Best chinquapin baits

Effective artificial lures for chinquapin include hair jigs (for instance the Poppa Chops), as well as Johnson, Betts or H&H Beetle Spins. The best sizes for working around cypress and tupelo trees are the 1/16-ounce or 1/32-ounce versions.

Besides cold worms, other live baits include crickets and june bug grubs. My wife has even used kernels of corn.

A hook tipped with Berkley Gulp! Nibbles is also a sure bet when fishing redear sunfish during the spawn in April.

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John Flores was enticed in 1984 to leave his western digs in New Mexico for the Sportsman’s Paradise by his wife Christine. Never looking back, the author spends much of his free time writing about and photographing the state’s natural resources.

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