Prawn USA Lures: How To Rig & Use These Lures To Maximize Results

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This page will show you how to catch the most fish possible while using your The Prawn USA shrimp lures.

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 Prawn USA to trigger strikes
  • How to rig the The Prawn to get the best motion in the water
  • Ideal equipment and hook set technique
  • When to NOT use The Prawn USA
  • Rattle tips
  • Storage tips

Just click on the respective videos below to see the details:

How To Rig The Prawn USA

The following videos show how to rig the Prawn USA 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.

Weedless Weighted Hook Rig

These Power Prawn USA lures can be rigged on a variety of weighted hooks. You’ll just need to make sure that the hook has a wide enough gap to enable good hooksets.

Here’s a video showing the best weighted hook we’ve found so for for these lures:

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Jighead Rig

Rigging the Prawn USA lures on jigheads is crucial when in need of fishing water more than 3 ft deep because they enable the lure to get down to the bottom where most of the feeding activity takes place.

These lures can be rigged on a variety of different jig heads, but these Hoss Football jigheads have made it to the top of our list of jigheads to use based on how well they work:

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Hoss Weedless Football Jigheads

Hoss Football Jigheads

Here’s a table for selecting the right jig head based on depth zone coverage needed:

  • 1/8 oz – for the shallows down to roughly 3 ft of water
  • 1/4 oz – for 3 ft depths down to roughly 8 ft of water
  • 1/2 oz – for 6 ft depths down to roughly 20 ft of water
  • 3/4 oz -for 20 to 40 ft of water
  • 1 oz – for 40 to 70 ft of water
  • 2 oz – for 70 to 120 ft of water

Notes:

– 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.

Retrieving The Prawn USA

The following videos show how to rig the Prawn USA 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

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Skipping Under Docks/Trees

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Ideal Equipment & Hook Set

This video explains the type of equipment that will help maximize your results using these Prawn USA lures along with some hookset tips from a fun video I filmed with the original Prawn USA lures.

Rod

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)

Line

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.

Reel

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 Prawn USA lures because they hold plenty of line and have sufficient drag strength while they weigh much less than the larger reels.

When To Not Use The Prawn USA Lures

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.

Rattle Tips

power prawn usa rattles

One of many great things about these Prawn USA lures is that they are made from a material that can allow for rattles to be inserted into it without any negative consequences.

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.

My personal favorite rattles are these Battle Rattles because they are nice and small while having a good amount of noise/vibration

Here’s a video showing the best way to insert them into the Prawn USA lures:

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Battle Rattles: https://fishstrong.com/products/battle-rattle

Storing Tips

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.

Conclusion

These Prawn USA 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.

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Please leave a comment down below if you have any questions… I am here to help!

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Charles Gurnea
1 day ago

I like those for flounder they are very good dragging on the bottom

Ed Librick
1 day ago

A lot of good tips Luke, especially fishing docks. I mostly fish using 10 lb braid but after watching your video I will be using 30lb for dock fishing. The weight for the different depth was also good information. Here in Murrells Inlet and Little River we have oyester beds in place of your grass and your weight to depth was very helpful. I always look forward to you and your pros giving up their great information to catch more fish. Thanks to you and everyone involved in making SaltStrong the best fishing community. Tight Lines.

Amos Jones
1 day ago

WOW! Great videos! I am ready right now to go try these methods! Just recovering from medical issue and haven’t used any of the lures that I have purchased. I am over 100 miles from the coast. What would you recommend for using these lures in freshwater. I live in the Columbia, SC area and have not been successful in freshwater AT ALL!. I miss living on the coast. Any tips for freshwater would be greatly appreciated! Man, I get so into the videos, it’s like being there with you. Thanks for these tips and whatever you can tell me about freshwater.

Robert Hunt
2 days ago

great lesson! thanks!

Ryan Williams
2 days ago

Excellent advice, tips and techniques…thank you!

God bless!

Jason Babbert
2 days ago

Loved the lesson. Can’t wait to get back to NC and see how I can do with all of my new salt strong gear and knowledge

James Wilson
2 months ago

liked the way the rattle goes in thanks for the tip

Jerry Fadness
2 months ago

Excellent information, thanks.

Harvey Pepper
2 months ago

Great lesson and I will definitely be trying it out next time I go out. Thanks and Tight Lines 🐟

Minister Brian Bordley
4 months ago

Great tutorial should help me catch more fish, chasing sheep heads when I come down to Odessa, FL

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