i went out fishing in the north end of mobile bay sunday morning. i was fishing in 6-3ft. of water over mixed oyster bars and mud flats. i started out using live shrimp and bull minnows, shrimp under a slip cork, and bull minnows free lined. i wasnt really picking anything up, other than trash fish. after a while i watched i guy in the area boat 2 nice reds. he yelled over and said he was using a gold blade-"redfish magic" in a yellowish color. he said he had cought 2 and missed a few. usually i keep a couple redfish magic's in the boat. i have cought fish with them b4. for whatever reason (mostly just disorganized junk everywhere) i couldnt find any. what i did find was a "chatter bait". my wife bought one for me, and i had only used it once. i fished it under the lights for speckled trout some months b4, and only cought 1 fish with it, a redfish, even though i could see specks all around it. i figured it was a lure designed to catch fisherman. but sunday was a beautiful morning out there, and i had nothing better to do. so i pulled my anchor, tied the "chatter bait on" and went to trolling around. on the 2nd cast that thing got slammed about 10 ft. from the boat. 29" red. about 4 min. later it got slammed again. another red, about 28"s. for the next 45 min. i cought several reds, all over the 26" slot limit. (you are allowed to keep 1 fish over the slot, but i think the smaller fish taste better). the way they would strike that chatter bait was remarkable. its like it just p.o.'d the he!! out of them. the biggest red. i cought on it was 33"s and 13.5 #'s. a darn good fight on a 5 and a half ft. bass rod let me tell ya! i did catch 1 fish in the slot-20"-. but, he hit a bull minnow that i forgot to reel in. i had been dragging that bull minnow all over the bay, and got too sidetracked to notice. lol. oh well. i will try to attach a pic of the big red. even though it is from a camera phone i tshould show how big he was. so if any of yall have a dull moment on the water, give 1 of the "chatter baits" a try, i did and it surprised me. has anyone else cought any fish on them? or was i just lucky? j.d.