Got-Cha Plug Review: Pros, Cons, And How To Rig & Retrieve Them
By: Wyatt Parcel on May 22, 2020
The Got-Cha plug is one of the most popular lures for beach and pier fishing.
I was recently at a pier fishing for Spanish mackerel and it seemed like every fisherman there was using them (including me!).
They’re popular for a reason — you can cast them a country mile, they catch fish, and they’re available in nearly all tackle stores.
But they’re not perfect.
In this video, I’ll break down everything you need to know about Got-Cha plugs, including:
- How to rig and retrieve them to catch more fish
- The pros and cons of using them
- And much more
Check it out below!
Got-Cha Plug Review [VIDEO]
First, we’ll talk about the specs, pros, and cons of this lure, then we’ll get into how to rig them.
Got-Cha Plug Specs
There are several models of Got-Cha plugs, which are made by Sea Striker, but they’re all very similar.
Below are the specs for the G101RH:
- Length: 3″
- Weight: 1 oz
- Hooks: #2 tail hook, #4 belly hook
Got-Cha Plug Pros
Here’s what I like about these lures:
- Very durable
- Relatively cheap (about $4.50-6)
- Simple to use
- Fish love them
Got-Cha Plug Cons
Here’s what I don’t like about these lures:
- The paint on the head will chip (although I don’t think it matters too much)
- Hooks cannot be replaced
How To Rig & Retrieve Got-Cha Plugs
These lures are especially good for toothy fish running along the beaches like Spanish mackerel and bluefish.
When rigging them, I like to use 12-15″ of 50 lb mono with a kreh loop knot.
Many people like to use wire, although that can decrease the amount of strikes you’ll get because Spanish mackerel have great eyesight.
When you’re retrieving them, I like to use sharp pops to make the lure dart through the water.
It has great action when you do this, which the fish love.
Now there are lots of colors of Got-Cha plugs, but in my experience, the color doesn’t really matter as long as you’re in the right spot and the fish are eating.
If I’m fishing from the beach or a pier for Spanish mackerel, I’m usually using a Got-Cha plug.
They’re durable, cheap, and fish love them.
Have you used these lures?
What do you think?
Let me know in the comments below.
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