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Old 07-25-2012, 08:45 PM   #1
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How I keep coon shrimp on without thread...


I use 2 hooks normally 1/0's, I tie both hooks with a egg loop (Since it never slips) tie both hooks stationary (non-sliding) tie your hooks about 1 inch apart. Like this...




Then take your coon shrimp and straighten it out to where only the tail has a slight bend in it. Thread you bottom hook through the tail of the coon shrimp (Start at the top of the tail where the head and the tail join) so that you hook comes out right above the bottom of the tail, pull it down to where the eye of the hook is slightly inside the coon shrimp. Like this.
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Then take your top hook and run it through the coon shrimp starting at the belly till the hook is coming outthe back. Like this...



the final touch is breaking off all the wiskers right above the eye of the hook (That way the wiskers do not hinder you spin glo or what ever gear you are running)

I hope this helps you. Good Luck and Tight lines to you...

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That rigging will get you a ticket on the Kalama, which I believe is your favorite river. Read the regs.
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:56 PM   #3
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How I keep coon shrimp on without thread...


I use 2 hooks normally 1/0's, I tie both hooks with a egg loop (Since it never slips) tie both hooks stationary (non-sliding) tie your hooks about 1 inch apart. Like this...




Then take your coon shrimp and straighten it out to where only the tail has a slight bend in it. Thread you bottom hook through the tail of the coon shrimp (Start at the top of the tail where the head and the tail join) so that you hook comes out right above the bottom of the tail, pull it down to where the eye of the hook is slightly inside the coon shrimp. Like this.
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Then take your top hook and run it through the coon shrimp starting at the belly till the hook is coming outthe back. Like this...



the final touch is breaking off all the wiskers right above the eye of the hook (That way the wiskers do not hinder you spin glo or what ever gear you are running)

I hope this helps you. Good Luck and Tight lines to you...

Awesome post Doug, thank you for Sharing!!
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Old 07-25-2012, 09:11 PM   #4
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That rigging will get you a ticket on the Kalama, which I believe is your favorite river. Read the regs.
I only use coon shrimp on the columbia well plunking, i have better bait to use well fishing small rivers. I know for a fact that it is not illegal to use on the columbia (especialy since i talk to the bioligest and the game warden at least every other day well i am down on the dock.

Halle please show dirrect me in the reg's where it would state that this rig up is illegal on the kalama, I just checked all frsh water rules and the special rules for the kalama and I do not see anything stating that this could not be used, I do know it can not be used when the anti-snagging rule is in effect due to the 2 hooks.
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Good pics. I'd throw a few beads down to push the spin n glo up away from the shrimp a bit. Other than that money on the cr!
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Page 55 and then go to page 10 and read carefully. I witnessed a guy getting a ticket last summer. Not a cheap ticket. Unless you are backtrolling from a boat you are restricted to one single point hook, while anti-snagging rules are in effect.
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Old 07-25-2012, 09:46 PM   #7
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Good pics. I'd throw a few beads down to push the spin n glo up away from the shrimp a bit. Other than that money on the cr!

I do add a few beads, 3 size 8mm. Just big enough for the spin glo to be able to spin freely on them.
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Old 07-25-2012, 10:04 PM   #8
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Thanks for post Dougjr! I will be using your method tomorrow.
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Old 07-26-2012, 01:04 AM   #9
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Personally I like the head to be backwards so that your spin glow or spinner is next to tail of shrimp. Shrimp swim backwards in the water so fish eat them head first.
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Old 07-26-2012, 06:47 AM   #10
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If someone thinks that I am about to unintentionally mess up, I always appreciate the heads up.

So I read the rules, this rig would be legal on the Cowlitz, correct?

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Old 07-26-2012, 06:51 AM   #11
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That looks great. Thanks for posting pics.....that helps.

The only downside for me is a tend to run a couple glos and a flatfish when I'm plunking and this would force me to loose a lure or two due to the three hook limit on the Columbia.
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:10 AM   #12
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I also run them head first, as already stated... as far as plunking goes, try a corkie next time instead of a SPNG..... naked shrimp will outfish SPNG all day long.
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Sweet rig! Looks good. Your trailing hook though... why facing down river?
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:44 AM   #14
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Good post, thanks Doug.
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Opps sorry didn't see you had it flipped around. Yeah turn that shrimp facing down stream. I have never see one rigged facing up river.

Good job though.
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:14 AM   #16
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How I keep coon shrimp on without thread...Nice, thank you!


I use 2 hooks normally 1/0's, I tie both hooks with a egg loop (Since it never slips) tie both hooks stationary (non-sliding) tie your hooks about 1 inch apart. Like this...



Then take your coon shrimp and straighten it out to where only the tail has a slight bend in it. Thread you bottom hook through the tail of the coon shrimp (Start at the top of the tail where the head and the tail join) so that you hook comes out right above the bottom of the tail, pull it down to where the eye of the hook is slightly inside the coon shrimp. Like this. ..



Then take your top hook and run it through the coon shrimp starting at the belly till the hook is coming outthe back. Like this...



the final touch is breaking off all the wiskers right above the eye of the hook (That way the wiskers do not hinder you spin glo or what ever gear you are running)

I hope this helps you. Good Luck and Tight lines to you...
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:27 AM   #17
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I too like my shrimp heads facing downstream for the bite
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That looks great. Thanks for posting pics.....that helps.

The only downside for me is a tend to run a couple glos and a flatfish when I'm plunking and this would force me to loose a lure or two due to the three hook limit on the Columbia.
isnt a lure like kwikfish or flatfish considered a "single hook" presentation even though it comes with 2 trebles on it? i though we had a thread on this once.
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Do you use any bobbers when backtrolling or backbouncing to keep it off the bottom?
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Thank you all guys, I like to face my coon shrimp with the head facing up stream due to it does not get ripped up at all. I have also found it does not really matter which way your bait is facing on the CR, i have had a better bite with them facing head up then i have had tail up, but it was due to the bite not which way it was facing. If your rig up looks good, runs true, and your bait is good they will bite. It is prefrences.

On another note, Halle the Hound was not trying to be rude or enforcive. He was trying to make sure i was informed since he knew my favorite river is the kalama, and this time of year that rig up can get me a ticket. I did know about the Anti-snagging rule, and when it is in effect that this rig up can not be used inless back trolling or behind a form of lure. He was very helpful.

Please let us try to keep things civil.
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Old 07-26-2012, 10:52 AM   #21
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Thanks for the info. Does this rig cast well, or is it for plunking off the boat?
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Old 07-26-2012, 10:56 AM   #22
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Very nice post! Thank you DougJr, you have answered the first of my many CR plunking questions. I feel that I can actually go fish the river now rather than do a bunch of research firsthand, well...except that I am in Cannon Beach and will not be near the river for a while but when I get there I will be trying your rig! Thanks again.

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isnt a lure like kwikfish or flatfish considered a "single hook" presentation even though it comes with 2 trebles on it? i though we had a thread on this once.
If it has 2 hooks it's considered a 2 hook rig as far as I know. However, if your referring to the regs you will sometimes see zones limited to single hooks only *for non-boyant lures* so kwiks would be OK in these zones.
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Thanks for the info. Does this rig cast well, or is it for plunking off the boat?
It casts very well. I am normally off the bank, I also use this when i am fishing with coon shrimp out of a boat.
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Old 07-26-2012, 12:25 PM   #25
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Thanks Doug- nice rigging!
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Hey Doug-

Very nice shot of a great set-up !!

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Page 55 and then go to page 10 and read carefully. I witnessed a guy getting a ticket last summer. Not a cheap ticket. Unless you are backtrolling from a boat you are restricted to one single point hook, while anti-snagging rules are in effect.
That is the exact rig I have fished for years on the columbia.
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Old 07-26-2012, 05:25 PM   #28
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Looks good, you can rig mine anytime!
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Old 07-26-2012, 06:32 PM   #29
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What I like about this rig is that it looks like it will last for a long time.
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Thanks for sharing. I am going to try this set up next time out. Now I just have to learn how to tie a double hook set up.
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Personally I like the head to be backwards so that your spin glow or spinner is next to tail of shrimp. Shrimp swim backwards in the water so fish eat them head first.
Definitely Head towards fish.
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isnt a lure like kwikfish or flatfish considered a "single hook" presentation even though it comes with 2 trebles on it? i though we had a thread on this once.
If your KWIK has two hooks it is a double hook presentation. You must remove one hook for it to be a "single hook" presentation.

I personally prefer a single siwash presentation on my KWIKS..
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That rigging will get you a ticket on the Kalama, which I believe is your favorite river. Read the regs.
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That is the exact rig I have fished for years on the columbia.
He said Kalama.....
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Old 08-06-2012, 01:36 PM   #34
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Ttt for The CR Steelhead season.
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Old 08-06-2012, 06:51 PM   #35
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Nice pics Doug... I run it just the opposite, Head down river... I run the top hook from the back of the head down toward the wiskers. Then i put the egg loop around the body, and 1 half hitch between a set of legs on the tail. I get a little spin on the coon shrimp that the steelhead just love...
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Nice pics Doug... I run it just the opposite, Head down river... I run the top hook from the back of the head down toward the wiskers. Then i put the egg loop around the body, and 1 half hitch between a set of legs on the tail. I get a little spin on the coon shrimp that the steelhead just love...

Head down works for me!
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Old 08-07-2012, 07:56 AM   #37
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Would you guy be so kind as to show pictures
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:58 AM   #38
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Here on the upper river I side drift w/ coon shrimp typically using single 2/0 Gam red hook. I thread hook from near end of tail then protruding out belly near jct of head. Side drifting probably not righjt description since bait is almost always directly upstream of the boat. Bait is moving downriver tail first. Comments about head presentation perked my interest. Might try the two hook idea to, bottom hook up through top of head to keep head cap from pulling off and top hook rigged as I did before. Might even try as shown above head first downriver. Thanks for the post/pics.

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