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Old 05-27-2018, 07:22 PM   #1
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Anyone still using down south lures? What colors yall like? Hoythitman told me about dirty tequila color kast year. I had pretty good luck with it. What colors been good for you?
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Old 05-27-2018, 07:25 PM   #2
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I use them a lot, and carry them in my store. I like the plum/chartreuse. It's personal preference though.
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Old 05-27-2018, 07:42 PM   #3
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Chicken of the Sea all day and all year for specs and reds around POC. Thatís almost all I use.


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Old 05-27-2018, 07:50 PM   #4
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I use them a lot, and carry them in my store. I like the plum/chartreuse. It's personal preference though.
Hey what's the store you opened in our area?
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Old 05-27-2018, 07:53 PM   #5
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Hey what's the store you opened in our area?
It's in Bay City across the street from Jack in the Box, called The Salt Swag Store.
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Old 05-27-2018, 07:53 PM   #6
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Both mentioned above are great. Love Texas roach as well.
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Old 05-27-2018, 08:12 PM   #7
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Will check it out. Saw a place in flute opened and heard roscoe was bought out and thought it might be you at either place. Will stop by and get some goods next time in bay city. Watch out for sliva's and Saha's!
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Old 05-27-2018, 08:13 PM   #8
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Texas roach for the win!
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Old 05-27-2018, 08:25 PM   #9
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Old 05-27-2018, 08:26 PM   #10
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I use them a lot, and carry them in my store. I like the plum/chartreuse. It's personal preference though.
X2 on the plum
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Old 05-27-2018, 08:31 PM   #11
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Will check it out. Saw a place in flute opened and heard roscoe was bought out and thought it might be you at either place. Will stop by and get some goods next time in bay city. Watch out for sliva's and Saha's!
Ha. I went to school at Tidehaven with Slivas and Sahas. Lol
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Old 05-27-2018, 09:25 PM   #12
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Any of the dark colors as long as it has a chartreuse tail... My personal favorite is Texas Roach or Dirty Tequila...
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Old 05-27-2018, 10:20 PM   #13
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Old 05-27-2018, 10:25 PM   #14
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They're in my arsenal, but not my go to lures...agreed on any dark color with a chartreuse tail.
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Old 05-27-2018, 10:35 PM   #15
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It's in Bay City across the street from Jack in the Box, called The Salt Swag Store.
Did you come up with that design/logo? if so awesome job!! I dig it. Pretty Sweet
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Old 05-28-2018, 05:36 AM   #16
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Your question was still using?

My question is when did anyone stop?

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Old 05-28-2018, 04:44 PM   #17
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I have some dirty tequila and some howells strawberry wine. Just looking for maybe one or two other colors. Any ideas?
Anyone try those new ones like color x or red flash?
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Old 05-28-2018, 04:51 PM   #18
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Spill the beans on your store. I'm all about supporting the tbh crew

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I use them a lot, and carry them in my store. I like the plum/chartreuse. It's personal preference though.
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Old 05-28-2018, 05:04 PM   #19
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Spill the beans on your store. I'm all about supporting the tbh crew
We opened a tackle shop in Bay City. It's on 35, right across the street from Jack in the Box. It's called The Salt Swag Store.
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Old 05-28-2018, 05:17 PM   #20
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Thanks, we don't hit bay city too often but every now and then go to K2s. I'll check it out next trip there

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We opened a tackle shop in Bay City. It's on 35, right across the street from Jack in the Box. It's called The Salt Swag Store.
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Old 05-28-2018, 06:15 PM   #21
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I love my DSL. Almost all i throw the last few years. Prefer purple/chartreuse(LSU TIGER), chicken of the sea, and glow chartreuse.

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Old 05-28-2018, 07:46 PM   #22
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They're in my arsenal, but not my go to lures...agreed on any dark color with a chartreuse tail.
Whatís your go to ?
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Old 05-28-2018, 08:46 PM   #23
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Whatís your go to ?
Saltwater Assassin's, hot chicken or sea shad depending on water clarity. I'll throw some salt and pepper in with that mix too.
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Old 05-29-2018, 05:02 PM   #24
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We opened a tackle shop in Bay City. It's on 35, right across the street from Jack in the Box. It's called The Salt Swag Store.


I fish out of Sargent quite a bit. Iíll have to swing by there on one of my next trips to support a TBHer


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Old 05-29-2018, 05:09 PM   #25
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I love em. Key lime, magic grass or Texas roach in darker water
Caught the most fish in clearer water with on plum and chartreuse and whatever this one is called.


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Old 05-29-2018, 06:46 PM   #26
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They're good baits. Not my go to bait by any means but they'll catch fish.

Good job on the fish you guys.
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Old 05-29-2018, 09:33 PM   #27
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Great baits!!! My go to is Little Jon by mirror lure. Going in the morning and will have the purple demon, pink and molten lil johns in my pocket.
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Old 05-30-2018, 09:34 AM   #28
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Are DSLs scented?
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Old 05-30-2018, 09:47 AM   #29
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It's in Bay City across the street from Jack in the Box, called The Salt Swag Store.
Which one? Will try to stop in when I go to Matagorda.
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Old 05-30-2018, 09:48 AM   #30
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not scented like fishy smell, but he does put sort of a grape smell on them. smell like grape kool-aide.
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Old 05-30-2018, 09:50 AM   #31
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Which one? Will try to stop in when I go to Matagorda.
It's next to the Excel place. We have signs and stuff up now.
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Old 05-30-2018, 09:50 AM   #32
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Old 05-30-2018, 09:52 AM   #33
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Bone Diamond and Key Lime are my go to in POC or Seadrift
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Old 05-30-2018, 09:53 AM   #34
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went to academy this weekend. they didnt have the newer colors like color x or red flash. i guess i'll hit up a tackle store. i have some dirty tequila, red wine and some plum chartreuse. just looking for maybe a 4th color to keep in my wade box. dont like taking a ton of colors.
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Old 05-30-2018, 09:57 AM   #35
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I use them with clients.
I prefer dark ones early and go lighter as the day develops.
Always with a chartruse paddle tail.
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Old 05-30-2018, 10:01 AM   #36
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not scented like fishy smell, but he does put sort of a grape smell on them. smell like grape kool-aide.
You must have a good nose on you. Any idea on why grape?
I have friends that love throwing them.
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Old 05-30-2018, 10:07 AM   #37
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No sir, no idea why grape. Smells pretty good though. Dont know if it brings fish or not, but at least the bag isnt stinky or get gulp stink on your fingers. haha
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Old 05-30-2018, 10:19 AM   #38
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It's in Bay City across the street from Jack in the Box, called The Salt Swag Store.
Thanks, that's good to know.
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Old 05-30-2018, 10:21 AM   #39
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Old 05-30-2018, 10:24 AM   #40
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Never tried them. This is my go to and what we caught them on yesterday. Norton sand eel jr.
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Old 05-30-2018, 10:26 AM   #41
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No way that could work, you need to switch to my go to...
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went to academy this weekend. they didnt have the newer colors like color x or red flash. i guess i'll hit up a tackle store. i have some dirty tequila, red wine and some plum chartreuse. just looking for maybe a 4th color to keep in my wade box. dont like taking a ton of colors.
I'd highly recommend a bone diamond or pearl/chartreuse for a good light color to add. Most of the time I dip the bone diamond tails to chartreuse... Around the Texas coast, it doesn't seem to matter that much, but at the Chandeleur's that chartreuse tail has proven time and time again on just about anything (even Corky's, ) to work better.
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kickin chicken is one of my favorites!
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Old 05-30-2018, 12:04 PM   #44
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Old 05-30-2018, 11:01 PM   #45
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Any more down south lure boys gonna chime in? Gotta be more down south chunkers on here, and its about time to start doin some fishin.
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Old 05-31-2018, 07:35 AM   #46
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I use DSL alot, go to being chicken of the C and bone diamond. Nothing special to say, they just work.

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Old 05-31-2018, 07:48 AM   #47
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Never tried them. This is my go to and what we caught them on yesterday. Norton sand eel jr.


I still throw Sand Eel jr. My go to are margarita, opening night and black magic.

I personally think the DSL have a better actions.


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Old 05-31-2018, 08:25 AM   #48
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I like them but I’m still kind of a rookie... my go to is bait. I learned about DSL on here and have used them over the last few years. They actually work great when they’re biting and I like not dealing with all the catfish.
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Old 05-31-2018, 08:38 AM   #49
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DSL is my plastic of choice. 90% of the time I throw the super model in chicken of the c. The other 10% of the time the regular size kicken chicken works for me.

Edit to add: I have also done really well on the mid coast with the strawberry wine color.

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Old 05-31-2018, 10:40 AM   #50
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I fish Down South Lures quite a bit. I like the red/white for POC and the shadow grass. I will give the bone/diamond a try as well. If I am not throwing tops, its a DSL.
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