Need some SW Florida inshore saltwater tackle suggestions.
This is my 1st post here. BTW this is a great forum you guys have got here. Very informative! Your inshore fishing is fantastic. Different than what I'm used to but fantastic none the less. I'm very envious that you have this type of fishery so close. Anyway, the last few years we have been fortunate enough to vacation in your great state. I've been expanding my fishing each year. 1st year bait fishing on the pier. OK but boring. 2nd yr I rented kayak, more my style, loved it. I stuck to the basics and used silver spoon, red/white rapala, Sebile stick shadd, gulp shrimp. Had luck on all of them. I want to try some new stuff but currently my saltwater bag is more geared towards fluke, blues and stripers. I would like to stock up early on some inshore tackle and use up some Cabela's points I've earned. I hear alot about Z-man, DOA and other simular baits. What do you think of them and why? What should I get? What size? Which colors? Also what about weighted hooks vs. plain old jig heads. I may even try live bait this year, if I can catch it. Any suggestions in that department would also be appreciated. Thanks, Rob in Montana