The Most Consistent & Versatile Shrimp Lure Ever Made?
An artificial shrimp lure is a staple in any serious inshore angler’s tackle bag.
Of course, not all shrimp are created equal…
Our journey started many years ago with D.O.A shrimp, then we moved to Berkley GULP shrimp, then a few other shrimp lures with varied results.
But all of that changed when our Insider Club member Marcos from Brazil gave us some of his Brazilian shrimp to fish with.
We were blown away by the results.
So listen in as we share more about this versatile artificial shrimp lure.
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Most Consistent & Versatile Shrimp Lure Ever [VIDEO]
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You can follow the timestamped table of contents:
- 1:40 – D.O.A. Shrimp (Pros & Cons)
- 2:48 – Gulp Shrimp (Pros & Cons)
- 3:28 – Snook fishing in Brazil with shrimp lures
- 6:11 – Luke was totally blown away by this lure
- 8:27 – Catching inshore slams with the Power Prawn
- 9:37 – Watch this crazy on-the-water footage!
- 12:32 – Our Insider is a famous lady angler. Check this out! Luana Pigatto IG
- 14:20 – Why does the Power Prawn beat out the D.O.A., Gulp, and Vudu Shrimp?
- 15:48 – The universal bucktail jig and how the Power Prawn is becoming the new universal lure
- 16:36 – Dr. Juice plus Power Prawn is the ultimate combo
- 17:37 – The free mini-course for this lure
- 18:19 – This is when not to use the Power Prawn
- 20:28 – Segmented shrimp tails versus the solid one-piece tail
- 21:47 – The mold has a cavity for rigging weedless
- 24:04 – Rigging tips for the Power Prawn
- 26:02 – #1 mistake with this lure (that can cost you fish)
- 30:11 – Don’t buy pre-rigged shrimp lures
- 32:18 – Shrimp lures need to look like real shrimp
- 34:54 – The sizes of the best shrimp lures that work
- 37:07 – Power Prawn beat out cut bait for snapper, grouper, cobia, and flounder in 70 ft of water
- 41:46 – Tripletail love the Power Prawn near channel markers
- 42:46 – Power Prawn Jr. for quality & Power Prawn Original for BIG fish
- 45:32 – Order your Power Prawns and we’ll email you an entire mini-course on the best tactics for this lure
- 48:45 – Almost forgot the built-in rattle cavity (and when to use rattles)
Here are the links for the shrimp lure, hooks, rattles, and scent that’s CRUSHING it:
We’ve tried a lot of different shrimp lures over the years and nothing seems to work as well as this lure in all types of water depths.
And the history of how this lure came about is really interesting, kinda crazy, and involves a ton of BIG fish!!
What are some of your success stories with the Power Prawn?
Let me know down in the comments!
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I’ve already got both sizes of Power prawns but have not had a chance yet to use them seriously. Given the reports, I expect them to work well. I especially liked the suggestion that the Prawns can be used as/replace a bucktail jig. (I’m taking my bucktail off and putting on the Prawn.)
One think said was that it was not a good idea to buy pre=rigged artificial shrimp because the built in weights limited their use in various water depths. Ok. I can see that. Why didn’t you tell me sooner? (ha) I have a good collection of DOAs and VuDus, so I might still want to use them up sometimes. I have caught flounder on them.
Here’s what I was thinking. Most of the pre=rigged shrimp are for fairly shallow water. For deeper water, how about adding an appropriately sized bullet weight in front for deeper waters? What do you think? Would this interfere a lot with the long-twitch-drop retrieve method? Could this be a way to extend the versatility of those pre-rigged shrimp in my tackle box? After all, you do use a bullet weight in front on the Weedless Shrimp rig. 😉
I think that adding pinch weights or bullet weights could certainly work, but they won’t be as effective as a properly paired jig head because they won’t look as natural (pinch weights add more bulk and the bullet weights will be sliding up the line).
I’ve noticed the shrimp seems to slide down those no-barbed hooks a little after catching a few fish. I tried putting it on one of the TT HeadlockZ jigheads the other night and not only was it really easy to slide onto the lure, but it felt rock solid. Haven’t caught anything on it yet (rough night), but I’m confident this will be my new way to rig this lure. GIVE IT A TRY and let us know what you think. If you agree, maybe stock the TT HeadlockZ jigheads in the store.
Thanks for sharing the tip Ryan!
whats your favorite way to store the prawns and chasebait prawn in your tackle? thanks in advice
With the special “non pvc” material that these shrimp use, it’s always best to store them in their original clam shell/packaging. They do NOT mix well with others…
I am up here in Virginia. I fish a lot of headboats dropping from 80 to 120 feet of water for black seabass Is there a way to rig a power prawn to fish in that situation?
Definitely! We fished these Power Prawn lures in 70 feet of water last month rigged on a 1oz jighead and sprayed with Dr. Juice scent. The Prawn was catching more snapper and grouper than cut bait!
Awesome podcast !!! Great information
Really love the Salt Strong Club – always get key tips and information to continue to improve my fishing
Thank you, Pablo! We appreciate you big time my friend
I hope all is well with the entire family. I have known Marco and Luana for a long time and yes, they are great peeps. She has fished everywhere and even did a show in Africa. The one topic not discussed is the “how to” in using the shrimp.
One thing I know is really important and let me know if you agree or not is in the rod. They seem to get far more strikes when using a Med-heavy rod with a fast tip. Seems to put some mojo into the action of the shrimp. Thoughts?
Yes, having a high quality rod with a strong backbone and fast tip is extremely helpful for maximizing results with these lures… not wet noodle rods:)
Hey guys, I gotta tell you this lure works amazingly well in Maryland, rigged with jig heads in deeper water and weedless in shallow water. Stripers eat it like candy. We don’t even have shrimp in this area of the Chesapeake Bay.
Love it! Thank you for sharing Jimmy! Tight lines my friend
Oh but you guys don’t promote other lures huh sounds like it to me but whatever to me it doesn’t even look like a shrimp and I can tell you from experience I can add a couple split shot weights to my chasebaits flick prawn and if I’m in the same area as you are I’d slay them as well I have caught tons of different kinds of fish on them plus I know they last longer then the unrealistic power prawn you supposedly are not promoting meaning you say you dont affiliate other brands of lures but you keep talking about YOUR lures are the best like the saltstrong moonwalker and the saltstrong alabama leprachaun or the saltstrong slam shady well if thats not promoting then what is?
Thank you for the feedback. Of course, we promote lures we like and think are the best. We have done this since day one. That’s a big part of who we are and why so many anglers TRUST us. We recommend (and promote) the tackle that we feel is working the BEST right now and always will.
However, we are not sponsored and we are one of the few (if not only) brands/fishing groups/fishing educators who do NOT have any sponsors (so we can tell it like it and always share with you what is working BEST).
As you know, we carry lots of different brands in our store. We also personally use lots of different brands when we fish and we report back what is working best. We’re always testing and we’re always trying to improve upon what is already out there.
Personally, if we were fishing in a tournament with real money on the line and could only use one shrimp lure, it would be the Power Prawn. All day long. It’s the best shrimp lure we’ve ever fished and absolutely destroys DOA, GULP, Vudu, Chasebaits, Egret, etc in overall consistency and depths. As we said in the podcast, we highly recommend NOT buying any shrimp lure that comes pre-rigged as it limits your ability to fish in different depths big time.
Finally, the “realistic” lures have proven to be some of the worst in our testing and tend to fool more fishermen than fish… but that’s why we always keep testing and making sure we give you guys the best recommendations on what is actually catching fish (not what looks cool or what is being hyped by some sponsored fisherman).
Hope that makes sense. We appreciate you.
Actually no it doesn’t I told you I can make my chasebaits go deeper if u needed it to and have caught tons of fish on it the action is incredible plus it already has a rattle in it and is totally weedless by the looks of your power prawn I would say it’s not and I personally probably fish mostly weeds for reds more then you do try throwing one of your power prawns in the weeds and see if you get it back I know I do w my chasebaits because that’s what it’s made for just telling you from my experience plus now the chasebaits has an even smaller size which matches the hatch better your power prawn to me looks like only 1 size chasebaits has 3 the very large the medium and now the very small about 2 inches and to me realistic looks doesn’t just catch fisherman because in my opinion because it looks so real it’s action mimicked it’s looks to the t but that’s my opinion you use yours I’ll stick with what works for me and chasebaits never fails
Yes, Chasebaits are great and we carry them in our store as you know. But we’ve found that the Power Prawn out-performs it in overall consistency (especially for bigger fish). The entire reason to buy a shrimp lure that isn’t pre-rigged is that you can easily go weedless. In fact, the weedless rig we use on the Power Prawn can be fished in any type of structure with no snags. From the sounds of your comment, it appears you haven’t even used the Power Prawns yet. Don’t knock a lure until you try it. I believe it will shock you with how versatile it is. But at the end of the day, our goal is to help you catch more fish. We don’t care what tackle you use to get there. We just enjoy sharing what we’ve found to be best from our own on the water testing.
In their defense, Have you noticed the difference between say Salt Strong and Flats Class. Seems like every other sentence on Flats Class is a sponsored message, but good information in both. I would love it if all I had to bring fishing was what I bought here. My afib and excessive heat has kept me indoors. Shure looking forward to cooler weather. I have caught nice fish on the Slam Shady 2, looking forward to trying out the power prawns.
I’m always down to try new lures, I already got a pack of 1 each. Lets do this!!! #FishOn
Pa-POW! Can’t wait to hear how it goes.
I have been having one problem using power prawn jr on an Owner twist lock. They get hit so hard they turn inside out. I have cought several species with it and it happens on all of them.
I haven’t used a Power Prawn on a TwistLock hook yet. I don’t think they will hold up well since the material is so dense. Try a weighted hook like the Mustad where you actually have to take the material over the hook. It will stick much better.