How To Catch MORE Speckled Trout On Artificial Shrimp Lures
In this video, you’ll see a few ways to catch MORE trout on artificial shrimp lures!!
Live bait is useful but artificial lures let you cover more ground in less time which elevates your fishing game.
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Trout On Artificial Shrimp Lures [VIDEO]
Every inshore species that we target to catch eats a shrimp.
As a result, we anglers like to use artificial shrimp lures of all shapes and sizes to reel them in.
But what is often overlooked is WHERE you are fishing.
Below are the top 3 types of spots to look for to catch more trout on artificial shrimp lures.
1) Flooded Grasslines
Marsh systems with exits and drains off of flooded grass flats are ideal.
Focus your efforts on targeting grass lines with lots of structure nearby.
The shrimp will hide in the grass to avoid being seen by predatory fish.
Trout are used to seeing and targeting shrimp in that scenario which makes it perfect for an artificial shrimp presentation.
2) Flooded Flats
I prefer to fish flooded flats in the middle of the tide cycle when there is a bit more water moving through.
The trout want to hunt in shallow areas during this part of the tide.
This is about the time the shrimp are forced out of the protection in the grass lines and out onto the open flats.
Trout know this and are usually waiting right there in deeper water.
3) Fishing Drains
Usually, when it comes to creek mouths and drains emptying, the baitfish will come first, and then the shrimp.
Trout like to hang out in deeper pockets of water right beneath these drains so they can wait for easy meals to swim right to them.
1) Slow Roll Retrieve
In the water, shrimp swim in a straight line but at an extremely glacial pace.
The first retrieve is simply a straight and slow retrieve of the shrimp lure with ZERO additional bumps or twitches.
This is a very natural behavior that shrimp often display before they’ve been spooked by a predator or whatnot.
This is the ideal retrieve for fishing close to the bottom.
First, cast your lure out and give it enough time to sink to the bottom.
Then, quickly twitch your fishing rod twice and then let the lure settle back down to the bottom.
This behavior mimics that of a spooked shrimp that can trigger reaction strikes from nearby predators.
Lots of times, the fish will strike your lure on the fall after those initial twitches.
3) Drag Retrieve
This is one of the better retrieves for colder months but can be used all year round.
All you need to do is cast your lure out and let it sink to the bottom.
Then drag the lure about 6-12 inches with your fishing rod.
Let the lure sit, reel in the slack in the line, and repeat.
You are not using the reel to take in line, instead, you are dragging the lure with your rod tip and then collecting the slack afterward.
Another bonus to this retrieve is that you have constant tension on the line.
If a fish strikes or takes your lure, you’ll feel that bite immediately.
As we approach fall and winter, start to reuse those lures and retrieves that work best in colder conditions.
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