Captain Jimmy Nelson takes Egret Baits on Extreme Fishing Adventures

Capt. Jimmy Nelson photo Capt. Jimmy Nelson scored on this kingfish (king mackerel) as well as several Spanish mackerels and amberjacks on just one VuDu Mullet.
Capt. Jimmy Nelson photo
Capt. Jimmy Nelson scored on this kingfish (king mackerel) as well as several Spanish mackerels and amberjacks on just one VuDu Mullet.

Captain Jimmy Nelson, host of Extreme Fishing Adventures TV, was having one heckuva day offshore recently in Florida waters.

The 36-year-old Egret Baits’ pro-staffer was casting the new VuDu Mullet and was amazed with its action and durability.

“It was incredible to watch the amberjacks fighting over this VuDu Mullet,” Nelson said. “The most amazing thing of the day was that I was able to catch amberjack, several Spanish mackerel and a kingfish (king mackerel) on just one, and it stayed in great shape.

“This VuDu Mullet is the toughest soft plastic I’ve ever used!”

Nelson also inspected the wire leader attached to the lure and noticed more fraying on the cable than damage to the lure itself.

Nelson’s recent experiences with Egret Baits’ VuDu Mullet made with the new generation of Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPE plastics) are not unique amongst anglers using this lure and Egret Baits’ VuDu Shrimp.

Capt. Jimmy Nelson photo This amberjack taken by Capt. Jimmy Nelson aggressively attacked Egret Baits' VuDu Mullet.
Capt. Jimmy Nelson photo
This amberjack taken by Capt. Jimmy Nelson aggressively attacked Egret Baits’ VuDu Mullet.

Unlike common plastisol in the majority of plastic lures used by anglers, TPE is extremely rugged and durable. Catches upward to 70 speckled trout have been claimed by anglers using just one of the very popular VuDu Shrimp.

Capt. Nelson has recently joined the ranks of an increasing cadre of Egret Baits’ pro-staffers enthralled with the design and quality of Egret Baits.

The angler is targeting both offshore and inshore species where he is entirely in his element.

Weekly episodes of Nelson’s Extreme Fishing Adventures TV series run on the Sportsman Channel and Fox Sports Network.

In this popular series, Nelson targets offshore and inshore species in his home waters of Florida and the Caribbean. He is always in search of what he calls “the biggest, baddest fish that swim” in these waters.

Capt. Jimmy Nelson photo This cobia taken by Captain Jimmy Nelson grabbed an Egret Baits' pink pop, 5-inch Wedgetail Mullet.
Capt. Jimmy Nelson photo
This cobia fancied an Egret Baits’ pink pop, 5-inch Wedgetail Mullet for Captain Jimmy Nelson of Extreme Fishing Adventures TV.

“Offshore, we have been taking amberjacks, cobia, kingfish, Spanish mackerel and grouper on a variety of Egret plastic lures to include the VuDu Mullet and the Wedgetail Mullet,” Nelson said.

“And these baits have been extremely effective. I had no idea about the absolutely amazing action the VuDu Mullet makes when it moves in the water.”

Linked below is Steve Chapman’s excellent Vimeo video of Egret Baits’ VuDu Mullet action:

Nelson will be using relatively larger sizes of Egret Baits’ soft plastics for the larger fish, such as the 5-inch Wedgetail Mullet and the 4.5-inch VuDu Mullet.

The 4-inch Jumbo VuDu Shrimp has also caught Nelson’s eye recently.

Offshore, Nelson focuses on wrecks and reefs to find his precious targets. He uses medium-heavy spinning tackle to catch the largest of these species.

In inland waters just off the western Florida coast, Nelson will often target speckled trout, redfish and other inland species with Wedgetail Mullets of both sizes (3.5- and 5-inches). VuDu Shrimp and the VuDu Mullet in all sizes will also be parts of Nelson’s inshore tackle supplies.

Nelson will often be partnered with Luiza Barros of Fishing with Luiza in his Extreme Fishing Adventures TV series and other media projects.

Keep up with Capt. Jimmy Nelson and Luiza during episodes of Extreme Fishing Adventures TV. They will be also featured periodically on Egret Baits Facebook Page.

For more information regarding Egret Baits, visit their website at www.egretbaits.com.

 

 

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