JJ guides out of Savannah Ga. and has fished blue water, green water and
inshore waters all of his life. He has won many local fishing tournaments
in billfish, kingfish, redfish and trout. Having fished in the Bahamas,
Mexico, Venezuela, Costa Rico, Guatemala and Cuba, the Capt. has settled
down into mostly inshore fishing with artificial lures. The coastal Georgia
waters are good for tarpon, trout, redfish, flounder and many other inshore
My first experience with Bayou Buck lures was a 5/8 oz. “Oyster
Proof” Redfish spinner bait. I started with a slow retrieve of the
big chartreuse bladed lure and lemon meringue tail over a shell bed and
to my surprise a nice 26” Redfish was hooked up on my second cast.
I caught and released 5 more Redfish that evening before the tide had
gotten up in the grasses.
The next day, I contacted Gary “Buck” Thompson and requested
more lures for Redfish and Trout. A few weeks ago I had an early morning
trip with an incoming tide. We fished a river inlet near a grass flat
and good success using the “Red-Buzzard” for top water action.
If you like top water fishing, you’ll love the action and hook up
ratio with these lures. I have used these in glow, lemon meringue, smoke
and kopper tails with the red blade.
Another very good lure is the Pop-n-Prop. I use the weighted version with
a 12” to 15” fluorocarbon leader and a Shrimpaler hook. The
color of tail is according to the water clarity that day, but, I prefer
the lemon meringue, glow and smoke colors. This lure works good on Trout,
Redfish and Pompano. The Trout will get so excited by the noise, they
actually will hit the float some time.
For the deepwater drops here, I use the 5/8 oz. jig head Redfish Spinner
with chartreuse blade and a lemon meringue tail. I have had good success
with a slow retrieve pattern bumping the bottom with these.
Here in Coastal Georgia we fish over oyster shell beds, grass flats, submerged
trees and on the points of river and creek inlets. I have used many types
and brands of lures with success, but, these lures of “Bucks”
are of very high quality and they work. They don’t just catch fisherman,
they catch fish. Good Luck, keep the line tight and the tip up !!! Capt.