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Hooks, jigs for popping cork rig?

Hooks, jigs for popping cork rig?




This is a "shopping list" question.

Last summer, I had good luck fishing tidal river flats with a popping cork rig using Gulp shrimp. Caught flounder and reds.

I often used an Owner bait hook (2-0), which worked good, but can't help hearing about many different jigs and other type of hooks used under a popping cork...anyone willing to share rigging info???




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OK...anyone using floats to keep the bait above weeds; jigs or hooks??


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Good luck. Lucky


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I don't do this very often, but I have had luck with the DOA shrimp popping cork rig.


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In Texas we used to use lemon rigs - the squeeze lemon bottles that look like a lemon as a popping cork. Add a few pieces of split shot inside the lemon to rattle around. Tie a length of mono with a Gamagtsu hook and egg sinker if needed and cast away. I always wondered if they would work here in NC. Under shopping cork I like to use live shrimp hooked through the head or fresh dead hooked through the tail.


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I don't do this very often, but I have had luck with the DOA shrimp popping cork rig.


Do you prefer a jig head, or a hook?


RE: Hooks, jigs for popping cork rig?




I don't do this very often, but I have had luck with the DOA shrimp popping cork rig.


Do you prefer a jig head, or a hook?


The DOA shrimp comes with a hook in it. I always sharpen it with a hone before I use it.

They work good for tarpon also (not on a popping rig), but need to be sharp.


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Interesting comments. I caught live shrimp in a lagoon at high tide, and used them under a popping cork on a 1/0 hook, and the small fish (pin fish?) had it cleaned every time.

Checked out the DOA, and might order some. Decided to go with a 1/16 oz. jig under the float, and keep the 2/0 bait hook in reserve.


RE: Hooks, jigs for popping cork rig?




Interesting comments. I caught live shrimp in a lagoon at high tide, and used them under a popping cork on a 1/0 hook, and the small fish (pin fish?) had it cleaned every time.

Checked out the DOA, and might order some. Decided to go with a 1/16 oz. jig under the float, and keep the 2/0 bait hook in reserve.
I have caught 24" plus flounder in the edge of the weeds in the sound with the DOA shrimp. The key is cast up current and reel back at the same speed that the minnows are swimming. In the fall look for ambush points where the weed line breaks into a small point before turning back toward the bank. Always pull your bait in the same direction that the minnows are swimming. I fish without the cork for flounder.


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Pick up some "fish like a girl river rigs"
I think you'll like em


RE: Hooks, jigs for popping cork rig?




Pick up some "fish like a girl river rigs"
I think you'll like em


I had to look this up...can see where it would catch flounder, especially with mud minnows.


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It's been known also for mullet and pompano.

I think user "River" here and "Susan OBX" (no longer posts) worked on these together. As far as I know, they're available in Frisco Rod and gun.
You may want to PM River for verification


RE: Hooks, jigs for popping cork rig?




It's been known also for mullet and pompano.

I think user "River" here and "Susan OBX" (no longer posts) worked on these together. As far as I know, they're available in Frisco Rod and gun.
You may want to PM River for verification

They were there yesterday when I walked in at frisco rod and gun. I did not know she was working with him on the rigs. Was it just the fish like a girl ones or all of them? Joe's rig trying is excellent and I would highly recommend
them


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^ I think it's just the fish like a girl ones, Alexy....maybe the bead color?....maybe because, too, she's just such a good fisherwoman, and makes them work. But you'd really have to ask her.