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Hey all
I was getting all excited to use these new lures this season, the bunker one. Then I learned that they are 1/2 oz., and my heart dropped. I guess these lures were meant for boats and jetties/piers on clalm wind days. There is no way I can see how to use such a light lure casting from the beach, not one that won't kill the action anyway. Is there something about these new lures that I'm missing? I would like to try these lures from the surf/beach so any suggestions would be great. Oh, btw, south shore beaches like Jones or Point lookout/Lido area. Thanks :)
 

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If it's the lure I'm thinking of (similar to a freshwater spinner bait) I've got one too. Plan on using it in the back of the Nissequoge River. Should work well there.

Bit difficult to toss from a south shore beach into the wind.
 

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Like a soft plastic bait - is what it sounds like. Shad bodies, fin-s etc.

They're good in the river too - as long as there's no blues present.

Is that what you're talking about? Because - you could just change the weigth of the head. If it's one of those "hook already in the body - no additional assembly required ones" - try adding some split shot to the line ahead of the lure to give it a little more weight. Becoming a big fan of split hot these days. Many applications. Kinda the "duck tape" of the fishing world.

Although - if it's only 1/2 oz - you'd have to add a lot of additional weight for south shore.

Probably better in the back bays/inlets down there.

You could try it up north...........
 

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Storm Wildeyes

The wildeyes come in a 2oz size that is a dead ringer for a small bunker. I have been using them alot the past couple of weeks on the north shore. They work great. I am gowing to ues them around the bridges and I am sure they will get the job done.
 

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wildeyes

the 1/2 oz wildeyes work great I've been using them in Jbay and catching schoolies when nothing else will work. they cast pretty good for 1/2 rubber bait I was very impressed. and they make larger wildeyes too 2oz 6" i think. I have a bag of the larger 6" but have not used them yet. I plan to use them in the surf/beach.
 

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Down south (NC) I picked up a bag of 6" wildeye holographic shad baits in "golden mullet color" at a Walmart. I believe you can find them in local Walmart as well. Company that makes them website: www.stormlures.com Great casting though I have yet to have a hit. Rigged a teaser made from a company called fishbelly international (www.fishbelly.com). Teaser is called "drug shad" by Dr. Seki 3.5" color #20. I think this will produce
 

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Now I know what you're talking about. I've seen these in Cabalas catologue. Bought one over the winter. Not sure if they're called Storm Eyes or not - but they're identical to what I see in the picture above.

Slight difference in that in addition to the single hook out the back - there is also an "eyelet" for lack of a better word that comes off of the stomach & allows you to add a treble hook should you so desire.

I figure the single hook is sufficent & intend to fish it that way.

Come in assorted colors & sizes. A little pricy for a soft plastic bait (large ones run around 3 to 4 dollars a piece as I recall). Definately only using it if I'm postive there are no blues around. Blue shows up - kiss the lure & your 3 bucks good bye.
 

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Hi Wader,
The 2oz ones come in packages of 4 and I think the go for around $5 bucks a pack. Crazy Alberto said he got good use out of them. He stated that he was able to use one for up to 9 fish. I have yet to test them but they feel pretty sturdy.

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Norman,

Depends where you fish. If you fish south shore keep them on and if you fish north shore them take em off.

I dont normally do this but it sounds like you got a defective product. Send them to me and I will look into the problem you are having with the covers over the hooks :)

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Well, let me rephrase, these are not the covers that protect you from poking yourself, these covers start at the eye of the hook and run to about an 1/8" of the barb and are molded to the hook.

Come on, did you actually think I meant those clear protectors???
 

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I kinda hoped he was kidding about the covered hooks - ya know - give him the benefit of the doubt. Now I'm not too sure.
 

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I kinda hoped he was kidding about the covers - you know - give him the benefit of the doubt - now I'm not too sure.........
 
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