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Fall fishing

   Was fishing Thurs.in a well known bay South of Goodland with two
others,First guy thru a gold wdls.spoon,I threw a red/white Zara Spook
and the third threw a lure designed to resemble a glass minnow with
tiny piece of cut up shrimp.
  The last guy had four reds and snook in the boat before we had a strike. 
Needless to say we promptly but on the same lures.
   This lure is easy to make.Buy some tan,thin surgical tubing and cut off
an inch.Then thread onto a 1/8 jig.Make sure when done it is straight.
    All in all,a good day with 8-10 reds,10-15 snook and alot of small


  • got1ongot1on Posts: 73 Greenhorn
    Thanks for the report (it sure has been quiet around here) and the tip for the lure! I plan on fishing down around Flamingo tomorrow. 
  • Grey BeardGrey Beard Posts: 102 Deckhand
    I know it sounds like a simple creation but could you post a picture of your jig?

    Have you ever tried something other than shrimp on the jig like Fish Bites or small piece of Gulp?


    Grey Beard
  • snookaffinitysnookaffinity Naples, FLPosts: 1,159 Officer
    Great report. Thanks for posting.
    "It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt." - Mark Twain
  • 10kman10kman Posts: 641 Officer
      Grey Beard,yes I use Fish Bites and Gulp but there are 
    many days that shrimp is what they want.And I'll see if
    I can borrow my wife's phone to send a pix.

  • Lake-LinkerLake-Linker Posts: 112 Deckhand
    Last January I spent a couple weeks at CS state park fishing the 10K almost every day. I had been told by friends to use 1/4 and 1/8oz hair jigs with a small piece of shrimp. The hair jigs sold at Marco Ace are built by someone who obviously takes pride in his product,not simply built to sell but tied to hold up...They work very well,I bought a bunch,lost a bunch too....But caught a lot of fish.

    Eventually I got tired of losing $3 jigs. I figured that small hair jigs and tube jigs are almost interchangeable but tubes are way cheaper...I picked up a few packages of tube jigs and they worked just about as good as the hair..

    What the OP described is a "crappie" tube jig minus the cuts in the end... 

    I used tan,white and chartreuse tube jigs but eventually settled on just chartreuse...I'll be back down for the first couple weeks in January again this year - fishing from a Hobie kayak with outrigger and 2.5h Suzuki - and already have my box of jigs/tubes set aside so they don't get misplaced
  • 10kman10kman Posts: 641 Officer
       Grey Beard,better idea go to Ace Hardware,they have dozens
    of these tube jigs hanging on the racks.When your in the 
    bucktail jig area buy some of those mylar tailled white 
    bucktails.Darn near as effective as the tubes.Key is that
    tiny piece of fresh shrimp added to both.
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