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Old 03-07-2011, 09:32 PM   #1
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Default How to use poppin corks and DOA's

I've never really messed with these but know that there some of the most desirable equipment around.I'm just wondering how you use the popping cork on different style of rigs such as doas, live bait, mirrolures, bucktail jigs w/ a plastic, and the silver and gold spoon.Also when using a doa do you need to put a cajun thunder cork on there or just put one of those worm weight above the doa?
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you answered your own ?...present just like a live bait/shrimp...toss it out...pop it every few seconds (30)...no difference...
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Smooth Seas,

With the DOA, fishing it with a popping cork work it just like Ultrlite stated above. If you are not going to be using the cork, no weight needs to be added. The small black element inside of the lure is the weight. They are designed to have a slow sink. That is what makes the lure so effective in my opinion they work very well under docks and other structure.

When working them around structure make your cast to individual pilings or back underneath the structure itself. Wait until the lure settles before starting your retrieve. Once the lure has settled start slowly hopping it back out to you. One or two hops and then let it settle back to the bottom. You'll find that most strikes from trout will come while the lure is slowly sinking back to the bottom.

DOA's are great lures for our area and catch everything on the flats especially Trout, redfish and Flounder!!
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Put a dead shrimp under that cork too!
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thanks for the info gonna go try it friday and saturday.im ready for the bait to start moving in the bay.
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All baits can be used not just soft bait and live. Use spoons and mirro-lures.
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Old 03-09-2011, 09:14 AM   #7
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I used to fish with a Sting Ray Grub under a popping cork. It kinda dates me; doesn't it?

Too many people think that you have to make the cork 'pop'. I think that a 'pop' scares the fish.

If you listen to a big old sow feed, she makes a gurgling (for lack of a better word) noise.

Just pull the cork under and it works better

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Try various retrieves. Days when there is not much ripple on the water give it a light pop (lets call that a splat). If there is more of a chop on the water giver her a good pop and make more noise. I believe the splat noise attracts the fish. They think that another trout is chasing prey on the surface and want a piece of the action.

Sometimes the fish hit the cork thinking its something to eat. That's why I use a cork with hooks. The cork with hooks is the 7M mirrolure. Pop that lure on top, let it sit, pop it again, let it sit, POW! Fish on! I probably use the 7M 90% of the time. Great lure. You can also work it subsurface. But when nothing works SLOW DOWN.
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Works best in murky waters if not using live baits...

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Old 04-04-2011, 07:01 AM   #10
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Capt. Brad(or anyone else):

If you were working the docks at night or early morning, please rank(1= best, 2=next) the following as the best to use under a popping cork:

DOA shrimp
Gulp shrimp
Live shrimp
dead shrimp
Gulp jerk shad
Paddle tail plastic swim baits(dual) with green tails


Thanks......we all appreciate your posts and sharing!

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