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#12020986 - 01/04/17 08:45 PM Lures for Port Aransas Area
ben_beyer Offline
Angler

Registered: 01/03/09
Posts: 468
Loc: Bryan, TX
I've been inshore fishing in the past with guides and I recently relocated to Bryan. My wife's family spends a good bit of time in Port Aransas and I got a kayak for Christmas. I've had the Wade and Kayak fishing book by Ray Crawford and I'm interested in doing some fishing in some of the bays and coves in the area.

I'll probably still go out with Slowride Guide Services a few times anyways and get to know the area. And I also have a Raymarine Dragonfly Pro 7 on my kayak which has the GPS so I'm not too worried about getting lost but I'll still do my research on potentially hazardous areas.

What would be some basic lures recommended to get my tackle box started?

I'm interested in spending about $100 to get started.

I was thinking some 1/4 ounce spoons, 1/4 ounce jig heads with some Z-man, couple MirrOdeans, and maybe a few top waters.

I have some Zara Spooks for bass fishing, a minnow bucket, a 7 ft. AllStar spinning rod, and I plan to get a baitcasting and another better spinning setup. Currently looking at Falcon for both of those but will see.

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#12021205 - 01/04/17 10:35 PM Re: Lures for Port Aransas Area [Re: ben_beyer]
1Fisher77316 Offline
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Registered: 09/09/16
Posts: 20
Loc: Montgomery, Texas 77316
Get lighter jig heads. 1/16 and 1/8 oz. Fish them with bass assassin style baits. Lots of your kayak fishing will be up in the marshes. Also buy some of the weedless style jig heads and weedless spoons.
For cold water fishing try some of the corkies. As it gets colder the trout and reds will be over mixed shell and soft mud bottoms. Find bait..ie mullet in this type of area and grind it out. In the dead of winter even seeing 1 single mullet gives you a target area to work. If there's bait there should be trout and reds.
Tight lines!
1Fisher77316

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#12021714 - 01/05/17 09:24 AM Re: Lures for Port Aransas Area [Re: ben_beyer]
Grinder55 Offline
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Registered: 08/21/13
Posts: 761
Loc: Rockport, Texas
Plum/Chartreuse Bass Assassins with Chart/RedEye Rockport Rattler jig

Pearl Gulp! with Pink/WildEye or Glow/RedEye RR jig

depth of water and time of year determine jig weight .. deep shell 4 - 8 ft 1/4 oz. RR jig, skinny water 1/16 oz. or 1/8 oz. RR depending on the wind speed

Fish structure or work the grass lines




Edited by Grinder55 (01/05/17 09:25 AM)
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#12022270 - 01/05/17 01:45 PM Re: Lures for Port Aransas Area [Re: ben_beyer]
ben_beyer Offline
Angler

Registered: 01/03/09
Posts: 468
Loc: Bryan, TX
Thanks for the feedback, I appreciate it!


Edited by ben_beyer (01/05/17 01:46 PM)

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#12022281 - 01/05/17 01:49 PM Re: Lures for Port Aransas Area [Re: 1Fisher77316]
ben_beyer Offline
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Registered: 01/03/09
Posts: 468
Loc: Bryan, TX
Originally Posted By: 1Fisher77316

For cold water fishing try some of the corkies.
1Fisher77316


Some of the floating corkies I take it?

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