I particularly love to throw these for flounder, they're stomachs aren't that big so I've found they typically go for smaller baits and they simply can’t resist this little morsel just skimming across a sandy bottom.
They also work super well for sight fishing, especially when the fish are being picky, it’s hard to pass up such an easy little snack when you place it right and rigging these up on a tandem set up and hitting the pier lights is, oof, game over!
Now moving on to the 4” size, as a predominantly inshore angler, this size is my bread and butter, I’m throwing these 90% of the time and sizing up or down situationally,
This size’s profile works to mimic most “finger sized” natural baits, from shrimp to baitfish, you can rig and work them an infinite variety of ways and they just flat out catch fish in a multitude of situations!
Moving up, the 5.5” size has a bit more weight to it, works well on a heavy jig head for nearshore jigging, fishing off the jetties, surf fishing, really just deeper water situations in general, and on a lighter jig head gives you a solid profile to mimic larger inshore baitfish with
I like to throw this size on windy days inshore, the added size helps it to “stand up” to the noisy wind and rough water, it also adds a good bit of casting distance with the extra weight.
I’ve also done well throwing these on a heavier jig head for snook, mangrove snapper and red snapper!