I'm not a saltwater man, but given the proper hook and proportions, it certainly would catch just about anything. I use a 2X long or 3X long hook and several different shades of white/gray chenille. I use either holographic mylar cord or Wapsi Mirage cord. Both work great. I've caught everything from white bass to longnose gar on them. I usually use a size 8 or size 10 hook.