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    Good evening saltwater gurus. I only get to fish saltwater a couple of times a year, I’m going to order some down south lures and Zman shrimp. My question is when we go to Atlantic Beach/EI during the summer the surf is usually dirty, what colors seem to do best in those conditions? Thanks in advance

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    Dirty water is when scent is key to catching....... ICM


    My wife keeps saying I don't listen to her .... or something like that.

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    Thanks I seen zman has a scented shrimp so I’ll definitely order a pack. I’ve tried gulp shrimp but the friggin’ pinfish bite the tails off constantly.

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    Pro-Cure gel is a great addition to ZMan and other soft plastics to produce scent. Also pulling a gold or silver spoon through the surf can be pretty effective. Best of luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Troutfisher30 View Post
    Good evening saltwater gurus. I only get to fish saltwater a couple of times a year, I’m going to order some down south lures and Zman shrimp. My question is when we go to Atlantic Beach/EI during the summer the surf is usually dirty, what colors seem to do best in those conditions? Thanks in advance
    White to natural colors are always a good place to start, and ZMan 10x products hold up longer than most others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Powers View Post
    White to natural colors are always a good place to start, and ZMan 10x products hold up longer than most others.
    That is an understatement abou zman imo.. in oriental Two weeks ago I caught 22 trout 3 slot puppy drum a flounder and the rare and elusive bluefish on one zman swimming trout trick in fried chicken color. Hands down toughest bait I ever seen. Even then the bait was still useable but wouldn’t stay on the jig head cause the center was wallowed out
    Edit to add something in a light color and another in dark color usually will get u in the ballpark. I personnally use something with chartreuse 90% of the time.
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    I would recommend the z-man minnowz in white or chartreuse. I would also recommend using one of their Jig heads as it seems to hold that bait better. The white one and some pro-cure is my go to flounder bait.

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    Thanks for all the insights definitely planning on making sure to have some chartreuse colored baits and I noticed fishbites has a lime/chartreuse color I’m going to use for my bottom rod. Thanks again I hope everyone has a great summer season ahead!!

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    Even then the bait was still useable but wouldn’t stay on the jig head cause the center was wallowed out

    Caught trout on worm with boogered-up head by wacky rigging (hook in center of worm.) Just slow jigged it up and down. Even caught a trout dead sticking this way.

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    Grab some super glue for the zmans. It will allow you to use whatever jighead and it will not slip off and last longer
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