Just Because The Label On The Baits Says Freshwater....
Just because the label on the baits says freshwater doesn't mean that you can't try them in the salt. A few weeks ago I was in Dick's Sporting Goods and I checked out their fishing section. They had a large display for Berkley Havoc baits. Having read so much about them I decided to check them out to see what all the fuss was about. Out of the corner of my eye I saw these Mike Iaconelli designed Subwoofer baits in Alabama Craw color. I picked up a package to check them out and that color is about as close as you can get to imitating the sand eel. I bought a pack and brought it home an put it in my Falcon Speedbag.
I was fishing for weakfish the other day and all the usual baits weren't working well. I opened up my Speedbag looking for something different and I spotted the Havoc Subwoofer and decided to give it a try. I put it on a C&H 1/2 oz leadhead gave it a dab of Pro-Cure scent and sent it to the bottom. Not 30 seconds after I put it on I hooked and landed a weakfish. I used it for the next couple of hours and ended up landing 15 more weakies. I used only one bait for all those fish and the only damage to it was the end of the curly tail was missing up to the fork in the tail.
If your in your favorite tackle shop or sporting goods store and spot a bait that you think would work on the fish you are targeting weather they are saltwater or freshwater don't let the label keep you from trying them. Just because a bait was designed for freshwater doesn't mean it wont catch saltwater fish. You might be pleasantly surprised and maybe you could have the next hot bait all to yourself.