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Best lures and retrieves to imitate shrimp?
« on: October 01, 2012, 01:10:54 PM »
Went for a fish down the usual spot today (Denison creek at nebo) heaps of action, the fish were chasing shrimp around and wouldn't have a bar of any offering or retrieve I used.
Mostly sooties, few spangles and some saratoga were out, saw a near metre long 'toga smash a shrimp and launch out of the water, quite the sight!
After getting chased by a brown snake I've retreated for a while and doing my head in on the best retrieve and lure combination to imitate shrimp, any suggestions?


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Re: Best lures and retrieves to imitate shrimp?
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2012, 04:13:12 PM »

There are a few new shrimp imitations just come out on the market.  Zerek I believe is distributed by Wilson fishing.  There are a few knock off's of them aswell I saw the other day.  I guess when it comes retrieve...........think like a shrimp.  A few twitches during a retrieve would be my guess.  You could also rig curl tail grubs from any of the manufacturers so the curl tail points down.  I guess the biggest key is trying to match the hatch when it comes to colours etc.  '

What a sight that Toga must've been! 

Good luck hope you get amongst them.

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Re: Best lures and retrieves to imitate shrimp?
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2012, 04:58:51 PM »
Mate I'd be givin a surface lure a go like the Rebel Pop R or the River to Sea Bubble Pop. I've had great results on Sooties and Jungle Perch with them, and the bigger Bubble Pops should handle a 'Toga.
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Re: Best lures and retrieves to imitate shrimp?
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2012, 07:06:30 PM »
cheers lads,
Nothing at all was interested in poppers today unfortunately :-(
That zerek lure looks awesome! Didn't think to just use a single tailed grub softy but, will give it a go next time.

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Re: Best lures and retrieves to imitate shrimp?
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2012, 09:01:04 PM »
If the shrimp were 'flicking' around on top, try a small walk the dog style lure...work it with small but quick twitches like the shrimp are.

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