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ive been fishing more and more with my light spinning rig , thus narrowing down what i have the most success with and what fits my fishing style. my light tackle box staples..

fluke jr.

4" lizard

finesse worm

cut tails

4" stick baits

spook jr

i like to have two colors of each. a green and a bait fish color. i take a few of each bait and put them in ziplock sammich bags so im not carrying a ton of plastic that wont even see water that day. a small assortment of bullet weights from 1/32-3/16 and some 1/0 ewg hooks. i sometimes carry , but dont throw often , small spinner baits and shallow cranks like rapala floaters and shad raps.

anyone else doing the minimalist approach? what does your tackle box look like?

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That's about what my little box that I can stick in my back pocket and take to the creek consists of. But I might throw in some Rooster Tails, Rebel Crawfish, or other small, shallow running, cranks.

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I fish like Bilgerat described.  Always 1 rod for me ( may have a backup in car) carry only 1 jerkbait, 1 spoon, 1 storm wildeyed shad, 1 top water plug, carry them in an old xrap lure box, the lures may vary but not the number of them.  The times I'm fishing weedless, it's 1 pack of zoom flukes with a couple of extra hooks in the bag, no bullet weights for me.  I catch my fair share of fish.

Inshore salt the same philosophy applies, just carry along a few things.

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My local, walk around pond bag includes:

1/8 blk finesse jig w/ craw trailer (3)

1/8 spinnerbait (2)

Keitech Swing Impact 4" (pearl)

Hand poured frogs (2-3 and 1 color)

Some 4" worms (2 colors, not full bags though)

Small asst. heads and hooks

Everything in a ziplock and in my jacket or pants pocket.

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When I fish from my canoe, I have room for quite a bit of tackle - I'll usually have three to five 3600 boxes in the boat and 6 rods.

When fishing from the bank, I am much leaner and only take what will fit in a medium-sized fanny pack. I usually have two rods - one in my hand, another stuck in my belt behind my back.

I actually carry more "stuff" than I do baits. In the photo below:

Fanny pack

Cheap digital camera

Hat light

Digital scale

Piece of broom handle for breaking-off

Multi-tool

Forceps

Water thermometer

Nail Clippers

Tape measure

Small plastic container with a few hard-baits, terminal tackle, some grubs.

Then, if I'm fishing soft plastics, I'll stick a bag of those in my pocket.

EDIT - I just added spare batteries for the camera to the fanny pack today................after having the camera batteries die before I got a good photo of a nice bass I caught today... ;D ;D ;D

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where i live it seems that finesse works most of the time so i have 2, 3700 boxes of finesse only stuff at all times

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I put together a small "box" to leave in my car for spontaneous stops to fish at the local river.  I have bag with one 3750 box and a couple of smaller boxes that contain: various colors of twisters tails, 1/4 oz spinnerbaits, shallow running cranks, rapalas, spoons, some basic terminal tackle; and the usual stuff like pliers, scissors, scale, etc...

This all goes with my light rod and spinning reel.

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I put together a small "box" to leave in my car for spontaneous stops to fish at the local river. I have bag with one 3750 box and a couple of smaller boxes that contain: various colors of twisters tails, 1/4 oz spinnerbaits, shallow running cranks, rapalas, spoons, some basic terminal tackle; and the usual stuff like pliers, scissors, scale, etc...

This all goes with my light rod and spinning reel.

Me too - the fanny pack I showed above is always in the trunk of the car, along with a 5-pc pack rod and a spinning reel - you never know when you might be driving around and see some good-looking water! The fanny pack is also used for regular outings with other rods as well but it's always ready in the trunk.

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Let's see:

Box 1:

Two bags of Senko worms, usually one bag in green pumpkin/black and another bag is watermelon/xxx.

A bag of Zoom trick worm. Then, I will carry some sorted hooks and bullet weight (usually fished weightless).

Box 2:

Buzz bait, spinner wait, Stanley frogs

Box 3:

Crank baits, and lipless cranks.

Also, I will carry my fishing license, scale, measure tape, and a multi-tool in a backpack.

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I'll list my lure preferences, but pick your own favorites.

What's important is covering all depths; presentations;

and speed of retrieve. For your "minimilist" bag, pick one from

each category:

Topwater:

Sammy, Spook, Megabass PopMax, MegaStrike Cavitron,

Rage Tail Shad and River2Sea Frog

Shallow:

Norman Fat Boy, Lucky Craft RC 1.5, 2.5 and 3.5; Bagley BII,

MegaStrike StrikeBack spinnerbait, Bandit 100, 200 & 300and

Wiggle Wart

Medium:

XCalibur Xr50, Pointer, X-Rap

Deeper:

DT10 & DT16, Fat Free Shad

Bottom:

DD22, Swarming Hornet/ LFT Live Magic Shad

Soft Plastics & Jigs:

Rage Tail Baby Craw, Rage Hawg, Thumper & Anaconda;

Fat Ika, Senko, Kreature, Single-Tail Hula Grub & Kut-tail;

Mega Strike MegaBug; Gitzit; NorthStar Pro Series Jig, GMAN

Mop Head and MegaStrike EVO II.

Trailers:

Baby Craw, Craw & Lobster; GYCB Flappin' Hog: RI Double Wide

Sweet Beaver; Net Bait Craws and Baby; Uncle Josh Pork

8-)

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I can't bring myself to bring just SOME of my tackle, All the tackle i own though fits in my XPS Stalker backpack.

Now that i got my license and car though, i might keep a small mix my favorite lures in my car along with a 2 piece rod.

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I use a William Joseph Fly fishing pack that slings over the shoulder with:

clippers   Foreceps

4"Senkos  wacky hooks and tool

Trick worms  3/0, 4/0 worm hooks

4 hard jerkbaits  2 small walk the dog topwaters

Zoom Tubes   tube weights

Super flukes   20# leader because there are tarpon and snook in my areas bass water!

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