A vertical lead-head jig gives the Shrimpo’s Finesse Plastic tail a tantalizing action that big panfish can’t resist. Not horizontal and not vertical, it’s the perfect blend of both jig styles! We call it “verti-zontal,” and it catches fish when other baits fail!
Imagine catching world-class panfish without live bait! It’s now possible with the Shrimpo. The secret is in its lifelike Finesse Plastic tail, which constantly moves, even when you aren’t jigging. Use the Shrimpo in shallow water situations when fish are actively feeding—or not aggressive at all. A jig and pause cadence is recommended. Use the size 10 Shrimpo for ’gills and a size 6 for crappies and ’eyes.
If you’re looking for guaranteed panfish action every time you go fishing, then the Shrimpo is for you! They’re best fished beneath a small fixed float and cast around piers, docks, deadfalls and vegetation. Slip bobbers are also effective when fish are suspended above weed edges, brush or cribs. Trout find the Shrimpo irresistible and steelhead will hang on to the soft plastic body longer than most baits. No matter the species you pursue, try rigging a Shrimpo to a dropper rig! Simply take a 4 to 6-inch piece of 2- to 6 pound fluorocarbon or monofilament and tie to the split ring of a Pro-Glow, Pro Series, Hammered or original Slender Spoon, terminating the other end to the paint-free eyelet of your favorite size and color Shrimpo! Presented vertically, it’s often just the thing to tap difficult crappies, big ’gills … even finicky walleyes. And for trout? Short of a live grasshopper drifted past a lunker lodge in the August sun, there’s nothing more deadly! Fished on a spinning combo (even a fly rod), the Shrimpo routinely outfishes fly guides’ favorite flies!
Consistently puts crappies on the table
Posted by Ryan on Feb 9th 2016
One of my go to ice fishing jigs. Many 11"-12" crappies have choosen a shrimps as their last meal
Under ice or under lily pads
Posted by Gary on Feb 5th 2016
Have caught gills and perch consistently under the ice with these in IL and WI, tipped with a single spike. In summer, have used without tipping (black & smoke glitter) for suspended crappie on hot days in thick lily pads. Under a tiny round float just 12" down, toss it into lily pads, let it settle, and BAM! crappie on... no jigging, gets hit on the fall as if it was a larval glass worm or mosquito nymph. I live in Florida now and will see how crappie and bluegill respond here. I miss sitting on the ice.
Posted by jeff on Feb 4th 2016
First use not even 5 minutes in the ice hole and caught a 9 1\2" bluegill. It came out of nowhere, showed up on the vexliar charged the lure (single maggot)
Posted by Rupp on Feb 2nd 2016
It works well. I bought a few of these and the crappies really like them.