3 Great Artificial Baits To Catch Snook, Redfish, And More
written by staff writer
Winter happens, even in the Florida Keys, and it helps to know what tackle to use when the days are shorter and the wind picks up.
Capt. C. A. Richardson considers the Keys a second home and he recommends three baits from a January fishing trip near Islamorada. A world-class fishing destination, the flats in the Keys can lead you to tuna, bonefish, permit, tarpon and snook among other worthy species. Is that it? Absolutely not. (Why You Should Fish in the Florida Keys)
Casting against the morning wind, Richardson liked a BTB jig from Z-Man with a twin chartreuse trailer. Their patented ElaZtech plastic gives it a lot of action, he said, but that’s not all he liked about them.
Saving the best for last, the Captain pulled out a blue crab color TRD 4-inch bait, which he described as “what saved the day.”
Richardson said it makes an excellent target bait that lands softly.
Who said January had to be a depressing month? If you’re in the flats with the right bait, it can be like any other month for fishing. If your second home is in the Keys, or honestly anywhere and anytime of year.