Top 3 Shrimp Rigging Mistakes (You’re Probably Making)
When you’re rigging a shrimp, you want it to look natural and lively.
(Especially if you’re using dead shrimp!)
But the way most anglers rig their shrimp, it looks unnatural, dead, and unappetizing to fish.
So in this video, you’ll learn the top three mistakes that most anglers make when rigging shrimp, as well as how to rig them correctly.
If you’ve ever hooked your shrimp through the middle of the body, this video is for you!
3 Shrimp Rigging Mistakes [VIDEO]
Below are the top three shrimp mistakes, then we’ll talk about how to fix them.
Mistake #1: Hooking the shrimp in the middle of the body
Hooking a shrimp through the middle will cause it to spin in the water, which will make it look unnatural and twist your line.
Mistake #2: Using too big of a hook
Most people want to match the size of the hook they use to the size of the fish they want to catch.
But that’s a big mistake.
You want to match the hook size to the size of your bait.
A hook that’s too big will weigh down your bait and cause it to look unnatural.
You should also use a light wire hook, like this Owner Mutu Light circle hook, because thick, heavy hooks will make it hard for your shrimp to swim naturally.
You can catch huge inshore fish on 1/0 or 2/0 hooks, so you don’t need to go any bigger than that.
Mistake #3: Putting the hook through the shrimp’s organs
Avoid putting your hook through the dark spots in a shrimp’s head — those are the organs.
If you pierce them, you’ll kill the shrimp much faster.
2 Ways To Hook A Shrimp
When you’re hooking a shrimp, you should hook it in the tail or the head.
If you hook it in the head, hook it through the clear area, avoiding the organs, to make it live longer.
If you hook it in the tail, you can pinch off the tail to release extra scent, then either put the hook through where the tail was, or put it through the side of the tail.
Hooking it at the head or tail will make it more streamlined, so it won’t spin as much in the water.
Avoiding these mistakes will help your shrimp live longer and look more natural in the water, which will help you catch more fish.
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