Shrimp Migration Patterns: White Shrimp VS. Brown Shrimp
What do you need to know about shrimp migration patterns before choosing what color shrimp lure to use?
If you want to catch more fish using artificial shrimp lures this year, then check this out!
Learn more about the different shrimp runs right here!
Shrimp Migration Patterns
Brown Shrimp Migration
There are two different main species of shrimp that redfish, trout, and snook will be feeding on and those are the white and brown shrimp.
The critical elements to keep an eye on are when the two different shrimp species are hatching because that determines what type of shrimp lure you should throw.
At this stage of the year, the brown shrimp run is in full effect.
The brown shrimp run usually begins in early spring and lasts until early summer and it then begins to fade out.
It is also important to understand that brown shrimp begin their lives in brackish water estuaries.
This is why you can find redfish and trout lurking near brackish water estuaries looking to pick off freshly hatched shrimp.
The Power Prawn U.S.A. is about the largest size a brown shrimp will get to be.
This plays to your advantage because redfish, snook, jacks, and more species of fish are witnessing schools and schools of shrimp swimming by them daily.
So, having a lure that is just slightly larger than the rest of the shrimp is to your advantage.
If you match the hatch exactly, you are competing with all the thousand other shrimp that just hatched.
White Shrimp Migration
As the brown shrimp begin to move out during late spring and early summer, the white shrimp begin to come into the picture.
The Power Prawn U.S.A. is now available in the Slam Shady lure color design.
The best areas to use this lure are going to be inlets and sounds.
A Power Prawn U.S.A. lure in the Slam Shady color is a near-identical presentation to that of a real white shrimp.
Big flounder, redfish, or even black drum won’t be able to resist this lure when white shrimp are running.
Our favorite way to rig the new Power Prawn U.S.A. is on weedless weighted hooks.
If you are fishing around grass, oyster bars, or even docks, a weedless lure presentation will prevent snags and hang-ups that can happen with exposed hooks.
The new Hoss Helix Hooks were specifically designed to perfectly line up with the Power Prawn U.S.A.
In addition, the Hoss Helix Hooks also have a much wider hook gap than other hooks of its kind.
That is to ensure a strong hook connection if a fish strikes your lure.
Shrimp Migration Patterns [VIDEO]
You might be throwing a paddletail during this time of year and wonder why you aren’t getting as many bites as you thought!
That is because the fish are dialed in on shrimp and shrimp lure profiles.
From now until late summer into early fall, be sure to always have a shrimp presentation in your tackle box!
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