caught a little keeper red drum in the bay, had to work pretty hard to hook anything decent but was rewarded with this little red drum on my last drift. it ate a gulp shrimp hooked through the tail with just a hook no weight, float, or leader..
I use a 3" Gulp Minnow Smelt. This is rigged using a Mustad 1/0 34007 hook with the barb flattened. To make the rig slide, a 1/16th ounce bullet sinker on the leader, tie the hook on and crimp the sinker to where it is tight to the knot. Thread the Gulp on the hook. The last tournament this produced an 18.5 and a 19 inch Red. Good for points, but no cash.