How To Rig & Retrieve The Power Prawn Shrimp Lures
This page will show you how to catch the most fish possible while using your Power Prawn shrimp lures.
So the videos below will walk you through the essential details to make sure that you know the specifics for the following:
- How to retrieve the Power Prawn like a pro
- How to rig the Power Prawn to maximize strikes
- Ideal equipment and hook set technique
- When to NOT use the power prawn
- Rattle tips
- Storage tips
There are two different sized Power Prawns (Original & Junior) which are both found on the main Power Prawn page in our store. These tips apply to both sizes… you’ll just need to match the hooks and jig head sizes to the size of the Power Prawns which are all labeled as either “Original” or “Junior” to make it super easy.
Just click on the respective videos below to see the details:
Retrieving The Power Prawn
The following videos show how to rig the Power Prawn lures to maximize your fish catching. You’ll see the top ways to retrieve these great lures on jig heads for covering the deeper water as well as how to use the weedless setup for covering shallower water with a lot of structure.
Shallows With Structure
How To Rig The Power Prawn
The following videos show how to rig the Power Prawn lures to maximize your fish catching. You’ll see the top ways to rig these great lures on jig heads for covering the deeper water as well as a unique weedless rig for covering shallower water with a lot of structure.
Jig Head Rig
Here’s a table for selecting the right jig head based on depth zone coverage needed:
- 1/8th oz – ideal for fishing the shallows down to roughly 4 ft of water
- 1/4th oz – ideal for 3 ft depths down to roughly 7 ft of water
- 1/2 oz – ideal for 6 ft of water down to roughly 15 ft
– These depth zones are just estimates… you may need to go heavier if you’re fishing an area with strong currents or if you’re fishing with thick lines.
– We’ll be bringing on larger jig heads soon for those who want to fish these shrimp lures in deeper water.
Weedless Weighted Hook Rig
Rigging Power Prawns On TwistLock Hooks
Ideal Equipment & Hook Set
I highly recommend 7′ to 7’6″ Fast Action blanks with Medium Heavy power (Medium for some brands like TFO).
- [Spinning] Click here to see the overall cross-brand rod review for Club Members
- [Baitcasting] I am newly starting to use baitcasting for saltwater fishing when using these lures for dock fishing because it helps me get better casting performance when using stronger line (30 lb braid). The rod I’m testing is the Omen Black from 13 Fishing (7 ft Moderate power… I wish I got a MH power because this one is only rated for 8-17 lb lines)
I highly recommend using a braid mainline and a ~2ft mono/fluoro leader for maximizing your results when using the Power Prawns… I like 10 lb for the open flats, 30 lb for bigger fish close to structure (docks, rocks, etc.), and in between 10 and 30 if used to fish a heavy mix of structure and open.
- Click here for the overall cross-brand line review for Club Members
- Click here to get PowerPro from our online store
In my opinion, the reel is not as important as the rod and the line. I recommend 3000 sized reels for inshore fishing with the Power Prawn lures because they hold plenty of line and have sufficient drag strength while they weigh much less than the larger reels.
- [Spinning] Click here for the overall cross-brand reel review for Club Members
- [Baitcasting] I am newly starting to use baitcasting for saltwater fishing when using these lures for dock fishing because it helps me get better casting performance when using stronger line (30 lb braid). The reel I’m using is the Quantum Smoke SM100 HPT, and I have been extremely happy with it. Click here to get this reel from our online store.
When To Not Use The Power Prawn
This Power Prawn lure is at its best when fishing coastal areas with shrimp populations, so these lures get less effective when pushing up into inland creeks and rivers with lower salinity.
Also, this lure’s core appeal is that it has great action in the water (similar to a bucktail jig) clearly looking like a shrimp (big benefit over bucktail jig) which is why it has a knack for catching very big fish.
Given that its motion and visual definition are its top attributes, this lure is best suited for clear to moderately clear water. If you’re fishing in murky water zones, I’d recommend adding rattles and perhaps even using it under a popping cork so fish can feel it better. Otherwise, use a paddletail lure so that you’ll have more vibration in the water.
One of many great things about these Power Prawn lures is that they come with a cavity designed for rattles. This way, you can easily add in some noise if you are in need of helping fish more easily find your lure.
The use of rattles seems to help draw more strikes in most conditions. But I prefer to not use them when fishing in calm and clear water because the extra vibration can come across as unnatural and spook fish off.
So having the ability to quickly and easily add and take away the rattles is very helpful for us to maximize our time out on the water.
Here are the sized rattles that the cavity can hold:
- Width: 3 mm to 4mm
- Length: 18mm or less
My personal favorite rattles are these Battle Rattles because they are nice and small while having a good amount of noise/vibration: https://fishstrong.com/products/battle-rattle
Just like all soft plastics, it’s important to not mix them with other brands when you’re storing them because some materials have a chemical reaction when exposed to different materials from other soft plastics.
I personally recommend storing them in their packages they come in to make sure that keep their form and which will ensure that they look great in the water.
Note: This material does not require that you keep it wet, so you can store it for long periods of time while rigged on your rod.
These Power Prawn lures will enable you to catch quality fish across all regions in areas where predator fish are feeding in the shallows even when other lures don’t seem to work.
The key is to practice the rigging and retrieve techniques shown in the videos above.
In a short amount of time, you’ll undoubtedly be catching more and bigger fish up in the shallows by using these unique lures.
Please leave a comment down below if you have any questions… I am here to help!
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