Thoughts courtesy of Jay Linesider
I am a lure fisherman. I hate to admit just how many snook lures I own. That is not to say that I don't use live bait at times. I have no qualms against live bait. I just enjoy fooling fish on a fake bait. I also like the fact that I don't need to spend any time searching for live bait. Just finding live bait can take lots of time. Sometimes you can't even find any at all. That's why I think everyone should learn to fish a few lures. Right now is a good time to go out and fish lures. The mullet run has slowed considerably. However, the snook are still in all the same spots looking for those last few stragglers. A properly presented lure should yield some fish. As the water cools snook will focus on smaller baits such as shrimp. Then a smaller lure is preferable. Find a few lures that you have confidence in and stick with them. Some days you will be out fishing many of the live baiters.