The Mulligan Lure Mini-Course [Rigging, Retrieving, & More]

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The Mulligan lure has proven to be a top producer generating strikes due to its superior casting distance and great action in the water.

But just like all soft plastics, the results are mostly dependent on how the angler rigs and retrieves the lures.

Here are the topics this mini-course covers:

  • Rigging
  • Fishing oysters
  • Fishing mangroves
  • How & When To Set The Hook
  • Converting to jerk bait
  • When NOT to use this lure

How To Rig The Mulligan Lure

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Fishing Oysters With Mulligan Lure

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Fishing Mangroves With Mulligan Lure

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How & When To Set The Hook

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Converting to Jerk Lure

A huge benefit of these Mulligan lures is that they can be converted to a jerk lure simply by tear off the tail.

You can see this in a recent experiment video linked below where I converted the lure into a jerk bait and automatically started catching more fish.

Note: Start at the 10:05 mark for the jerk switch.

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Setup for the Experiment:

When NOT To Use The Mulligan

Just like all lures, there’s not a single lure that’s good for all situations. So I wanted to explain the situations where I do not recommend using the Mulligan lure.

Pufferfish Feeding Grounds

I am quick to change to a different lure or a different spot if the pufferfish are bad… they have extremely sharp mouths that can slice through all soft plastic lures making it an expensive outing. In that situation, I’ll typically switch to a weedless spoon or some other hard lure that they can’t ruin.

Very Small Baitfish

When the very small baitfish are in the area and the predators are dialed into them, a 4-inch bulky paddletail will often get ignored. In that instance, I switch to The 2.0 nub and tear its tail off to have a much smaller profile that the fish will be more inclined to eat.

Feeding Birds But No Baitfish

When I’m fishing an area with wading birds out in the water but not much baitfish activity, it’s a safe assumption that the fish are feeding on crustaceans. So in that scenario, I am quick to switch over to a Power Prawn USA.

Calm & Clear Water

When the water is both calm and clear, the vibration of the Mulligan paddletail can be a bit too much for the fish to believe is coming from a natural baitfish. So in calm and clear conditions, I’ll most often be using a more streamlined lure like the Power Prawn USA.

Conclusion

The Mulligan lure is the best overall lure I’ve ever fished because it’s extremely versatile and seems to generate strikes even on days when nothing else seems to work.

If I can only have 1 lure to use, this would certainly be my #1 choice.

That being said, it of course isn’t always the best choice so hopefully the last section helped shed some light on when other lures are most likely going to be better.

If you have any questions or if I missed anything, please use the Comments section below.

Tight Lines!

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Randall Phelps
2 months ago

Good tips. My largest trout was on the FRED bomber.

Greg Luzier
7 months ago

Have you ever tried the Mulligan lure on Largemouth bass? I bet it would catch some monsters

William (Bill) Krenek
7 months ago

Thanks Luke I am going fishing tomorrow I will put your tips to work

Sean Hudson
7 months ago

believe it or not, I caught a red on the first cast first time using that lure. However, I am still looking for his buddies 😉

Calvin Jones
7 months ago

Hello Luke thanks for the info as a bridge, peir, surf fishing weekend warrior I appreciate these lessons (DUVALL)
C. JONES

Robert Elliott
7 months ago

Thanks Luke the videos are always great

Michael Guay
8 months ago

That’s watching videos give me confidence

Joe Geis
8 months ago

Great info Luke. Thanks!

Joel Halfmann
8 months ago

I cant wait to try the Mulligan and the power prawn out. I will be going to Galveston for a tree day fishing trip soon.

Ronald Peedin
8 months ago

great

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