#1 Most Underrated Inshore Fishing Technique (And How To Set It Up)
What’s the most UNDERRATED inshore fishing technique and why?
It probably isn’t what you’re thinking.
Learn all about it and how to set up this rig below!!
Most Underrated Inshore Fishing Technique [VIDEO]
- Four Horsemen Popping Corks
- Power Prawn USA Natural
- Power Prawn USA Natural Junior
- Slam Shady BOMBER
- F.R.E.D. 2.0 Paddletail
- F.R.E.D. the Jerk
- Gold Digger Mulligan
- 4/0 Hoss Football Jigheads
- 2/0 Hoss Football Jigheads
Call it what you want – popping corks are extremely effective when fishing inshore!
It has proven to catch fish time and again no matter where you are.
Popping Cork Rig Top To Bottom
Starting at the top of the rig, I have my braid connected to a short piece of monofilament leader above the cork.
That piece of monofilament above the cork prevents the braid from twisting around the metal and cork itself.
If you tie the braid directly to the cork, it will just cause headaches down the road.
You can use 20lb monofilament for this section, but 30lb will keep that line streamlined even more.
For connecting the leader to the cork, I make use of a cinch knot to keep it nice and snug to the cork.
Some popping corks have a swivel at the bottom.
Regardless, you want to make use of the cinch knot here as well to establish a secure connection.
When it comes to leader length, this depends on the depth you plan on fishing.
For example, let’s say I’m fishing a grass flat that is two feet deep with grass growing up to 1 foot.
I’ll tie about a 14-inch leader so with each pop the lure jumps right out from the grass and swims above the grass.
I recommend 20-30lb leader unless you’re going after something bigger.
Then, use a snug knot to secure the leader to your hook with either live bait or artificial lures.
One of my all-time favorites and a classic go-to for popping cork rigs is a shrimp lure.
Live shrimp is an excellent choice but shrimp lures are just as effective.
The Power Prawn USA Junior on a Hoss Football Jighead is a fantastic choice.
While shrimp lures are a classic choice for popping corks, you can use just about anything you’d prefer.
From paddletails to jerk baits and more, these lures will be effective beneath a cork.
The choice comes down to the time of year and what bait is most prevalent in the water.
Furthermore, the current will dictate what weight you should fish with.
If there is a sweeping current in your area, go with a heavier weight.
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