Holy cow! There's a lot of different baits to choose from. Any body got suggestions for what I really need? Just getting started on salt. I see a lot of people using the plum chart color on soft jerk baits and also a lot of chartreuse. I just need to get a few proven colors of jerks, maybe some of those rigged shrimp, and some of those Paul brown baits everybody talks about. I have plenty of top water baits so I just need suggestions on the other stuff. Thanks for the input. I'll be fishing the Galveston area if that matters
Light/bright colors for clear water, darker plastics for murkier water. Spinner baits, small jigs 1/8 -1/16 oz on light tackle gear. live shrimp or even plastic jig under a popping cork. And most of all, be persistent!
I'd stick with soft plastics and maybe try to grab a package of root beer Gulp. Also, a gold weedless spoon for reds shallow. If you want to throw in a top water, I'd go with a silver Top Dog Jr. You'll learn that a lot of the rest is catching more fisherman than fish!
Topwater, skitterwalk is a good all around. 1/8 & 1/4 oz jig heads, and bass assassins, Glow, Red Shad, Hammer Time are a few of my go to's....... Start simple, before you know it you'll need a tackle room, lol. Good luck.