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Old 02-26-2009, 04:56 PM
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Anyone use soft plastics outside of what is normally discussed on this site, like Gulp Crabs, crawfish, tsunami squid or saltwater shrimp/lobster????? Damn Saturday morning fishing shows are gonna be the death of me, catching all those large mouth down south got me thinkin about bouncing somehing "out of the ordinary" off the rocks @ Biddeford Pool........when I'm not bouncing eels of course!!!! Just a thought though, I appreciate any and all feedback.



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Old 02-27-2009, 09:45 PM
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the crab patterns are good as alot of times it is what bass are keying in on. if i fished up there i would use them. thing is, when fishing it, bear in mind crabs move from side to side so as to rig it on the jig or fluke rig. taking the time to weigh a mix of epoxy with some titanium dust (i just happen to have on hand) and adding it to the belly of the crab pattern will hold it on bottom and prevent it from rolling too much on the retrieve. the added scent is remarkable and fishing for weakfish here worked but not like live bait did. some guys outfished the live worm guys with the gulp worms that spectacular season a few years back. wherever crabs and or worms are abundant or present at that stage of the season that stuff will produce.



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Old 02-28-2009, 05:03 PM
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Watching the action of plastics replicating that of a crab, crawfish, shrimp or something of the like and seeing the underwater strike just fascinated me!!!! Bouncing any of the aforementioned down there in between all those rocks seemed like a no brainer, but I'll have to look into that epoxy with titanium dust to keep 'em on bottom! Thanks for the info, much appreciated!!! I don't wanna get greedy and say I'll be in search of my first 40", but I welcome the challenge and certainly wouldn't complain about it. Can't wait, another couple months and it's officially on.


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Old 03-06-2009, 11:18 AM
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I think i've been obsessing over soft plastic swimbaits. I reserve them for the runs when the stripers come into freshwater rivers, and only when I'm sure no bluefish are around. This spring will be my first time using them tho.

If you've ever seen the stomach contents of striped bass, most of them have crabs inside. I say it's gotta work,....right?
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Old 03-06-2009, 05:12 PM
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texas rigs with a red split tail worm dark red is key. a friend of mine actually uses this alot in the bays and catches a fair amount of stripers on it.
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Old 03-06-2009, 09:52 PM
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http://www.berkley-fishing.com/cat.php?k=96332&sk=96325

http://www.berkley-fishing.com/cat.php?k=96229&sk=96229

Looks pretty cool.....I bet those crabs would pick up some nice Tautog as well

I'm not sure if "Peeler Crabs" (first link) are even found in saltwater....I've seen other soft plastic crab imitations before...maybe they were made by Storm. Out here in San Diego they use crabs for a lot of fish in the surf...I might have to pick up some artificials and compare them with the real thing.
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Old 03-07-2009, 12:06 AM
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The crabs are great. I used them for the first time last year and caught fish. Blues love em too though.

Has anyone tried the swim shad on Stripers? They have great swimming action and good weight for casting. I'm thinking of spraying them with bunker juice and swimming them in the surf this season.
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Old 03-07-2009, 02:55 AM
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I've used both the Vivif and Storm swim shads...the Storm shad's are in my opinion much better.

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calcutta makes similar swim shads, but they totally suck beacuase the eyes fall off in like 3 casts, dont get fooled by the 1 or 2 dollar savings, get the storm shads. i like em
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6 inch paddle tail storms are the ticket
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