Classic - Bait and/or Arties

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Which bait/lure will you be using for The Classic

Bait only
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3%
Arties only
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18%
Both
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Classic - Bait and/or Arties

Post by islandspeed2001 » Wed May 09, 2012 10:50 pm

It would be interesting to see what type of bait/lures everyone is planning on using for the upcoming Classic. Are you going to use bait only, arties only or both?
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Post by RockStarDave » Wed May 09, 2012 11:43 pm

I was thinking of arti only but might get some muds now due to wind. might want to have something to soak a little hard to paddle and cast in 10mph wind. As far as lure will be using some slayer sst that I got to try them, and my go to badonkadonk and yozuri. I'm so exited to see what people catch this yeah hope I get a big fish or two myself. Either way have fun out there and good luck only two more days!!
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Re: Classic - Bait and/or Arties

Post by snookslayer » Wed May 09, 2012 11:44 pm

If everything goes as planned a 25in trout, and 30in redfish will come in thanks to my trusty DOA shrimp. Then a 18in flounder will kill a finger mullet of mine. This all leads to me having a 73in slam and winning the classic.

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Post by Ring King » Thu May 10, 2012 8:35 am

I'm throwing all artificials. I hate bait fishing. I tried it in Browns Creek on Tuesday but ended up just dumping the bait bucket and sticking with artis. I just don't have the patience to soak bait and watch a rod tip. That decision will probably knock me out of the running for the Classic, but I know that it'll be more fun fishing that way. Guess it all comes down to my bass fishing background. I like to move and fish not anchor or stake out. I've got to stay busy to enjoy the fishing. I'm sure with 17mph winds I'll be plenty busy!!! :lol:
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Re: Classic - Bait and/or Arties

Post by MrTopWater » Thu May 10, 2012 8:55 am

Snookslayer

Now you have the perfect plan, hope it works out for you. Im sure there are three to four hundred other kayak fishermen(women) with the same idea, including myself...Goodluck :thumbright:
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Post by KayakMike » Thu May 10, 2012 9:03 am

Both is wise ;) BTW fishing with bait does not require Bait & Wait :rr: If you are fishing shrimp on a jig or a float rig like a cajun thunder you need to move it around and move yourself around and find the fish.
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Re: Classic - Bait and/or Arties

Post by fishstoner » Thu May 10, 2012 9:47 am

I'll be fishing both artificial and live. Soak some and
cast a ton of artificial then troll between locations. I keep 4 - 5 rods set up with spoons, top waters, popin cork, bottom rig, and redfish magic or something else. If it aint working I dump ot for the next thing. You have to mix it up to see what they want today.
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Re: Classic - Bait and/or Arties

Post by MrTopWater » Thu May 10, 2012 9:56 am

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To answer your question, I will be targeting my trout at first light with a topwater plug. Then I plan on fishing for my red with live bait, cut bait, or fresh blue crab. Then hopefully comes the flounder on a jighead with arties, muds, or finger mullet.

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Re: Classic - Bait and/or Arties

Post by fishingfool27 » Thu May 10, 2012 10:37 am

Top water for trout. Then live and cut bait for flounder and red.
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Re: Classic - Bait and/or Arties

Post by ladr6 » Thu May 10, 2012 10:48 am

Don't mean to get off topic, but I heard that cutting up a lady fish and soaking it is a good way to get the reds. This true? Also, do you just take a chunck out of the middle and throw the rest away? On bottom or hanging from the float? Would like to try it. I seem to catch a good deal of ladyfish..

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Re: Classic - Bait and/or Arties

Post by crusher » Thu May 10, 2012 11:04 am

Soft bait rolled in lady fish guts with a shrimp teaser.

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Re: Classic - Bait and/or Arties

Post by Weekend Warrior » Thu May 10, 2012 12:37 pm

both

If I am in a tourney where they allow the use of bait, darn right I am going to bring the buffet!

But, I will be throwing artificial at least half the time.
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Re: Classic - Bait and/or Arties

Post by yakem » Thu May 10, 2012 12:50 pm

This is my first tourney so I am gonna try and throw everything in my tackle box if possible. Unless I find something that working real good as I have something mullet,mud,cut,shrimp and whatever else I can find soaking. So I'm going for broke as u can say!! "YAKEM"
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Re: Classic - Bait and/or Arties

Post by SRAces » Thu May 10, 2012 1:08 pm

I'll probably look like that reference in another thread to a "shrimp boat"...lol. Last week, I caught a 19" flounder on a mud minnow that I was trolling out the back as I slowly peddled to another location. So in that case I wasn't sitting still and waiting for a bite with the live bait. I caught my trout and red on shrimp with a popping cork. I'll be using both artifical and live bait on Saturday. Good luck all! :thumbright:
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Re: Classic - Bait and/or Arties

Post by Weekend Warrior » Thu May 10, 2012 1:53 pm

ladr6 wrote:Don't mean to get off topic, but I heard that cutting up a lady fish and soaking it is a good way to get the reds. This true? Also, do you just take a chunck out of the middle and throw the rest away? On bottom or hanging from the float? Would like to try it. I seem to catch a good deal of ladyfish..
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Cut it into steaks, and rig up a fish finder rig with a circle hook or use a standup jig head and chuck it into your favorite redfish hole at low tide, then keep the bail open and a finger on the line, you will feel them inhale it, once they do, let them walk away with it for a few seconds then set the hook Bill Dance style and hang on!

You can even use the whole head and hook it straight through the eyes.

Caught many piggy sized reds using this method!
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