Hello guys, how are things in Texas? Just a short blurb on some baits I have been using in Florida. I fish Stickmarsh around 200 days per year and its absolutely shaping up to be our best year in a long time. I am using a variety of baits but lately the topwater bite is is in rare form. I have been using a Superspook hybrid that I got from Mr Harper. It has a different set of hooks and a little custom paint. The last three trips between Stickmarsh and Toho have really amazed me and clients.
We have averaged over 50 fish per trip, mostly 3 to 5 lbs all full bellied shad gorging pigs. The prefered method seemed to be a twitch and stop method, emphasis on stop. The fish crushed it 95 % of the time on a dead stop. Our shad are all balled up, mostly big gizzards and the bass are taking advantage of the injured ones. We have alot of grass that thinned out after the hurricanes and the bait and bass are following those lines on the mainlake.
I have not been a fan of spooks because of the dreaded hook fouling in the line, I added a small snap on the front and used Suffix Seige 17 lb line, it really kept the hook fouling to a minimum.
Thanks Don for helping me expand my arsenal,our prespawn has just begun.... I will continue to send pics as the fatgirls come to the dance.
If you haven't tried these Superspooks, you might be missing out. Thanks enjoy the pics