Easy Popping Cork Hack To Save You Time On The Water
Stop wasting time out on the water with this easy popping cork hack!!
Popping cork systems allow you to draw natural attention to your lure and swim a presentation at the desired depth.
Learn more right here in this video!
Easy Popping Cork Hack [VIDEO]
- Four Horsemen Popping Cork
- VMC Crankbait Snaps
- Power Prawn U.S.A. Jr.
- Z-Man Trout Eye Jighead
- F.R.E.D. Paddletail
- 4-inch Z-Man Jerk ShadZ
- Z-Man Texas Eye Jighead
In this demonstration, our popping cork system consists of a Four Horsemen Popping Cork, VMC Crankbait Snaps, and your favorite lure of choice to use under popping corks.
Anglers often run into two major issues when using popping corks.
These are when they want to fish in different areas or switch out lures.
The problem is your leader is tied directly to the popping cork system itself.
You won’t be able to change out quickly without having to re-tie the entire system.
This is where the VMC Crankbait Snaps come into play.
In order to switch out systems or lures with ease, you need to tie your leader line directly to a Crankbait Snap and then attach the popping cork system to the small snap.
As far as knots go, you only want to use a snug knot to secure the leader to the snap for this system.
Be sure to tie the knot on the smaller, narrower end of the snap and not the wider end.
Now, you can slide entire popping cork systems on and off with ease.
Additionally, there is no need to be concerned about the strength of these swivels.
They are more than capable of handling big inshore species like redfish, snook, seatrout, and more.
Moreover, you can also have pre-set leader lines attached to lures ready to go for use on this system.
Before you head out on the water, you can get 2-3 setups, or however many you want, ready so that you can quickly change out lures when you want.
This gives you the ability to change leader lengths to fish different depths as well as have different lures rigged and ready for different scenarios.
Some anglers also prefer to put additional snaps on the end of their line to swap in and out different lures.
There is truly no need for additional snaps if you are using one to connect the system to your lures.
Your knot of choice whether that be a loop or snug knot will work best.
This reduces the hardware near your lure and allows you to use different leader lengths with different lures.
Top 3 Lures To Use Under A Popping Cork
The most common and effective presentation under a popping cork is any type of artificial shrimp imitation.
Currently, our favorite is the Power Prawn U.S.A. Jr. artificial shrimp lure.
These lures look exactly like shrimp and fit the profile for this time of year.
Secondly, our next favorite is the F.R.E.D. Paddletail.
The F.R.E.D. is a pink paddletail with silver flecks sprinkled throughout.
Any color will work but pink is especially effective because it is a bit more like the color of a shrimp.
Also, it is best to use these lures when there are not just shrimp around but also finger mullet and other small bait.
The F.R.E.D. can still mimic a baitfish while also appearing like a bouncing shrimp.
Finally, our third favorite lure under a popping cork is a 4-inch Z-Man Jerk Shad.
The same concept as with the F.R.E.D. applies to the Jerk Shad in that it covers both baitfish and shrimp behavior.
As far as jighead choice, the Z-Man Texas Eye Jighead matches up perfectly with this lure and even adds additional rattle due to its design.
Here at Salt Strong, we are always thinking of ways to save you both time and money when out on the water while at the same time hooking into more fish.
By implementing this easy popping cork hack, you can quickly change out lure presentations and change depths without wasting time tying new leaders and knots.
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