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What is your favorite lipped/diving plug?

Snookman77Snookman77 Posts: 1,099 Officer
What is your favorite lipped/diving plug? I fish for Snook around inlets:


Bomber Long A
Yo Zuri Crystal Minnow

And, the not as popular Unfair Lures Stickminno.

Thank you!


  • MRichardsonMRichardson Posts: 10,455 AG
    I have never seen live bones, but I know that they are often used by rich people to decorate the interior.
  • sk018sk018 Posts: 2,958 Captain
    Xrap black with red neck for snook
    xrap 3- on blue mackerel for grouper trolling
  • jcanracerjcanracer Posts: 4,344 Moderator
    Offshore: I'm still looking for the best one to troll behind my kayak when I'm heading out to deep water. I have a Live-target lipped sardine, and that caught a Mahi one time, but has seen no action since. I guess one can't go wrong with Yozuri Crystal Minnow. Going to try this one next time:

    Inshore, I have a Yozuri 3DS minnow that seems to be trout candy, but has yet to catch anything larger.
    Hobie Kayak angler for life!
  • TarponatorTarponator Under a BridgePosts: 17,021 AG
    Mrichardson posted my choice -- old school Rapala floating minnow.

    If I were fishing snook, however, I'd probably go with the Bomber Long A -- it's a more durable lure.

    I've never been a fan of the Yozuri lures -- they simply haven't produced for me and it's not for a lack of trying.

    I've never used the Stickminno or the Xrap.

    All of the above said, if I were fishing for snook near an inlet, I'd be using a jig and not a diving plug.
  • former bluefishinnyformer bluefishinny Posts: 1,492 Officer
    Tarponator wrote: »

    All of the above said, if I were fishing for snook near an inlet, I'd be using a jig and not a diving plug.

    This.... or this:
  • Snookman77Snookman77 Posts: 1,099 Officer
    I've tried those Storms, but have had better luck with the Berkley Powerbait Shads.

    I am using the diving plugs because of the rough surf we've had the past week. I hooked a couple yesterday on the Long A, but lost it. I'll be picking up another.
  • Silent snookerSilent snooker Posts: 378 Deckhand
    xrap in ghost. tried them all and always go back to it. make sure if you buy the smaller models you change out the hooks.
  • PilchardPilchard Posts: 1,373 Officer
    I only throw lipped plugs for tarpon and used the long a bomber exclusively until recent years. I have been experimenting with some plugs designed for Muskie and others designed for striped bass that I picked up on cape cod a couple years ago on a tuna trip.

    However, 99% of the time, I believe there are better options than lipped plugs.
  • Alex from GAAlex from GA Posts: 1,533 Captain
    There isn't a fish on the west coast that I haven't caught with a floating big lipped rebel.
  • humblerhumbler TampaPosts: 131 Deckhand
    Old school floating Rap #11 or #13 or the X-Rap in olive are always with me when I'm throwing divers. I have thrown long A's a lot but get no love with them.
  • Zaraspooker123Zaraspooker123 Posts: 18 Greenhorn
    I'd Redtail hawk it around the inlets but lipped plugs like the Yo-zuri crystal minnow get the job done too. I've always had great luck with the crystal minnow especially in that pattern where it looks purple-ish or light blue on the top and shiny silver on the sides. It's great for working around shallow to mid-depth structure like seawalls, right in the break at the beach, or in your case along the jettys or other holding spots in the inlets. Good luck catch em up!
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  • Ol'DirtyCasterOl'DirtyCaster Posts: 2,406 Captain
    I like a wide cadence on lipped swimmers. Healthy bait swims with tight, efficient movements. A bait that's been jacked up swims slow and wide. The Rapala fmag 18 is probably my favorite, but it doesn't cast very well. If I need distance I use daiwa SP minnows, or xrap14's.
  • captkylekelsocaptkylekelso Posts: 20 Greenhorn
    Bomber windcheater!
    Capt. Kyle Kelso
    All Water Charters
    Key West, FL
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