Do you ever feel like you are talking to your self. Haha
those lures do look cool have you tried trolling them in like fontenelle for browns? I will be heading that way saturday with my little boat if the weather looks like its going to hold out. your wellcome to come along if you dont allready have other plans.
Try throwing rapellas from the shore for the browns. It works. And try krocodile lures, Every once in a while raise rod tip up, then lower back to water. let lure sink for a count of one or two.then reel agian do this 2 or three times durring retreave . Seems to trigger the strikes. Also if from shore throw out one pole with rainbow colored powerbait for the bows.Joe.