How To Retrieve A Shrimp Jig (When Fishing Docks)
No matter how enticing a shrimp jig looks…
Or how good a spot is…
If you don’t retrieve your lure the right way, you’re going to miss out on fish.
Yes, this means if you and your fishing buddy are on the same boat using the same lure, they can outfish you by simply twitching their lure a different way.
So in this video, you’re going to learn the best way to retrieve a shrimp jig when fishing docks.
(P.S. The tips you’ll learn here helped me outfish Joe 10 to 1 on a trip last month.)
How To Retrieve A Shrimp Jig [VIDEO]
The best way to retrieve the shrimp jigs under docks is to bounce them off the bottom by twitching your rod tip.
Some days the fish like quick, aggressive pops, while other days they like softer and slower pops with a long pause.
You’ll have to do some testing to figure out what they’re looking for that day, but here’s a hint: in colder weather, they’ll typically prefer a slower retrieve, whereas, in warmer weather, they’ll typically prefer a faster one.
And here are some more tips to catch fish with shrimp jigs:
- Retrieve the lure all the way back to the boat because sometimes fish will follow it and strike at the last second.
- Set the hook when you feel the thump.
- Be mindful of feeling the bottom. If the lure isn’t hitting the bottom, it’s not in the strike zone.
- If you get a bite, but the fish gets off, keep retrieving your lure like normal because they’ll often hit a second time.
Here’s some fun footage of one of my first trips out testing the Power Prawn where I caught way more fish than I expected to:
Surprising Power Prawn Test Run [VIDEO]
Here’s a list of the equipment used during this lesson:
- Reel: Quantum Smoke SM100 HPT
- Rod: 7′ Omen Black from 13 Fishing
- Line: 30 lb PowerPro
- Leader: 40 lb Ande Mono
- Lure: Power Prawn
- Glasses: Smith Optics Guide’s Choice Green Mirror Glass
Bouncing shrimp jigs under docks is one of the best ways to catch fish.
But if you really want to maximize your strikes, you need to retrieve them correctly.
To do this, bounce it off the bottom by twitching your rod tip.
Change the speed at which you’re bouncing it to match whether the fish are lethargic or aggressive, and hold on because this lure catches big fish.
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