How To Retrieve Shrimp Lures In Shallow Water (To Catch Tons Of Trout)

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The trout are on fire right now!

I had a blast swimming the Power Prawn over potholes, catching several trout over 20″, and in this video, you’ll learn exactly how I did it.

You’ll learn:

  • The type of spot that hungry trout are swarming right now
  • How to present your lure to these trout so that they can’t resist it
  • Why it’s so important to have the right gear
  • And much more

Check it out below!

Catching Trout On Shrimp Lures [VIDEO]

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Here’s the gear I was using:

And speaking of gear, having the right equipment makes catching these trout a lot easier.

A good rod lets you cast your lure far, get a good hookset, and feel when a trout strikes versus a pinfish hit, or when you’ve just bumped a clump of grass.

Braided line helps you feel strikes and set the hook as well, and having a good leader helps prevent fish like snook from breaking you off.

Now, let’s talk about where these trout are.

It’s almost officially spring, and since it’s heating up a bit, they’re moving on to the flats to feed.

In particular, they’re hanging around sandy potholes waiting to ambush trout and baitfish that swim around the edges of them.

So as you’re drifting the flats, cast your lure just past these potholes, swim it through them, and hang on!

My favorite shrimp lure to fish the flats in spring is the Power Prawn.

Check out the video below to learn more about the Power Prawn weedless bundle we just got in stock.

Power Prawn Weedless Bundle [VIDEO]

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All of the Power Prawn bundles are here now!

Since we’ve been getting these hooks and lures in a few at a time, we’ve been launching them as bundles.

But now that everything is in, we’ll start to offer these lures and hooks individually.

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Thank you and tight lines!

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Richard Fiorentino
4 months ago

Thanks Luke – On these on the water lessons, do you think it would be helpful to include the Satellite map so we could see the type of location you are fishing?

Last edited 4 months ago by Richard Fiorentino
Robert Lambertson
5 months ago

Hey, guys thanks so much for all you do!! I am in Virginia and received the Weedless jig hooks for the Power prawns shrimp jr and tried to rig the weedless hook with the barbed pin in the end and was unsuccessful at being able to keep the shrimp on the hook. Can you give me any advice on the proper way to rig this weedless hook? It seems simple but will not hold for me, I was using the 1/4 oz. jig

Frannie Farmer
7 months ago

Wher is the video on rigging the power prawn lure

John Segelken
7 months ago

How deep was the flat you were fishing?

Richard Fiorentino
7 months ago

I assume you now prefer these shrimp lures over the Gulp shrimp?

Allan Vrboncic
7 months ago

Since you do not have the Weedless jig hooks, where else can they be buy them. I have the Prawn Jr with jig heads. But I would like to go Weedless.

Steven Free
7 months ago

Yea again being in northeast fl no potholes or seagrass or very clear water for that matter but I know with the warming water here in Jax fl area they will be cruising the grass lines and probably in about a couple weeks they will be starting to chase mullet that is if old man winter goes away for the year and the warming continues otherwise it’s going to be a long winter for us here in northeast fl

Cody Byers
7 months ago

Thanks for the awesome video/info Luke! Knocking it out of the park again!

Andy Hong
7 months ago

Great video, with lots of crucial tips throughout — a micro-course on fishing the flats in just 12 minutes!

I couldn’t help noticing that the first spotted seatrout had both canines. One of the others had one full canine and a tiny (growing back?) canine. The rest only had one canine each. 🧐🤔🤓

David Davis
7 months ago
Reply to  Andy Hong

I caught a speckled trout on a gold spoon in the Aransas Pass, Texas area, that was so big it had 3 of those big teeth! One day I had hired a guide and I was bragging to him about that trout. He asked me the measurements on that fish. I told him again it “but it had 3 teeth!!”
He responded “I didn’t ask how many teeth it had, I wanted to know how big it was.” Haha! Damnest thing, I never did measure it. I do have a picture of it next to a 20 inch red, and it was about twice as big as the red.

Andy Hong
7 months ago
Reply to  David Davis

Wow! That is super cool!!!

PETER M MEHIEL
7 months ago

My “thoughts” are that you guys are lucky enough to live in an area that is virtually teeming with fish!

We love your comments and advice, but it can get frustrating…

Craig Whiteleather
7 months ago
Reply to  Luke Simonds

Up here in North Pinellas where the fish get lots of pressure in very clear water. I am out on the water and watch guides come in with a tower boat and chum up spots have their clients fish the spot for 25 min then leave without a bite. I paddle in there right behind them (drift in the last 50 yards) on a paddle board and catch several fish right away. Your approach must be stealth (no dropping your anchor in with a chain, no trolling motor running). It helps a ton to have a low profile (I sit on a cooler on the paddle board) You stand up, no fish, sit down and move to the next hole and boom your on . Your gear must be light as feasible. Your connections must be clean and smooth (no swivels or big ugly knots). Your cast must have a soft landing. He is fishing where there are some great fish, but there is a lot of details going into this level of success. You could go to this exact same spot on the same day and not catch one of those fish. Don’t get discouraged change your approach and tactics till it works. These guys are telling you all the right stuff. They are telling you on the internet what it took me 45 years to learn.

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