Guide: Captain Bruce Shuler
Homeport: Port Mansfield, Texas
Experience: Owner of Get-A-Way Adventures Lodge
Tactic: When red snapper are in the chum slick and feeding aggressively, Shuler busts out the medium-weight spinning rods and rigs a worm hook with a twitch bait. "People laugh at us," he says, "but it works." Shuler prefers a five- to seven-inch, scent-impregnated Dinger bait by Yum threaded on a 4/0 worm hook and tied to 18 inches of 30-pound shock leader.