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Old 06-26-2014, 10:25 PM   #1
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I've tried DOA shrimp almost every time I go fishing and have only ever caught one trout on the gold glitter 1/4 oz DOA under a dock light at night. I don't have a boat and wade over grass for trout and redfish. I know there are trout where I fish because once I give up on DOA and try live shrimp, I normally catch some trout. I still am pretty new to fishing artificials but I'm trying to start using them more. Whenever I make a cast, I have no idea what to do and no real confidence. I've tried a slow steady retrieve with a twitch every now and then, and fishing them like a jerkbait. I've heard fish them slow, but exactly how? I just want a couple baseline retrieves that normally work.
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Old 06-26-2014, 10:49 PM   #2
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Put one under a popping cork with 16-24inches of 20lb Fluro and pop it fast and reel in slowly
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I like to place a pea sized (not sure of the actual weight) split shot about a foot to a foot and a half up the line with no leader. I usually use 12 pound test and work the DOA rather slow, with slight twitches. The fish usually hit it as soon as you stop reeling/retrieving and the bait is slowly sinking. The DOA is one of my favorite lures. I have had great success using them with flounder, reds, and especially specks.

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are they any good in the surf line or just flats and grass?

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found a cool video on 'em

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HvVaxOre8E
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Put one under a popping cork with 16-24inches of 20lb Fluro and pop it fast and reel in slowly
I do exactly as BirdNest does. I use 20lb fluorocarbon leader about the length of my arm under a popping cork. Tie the hook directly to the line; no swivel hook. If the trout are finicky go small; small hook and small shrimp.
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Thanks, I'll try DOA shrimp under a popping cork as I'm going fishing today
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Thanks, I'll try DOA shrimp under a popping cork as I'm going fishing today
Let us know how you do!
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How do you guys tie the leader to the main line? Do you use a swivel or use a knot to tie it directly to the braid or mono?
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How do you guys tie the leader to the main line? Do you use a swivel or use a knot to tie it directly to the braid or mono?
I frequently use an Albright...

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