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Get Into the Snook Stampede

On: Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 12:46PM | By: Captain Ron Kowalyk

Snook bites across the board or region, in our parlance, is in full tilt and has been. With an eye to the pass bridges and docks with your shimmy shad-style softplastics, you're in the game. Although live shiners and threads maybe more attractive, that's a personal choice. You can avoid the hassle of bait acquisition, handling, and rebaiting with just about equally good results using the single hook-style softies. According to the reports and pictures and my own similar experiences, favored colors are greenbacks with white bellies in about 3–4" sizes. Larger sizes to 5–6" work well on bug bridge monster liners. These offerings are available weighted and hooked in three packets by companies like Storm Lures and others; very convenient and quick to change after you get terribly mauled by that bucket-list mega-liner. Half-ounce is the generally preferred weight for 3–5 inchers, but you can fish "loose pack" DOA, Gulp and other softies fished on a variety of jig heads. If you choose the loose bag lures, bring along some super glue; just a dab near the jighead will secure the softie for multiple casts and missed strikes.