3/4oz Gold Spoon
2. Gold Colo Bladed Spinnerbait with Gulp Jig
3. Suspending Jerk Bait
4. Jig with Lightest Jig Possible for conditions
5. Zara Spook

I sight fish almost all the time and hope to always have my sight to do so...... With that said....I have fished the PreMadona the Matrix Shad and it doesn't make the cut into the top 50.
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Old 08-30-2015, 06:22 PM   #4
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Garbo - regarding the gold spoon, specific brand or style? I have tried a couple of spoons with no luck. For that matter I have never hooked a redfish with any artificial bait. All mine were caught (or hooked and lost) with dead shrimp or live croakers. Like Wartide, I would really like to find an artificial that works occasionally.
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Only really caught red fish on a few lures. Just cause thats what i use for trout/redfish. Never really targeted red fish specifically.
1. MR-17 (redfish hate this thing and tear it up!)
2. Gold spoon
3. Bucktail jig
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Old 08-30-2015, 06:43 PM   #6
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Yea I have a silver spoon but have not found that it works for me. It could be because I have not found any decent spots that are holding fish. Live bait or dead bait is pretty expensive and can add up over time. Just wanted to see if anyone had any specific paddle tail color they used or suspended jerk baits and what not.
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Default In really shallow water, the Scumfrog rules.

I love the Scumfrog. It paddles like a crab, slow or fast. Casts good and floats. Darn near never gets hung and lands a lot softer than any spoon. Great for sight fishing. I've also caught Bass, Trout, Snook and Flounder on it. Unfortunately, it is a great Alligator bait too.

Redfish really blow up on it.

Hard to beat the old Uncle Josh porkrind frog too.

Down here I have to fish way back in bad places for Redfish.
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CaptKen where are you located at? I have never heard of the lure you mentioned I will have to look into it. Is it like a top water frog used for bass fishing?
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Default Yep, it is a bass lure.

Made by Southern Lure Company, Columbus, MS.

I used a Bass frog in Venice LA back in early May and caught 12 Redfish in 12 casts on one point. These were fish from 3# up to 12# or so. I also caught a 7# Flounder on the same spot when I came back through a couple of hours later. I probably caught 25 Redfish that morning from my Kayak.
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Spook Jr. - one bone colored and one purple with a chartreuse head.

Various weights of jig heads - I prefer Hank Brown Hook Up jig heads.

Soft Plastics - Mirrolure Lil John XL in golden bream, DOA CAL shads in avocado with red glitter and chartreuse with silver glitter.

Mirrolure Mirrodines and Heavydines. Not partial to any color, I've got some bright colored ones and some darker colored ones.
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