I use a floating gold rattletrap around oyster bars for redfish. Just use a steady retrieve and let it bounce off the oyster bar. This works really good when the tide starts to cover the bar.
I'm going to give them a try this winter in the lower Keys. The one thing that concerns me is that they have very small hooks. You really can't just "super size" these or it will destroy their wobble which creates the rattle. I think the number of fish lost will be higher than most other lures. Seems to be true in fresh water too.
I've caught my largest spotted sea trout on one -- you can crank them right over the top of submerged grass. As pointed out, the floaters a nice around oyster bars for reds. I don't know that the mineral content of the water matters. If the habitat/conditions warrent one, then throw it.
Ive used them in the flats around Stuart and even trolling creeks in NE...they work well on trout...
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I don't know what it is I have, if I remember it is called a bunker buster. It's some off brand ratltrap made for saltwater. Bigger hooks, rings, etc. I'll post pics later if I get a chance.
I use them when the blues are around, they tear it up every cast. They hit it so much they wear the paint off until it is white, and still they tear it up. The Spanish macks will probably do the same if you crank it as fast as.you can. I take the trebels off and put J hooks on so it is easier to get out of mouth and catch another fish.
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