Redfish Bait Challenge: Dead Shrimp Vs Cut Mullet
Dead shrimp and cut mullet are two of the most common baits that catch redfish.
But I wanted to test which one would produce more fish (and better quality fish).
So in this video, you’ll learn:
- How to make a Carolina rig for these baits
- If dead shrimp outperforms cut mullet
- And more.
Check it out below!
Dead Shrimp Vs Cut Mullet For Redfish [VIDEO]
How To Make A Carolina Rig
Step 1: Put a 1/2 oz egg sinker on your main line.
Note: Be sure to use the weight that is appropriate to the current and depths you are fishing.
Step 2: Tie your main line to a swivel.
Step 3: Then tie a leader line to the bottom part of the swivel.
I’m using 20# Ande Monofilament.
Step 4: Tie your hook to your leader line and add bait.
Dead Shrimp – 2/0 Owner Mutu Light Circle Hook
Cut Mullet – 4/0 or 5/0 Owner Mutu Light Circle Hook
Note: Match your hook size to your bait size.
Dead Shrimp Vs Cut Mullet Challenge
Before I could even set up my cameras, I had a redfish on!
I had dead shrimp on one rod and cut mullet on another rod at the same time and in the same place.
My rods were so close to give each bait a fair battle that I got tangled up several times.
The contest started out with one redfish on the mullet and one on the shrimp.
But at the end of the challenge, the cut mullet outperformed in numbers and size of the fish!
Also, I was constantly having to check my shrimp rig because small fish were picking it off the hook.
This is so time-consuming and you could be missing out on fish!
Both dead shrimp and cut mullet soaking on the bottom catch redfish.
But in this challenge, cut mullet more than outperformed dead shrimp (in numbers and in size)!
Have any questions about how to rig up these baits?
Let me know in the comments below!
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