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#11343591 - 01/13/16 12:29 PM DOA shrimp what size to use?
howie1968 Offline
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Registered: 07/14/10
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i hear so much about DOA shrimp and the success on reds and trout what size and color should i get? i see alot of people using the 3 inch ill primarily be using spinning gear and 12 lb berkley big game thank you for any help

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#11343769 - 01/13/16 01:37 PM Re: DOA shrimp what size to use? [Re: howie1968]
scott01 Offline
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Sort of depends on what you want to accomplish. If you're looking for bites and keepers, smaller baits generally fill that need. If you're looking to get possibly fewer bites but targeting larger fish, then go with the bigger bait. Now, that doesn't mean this is 100% true all of the time but in general, bigger bait for bigger fish, smaller bait for more bites. As for color, a lot of that depends on water clarity. But then again, confidence in a particular bait/color is important too. The rule of thumb is typically, darker baits (or brighter colors) for darker water and lighter colors (translucent) for clearer water.

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#11344009 - 01/13/16 03:26 PM Re: DOA shrimp what size to use? [Re: howie1968]
howie1968 Offline
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thank you sir, i appreciate it

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#11344528 - 01/13/16 07:50 PM Re: DOA shrimp what size to use? [Re: howie1968]
Capt. Andrew Offline
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Glow/Copper 4" is a go 2 bait for me.
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#11345785 - 01/14/16 11:57 AM Re: DOA shrimp what size to use? [Re: howie1968]
Neumie Offline
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I kayak fish around Rockport/Corpus Area so I spend most of my time in shallow, clear waters so I prefer the 3" 1/4oz DOA Shrimp. Its lighter weight and smaller profile allow for a quieter entrance into the water so I don't spook reds. Main colors I throw are Glow/Copper Crush, Near Clear, and Gold Glitter.
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#11346541 - 01/14/16 05:34 PM Re: DOA shrimp what size to use? [Re: howie1968]
howie1968 Offline
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Thank you men, what color for stained brackish water? i asume something darger and possibly with chartreuce. do yall add a shrimp bite to them? or spray them with a shrimp smell

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#11347616 - 01/15/16 08:40 AM Re: DOA shrimp what size to use? [Re: howie1968]
Kirby12 Offline
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Don't rule out red/white in 3" 1/4oz. My go to bait.

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#11347636 - 01/15/16 08:46 AM Re: DOA shrimp what size to use? [Re: howie1968]
Neumie Offline
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For brackish waters the Gold Glitter would be a good choice since the gold would reflect well on sunny days in the tea color waters. If I fished more in dirty water I'd add their Chartreuse Pearl and Rootbeer/Chartreuse Tail. Nite Glow and Red/Silver Glitter/White Tail are other good all-around colors to have. The red/white tail shrimp tout combination is a classic pattern that has been catching fish for decades.


Edited by Neumie (01/15/16 09:05 AM)
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#11350105 - 01/16/16 11:59 AM Re: DOA shrimp what size to use? [Re: howie1968]
lconn4 Offline
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Originally Posted By: howie1968
i hear so much about DOA shrimp and the success on reds and trout what size and color should i get? i see alot of people using the 3 inch ill primarily be using spinning gear and 12 lb berkley big game thank you for any help


Fished the inshore salt for many years in south Florida with only three baits, the DOA Shrimp, DOA CAL Tails, and the DOA Baitbuster. Can't recommend enough how great these baits are. Mr. Nichols, the owner of the company, is originally from Texas and still has all his baits made in the U.S. Lots of great video on how to use them.

http://www.stuartrodandreel.com/Documents/004_doa_shrimp.pdf



Edited by lconn4 (01/16/16 12:00 PM)
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#11351647 - 01/17/16 10:56 AM Re: DOA shrimp what size to use? [Re: howie1968]
Grinder55 Offline
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Registered: 08/21/13
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They work great free lined at the Cedar Bayou fish pass as well !!! ... been using them for years - the 3" is the most versatile in this area.
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#11358348 - 01/20/16 11:15 AM Re: DOA shrimp what size to use? [Re: howie1968]
howie1968 Offline
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Registered: 07/14/10
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Thanks for that video!!! what size rod and reel do you use and what lb line? ive got a couple rod and reel set ups some 6-6 and 7 foot rods with abu 104 and shimano siennas with 10 and 12 lb mono on them

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#11362162 - 01/21/16 09:19 PM Re: DOA shrimp what size to use? [Re: howie1968]
Kirby12 Offline
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Registered: 02/23/12
Posts: 72
Loc: Bryan,TX
I use a 6'6" medium/light with 10# mono with a 20# floro leader and seem to do OK.

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#11362337 - 01/22/16 12:50 AM Re: DOA shrimp what size to use? [Re: howie1968]
OldFrog Offline
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Just a side note. I started using Vudu Shrimp last year and love it.
Most of you know I'm a huge fan of GuLP!...and there have been times when Vudu out-fished it for me.
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