A Little Chit-Chat
Let's Talk Fly-Fishing For Just A Moment....
What's Out There?
A Few Tips About Live Shrimp
When To Use Artificial Baits
Invest in some 3" Berkley Gulp Shrimp in the color of New Penny.
He also mentioned that shrimp molt around moon phases and Berkley also makes a molting color which should be used when fishing around the new moon and/or full moon phases.
A standard 1/4 oz jig-head (no preference on color or mfg - whichever is the cheapest because, theoretically, they all work the same). Jig-heads are really nothing more than pre-weighted hooks with the weight being painted in various colors and "eyes" in a contrasting color.
Another Artificial Bait
Speaking of Popping Corks...
Also - smash the hook barbs down on a treble hook....really makes dehooking a lot easier!!
You can use a Gulp shrimp on a weighted jig-head for a faster sinking bait with a popping cork (which isn't always the best choice) or you can use a lighter, slower sinking DOA shrimp (it has air injected into it), as bait with a popping cork. Just make sure your cork isn't the main attraction - your bait should be!