How To Rig A Live Shrimp Weedless On A Jighead
Are you using live shrimp for bait but can’t seem to cast it out far enough?
Or you can’t get it to fall into the water column you want?
You should try to rig the live shrimp on a jighead!
Learn how to rig a live shrimp weedless on a jighead here!
How To Rig A Live Shrimp Weedless On A Jighead [VIDEO]
- 30lb Stren Magnathin Monofilament
- 15lb Braided Line
- Falcon MH 7’6 Coastal Clearwater Rod
- Quantum Smoke Inshore Reel
- Mission Fishin’ Jighead (1/4 oz.)
- Bottom Sweeper Jig (1/4 oz.)
If you often fish around structure or areas with weeds or grass in the water, then you should rig your shrimp weedless on a hook or jighead.
Weedless rigging is super effective for fishing around rocks, shells, and docks or any structure that you would likely get your bait hung up on.
Mission Fishin’ jigheads are excellent for this approach because of the ‘football’ shaped head that forces the hook to sit upright and can glide over any structure due to its design.
This type of rigging can work for both live and dead shrimp.
To begin, look for the little joint right where the tail of the shrimp meets the body.
Insert the hook point at the joint and go straight down.
Once the hook is through, you want to twist the jighead around so it is facing the other way.
Then, you insert the hook point in the body of the shrimp but stop right before it pierces the shell of the shrimp.
The joint in the tail and body has enough strength to maintain a hold on the shrimp through current and any structure.
Also, because the hook is not free, you will prevent getting snagged on any rocks or debris.
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