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Rookie to saltwater advice #12763651
05/21/18 04:00 PM
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I’m an avid bass fisherman but have never fished saltwater. We are heading down to Galveston next week and I thought about doing a little fishing maybe off the bank or jetties or piers. If I was to take a normal bass rig (baitcaster or spin cast) and some lures could I expect to have any chances at catching anything. If so what type of lure should I concentrate on and what type of places would i have the best chances. Thanks for any advice.

Re: Rookie to saltwater advice [Re: ProGatorin4bass] #12763708
05/21/18 04:44 PM
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Spook type topwater.
Bass assasin plastics


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Re: Rookie to saltwater advice [Re: ProGatorin4bass] #12764107
05/21/18 09:56 PM
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What are your top couple of colors on the assassin plastics?


Re: Rookie to saltwater advice [Re: ProGatorin4bass] #12764186
05/21/18 11:24 PM
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I would find a pier with good lighting at night that is shining at the water... free line shrimp or use a rattling light bobber and have fun! The later the better! (Cooler too) you can also use glow in dark gulp baits. I’ve never fished on shore or pier in Galveston, only offshore. All my info comes from port a.. but I’m sure it works there to..?! Fish love shrimp! Your bass set up will work just fine.. I use 12pd big game for my baitcasters and free line with 20pd power pro braid on spinning.. hope this helps

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Re: Rookie to saltwater advice [Re: ProGatorin4bass] #12764219
05/22/18 12:05 AM
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Pumpkin chartreuse, plum, white.
Sassy shad type baits same color if the water is stained.


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Re: Rookie to saltwater advice [Re: ProGatorin4bass] #12764702
05/22/18 12:32 PM
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Over the past 15 years or so Plum/Chartreuse SW Bass Assassin soft plastic has been good for the trout, reds and flounder - year round.

Rigged on a TEXAS RATTLER™ jig it becomes even more lethal and helps increase the size of the fish you can string in the area you are working.







Re: Rookie to saltwater advice [Re: ProGatorin4bass] #12764909
05/22/18 02:54 PM
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4" Berkley Gulp....New Penny/Chart. tail
On bottom or under a cork (slip cork)

Free line shrimp with a split shot weight
about 12-18" above the hook

or use cut bait rigged Carolina Style on bottom
20# Mainline...30# leader line
7' med. to med.lite rods
Depending on where ya fish. If you fish off a pier bring a heavier setup.
No less than 30# mainline and leader. Adjust your lead weights according to the current.
Spider weights help if current is strong. That's for heavy gear.

Gonna be a lot of people out there....have fun and stay safe.


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Re: Rookie to saltwater advice [Re: ProGatorin4bass] #12768697
05/25/18 01:06 AM
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Good news is you are bass fisherman, so that will serve you well. Patterns at the coast are more subtle but way less complicated when dialing in the fish. I would suggest you do inshore fishing, look for area accessible for wade fishing. Similar to bass fishing, spending a few bucks on a map should help you narrow down some spots you can wade. Not familiar with Galveston or I would give you some locations to wade.

-Popping cork with live shrimp is a tried and true combo, you can cover a lot of water with it. You can also attach Gulp shrimps if you want to avoid live bait. I prefer the Gulp Mantis Shrimp, new penny chartreuse. (you tube it)

-Top water early can be very effective. I use She Dogs in Bone/chrome, hot pink/chrome, chartreuse chrome. Super spook Jr, same colors.

-Saltwater Assassin, I like single tail style, rig them with a jig head, plum/Chartreuse is legendary, I like chicken on a chain as well.

-H20 Thumpin Mullet same colors as the Assassins.


Find the bait
Look for jumping bait, even if it is huge bait. Look for slicks, look for birds sitting on the water, standing in the water, hunting near the waters edge, birds follow bait. You should as well.

Re: Rookie to saltwater advice [Re: ProGatorin4bass] #12769651
05/25/18 08:39 PM
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Thanks everyone for the great advice. Hopefully I can put it to use and catch something.

Re: Rookie to saltwater advice [Re: ProGatorin4bass] #12771605
05/28/18 12:35 AM
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You can spend an arm and a leg on getting tackle stocked to go Fishin'.

I just go with what works for me. wink

Spoons haven't been mentioned - but they are lethal - especially in the surf.

TEXAS RATTLER™ will be introducing its rattling spoon the 1st of June.

Stay tuned.



Re: Rookie to saltwater advice [Re: Grinder55] #12773024
05/29/18 03:59 PM
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Originally Posted By: Grinder55
[color:#000099]You can spend an arm and a leg on getting tackle stocked to go Fishin'.

I just go with what works for me. wink

Spoons haven't been mentioned - but they are lethal - especially in the surf.

TEXAS RATTLER™ will be introducing its rattling spoon the 1st of June.

Stay tuned






That looks nice. Glass or metal rattle?


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Re: Rookie to saltwater advice [Re: ProGatorin4bass] #12773814
05/30/18 11:28 AM
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Glass rattle - its louder and weighs less than a brass rattle.




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