How To Catch Big Redfish With A Lure Under A Popping Cork
Using popping corks is a very common approach to catching big redfish.
But have you used a big paddletail with a popping cork to target bull reds?
And, are you retrieving your popping cork correctly to ensure you hook up with these fish?
Check out this new video to learn how to rig and retrieve big paddletails under a popping cork (to catch bull redfish)!
How To Catch Big Redfish With Popping Corks [VIDEO]
The Slam Shady Bomber has been crushing redfish under a popping cork!
And your jighead weight can vary (based on conditions) but you should aim for a 3/8 ounce jighead.
For even better results, apply some Dr. Juice to your soft plastics before casting into the water.
When you’re casting with a popping cork, it is less of a whipping motion and more of a lofted cast.
This helps prevent the line from getting wrapped around the cork before it hits the water.
On the retrieve, make sure your line is tight and you point the tip of the rod at the cork.
Keep your rod tip down and break your wrist in a twitching motion to jerk the cork while reeling the line in simultaneously.
Avoid lifting your rod or bringing it to the side to prevent getting tip wrapped.
The aim is to mimic a baitfish and create noise on the surface to attract a redfish to come up and strike the lure.
After popping the cork a couple of times, pause and let it sit.
Make sure you work the cork all the way to the boat because the redfish can strike at any moment.
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