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2 Weight Willie wrote:Gonna have to say something real quick. There is a lot of MISLEADING ,to say the least, info on winter selection.....
karstopo wrote:If I were to go out tomorrow or later today to fish, I just might, I’d bring along something shrimpy, which in my case means a tan Borski slider. I’d also try to have a tail or two rigged to a 1/16 ounce jig head like a DSL in a shrimpy color. Hammertime is a good one in the assassin series. Then I’d have something bait fish like both in the fly realm and conventional. My favorite wintertime conventional color is tuxedo. Was it Surfpunk that used to praise that color? Anyway, it’s a good winter color in my experience. I also like the saltwater assassins in the moon series. Green and blue moon. None of those has a chartreuse tail. Tequila sunrise is a good rat taii, Norton makes those.Ok thanks for the rec.
Corkies are fun in the winter, too. Pinks, black over white. What color did saltykat use, something called redfish I think. Gold and black something along those lines, do a search, saltykat was legendary with those tsunami corky knockoffs. Whatever he wrote, it’s all true. I fished with him a few times.
Believe it or not, I like a skitterwalk this time of year. I don’t like topwater flies, but a suspending pattern like the gartside soft hackle streamer is Corky-esque. So are steve farrar blend baitfish, so are baitfish made with icelandic sheep wool. Big profiles, slow motion fishing, barely sinking, hover type of lures and flies. Rapala had the xrap. Corky, catch 2000.
I like redfish crack in whites, silvers, for winter, but I always have some in olive and black and tan. I think the black and tan and olive ones tend to check the crab and blenny box.
My problem, one of too many, is I get fixated on a particular lure or fly. I’m going to fish that SOB and make that SOB work if and until h*ll freezes over. I tend to look at changing up my presentation for too long when I should have switched to a different pattern or lure.
Neumie wrote:Ok so yes I misstated. I should have said MISLEADING TO ME. All my life I was using live bait. So about 2 years ago I started out with lures and tried to up my game on finding the fish. So I read articles and watched instructonals and lure fishing was flunking for me. I realize that the stuff I was watching and reading about was from the east coast The east coast was still the same with structure, current, bla, bla, bla. But the behavior aspect like how there redfish run is way earlier than ours. It WAS confusing. That is the MISLEADING bit to me. Should have clarified.2 Weight Willie wrote:Gonna have to say something real quick. There is a lot of MISLEADING ,to say the least, info on winter selection.....
I'd like to hear more about the misleading information. What are you referring to?
Ron Mc wrote:Big mullet for big trout (Corky's), but tiny glass minnows are the main baitfish all winter long.Thanks Ron!
Have seen schooling redfish sipping them, and you couldn't buy a strike on anything, unless you can imitate that tiny glass minnow.
The perfect lure is 1/16-oz YoZuri sinking Pins minnow, but it takes UL to throw it.
YakRunabout wrote:A couple of years ago about this time of year I was in a sporting goods store and thought that I would look for something to an answer to your question. I had heard big lures, so that is what I was looking for. I also tend toward natural colors. So I made a selection of a Yum Money minnow.Thank you!!!!
Later, in January, we were headed out to some deep water after a strong cold front. So, I threw the Money minnow, on a twist lock hook since it had a slit belly. I had 4 trout in the first 30 minutes, 3 in teens to 19" and a 23". Bite died after that, so I could have gone home, but spent the next couple of hours looking for more.
After cleaning the fish we found what they had been eating - a nice match I believe!
karstopo wrote:It’s fun to get excited about lures.It is! Butttttttt, there is a contradiction here. Ron's saying stay small and yakrunabout is saying BIG. So which one?
karstopo wrote:Definitely a plan. I generally have tiny flies in the kayak and big ol plugs like corkies and skitterwalks. Give them what they are eating.Alrighty!
Ron Mc wrote:there is no contradiction.I know I'm sorry when I saw corky I processed it as croaker rig (don't ask why) thank you ron for the helpful info on the topic!
I said big mullet for big trout (Corkys) and, otherwise, the most abundant winter baitfish are tiny glass minnows.
You even quoted me.
It’s fun to get excited about lures.
I like some smaller stuff. Not everything needs to have chartreuse in it either.
karstopo wrote:Those look good. I like some smaller stuff. NOT EVERYTHING HAS TO HAVE CHARTREUSE IN IT EITHER.
Ron Mc wrote:Chartreuse with a fast retrieve probably won't catch anything in winter - more important is natural colors and slow retrieves.
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