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Old 05-07-2011, 11:05 PM   #1
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was on my usual evening trout fishing trip in little lagoon i usually fish live bait but i was working catch 2000's and rapala sx -raps when i got nailed and it fought like a 21 " red but it was a 2 # croaker my first time just wandering if anyone else has had the same experince,and also can some one shoot me a tip on the best way to rig gulp shrimp under a popping cork? sorry for being longwinded and thanks for any response
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Old 05-07-2011, 11:11 PM   #2
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I caught a HUGE Pinfish once. It had to weigh at least 3#!! As for rigging Gulp shrimp, just use a straight shank hook... You could always swap and use DOAs... they are already rigged!
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Old 05-08-2011, 06:40 PM   #3
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I have had good luck using a worm hook with gulp shrimp under a popping cork. The barbs seem to hold the gulp on the hook, and I don't have to reposition it as often.

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