How To Retrieve Shrimp Jigs On Nearshore Reefs For Grouper, Cobia, & More
Tons of questions have been coming in asking how to retrieve shrimp jigs on nearshore reefs.
I recently had an incredible day crushing nearshore cobia with Insider Member Tony Prescott.
It’s THIS easy!!!
How To Retrieve Shrimp Jigs On Nearshore Reefs [VIDEO]
Here’s what was used in the footage shown in this video:
- Lure: Power Prawn USA – Original
- Rigging: Hoss Weedless Football Jigheads
- Rod: St. Croix Legend Tournament 7’6” MH power
- Reel: Daiwa BG 3000
- Line: PowerPro – 30 lb
- Leader: Ande Mono – 30 lb
For this demonstration, I was fishing in 30 feet of water with the 3/4 oz. Hoss Weedless Football Jighead with the Power Prawn USA shrimp lure.
The first step is to cast out the shrimp jig, preferably up current so the lure is moving with the water during the retrieve.
Be sure to give the lure enough time to fall all the way down to the bottom.
At this point, it’s all about bouncing the shrimp up and down off the bottom.
You may notice the fishing rod tip stays pointed up during the retrieve.
The objective is for the shrimp lure to pop off the bottom and gently glide back down.
If you drop the rod tip, the lure will drop straight down without a natural glide.
Most of the strikes happen on that slow glide back down to the bottom.
Once you feel the strike, set the hook and let the battle begin!
Everything eats a shrimp and if your lure’s presentation is natural and appealing, you’ll constantly trigger strikes over reefs.
As you retrieve the shrimp lure closer to your vessel, you can start to lower your rod tip just a bit.
You’ll end up high-sticking the rod if you continue as you were before.
Hoss Weedless Football Jigheads
The new Hoss Weedless Football Jigheads have been performing shockingly well on nearshore and offshore reefs.
You don’t NEED live bait or cut bait to fish the reefs – artificial shrimp jigs work great too!
This is something new to those fish down at the bottom and it naturally triggers a curious reaction to eat.
Furthermore, there aren’t that many weedless jigs out on the market to choose from.
So we designed our own!!
Fishing nearshore reefs is so much fun because you really don’t know what will bite the end of your line!
You can avoid potential snags and get the right presentation in the best spot with these Hoss Weedless Football jigs.
Head over to our online tackle shop and pick up the gear you need to reel in some GIANTS on nearshore reefs.
Do you use a different type of retrieve out on nearshore reefs?
Please go ahead and share down in the comments section!!
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