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Old 07-30-2021, 05:39 PM   #1
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Heading to South Padre in September. Hoping to catch some Reds of course. Any advice on the best popping corks? Any advice on the best spots or best fishing techniques? All advice is certainly appreciated. Carry-on.
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Old 07-30-2021, 05:57 PM   #2
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Capt Glenn on tbh recommends Coastal Corks.
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Old 07-30-2021, 06:01 PM   #3
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Capt Glenn on tbh recommends Coastal Corks.



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Old 07-30-2021, 06:05 PM   #4
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I like an old lemon squeeze bottle

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Old 07-30-2021, 07:57 PM   #5
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Coastal Corks

Zach Hall (zhall), a member here on TBH, makes and sells them. https://coastal-corks.com/

He'll ship them to you and you'll get 'em quick.
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Old 07-30-2021, 08:15 PM   #6
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Four horseman makes a great popping cork
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Old 07-30-2021, 08:21 PM   #7
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Coastal or 4horsemen
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Old 07-30-2021, 08:25 PM   #8
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We always made our own.
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Old 07-30-2021, 08:41 PM   #9
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They all work but during that time I would head north to east cut and fish bottom for some reds and use the cork for trout
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Old 07-30-2021, 08:57 PM   #10
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Coastal Corks

Zach Hall (zhall), a member here on TBH, makes and sells them. https://coastal-corks.com/

He'll ship them to you and you'll get 'em quick.
Excellent popping cork , caught a ton of reds off this rig
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Old 07-30-2021, 10:36 PM   #11
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Tried them all and they all work. Dont overthink this one. Support local if you can though...Coastal Corks is a great one.
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Old 07-31-2021, 02:34 AM   #12
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Tried them all and they all work. Dont overthink this one. Support local if you can though...Coastal Corks is a great one.
May not be the best & not sure you can still buy them, but I have caught a lot of fish with the Mansfield Mauler…. It’s the OG
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Old 07-31-2021, 10:19 AM   #13
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My buddies and I have always referred to these as slush corks, but they are by far the best in my opinion. Thousands of fish on these with soft baits below them.
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Old 07-31-2021, 10:48 AM   #14
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My buddies and I have always referred to these as slush corks, but they are by far the best in my opinion. Thousands of fish on these with soft baits below them.
I only use these for rattletraps for reds over shell. Just set the depth so the trap runs a couple inches above the shell, cast and reel, simple and super effective.
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Old 07-31-2021, 11:23 AM   #15
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Coastal corks...
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Old 07-31-2021, 11:37 AM   #16
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High water and 4 Horsemen make a good cork too.
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Old 07-31-2021, 12:38 PM   #17
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May not be the best & not sure you can still buy them, but I have caught a lot of fish with the Mansfield Mauler…. It’s the OG

I have always used these


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Old 07-31-2021, 12:50 PM   #18
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These no good anymore?



Seriously though, I dont get to fish anymore and only used popping corks when dragging bait for redfish over shell, but those Coastal Corks look legit.

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Old 07-31-2021, 01:52 PM   #19
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These no good anymore?



Seriously though, I dont get to fish anymore and only used popping corks when dragging bait for redfish over shell, but those Coastal Corks look legit.
I caught a few million sand bass on those when I was a kid fishing Eagle Mountain lake with my dad. Double jigs under those corks and tore em up. Havent used any of those in years tho. Brings back some memories

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Old 07-31-2021, 03:02 PM   #20
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Old 07-31-2021, 03:54 PM   #21
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Last trip out Son & I limited out reds/trout using Freddy Petty's FP3...hand made & the loudest cork I've ever used.

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Old 07-31-2021, 04:26 PM   #22
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I like https://www.legendpoppingcorks.com/
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Old 07-31-2021, 04:30 PM   #23
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We tried them all and alway had better luck with black plastic rattle corks. Many times we would catch 2 to 1 over standard popping corks.
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Old 08-05-2021, 07:39 AM   #24
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Thanks for the info.
Anyone know much about heading to east cut on south padre? How far of a drive off road? I have a 4wd. But they can still get stuck.

Any more advice on good locations and techniques much appreciated.

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Old 08-05-2021, 08:13 AM   #25
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Coastal corks and high water corks are what I prefer.


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Old 08-05-2021, 08:17 AM   #26
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3/0 hook with a croaker
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Old 08-05-2021, 08:48 AM   #27
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Old 08-07-2021, 07:01 AM   #28
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