Eddyc01 wrote: »
I was fishing the public piers at Fort Myers, Cape Coral and Sanibel. One thing I notice was everyone was using real bait; shrimp, squid, crabs and fish.
Does anyone use artificials and if so, which ones are productive?
Calusa wrote: »
Do yourself a favor and buy a couple of packs of 1/2 oz DOA shrimp, near-clear. Toss 'em near the rocks at the beginning of the pier or around pilings. If the snook are there, and I am sure they are, you'll catch 'em non-stop.
Pescatoral Pursuit wrote: »
Just to clarify, and I may be wrong: You mean Crappie jigs, not crappy jigs, right? Not saying that under the right circumstances that crappy jigs wont catch fish. But Crappie jigs do seem to have a sort of universal appeal to predator size baitfish, fresh or saltwater.
DragScreamer wrote: »
guys, how do you work those light weight jigs in the water? I tried it and i could not feel a thing, and with the current it always rid to the upper water column
It's already been said, but gotcha's are a must-have for any pier fishing. Anything with a lead head or plenty of weight. Lures with a lip (x-raps come to mind) can be worked effectively from a pier as well.