Why You Should Use A Popping Cork When Seasons Change
When are some of the best times to use a popping cork?
Would it be beneficial to use a popping cork for big fish this fall?
Popping corks are a great addition to your tackle arsenal as the seasons change from summer to fall!
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Why You Should Use A Popping Cork When Seasons Change [VIDEO]
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The seasons are transitioning from summer to fall as we speak.
Fall fishing can bring some of the best bites of the year but at this transitionary stage it can be tough to locate fish.
Fish are moving locations and exploring different water depths as the cooler weather and water comes in.
Bait patterns can fluctuate along with the change in conditions.
There is still no shortage of bait the challenge is just locating the schools of fish.
This is where the popping cork will come in handy.
Best Situations To Use A Popping Cork
A popping cork allows you to cover a lot of water quickly and effectively.
If you are fishing with a friend or family member, it is a good tactic to have different leader lengths as well as different lures on your lines.
That way you can dial in on what the fish are going to strike.
Popping corks target a predatory fish’s aggression and the natural instinct to feed.
If there are any fish in the area, they will very likely hit this lure setup.
When fish hear or see another fish feeding on bait, they are intrigued to investigate and they will strike anything in front of their face because there are other predators around them.
The popping cork sound will not just attract redfish and trout but all sorts of other species as well like jacks or ladyfish.
Moreover, popping corks are great for inducing strikes from inactive schools of fish.
Meaning the fish are holding up in an area and are not in a feeding mode.
The popping cork can help wake up the school of fish and cause them to instinctually investigate and strike a lure.
If you have any further questions on how to use a popping cork this fall, let me know down in the comments!
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Richard, how do you determine the length of your leader?
Les, I determine this by what type of areas I will be fishing and what part of the tide. For example, along a grass line or oyster beds at low tide I may keep it around 12-14 inches. Then if I’m throwing over deeper holes for trout I may lengthen it to about 2 ft or more.
What conditions do use the paradise oval and the pro pop popping cork. Rough water vs calm water
Good question Ron, so I like using the popping cork in many different situations. However, my favorite is when there is just a bit of texture on the water and when I am in higher current zones. That’s just me though, and have had good success when I can line those two things up and fish near structure or grass lines.
Thanks Richard, I was wondering about where you where fishing, Texas ETC
Hey Jerry, so all of my content for the most part will be focused on the S/E US! Basically N/E Florida up to the Carolinas. I was in North East Florida for this particular video though!
Richard, thanks for the video. Who makes the shrimp profile with the white with the chartreuse tail?
Thomas, I believe the one I had tied on was a old DOA I had in my box. Unfortunately a over slot red broke off my last power prawn on some oysters!
Thanks Richard! I haven’t tried fishing with a popping cork yet. Is it just as effective fishing from the shore or a pier?
Glad you liked it Mark! So like anything, it’s all based on location, but it should still be very effective from land. A pier may be a bit tough due to the height above the water, just might make the pops difficult.
I’ve also caught fish in the surf with them at times.
Thanks Richard! Great information.
Nice to see a video on the use of a popping cork. How about considering one on the close up use of that de-hooking tool you used? It would be nice to see it used on several different fish with different hooking issues.
Thanks Art, I typically don’t show the hook release due to many times there is blood and it has the possibility of the video being blocked on certain public platforms. I will definitely think of that in the future though and if I have some cleaner releases I’ll be happy to show them or do a review on the de-hooker I use.
Thanks for the tips , will give it a try .
Thanks, let us know how it goes!
Nice video and tips RIchard !!!
Thanks Richard! Can I use a texas eye or a trout eye jig with these? Have traditionally used the red 1/4 oz strikeking jig head but recently purchased some of the zman eye jigheads and was wondering if that would produce a better result bite.
Thanks as always!
Hey Justin, you absolutely can! They will work great, the main thing is just deciding what weight will benefit you most in that situation and go from there. The movement of the lure however is what gets the fish to strike after hearing the feeding sound of the pop.