To make the bait swim away from the boat yet stay close to the surface, hook the pilchard just forward of the tail. So, hook a shrimp to a jig head by the tail makes a more natural presentation. The swimming attitude is like a deep-diving swimming plug. Tommy Pellegrin rigs a threadfin herring live bait. Mark Wisch likes to hook them. We seek to stand out from the crowd by offering innovative solutions and value that is unsurpassed.
With this hook-up you will need to let the fish take the bait just a little longer before setting the hook.
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Attach two medium to large split shots on the line 15 to 25 inches from the hook and thread your live worm onto the hook. Pinning the bait with a single J-hook lightly through the back encourages it to swim down and away — an advantage when tuna are feeding deep. Hopefully, you have learned some new techniques on hooking shrimp, along with how to hook a shrimp with both j-hooks and circle hooks. Hooking the live fish bait in the breastplate made them want to swim down and away, and that was the secret to getting bit. A hook pinned lightly though the back, a bit forward of the dorsal fin, works well for slow-trolling and reduces the number of turned hooks.