Best Lures To Use Under Popping Corks [DOA, Gulp, Z-Man, Chasebaits]
Rigging soft plastics under a popping cork is a great way to catch fish on the flats.
Many people debate which brands are best, but here’s something that is actually more important:
What the lure is made of.
Some lures are made of buoyant material while some lures sink, and you’ll be surprised at how much more natural one looks over the other underwater.
So in this video, I’m going to show you some underwater footage of several different lures so you can see what they really look like in action and use that knowledge to catch more fish.
Check it out below.
Best Lures To Use Under A Popping Cork [VIDEO]
Jerk shads, paddletails, and shrimp lures all catch fish when rigged under a popping cork, but one thing that matters more than you might think is the material that these lures are made of.
In the image below, the lure on the right is made of buoyant material, and you can see how much more natural it looks sitting in the water than the lure on the left, which is made of non-buoyant material.
Here are some lure companies that use buoyant material:
- Savage Gear
- Vudu Shrimp
Z-Man uses their ElaZtech material and the other companies use TPE (Thermoplastic Elastomer).
Two examples of companies that use material that is not buoyant are:
However, Gulp’s scent usually outweighs it’s poor action, so you can still catch a lot of fish with it.
Now here’s the final question: how much does the lure’s buoyancy actually matter?
That depends on the conditions you’re fishing.
If you’re retrieving your lure slowly (and giving the fish plenty of time to see the lure sitting still), or if you’re fishing in clear water, then it matters a lot.
If you’re fishing in really dark water and retrieving your lure quickly, it doesn’t matter as much.
Buoyant lures have much better action and presentation than non-buoyant lures when fished under a popping cork.
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