50 bucks startup for your plug arsenal
Bucktails (white) yellow at first light - in sizes 3/4 ounce to 3 ounces
Storm wildeyes. If nothing else 6 inch paddletails pearl belly or bunker color
Crippled herrings assorted sizes
Kastmasters and other metals (tins) 1/2 ounce to 3 ounces
Diamond jigs with tubes - A17s A27s (sand eel imitations)
Soft plastics Like FinS and Lunker city sluggos
(Posted elsewhere as essentials for the surf)
What you see below is a good starter kit.
Plugs 101 Essentials for the surf. ~$60 pictured
You should have at least these for your surf arsenal.
Cotton Cordell red fin
Creek Chub Striper strike
Luhr Jenson-Needle Fish.
Hopkins No Equal Spoon
Atom Striper Swiper
1 ounce crippled herring
Luhr Jensen - Krocodile 1oz. Chrome
Baby Striper A-Salt Bomber
Smiling Bill Bucktails (not shown)
6 and 9 inch Inch storm shads bunker pattern
6", 7/8 oz., 4 per pack $4.
9", 2 3/4 oz., 1 per pack $4
Popping plugs or surface lures are most effective during low light conditions
such as dawn or dusk.
Metal lures, such as Kastmasters or Hopkins are best during bright sunlight
Swimming lures, both shallow swimmers and deep divers work best during
the day when fish are less likely to come to the surface to feed and at
night when they are close to the bottom and less active.
Bucktail Jigs and eel lures like the sluggo and tube lures take fish
during both day and night. These should be worked along the bottom
at an extremely slow retrieve even better when a piece of pork rind or
squid strip is added to the hook.
Wood plugs can come later.
Tackle bag. (~$80 )
pair of cheap Pliers / wire cutters.
and a Head lamp with the red light for nights
Duo-Lock snap swivels