Going to a supposedly great shellcracker pond this week. What is your favorite live bait and artificial bait for them? I have always had good luck with 1 to 1 1/2 inch crawfish and with artificials that looked the same.
I like to use a 1/32 or 1/64 hair jig with a whole redworm the like them best if they are alive and wigling. Throw close to bank or past first weed line ,fish very slow and if water temps are up fish close to bottom. Let the bait fall to bottom and reel in very slow. Red ears can,t resist.