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  • HammerheadTedHammerheadTed Posts: 1,256 Officer
    It’s all what we are used to and have fun and success with. My grandson, Fuzzy, is now 8 and has caught 3 Snook over 30”. When the boat stops, he’s the first one with his rod out and the last to put it away. He has never fished with bait, with me anyway, which is about 95%of his fishing. 
  • Gator4LifeGator4Life Gainesville,FlPosts: 576 Officer
    edited February 2019 #33
    Using bait to catch fish isn't cheating. Using 6 hooks to catch a fish seems more like cheating to me. 😁😁😁
    Grasshopper
  • bunkerboy222bunkerboy222 Posts: 68 Deckhand
    Sabikis for pinfish is a winner.......but not 6 hooks,maybe 5
  • bunkerboy222bunkerboy222 Posts: 68 Deckhand
    Thanks to all for your replies.Lots of useful info Much appreciated!!!
  • ocalaocala Posts: 173 Deckhand
    Interesting topic.
    100% artificials  for me. Anyone can throw a pin fish or shrimp out there and catch something.
    No sport in that. But, you also catch more fish with live bait so I understand why people use it.
    #1 Nothing better then throwing a Skitterwalk topwater bait and watch something blow up on it.
    #2 Any type of twitch bait. Yozuri's are great but too expensive to lose.
    #3 Jig and a DOA shrimp or some type of swim bait.
    #4 Johnson gold spoon tipped with a pearl trailer.
    2,3, and 4 could always be moved around but all are productive.
    Being as I use only artificials there are several days that I don't catch anything but that's my choice. The good days make up for it. :)
  • trout069trout069 Posts: 4,970 Captain
    Vertigo said:

    3. DOA shrimp for trout and everything else.

    How do you work them?
    This time of year because of water temps, exactly as Mark Nichols says to on doa website. No cork, loop knot on shrimp. Couple of short twitch’s pause for a couple of seconds and twitch twice again. Once water warms up, go to a cork. 
  • Snook SpankerSnook Spanker Inglis / YankeetownPosts: 1,843 Captain
    I believe most fishermen go through phases in their approach to they catch fish, The longer you fish the more you enjoy catching them with more difficult methods. All bait when learning, then comes lures w/ bait like a jig and live shrimp. then lures and also bait  when things get tough. Then all lures, then lots of topwater and finally flyfishing. Of course this is not true for all but generally speaking its pretty close. Then it becomes quite fun to create your own lures and flys along with building your own rods. Just seems like the natural progression of a lot of fishers. That was my rout anyway. No kill or very limited  keeping of fish also progresses along with your skills when you start to realize if you kill everything you catch, eventually there will be none left for your grandchildren!!!!!
    I am'z what I am'z and that'z all that I am'z!! > Popeye!
  • SaltygatorvetSaltygatorvet TallahasseePosts: 4,377 Captain
    I believe most fishermen go through phases in their approach to they catch fish, The longer you fish the more you enjoy catching them with more difficult methods. All bait when learning, then comes lures w/ bait like a jig and live shrimp. then lures and also bait  when things get tough. Then all lures, then lots of topwater and finally flyfishing. Of course this is not true for all but generally speaking its pretty close. Then it becomes quite fun to create your own lures and flys along with building your own rods. Just seems like the natural progression of a lot of fishers. That was my rout anyway. No kill or very limited  keeping of fish also progresses along with your skills when you start to realize if you kill everything you catch, eventually there will be none left for your grandchildren!!!!!
    Very well said
    You should have been here yesterday
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