I’d rather be spookin’ snook and tarpon. Heart-thumping anticipation builds with the Heddon Zara Spook’s sashaying action and rhythmic rattle. Baitfish shower across the surface as my lure hits the water, and then, without warning…kerwoosh! Which fish? Hang on and wait for the first jump. Snook or tarpon, it doesn’t matter. Casting Zara Spooks for these gamesters is an unrivaled topwater experience.
A 5-inch mullet Heddon Saltwater Super Spook knotted directly to 15-pound Berkley Trilene Big Game mono. (Heavy leaders kill the delicate action of spook-type lures.)
Caxambas Pass, Marco Island, Florida. You get it all: great fishing, seafood and scenery.
Fish outgoing tide when food is flushing from the fertile bay into the mouths of feeding fish.