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Old 03-31-2012, 04:12 PM   #1
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We'll be doing some trolling for Spanish Mackerel using spoons and plugs either straight back or with planers to give more spread and adjust depth with line counter reels. I already have quite an assortment of freshwater lures (MI Stinger spoons, Rapala minnows, and Flicker Shads). Will these work well enough or is it worth the extra $$$ to buy some saltwater spoons and crankbaits?
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Old 03-31-2012, 04:20 PM   #2
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Surprisingly enough, one of the best fish finder rigs for spanish while trolling is a spec rig from Academy or wherever you buy your equipment. I like them in the while jig, with a white and spotted tail. That and a trolling spoon will do just find.
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I found spoons to work best but gotcha lures are great too
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Nothing is better than a speck rig when trolling for Spanish.
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Clark spoons.
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Old 03-31-2012, 07:03 PM   #6
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Get a couple of Stretch 25 or bomber CD 25's. You will get Spanish,Kings, bobo's and sometimes some red fish and grouper(when in season). Best all around trolling rig for inshore IMO!! good luck.
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Trolling for Spanish?? Save the gas and go to the PCola Pier. Caught about 20 of em yesterday. Only there for 2 hours. Gotcha Lures
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i've heard that trolling some macdonald straws would work to cut to about three inches long.
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Get a couple of Stretch 25 or bomber CD 25's. You will get Spanish,Kings, bobo's and sometimes some red fish and grouper(when in season). Best all around trolling rig for inshore IMO!! good luck.
Wow, they're pretty proud of those lures at $12-$13 each. I have a lot of crankbaits in my box that I seldom use because they don't catch fish. I think I have enough diving crankbaits that don't work very well. I can put spoons, flicker shads, rapala minnows, and speck rigs at any depth I want by controlling the amount of line out with diving planers. What tangible evidence can you give me to suggest these pricey lures will outfish the other options?
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why ask for advice then bad mouth the advice given. The +25 are staple of most of the inshore fisherman for kings. He was just trying to help!

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Wow, they're pretty proud of those lures at $12-$13 each. I have a lot of crankbaits in my box that I seldom use because they don't catch fish. I think I have enough diving crankbaits that don't work very well. I can put spoons, flicker shads, rapala minnows, and speck rigs at any depth I want by controlling the amount of line out with diving planers. What tangible evidence can you give me to suggest these pricey lures will outfish the other options?
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