Posts Tagged ‘Swim Baits’

NEW MEXICO: Bluewater Lake – Tiger Musky Fair on Shallow Crank Baits, Swim Baits & Spinners

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Fishing was fair using shallow crank baits, swim baits and spinners for tiger musky. Recommend releasing short fish as soon as possible to keep them healthy and a big catch for the future.

Fishing was slow to fair using stink bait for catfish.

A few trout were taken by anglers trolling spinners.

The surface water temp was in the mid 70s.

New Mexico
Game and Fish


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ARKANSAS: Spoons, Grubs, Swim baits and Live Bait are the Best

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Norfork Lake level is 552.5 and dropping slowly with a surface temperature of 45 degrees and it, too, is dropping slowly.

A cold front just came through leaving the area with its coolest temperatures of the year. Creeks are stained and are a perfect color for fishing. That’s where most of the fish are.

Not a lot has changed since the last report except more stripers are being caught. There are several schooling fish just inside the mouths of creeks feeding on the shad. These schools contain bass, hybrid and stripers. You will not know what it is until it hits.

Crappie are on brush and moving from one pile to another. They go shallow at dusk. There are some very nice fish being caught everyday. I have not caught any walleye for a few days but I do not run the whole lake. Harvey works the north end of the lake, Steve works the middle and Bink works the south. Spoons, grubs, swim baits and live bait are the best.

Jerk bait fishing is coming soon.

Blackburn’s Resort
p: 800-635-0526


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LOUISIANA: Fishing with Swim-baits, the Cocodrie Cocahoe in Purple/Chart

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Power-Pole Style Anchor System
Good times today having Tony Breaux, and Brayden Breaux on-board.

Slow start at our first stop picking away at a few trout and one flounder. Made a couple moves and found a good concentration of trout and some reds mixed in. We commenced to Burn Hacking them slowly but surely!!! We put together a nice mess of fish as usual, but it was not a fast and furious bite like on Wednesday.

Most fish fell victim to swim-baits, the Cocodrie Cocahoe in purple/Chart held its own at the end, with the Shiney Hineys catching a few trout and reds also.

Thanks again guys for a great day and even better company!

Capt. Marty LaCoste
Absolute Fishing Charters
P: 985-856-4477


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N CAROLINA: Wrightsville – We Are Throwing Big Jigs, Swim Baits & Live Bait

Friday, June 10th, 2011

Well folks the heat is on! The temps are staying pretty warm to hot for the last few weeks, but the coolest place to be is on the water; fishing of course! There has been no shortage of bait in the last few weeks and with all the bait the fish have followed and the fishing has been very good most days!

You know me let’s start with one I love to fish for; the Cobia! There has been a good number of Cobia around this season, I have seen one almost everyday I’ve been looking for them and there are some big ones around. My clients put four (keepers) Cobia in the boat this last week and I got to catch one myself this last week too. The two big Cobia in the last week was a 66.5 pounder and my 52.4 pound, the really cool part of my Cobia is I caught it on a medium action rod and a Penn Battle 3000 spinning reel with fifth-teen pound Spiderwire braid. What a fight; I did not ever think I was going to get that Cobia in, after a thirty minute fight I put the heat on the fish and got it to the boat!

I look this time of year for Cobia around inlets, shoals and bait schools; near shore/offshore reefs and ledges are also a good place to look too. With the water being so clear it has been easier to see those brown logs in the water. We are throwing big jigs, swim baits and live bait to the Cobia. Color really does not seem to matter, brighter the better; Blue Water Candy makes some very nice Cobia jigs, check them out at our local tackle shops! When I’m not sight casting for them, we are fishing around inlets, shoals and near shore artificial reefs. I float fish, bottom fish and kite fish in these areas with live menhaden, blues and mullet as bait. Yes sometimes I do chum, but the Sharks and Rays can sometimes drive you crazy it you chum a lot!

Casting and trolling for Spanish mackerel has been very good lately. I’m seeing Spanish and Blues all up & down the beaches in fifth-teen to forty-five foot of water as well as around all the local inlets. There has been a few very nice Spanish in the three to six pound ranger caught around the area too. Spanish mackerel have very good eye sight and to the catch the bigger ones you really should try a fluorocarbon leader, you would be surprised how this can make a difference sometimes!

I’ve had the best luck with deeper spoons on number one planners, yes I’m seeing a few on the top line but the best has been deeper. Clark-spoons in sizes 00 and 0 are doing the trick in colors silver, gold and pink flash. The Spanish hitting the top baits are hitting Blue Water Candy’s Spanish Daisy chains in colors pink, blue and silver; the great thing about this rig is you can pull it off lighter tackle outfits. When the Spanish are jumping I’m casting spoons in sizes one to three inches long with a fast retrieve and keeping my rod tip low to the water to keep the spoon just under the surface.

With this nice hot air around the Flounder are finally showing up in better numbers, there is still a lot of smaller ones inshore, but the bigger ones are showing every day! Most of the Flounder fishing I’m doing is just off the beach and around the inlets, with the new fifth-teen inch rule you just have got to pick through them to get the keepers. I’ve caught Flounder on both live and artificial baits lately, what I have seen is more numbers on live bait, but more keepers on artificial baits. Mud minnows on light Carolina rigs with #one L42 Eagle Claw hooks are catching the numbers of Flounder, Berkley Gulp Jerkshads in five & six inch sizes are getting the most keeper Flounder. Tip of the day: In most cases bigger bait will catch you bigger Flounder, but you will catch less numbers of Flounder by going with bigger bait.

Redfishing for me has slowed a bit, but the bigger fish are starting to show up around the inlets and near shore live/hard bottoms. I have had no real good numbers yet, just some spread out fish here and there while we are Cobia fishing. Bigger scented grubs like six and seven inch Jerkshads are a good bet for catching ocean Reds on artificial baits, live mullets or menhaden are good on the live bait side of things.

Fishing Gear I use:

Reels Penn Fierce and Battle spinning in sizes 2000, 3000 & 4000 sizes. Cobia Fishing reels: Penn Battle 5000, 6000 & 7000, Penn 320LD. Line: Spiderwire Ultra-cast and Berkley Fireline braid in 8, 10 and 15 pound. Cobia Line: 30 pound Berkley Big Game Mono. Rods: Fenwick HMG GS 70M-MF, Ugly stick lites 6’6″ and 7′ Med & Med-Heavy. Cobia Rods: Ugly Stik Tiger Lite Jigging series in 50-100 class spinning and casting. Leader material: Cobia; Berkley Big Game mono & Fluorocarbon in eighty to one hundred pound. Stren Fluorocarbon leader material in Tannic and Gunsmoke tints; tannic for river and stained waters, gunsmoke for clear water applications.

Hey thanks for reading and good fishing to ya,

Captain Jot Owens
Jot It Down Fishing Charters
p: 910-233-4139


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