Power Prawn USA Lures: How To Rig & Use These Lures To Maximize Results
This page will show you how to catch the most fish possible while using your Power 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:
- What’s the difference between Power Prawn USA & the Brazilian Power Prawn?
- How to retrieve the Power Prawn USA to trigger strikes
- How to rig the Power Prawn to get the best motion in the water
- Ideal equipment and hook set technique
- When to NOT use the power prawn
- Rattle tips
- Storage tips
Just click on the respective videos below to see the details:
Power Prawn USA vs. Brazilian
We launched the Brazilian Power Prawns at the end of 2019, and they have been a great success in helping us and members catch many great fish. The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive and it sure has been awesome seeing so many new Personal Best catches caught on these great lures.
Although the feedback was extremely good, we did receive some constructive criticism from members to highlight things that could be improved. Here’s a quick list of the most common issues listed from members about the Brazilian Power Prawn lures:
- $3+ per lure is too expensive
- Too difficult to rig
- Doesn’t skip well
- The segmented tail creates a weak point
We of course listened to all feedback and began searching for solutions to fix the issues. And that quest for getting the ultimate shrimp lure has finally resulted in the Power Prawn USA which we are very happy to report is manufactured and packed in the USA.
The Power Prawn USA lures are superior to the Brazilian lures based on the 4 bullets listed above (cost, ease of use, skipping, & tail support).
The only con of the Power Prawn USA lures compared to the Brazilian made prawns is the overall strength of the material. The Brazilian lures are made from TPE which is tougher than even the strong plastisol used for the USA made prawns. We did go with a strong version of plastisol for the Power Prawn USA lures so they can still catch a ton of fish per lure. And with the significant savings per lure, the cost per fish caught metric favors the USA prawns in our opinion.
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.
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:
Rigging the Power 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:
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
– 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 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
Skipping Under Docks/Trees
Ideal Equipment & Hook Set
This video explains the type of equipment that will help maximize your results using these Power Prawn USA lures along with some hookset tips from a fun video I filmed with the original Power Prawn lures.
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 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 Power Prawn USA lures:
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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