How To Rig Artificial Shrimp Like A Pro (For Any Water Depth)
By: Tony Acevedo on December 19, 2019
What’s the best way to rig artificial shrimp?
Well, it depends.
How deep is the water that you’re fishing in?
Is there a strong current?
Both of those factors will determine the best way to rig your shrimp, and in this video, I’ll give you a simple rule of thumb to help you decide based on the conditions you’re fishing in.
Rigging Artificial Shrimp [VIDEO]
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How To Rig Artificial Lures In Shallow Water
When fishing in water less than four feet deep, I like to rig shrimp on a weedless hook.
I like rigging lures weedless in shallow water because there will typically be seagrass, tree limbs, oysters, or other debris in the water and rigging your shrimp weedless will decrease your chances of getting snagged.
The exception to this rule is that if you’re fishing close to four feet deep and there’s a lot of current.
In this scenario, I may use a jig head to get my lure down to the bottom.
How To Rig Artificial Lures In Deeper Water
When fishing in water greater than four feet deep, I like to rig shrimp on a jig head.
I typically use jig heads from 1/8 oz to 1/2 oz, depending on the depth and the current, so when I go out on the water I’ll bring a few different size jig heads with me.
Now the reason jig heads are better for deeper water is that all the weight is at the front of the lure, so they can dive straight down, making them more hydrodynamic.
With weighted swimbait hooks, the weight is in the middle of the lure, where which causes them to slowly sink down horizontally.
Another note here is that most pre rigged shrimp don’t work well with jig heads because they have pre-made grooves or other elements that make them best for the hooks they were made for.
If I’m fishing water deeper than four feet, I typically use a jig head, and when I’m fishing shallower water, I’ll use a weighted swimbait hook.
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