by Ray Stansberry
Ray Stansberry is a Mister Twister® saltwater field staff member.
He is from Titusville, Florida.
Ray Stansberry with a close-to 20 pound snook he caught on an Exude® RT Slug. The fish was released.
is a pure sight-fishing tool. It is the perfect “snack-size” bait to
present that hungry “sighted” fish on the flats. The keeper portion
of the bait, allows for a variety of setups. Rig it with a jighead,
and the Cajun Crab, works hard vertically through the water column.
Rig it with a light, keel-weighted, weedless hook and the Cajun Crab
begins to flutter, with the pinchers and legs coming to life. The
lightweight keel weight setup also allows the bait to make a slow,
flat fall, which redfish, tarpon, snook, trout, permit and bonefish
cannot say NO, to the lifelike action of the Cajun Crab.
the perfect prospecting
tool any shallow water, saltwater angler could
have. The horizontal swimming action and stability created by the
unique Radial Tail (RT) design makes this offering irresistible to
Redfish, Seatrout, Snook, Tarpon, among other species. The RT Slug
is a very versatile bait. In extreme shallow water grass flats,
rig it weedless for a quality jerk bait retrieve. A fast retrieve
creates a subtle topwater, walk-the-dog action. The RT Slug rigged
with a jighead changes its’ presentation design and allows it to
work from the bottom, through the various stages of the water
excellent vertical swimming and DARTing soft plastic. Whether jigged
through potholes filled with trout, or rigged weedless to tempt a
snook out of a mangrove, or working through a grass flat for redfish
the DART is ready to tackle all of those scenarios. This bait is
very aerodynamic, which makes it easy to launch long distance casts
to spooky flats fish. The DART’s ribbed stomach creates a “puff”
every time it comes in contact with the bottom, and those “puffs”
are noticed by the very aware and crafty shallow water game fish
what all inshore saltwater game fish cannot resist. This very
life-like soft plastic can be rigged with a jighead for working the
bottom of deeper water, while a weedless setup enables the Shrimp to
be worked slowly and subtly through the sandy areas in between the
expansive grass flats, or skipped under docks, mangroves or any
other structure. The Shrimp has enjoyed much success as a prospector
as much as a sight-fishing tool. The design of the shrimp allows for
inserting a small rattle chamber with its’ body to further entice