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Old 07-07-2014, 07:04 PM   #1
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Looking to start using live shrimp for bait. What hooks and weight do you normally use on light tackle fishing for Reds and Specks on the grass flats? Thanks...

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Kahle 2's and a small slip shot for me.
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Looking to start using live shrimp for bait. What hooks and weight do you normally use on light tackle fishing for Reds and Specks on the grass flats? Thanks...

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I normally tie a 2 to 3 foot fluorocarbon leader and freeline them on a size 2 or 1 Owner Light Wire circle hook. I also sometimes fish live shrimp under a popping cork especially when the water is choppier.

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You will attract more pinfish than anything else with live shrimp on the grass flats this time of year. Mirrodines, topwaters, and plastics will consistently out fish live shrimp on the flats.
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I have had the most luck with a live shrimp under a popping cork. For one it keeps it off the bottom so less catfish and rays will go after it. Plus you can let them sit and pay full attention to another active lure your throwing.
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I go with a popping cork also so I'm not just to one section of the water column. With a popping cork you can work the entire column when you pop it a few times and let it slowly settle back down before poppin it again. I usually run a 2/0 circle hook for hook size when I'm not using artificial a such as doa shrimp.
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2-3 ft of leader with a 1 or 2 owner and size 3 split shot. Cast and slowly work it in. Don't jig or anything. Reds will eat it up
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Justin are you talking about using a Carolina rig and slowly dragging it across the bottom.
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Justin are you talking about using a Carolina rig and slowly dragging it across the bottom.
In a way. Just put split shots on the leader itself
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