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When snags with spoons happen in shallow nearshore water at this time of the early season consider using stickbaits. They float up when making turns or stopping for snags. Your fishing time increases when you can avoid stopping for snags.

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When snags with spoons happen in shallow nearshore water at this time of the early season consider using stickbaits. They float up when making turns or stopping for snags. Your fishing time increases when you can avoid stopping for snags.


Have people started on the shoreline browns yet??


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When I fish water less than 12 to 15 ft I I almost never run spoons for that reason . 

 

I have a bunch of different sticks I  use . 

 

You need to know the dive rate of each model / type so you don't snag . 

 

I am a big fan of jointed Rebels in shallow water . As they  dive maybe 5 ft . Straight Rapalas dive maybe 7 ft . 

 

Jointed Rapalas dive 8 to 9 ft . Size 9 and 11 

 

J 13 dive about 12 

 

Smithwick and Bombers dive about 8 . 

 

You can tune the stick  To run a little shallower .

 

Generally speaking the bigger the bait the deeper it dives 

 

 

I put a small split ring in each of my stick baits and tie direct . 

 

This fish can be in as little as 4 ft of water . 

 

Good luck 

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