Fishing the DOA Shrimp
Fishing the DOA Shrimp
This lure became an immediate fishing success story because fishermen recognized that the unique design features found in all D.O.A. Shrimp resulted in the creation of the world's most perfect artificial shrimp lures. Unlike the clumsy imitations that preceded them, D.O.A. Shrimp always have "live shrimp" looks and swimming action. With their downward facing, vibration legs and consistent level drop rate.
D.O.A. Shrimp Lures have successfully fooled almost every species of fish that feed on live shrimp. Fishermen need only to present the lures with a natural slow retrieve to be insured of many memorable days on the water. And don't forget - if you limit yourself to using D.O.A. Shrimp Lures for only salt water action, you'll be missing lots of great fresh water fishing fun. The 2" shrimp may be used as a fly or a teaser in front of other D.O.A. products.
The D.O.A. Shrimp will catch any fish that will eat a live shrimp to name just a few: trout, snook, redfish, flounder, tarpon, ladyfish, jacks, sheepshead, large & small mouth bass. Come to think of it, almost any fish you can think of will eat shrimp.
One of the most important things is to use a loop knot when tying the shrimp to your leader. By the way, your leader should be about 24” long - either 25 or 30 lb test. The loop knot allows the lure to swim freely and it will look more enticing to a fish that is eyeing it for a quick meal. If you can use either 8 to 14 lb test line on your reel, using light line enables you to feel a fish strike your lure a lot better then if you were using a heavier line. We recommend ¼ oz Shrimp for line up to 8 lb test and ½ oz Shrimp for 14 lb test and over. We recommend tying your line to your leader directly without the use of a swivel. If you want to use a swivel, use the lightest one you can.
Cast the shrimp out and let it slowly sink to the bottom. Then take the slack our of your line. When the slack is out of your line, move the shrimp as slowly as you possibly can. REMEMBER the key word is SLOWLY. If you are fishing in shallow grass, by holding your rod up high this allows the shrimp to be moved across the top of the grass in an upward motion and should allow the shrimp to swim across the top of the grass. After you move the shrimp about 12”, which on most reels is about 1 or 2 turns of the handle, give the rod a very slight sharp twitch. You want to make the shrimp do a little flicking motion. Just as a live shrimp would do.
You can also fish the DOA Shrimp below a float or popping cork. The distance between the cork and the shrimp depends on the depth of the water and where you want the shrimp to be in the water column. After you hook your fish, reel it in and remember: Don’t reel against the drag. That means when a fish is pulling and the line is going out, don’t try to turn the handle on your reel because you will do nothing but put a whole lot of twist in your line.
When using the 1/4 oz. shrimp and sight casting to bone fish cast the lure about 2 feet in front of the fish and move the shrimp very slowly across the bottom.
When you get the fish to the boat, handle it very gently, so when you release it back into the water it will live to fight another day. Now get ready and cast your shrimp back out and catch another fish. But first check your leader near the lure to make sure the line is not frayed. If it is retie your lure. Good luck!
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