There are spinnerbaits, then there are spinnerbaits for redfish.
I love sight fishing for redfish and one of those “all purpose” lures is the spinnerbait. It’s time tested and it catches everything, not just redfish.
Spinnerbaits can be had anywhere. In fact, I doubt tackle stores that don’t carry them exist!
However, there’s a problem with the majority of spinnerbaits.
Spinnerbaits have their roots in bass fishing. And, if you have been following this Blog and my podcast, Inshore Interviews, then you know how I feel about bassing.
In fact, most baits used for bass work really well for redfish. After all, they co-exist in the marsh.
But, bass don’t put up a fight like redfish do. It’s nowhere close. They pull a little, jump, shake their heads and then come to the boat. That’s it.
So, it’s not uncommon to have redfish completely smash spinnerbaits, bending the wire and ripping off the jighead.
Josh Hall is an IFA, LASS and Tito’s redfish tournament angler. He has had the same experience with conventional spinnerbaits, feeding them to hungry redfish and watching them get destroyed.
He took the iniative and created his own spinnerbait, the Hall’s Heavy Duty (HD) Spinnerbait.
The HD Spinnerbait has a stronger, thicker wire redfish have a tough time bending.
Josh spares no expense when it comes to the jighead of his spinnerbaits. He uses Laguna jigheads with a Trokar hook.
The jigheads also feature three ribs to hold any soft plastic in place. No sliding off!
These Trokar hooks are sharper than average, which is needed for good hooksets on a hard redfish mouth. They are sharper because they are made using Trokar’s Surgically Sharpened Technology.
I have used Hall’s HD Spinnerbaits for awhile now.
You can contact Josh at his Facebook page to get your own.
Keep in mind, Josh makes these by hand, and this is a trade he does on the side.
There may be a waiting time depending on how many orders he is doing, but they are worth the wait!
Devin is the founder of Louisiana Fishing Blog and enjoys exploring new fishing spots on Louisiana's coast. He prefers using artificial lures and casting tackle, but won't hesitate to break out a popping cork when the time is right.
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