How To Hook A Live Shrimp When Fishing In Current [VIDEO]
By: Luke Simonds on June 30, 2016
It’s live shrimp time!
Without a doubt, live shrimp are one the most popular baits among all saltwater anglers.
Their popularity is due to the fact that they can be used to catch so many different species of fish in so many different regions… seems as if everything in the sea eats them.
And just like any other live bait, it is very important to know how to properly place the hook so that they look as natural as possible while also staying alive for as long as possible.
As you might already know, there are a ton of different ways to hook live shrimp…
But when fishing in areas with current, this way has seemed to outperform the others.
How To Hook A Live Shrimp
When fishing in an area with current, I’ve found the best results with hooking them in between their eyes and their brain immediately below their horn.
The reason this hook placement works so well is because it makes the shrimp look natural in the water while keeping it very mobile and lively since that space just below the horn in between the eyes and the brain doesn’t damage any core organs (see below).
When hooked towards the head while in current, the water drag on the line will have the shrimp facing towards the current as if it was trying to move away from a predator fish.
And when the shrimp sees a predator fish (which it will if you are fishing in the right area), it’ll start kicking itself backwards just like it naturally does…
However, the shrimp’s kicks will not move it quite as far as it normally would without the hook, making it a quick meal for whichever fish gets to it first.
Here’s a quick video showing exactly how to hook a live shrimp when fishing in current:
Fishing with shrimp can be a very rewarding way to fish because you’ll likely catch a multitude of species given that almost everything eats them.
And although there are many ways to hook shrimp, this in between the eyes and brain rigging style has been the style of choice for me in catching my favorite targets (snook, redfish, trout, tarpon, and flounder) when fishing in areas with current.
Best of all, there is no telling what will hit on the next cast!
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