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#7801880 - 07/25/12 01:14 AM Re: For all of you new to the salt (Pic heavy) [Re: Snook20]
Snook20 Offline
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Registered: 04/10/11
Posts: 338
Loc: Tyler
Or 20lb. I'm not the braid guru..I just like to use mono!


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#7802827 - 07/25/12 11:00 AM Re: For all of you new to the salt (Pic heavy) [Re: Snook20]
Garfish 3 Offline
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Registered: 04/05/08
Posts: 568
Loc: Cypress, Tx
Great post!!
It answers many FAQ's. I am bound to land and wading (my boat's in La.) and I pack just about the same types of things as you when i fish on the Gulf coast.



Edited by Garfish 3 (07/25/12 11:01 AM)
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#7803489 - 07/25/12 01:48 PM Re: For all of you new to the salt (Pic heavy) [Re: Snook20]
TX-angler Offline
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Registered: 05/28/12
Posts: 65
Great info! Deffinately going to add to favorites!


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#7804959 - 07/25/12 07:35 PM Re: For all of you new to the salt (Pic heavy) [Re: Snook20]
beastyfishing Offline
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Posts: 45
gulp alive 3 inch


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#7805379 - 07/25/12 09:27 PM Re: For all of you new to the salt (Pic heavy) [Re: Snook20]
Snook20 Offline
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Loc: Tyler
1/4th oz under popping cork


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#7806834 - 07/26/12 10:38 AM Re: For all of you new to the salt (Pic heavy) [Re: beastyfishing]
Bluwave Mike Offline
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Registered: 07/18/03
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Loc: Kaufman County
Originally Posted By: beastyfishing
gulp alive 3 inch


I'm a big fan on the shrimp New Penny. Fished under a popping cork or on a jig head.

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#7808251 - 07/26/12 04:15 PM Re: For all of you new to the salt (Pic heavy) [Re: Snook20]
beastyfishing Offline
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Posts: 45
what about 1/8th oz?


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#7809608 - 07/26/12 10:29 PM Re: For all of you new to the salt (Pic heavy) [Re: Snook20]
Bluwave Mike Offline
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Loc: Kaufman County
The lighter jig head you can fish the better. You want the bait to sink slow.

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#7810795 - 07/27/12 10:49 AM Re: For all of you new to the salt (Pic heavy) [Re: Snook20]
corbin_09 Offline
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Registered: 06/10/12
Posts: 133
Loc: San Antonio/Austin
Awesome post!! Should be a sticky here


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#7810857 - 07/27/12 11:07 AM Re: For all of you new to the salt (Pic heavy) [Re: Snook20]
Redman71 Offline
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Registered: 06/09/05
Posts: 203
Loc: Georgetown/Seadrift
I'm not a big fan of the jig head under the popping cork. To me it defeats the purpose.

I prefere just a Kahle hook or treble hook through live shrimp or gulp shrimp. I like the bait to be free floating with only the weight of the hook.

But, in the end it's whatever catches fish. There is no right or wrong way to do it. If you aren't catching fish, try something different. Different spot, bait, presentation.


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#7813527 - 07/28/12 01:31 AM Re: For all of you new to the salt (Pic heavy) [Re: Snook20]
jdsibert Offline
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Registered: 11/19/11
Posts: 152
looks just about like my set up.....simple, effective.


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#7813602 - 07/28/12 02:53 AM Re: For all of you new to the salt (Pic heavy) [Re: Snook20]
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Posts: 1432
Loc: Baytown, TX
I like a circle hook under a cork, but will use a jig once in a while.

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#7820633 - 07/30/12 12:42 PM Re: For all of you new to the salt (Pic heavy) [Re: Snook20]
Reef Runner Offline
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Registered: 04/24/12
Posts: 287
Good post.


Big believer in using lighter jigs, and w/o popping cork,... however, ...

There are reasons to use 1/4 oz. vs. 1/16 or 1/8 oz under a popping cork - like if your drifting grass beds and/or reefs with a 25 mph wind you want to keep that bait next the grass or shell or mud/shell mix asap since your boat is moving faster than you'd like.

Different conditions require different tactics.

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#7823433 - 07/31/12 08:36 AM Re: For all of you new to the salt (Pic heavy) [Re: Snook20]
Redman71 Offline
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Registered: 06/09/05
Posts: 203
Loc: Georgetown/Seadrift
Let's talk a little about some of the dangers of saltwater fishing. Mainly Stingrays and Vibrio Vulnificus (flesh eating) bacteria.

Stingrays are very common on our gulf coast and are caught by rod and reel often. A stingray has a self-defense mechanism near the base of their tail often referred to as a barb. They will use their barb when accidentally stepped on or handled.

Getting "stung" or "hit" with a stingray's barb is a very painfull and possibly expensive experience. It is extremely painful as the barb is venomus and has some nasty bacteria to leave you with. It is in the same realm as being bitten by a rattlesnake. You won't die, unless of course you are hit in the heart, but you do need to go to the hospital and have the wound thoroughly cleaned. Infection is common. Some people end up in the hospital for several days fighting the infection.

So, take steps to avoid the above. If you are wading, shuffle your feet, at least that way you kick the stingray out of the way rather than step on him. In addition, there are knee high boots and leggings you can wear to prevent the barb from penetrating. If you catch a stingray, the safest thing to do is cut them off and re-rig rather than try to handle them. Tackle is cheap compared to the emergency room.

Vibrio (flesh eating) bacteria is naturally present in warm saltwater environments. It is more prolific in the summer. It enters your body through open wounds and can cause major damage, limb amputation or death. Typically those with comprimised immune systems are most at risk. Heavy smokers and drinkers fall in this category. If you have a major wound, avoid the saltwater, but even a minor fin prick from a bait fish can contract it. It doesn't matter if you are wading or fishing from the boat, if saltwater gets on a wound, you are at risk. Disinfect (alcohol/peroxide) your wounds often and at the end of the day. If, while or just after coming in contact with saltwater, you do have a wound that starts to swell rapidly and you begin running a fever, get to a hospital quick

I'm certainly not a biologist or a doctor so don't take my word for it. Do your own research and be prepared. Here's a link or two.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vibrio_vulnificus

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stingray#Stingray_injuries





Edited by redman71 (08/02/12 10:33 AM)
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#7825938 - 07/31/12 06:11 PM Re: For all of you new to the salt (Pic heavy) [Re: Snook20]
back2fishing Offline
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Registered: 05/16/12
Posts: 1611
Loc: Houston
Would hardhead and gafftop sticks count as a wound perse?

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