Shrimp Lures VS. Live Pinfish: Shocking Results!
Shrimp lures VS. Live Pinfish – who wins???
We definitely weren’t expecting this.
Check out the full trip report below!!
Shrimp Lures VS. Live Pinfish [VIDEO]
- Rod: Slot Machine Custom Rod
- Reel: Daiwa BG MQ 2500
- Mainline: 10lb Daiwa J-Braid x8 Grand
- Leader: 20lb Ande Monofilament Leader
- Lure: Prawn USA Junior
- Hook: Hoss Weedless Football Jigheads
- Chum: Baitmasters Magic Fish’N Dry Chum
- Cast Net: Ahi 600 Series Monofilament Cast Net
The goal of this trip was to use some bait chum to cast net live pinfish to target snapper.
We picked out a few spots with rocks and corals in about 20 feet of water.
After a few throws of the net, we had plenty of pinfish in the live well.
But, I wanted to start by bouncing the Prawn Junior artificial shrimp lure over the rocks to see if anything would bite.
I also do this to get a feel for the structure in front of me and know where the big rocks are.
I was thrilled to hook into a solid mangrove snapper on my second cast.
Dinner was already in the boat before we tossed out live bait!
So to begin the trip, Joe and I both thought pinfish would be the ticket.
But because I reeled that snapper in, I decided to stick with artificial shrimp lures.
Joe went ahead with live pinfish.
All in all, the Prawn dominated live pinfish and got way more strikes and hooked into more fish.
For many years, I thought live bait was essential for snapper and grouper fishing.
But as you can see, jigging artificial shrimp lures up and down is the way to go.
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