Best Bull Red Bait

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Bull Red Bait Of Choice

Cut Bait
12
34%
Whting Cut Or Live
10
29%
Live Finger Mullet
6
17%
Mullet Necklace
2
6%
Live or Fresh Crab
3
9%
Squid
1
3%
Other
1
3%
 
Total votes: 35

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Best Bull Red Bait

Postby Hammer Time » Thu Mar 20, 2008 12:11 am

What is your all time favorite Bull red bait of choice?

HAMMER TIME

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Postby misterlazybum » Thu Mar 20, 2008 12:24 am

Myself, I like the mullet but I am far from a wise on in salt water fishing.. I am still very much in the learning stages.

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Postby BigUgly » Thu Mar 20, 2008 12:46 am

Hammer, I couldn't vote---you left off Mullet Heads :D I would have to vote big mullet heads for my all-time Bull Red bait, but certain times of the year the Bull Reds bite better on other baits---crab(right now), whiting, big shad, and you can't beat live finger mullet. I've caught them on just about anything you can think of---brown eel,jack-fish,sting ray,squid,shrimp, Croaker,sandtrout,piggy perch, and even tandem speck-rigs fishing for trout LOL.

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Postby SurfRunner » Thu Mar 20, 2008 8:20 am

One of my favorite baits for bullreds is brown eel. I don't use it much anymore because you can't find it where I fish now.

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Postby TX_Sportsman » Thu Mar 20, 2008 11:20 am

FRESH Mullet 6-8" cut in half or just cut off the tail

FRESH Crab Halved, Peeled, or whole with a crack in the shell(if small enough >5")

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Postby txredneck68 » Thu Mar 20, 2008 5:27 pm

Mullet or whiting HEADS

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Postby DANO » Thu Mar 20, 2008 7:47 pm

1. Big Mullet Heads
2. Fresh Menhaden Cut
3. Cut Brown Eels
4. Live Piggie's
5. Whiting & Croakers
6. Crabs

Actually for me Fresh Mullet Heads & Fresh Menhaden tie for first.

:D

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Postby Sharkkid » Fri Mar 21, 2008 6:53 pm

I prefer mullet, any part is fine with me because if there hungry then there goin to eat.

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Postby CrownRoyal55 » Sat Mar 22, 2008 9:45 am

In the surf I have to go with cut Whiting.
In the bays cut mullet.
All around just cut bait in general seems to work for me.
For sport I run live finger mullet around any type of struture on the beach.

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Postby kjnco » Fri Mar 28, 2008 10:55 pm

I,myself have caught a majority of my reds on squid.Largest to date is 49'' on squid .I do use mullet an whiting but for me squid works.I also seem to catch a lot here lately on whiting 12-14'' on my shark rod. :x

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Postby BigUgly » Sat Mar 29, 2008 12:20 am

SurfRunner wrote:One of my favorite baits for bullreds is brown eel. I don't use it much anymore because you can't find it where I fish now.

Sr, I don't see them in the numbers I used to around HI either. Seems used to could catch all you wanted on fresh shrimp and small cut bait around HI.

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Postby SurfRunner » Sat Mar 29, 2008 8:23 am

BigUgly wrote:
SurfRunner wrote:One of my favorite baits for bullreds is brown eel. I don't use it much anymore because you can't find it where I fish now.

Sr, I don't see them in the numbers I used to around HI either. Seems used to could catch all you wanted on fresh shrimp and small cut bait around HI.


Come to think about it, I haven't caught one in years, but I have been fishing Matagorda and PINS mostly.

You used to could buy it in Galveston and Surfside.

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Postby txredneck68 » Sat Mar 29, 2008 11:52 am

we used to catch alot of brown eels in the intercoastal in Sargent..but havn't fished there in YEARS

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Postby kevowatts » Mon Mar 31, 2008 9:23 pm

I would definately have to agree with the mullet head, only right before you drop your bait in the water, kinda aquash it and make the juices flow. it always seems to work better for me.
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Postby chase » Mon Mar 31, 2008 10:39 pm

most of the reds ive caught in madagorda were on whole whiting.

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Postby Icetrey » Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:35 pm

For me, cut mullet. Or any other cut fish

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Postby TexasCityDave » Sat May 03, 2008 3:45 pm

If bait is scarce, but hardheads are available, never pass up using a hardhead. Especially if you get a fat one that is full of eggs.
Bull reds eat those eggs like M&M's.

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Postby flying dutchman » Tue May 06, 2008 5:31 pm

Last October we were hitting big over sized reds just north of the north jetty at the ship channel at Port A using croaker filets. We only kept one slot red cause all the others were way over sized, it was great. All those expensive offshore boats not really catching anything, and there was us reeling them in, on a 1975 15' bass boat held together with more rivets than a WW2 bomber!! lol


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