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Old 07-21-2014, 10:02 PM   #1
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Do any of yall troll up shallow and catch reds? I'm not talking about the stretch 25 deal,the water I'm asking about is 3 to 6ft deep.I've tried it with rattletraps and spinnerbaits let wayyy back without any success but dont see why it wont work for covering water.I fish in Mobile bay and the water isn't very clear at all.
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Old 07-21-2014, 10:32 PM   #2
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Have you tried trolling anything else such as soft plastics. I know lot of people troll rattle traps off shore for kings not sure how that would crossover to inshore.
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Some people catch them on gold spoons. That might be an option.
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I have heard a DOA deadly combo (aka popping cork rig) works well for reds and specks in shallow water.

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I've had good luck trolling rattle traps just off the banks of the rivers around the hwy 90 bridges. Usually a little deeper than 6 feet though, more along the drop off.
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Have you tried trolling anything else such as soft plastics. I know lot of people troll rattle traps off shore for kings not sure how that would crossover to inshore.
I've tried redfish magic spinnerbaits and r/traps cause they work pretty good casting and retrieving in the same areas,never just a soft bait though.
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I've had good luck trolling rattle traps just off the banks of the rivers around the hwy 90 bridges. Usually a little deeper than 6 feet though, more along the drop off.
I got ya on the dropoff...usually where i find the top of the drop is pretty close to 6 in the fish river,do I need to move off the top and deeper maybe?
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I've caught big Reds in the Fall, trolling big curl tails, usually a green or white color, and 1 or 2 oz. lead jigs. Usually no more than a 1/4 mile off the beach. I try to find some Menhaden and get the jig down below the school.
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I've caught big Reds in the Fall, trolling big curl tails, usually a green or white color, and 1 or 2 oz. lead jigs. Usually no more than a 1/4 mile off the beach. I try to find some Menhaden and get the jig down below the school.
I'm confined to the bay here,just have a J/boat.That's probably worth trying though,it's the same fish(I think)
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Scott44, i always kept just on the deep side of the drop off. Seems lke they liked that ledge.
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