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#11560581 - 04/23/16 08:24 AM Salt water baits
woolyhogtail Offline

Registered: 12/30/09
Posts: 320
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

#11560881 - 04/23/16 01:08 PM Re: Salt water baits [Re: woolyhogtail]
D.D.R. Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 03/27/10
Posts: 3009
Loc: Lubbock
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!

#11561672 - 04/24/16 01:41 AM Re: Salt water baits [Re: woolyhogtail]
lconn4 Offline
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Registered: 12/02/12
Posts: 9049
Loc: Cherokee County
Probably caught over 75 different species of saltwater fish using just the four baits below.

DOA Shrimp
DOA C.A.L. Shad Tail
DOA Baitbuster
DOA TerroEyez
A good rule of angling philosphy is not to interfere with another fisherman's ways of being happy, unless you want to be hated.

Zane Grey, Tales of Fishes, 1919

#11562779 - 04/24/16 06:52 PM Re: Salt water baits [Re: woolyhogtail]
Bayou Burner Offline
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Registered: 07/26/08
Posts: 3572
Loc: Chocolate Bayou/Lake Conroe
Gold Spoon
popping corks w/ plastic of choice

Can't go wrong with Red Shad
Chicken on a chain

Just throw something you have confidence with.

#11563196 - 04/24/16 10:15 PM Re: Salt water baits [Re: woolyhogtail]
FishWrangler2 Offline

Registered: 03/31/16
Posts: 126
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!

Edited by FishWrangler2 (04/24/16 10:16 PM)

#11563218 - 04/24/16 10:23 PM Re: Salt water baits [Re: woolyhogtail]
BudT Offline

Registered: 04/08/11
Posts: 100
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.

#11563525 - 04/25/16 08:07 AM Re: Salt water baits [Re: woolyhogtail]
woolyhogtail Offline

Registered: 12/30/09
Posts: 320
K thanks guys. I was going through my 10,000 bass lures and I found a lot of stuff I think will work. Gonna try to get down there pretty soon


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