Unpopular Popping Cork Hack To Easily Trigger More Strikes
We’re back with an UNPOPULAR popping cork hack!!!
Some anglers think this method is just for beginners, but lately, I’ve had some luck using this nifty little trick.
If you want to flat-out catch more fish on popping corks, then you’ve got to check this out!
Unpopular Popping Cork Hack [VIDEO]
Most anglers will tell you the first thing that pops into their head after you say popping cork is: SHRIMP.
Live shrimp or artificial shrimp lures are some of the absolute best baits to have underneath a popping cork.
However, an unpopular and uncommon lure to use underneath popping corks is a small paddletail.
My go-to paddletail when fishing a popping cork is the F.R.E.D. Paddletail rigged on a 1/8 oz. Saltwater Assassin Pro Elite Jighead.
I prefer to use an 18-inch piece of 20-lb Ande Monofilament to connect the jighead and lure to the popping cork itself.
The length of your leader line will depend on the depths you want to cover.
Artificial shrimp lures are usually effective under popping corks but you may find yourself out on the water and on that particular day the fish could be feeding on smaller fry bait and not shrimp.
Especially right now, we’re finding that there is a ton of bait in the water.
This is both a great thing but it can also present some challenges.
You want your lure to stand out amongst all of the schools of baitfish.
A paddletail underneath a popping cork both resembles the profiles of baitfish in the water while also creating additional noise and attraction to your lure.
Furthermore, the lure color choice is dependent upon the water color in your area and personal preference.
If you fish in clear water most of the time, the F.R.E.D. or Slam Shady 2.0 Paddletail are your best bet.
If you fish in slightly dirtier or muddy water, then the Gold Digger Paddletail will work great in these situations.
Popping corks not only put your bait exactly where you want in the water column, but they also create lots of noise and attraction.
The sound created as you retrieve the popping cork back to you is designed to mimic a feeding frenzy.
The objective is for fish to take notice of the commotion and noise to trigger an actual feeding frenzy.
Redfish, trout, snook, flounder, and a whole bunch of other predatory fish that we target are competitive hunters.
If they hear or see other fish striking bait, then they will feel the need to feed and will jump in on the action.
As the fish swims over to your popping cork, it will soon see that just your bait is left from what was a “feeding frenzy” and then the fish should take up your bait as its meal.
As we enter the summertime, water temperatures are warming up and there is so much bait in the water!
The key is trying to set your lures apart from the schools of bait so the predatory fish will want to strike.
Even though this is an unpopular hack, give it a try and let us know how you do!
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