ok so i do alot of bass fishing and you have to know how to use the conditions to tell what lure, color, and size to use. Now ive only done most of my inshore fishing in NY long island when i was 6-11 so i have no idea what to do inshore hear lol.....so my question is when is the best time to use a:
curly tail grubs
live finger mullet
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curly tail grubs 3-6 ft.
jigs 6-12 ft.
popping corks 3-6 ft.
shrimps deep or under float
live shrimp when you are bored
live finger mullet NE FL
I personally would add topwater to your list and start with that first thing at sunrise. Once the sun's come up a bit, I like to switch to a shallow diving crankbait, especially over deep grass or along mangrove edges.
Spoons are a favorite of mine on oyster bars and sand flats. Just cast and slowly retrieve. You'll feel the vibration in the rodtip as the spoon spins, just wait till a redfish whacks it and tries to rip the rod out of your hand. I personally don't use swimbaits much but I've heard of others who like them for a similar technique, just cast and retrieve slowly.
Jigs and weedless soft plastics are a favorite of mine for fishing under docks and mangrove branches. Make sure to use a sharp hop, pause, hop, pause retrieve to illicit reaction strikes. You can try gulp if you want to get ripped off for buying 5 pieces of plastic. But I have just as good of luck with cheaper plastics like DOA CALs and Zoom Flukes.
I get bored just fishing shrimp, mullet, or other live baits exclusively unless there's an active bite going on. I prefer to rig one up under a cork, toss it behind the boat or kayak, put the rod in the holder with loose drag and then fish artificials till the drag starts screaming.
Again, do not get married to a single technique. If you've been working something for about half an hour and nothing's happening, then switch to something else!
Anyone who has ever fished live bait for Snook for any amount of time can attest to this.