Is This The Best Lure For Nearshore And Offshore Reefs?
Do you often find yourself fishing reefs both nearshore and offshore?
If you don’t have this artificial lure in your arsenal, then you may be missing out.
And the best lure for nearshore and offshore reefs may not be what you think!
Check it out below!
Is This The Best Lure For Nearshore & Offshore Reefs? [VIDEO]
The Salt Strong Power Prawn has quickly become my favorite lure for fishing offshore and nearshore reefs.
From snook and flounder to cobia, the Power Prawn has been very successful in nearshore reefs.
Even in water up to 90 feet, the Power Prawn also attracts grouper and snapper.
Many anglers would say that the best way to fish a reef is to get some live shrimp.
But the Power Prawn allows you to mimic that same behavior to induce a strike while eliminating the need for live bait.
Make sure the jig head is centered in the lure’s head and as the hook comes through it is centered in the back.
If it is turned off to the side, the lure can helicopter in the water and swim unnaturally which won’t appeal to any fish.
Look at it from all sides and try to match the mold of the lure and the action you are trying to create.
The Power Prawn Jr. will work but it is best to go with the original Power Prawn for deeper water.
Power Prawn jig heads are the best for this lure (both presentation and weight-wise).
The plain shank hook with a ball head weight proves to assist in creating the most action on the Power Prawns.
The idea is to cast the lure up current and let it sink down to the bottom.
When it hits the bottom, begin to jig the rod to create action on the lure.
The Power Prawn will bounce up over the reef and then fall back down.
Fish will more than likely hit the shrimp lure when it is on its way back down after popping the rod up.
A 3/4 ounce jighead is preferable for fishing deeper water with current but a 1/2 ounce jighead will also work.
It is a good idea to cover different zones and different depths to present the shrimp lure in the ideal strike zone.
As far as line strength goes, 30-lb braid should be perfect for this application.
If you get broken or bit off, you can always tie on a little bit of a heavier leader (40-50 lbs) at the tip of the leader.
Artificial lures allow you to cover more water which holds true for both nearshore and offshore fishing.
If you are properly casting up current, you can jig the lure on the bottom and not have to reel any slack back in because the current holds the shrimp in place.
Nearshore and offshore reefs are highly successful fishing areas even with artificial lures.
The Power Prawn has put previous notions to bed by proving to be a productive lure on the reefs.
If you have any further questions on anything related to fishing the Power Prawn, let me know down in the comments!
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