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Old 04-04-2014, 02:35 AM   #1
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Default How do you fish your live shrimp?

I usually fish mine on a carolina rig, or just a basic single drop surf rig style (no leader), hooked through the head avoiding the dark spot.

I've heard of a lot of people using popping corks, and I have a few in the tackle box, but have never had any luck with them as of yet.
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Old 04-04-2014, 02:57 AM   #2
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Fluoro leader with a couple split shots 18"ish from a kahle hook through the horn.

I'll use a popping cork also. However I seem to do better with them when popping sparingly. I tend to do a pop pop and sit it in a rod holder cast a few times with another lure and a couple more pops.
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Old 04-04-2014, 03:18 AM   #3
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Depends what I'm fishing with, for sheepshead it will be a carolina rig with fluro leader, will hook the shrimp in the tail or behind the head depending on where they seem to be biting.
Red's I will use either a carolina rig or a chicken rig depending on the size of the reds and where I am fishing, will also use a jig head on occasion.
Haven't tried using a popping cork but I want to get into it, just need to find some good wade fishing spots.
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:31 AM   #4
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carolina rig or dropper rig/chicken rig through the second or third joint in the tail...seem to stay alive longer for me that way
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Love that popping cork bite on the grass flats early in the AM. Nothing like a big trout making that cork disappear. I also like to free line live shrimp around structure, you have to be sneaky to get close enough to cast without any weight, and I use hi-vis line to see the bite.
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Slip cork, that's about it. It's the best way to catch trout. You can target specific depths once you find them. I will occasionally free line them if it's really deep water.


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I cut the last joint off the tail and thread the shrimp onto a circle hook so that the hook point sticks out like another leg. On a fluro Carolina rig.
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#4 kahle hook in front of the dark spot. Then a splitshot to take it deep enough. This around docks in light current. Carolina rig if fishing current or deep.
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