flukes work great for the halibut on a carolina rig or on the drop shot. For bass, sometimes that's what they are keyed in on with a scrounger type head. In the back bays, running a weightless fluke can put a hurting on the fish at night.
I've long been told that the Zoom Flukes, white color, are one of the top lures for halibut in the Long Beach area, especially when fished with a drop shot rigging. Another winner is supposed to be the Berkley Jerk Shads in pearl white color.