Fish Heads

Fish Heads were inspired by the good folks at Salt Strong, an online fishing club that is full of good info on catching fish. The lure is called a Slam Shady, developed by Salt Strong and Z-Man. It just flat works on catching every species that I have presented it to.

These images are 8″ x 10″. They’re mounted in a white shadowbox frame. A real Slam Shady lure is suspended in front of the target fish. It is paired with either a jig head or weighted hook. Each piece is individually crafted.

Shady Bass…….Largemouth Bass with Slam Shady paddletail lure rigged on jig or weighted hook……8″ x 10″

One of my favorite fish to target in fresh or brackish water. Hard hit, good fight.

Shady Snook…….Snook with Slam Shady paddletail lure rigged on jig or weighted hook……8″ x 10″

Searching the edges of mangrove islands can produce one of my favorite game fish. Rig these baits weedless to cast under the overhanging branches.

Shady Sea Trout…….Sea Trout with Slam Shady paddletail lure rigged on jig or weighted hook……8″ x 10″

The spotted seatrout is prolific throughout the southern coasts of the US. Once you lock in on the depth it is feeding at, this lure will hook up the big ones.

Shady Cuda…….Barracuda with Slam Shady paddletail lure rigged on jig or weighted hook……8″ x 10

Barracuda are great fun to entice, but beware of the mouth full of teeth. A wire leader is in order if you plan to target these great game fish.

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Shady Bonefish…….Bonefish with Slam Shady paddletail lure rigged on jig or weighted hook……8″ x 10″

The bonefish is a wily predator of the flats, so you need to approach them with stealth. The weighted hook is a good option for rigging a bait for these shallow water fish.

Shady Redfish…….Redfish with Slam Shady paddletail lure rigged on jig or weighted hook……8″ x 10″

Redfish are a staple of the flats and shallows, and nothing will entice them more than an active paddletail lure.

Shady Foggy Red…….Redfish with Slam Shady paddletail lure rigged on jig or weighted hook……8″ x 10″

The dark and murky waters where the Suwannee River empties into the Gulf of Mexico require noise, scent and motion. A jig rigged on a popping cork is suggested.