I bet you thought a large gold Johnson spoon was only good for pike in Canada. I was fishing in Sarasota Bay on Monday, June 8 and caught this large spotted sea trout on a 2 1/2 inch gold Johnson spoon. If you look closely you will see the fish completely swallowed the spoon. Jerking these spoons mimics the flashing of larger bait fish and might prove effective in NJ for fluke in the surf or when larger bait fish fill the bay.
Also during this trip I saw 2 small sting rays playing with each other on the surface when a shark ate them both, in the bay!