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What size plugs(length) do you recommend or feel that is best to be used in the back waters. I'm looking to do some sod bank fishing this summer and would like to know what produces the best. I'm thinking it would be smaller then what you would use in the surf. I am guessing that 4-5 inches would be good.
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Spring Into Summer I use 4" lures..
Bomber & MirrOlures etc...
As the Bait Gets Bigger from Late Summer
Thru Fall and Into Early Winter,I bring
out the Bigger Lures..5,6 & sometimes 7"
Lures on the Sods and BackBays...
We Found Especially Last Year The Bigger
the The Lure The Bigger the Fish before
the Season Ended,While During the Spring
Smaller Lures Caught The Same Size Fish.....
 

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Steve give excellent advice on your plug selection. Be sure to scale down your rod and line size to effectively cast these smaller models of plugs. YoZuri makes some excellent smaller plugs with good quality hooks. The Crystal Minnow is available floating and suspending wich are both great choices. The MagMinnow does great too.
Stillwater Lures SmackIt Jr poppers need to be mentioned here as well. Dawn and dusk need to get your attention. Spend time fishing topwater stuff near the grassy edges with deep water nearby. The strike will be as exciting as the catch! Good Luck!
 

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Thanks Strikes and Frank, exactly what I was looking for. Those YoZuri lures look like decorations, not something you would throw in the water. I will check out the 4 and 5 inch. For colors I will go with Purple/Black, black, white with red head. Should I also pick up some of the shiny silver YoZuri's with different color backs. And also what about the MagPopper?

This year I plan to cruise certain areas (17 ft Tracker)so that I can learn my way around the back water and then I will begin fishing them at night. All your help is appreciated. I will concentrate on the Tuckerton and Ocean City/Somers Point areas. Thanks for the advice.
 

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Originally posted by Frank Mihalic:
The strike will be as exciting as the catch! Good Luck!
So True With The TopWater Stuff Frank.,...
I had Bass just going wild one summer night in
the back,leaping out of the water after
a RedHead Storm ChugBug...What A Thrill It
Is To Watch Them Strike on the Surface....
 

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Originally posted by TSStriper:
Should I also pick up some of the shiny silver YoZuri's with different color backs. And also what about the MagPopper?
I really like these YoZuri's-the Mag Darter.
I had alot of success with the Bronze One During
the Early Mornings Late Last Season and even Into
The Day along the SodBanks With Bass.
 

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I love those YZ Mags to Steve! They are some serious dollars!!! I like the stillwaters very much. Rapala chug n bug does a nice job too... This popper casts well and swims well with no hooks. My friends and I often make a few casts with a hooks popper to see if anybody is home. Then we break out the fly rods!

TS I like the colors and sizes of the YZ's...they cast very well. If you can find it, they make a gold sides, black back, orange belly crystal minnow that does great in the night.
 

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And also what about the MagPopper?
I personally don't like the mag-popper. The mouth
is slanted and it doesn't displace as much water
or make as much noice. The storm chugbug, like
Frank and Steve mentioned, is my favorite. I
think they come in two sizes. I have had success
with both, but one may work better than the other
depending on the day. Good luck...nothing better
than topwater action!

[ 06-25-2004, 02:07 PM: Message edited by: earlybird ]
 

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Thanks again.
Great info! Storm Chug Bug sounds good. I will have to do some shopping and then some fishing.
Brent, I spoke with you last season (striperT) via email and I will be checking the areas that you spoke of first. I did catch my first bay striper on a plug last season in Late OCT.early NOV. fishing the areas you spoke of.
I'll let you know how I make out this summer.
 
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