A jig with a soft sassy-shad body is my all time favorite lure to use. I've caught bluegill and other panfish on the 1" - 2" sizes; white bass, black bass, striped bass, speckled trout, flounder, and redfish on the larger sizes. I've even caught channel cats on smaller sizes.
I always have several with me!
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hard baits and canoes|
Posted by: old_user on May-04-09 8:06 AM (EST)
We found the x-rap subwalker a killer for spotted sea trout but in the FLorida Bay near Flamingo the weeds on the incoming tide drove us nuts. The soft baits with a small weighted hook set up in weedless manner did not even pass without collecting a handful of grass. For freshwater bass, better than the purple worm, the Rat-l-trap when the bottom was clear of branches and stumps was my ticket for success. The weedless soft baits such and the Zoom watermelon 5" with a 4-0 or 5-0 weedless hook brought out the hungry bass in the Kissimmee River basin of Florida but bass over 8-10 lbs keep their distance from the Zoom baits (?) and the rat-l-traps....
Jerks in shallow water|
Posted by: old_user on May-09-09 6:13 PM (EST)
I kayak fish in extremely shallow water and grass can be a real problem. The trick for me is to use a light head and make only short casts so I can keep the bait of the bottom.