I go down to Panama City every summer. We go out onto the flats to catch reds,trout,catfish, or what ever bites.My dad isnt the lure type so he just buys the big bull minnows. I have caught sum reds on MY 5" jerkbait. do-it essential mold . But i resort back to the live bait cause of the big reds!!! Never caught any huge ones but several were 28 ,29" and they FIGHT FIGHT !!
and i might add they are very good eatin.