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Vodoo Shrimp

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Ok Guys!! Who has used the Vodoo Shrimp bait for specks? Any suggestions as to colors to use and did you have any luck with them????? I keep hearing about them but have never used them are they just hype?
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   Samarai
I've tried them. Like everyone, Im a sucker for new baits. Didnt perform any better than the H&H shrimp which is like 1/3 less.
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I am a live bait guy, but I am a believer in the VooDoo Shrimp. I mostly use it under a cork and it keeps up with live shrimp most of the time. What I really like about it how well it holds up. You can catch 50 or more trout on one and it does not get pulled down on your hook so you don\'t have to keep adjusting it. They are not cheap but if you are catching a lot of trout on one, then it is not so bad. Also, if you are able to use fewer live shrimp at 30 cents each, it is worth it. I recommend the bait for school trout during the summer months.\r\nCapt. Steve Himel (504) 458-8737
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   rangerz
I use them every time i go fish. They are very durable. I've caught over 100 specks with one, caught red fish and some sheepshead also.They are expensive but they do last. I have no complaints with them. I use the natural and chartreuse.
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I use them under a poppin cork. It's not the same as live shrimp but just as good. Like others said u can catch 100 easily on them. A friend came in second with live shrimp a guy who came in first was using a vudoo that someone gave him after about 50 specks caught (it was just a bunch of friends kinda tournament). Best advice I can say is find a tackle store ask them what colors are working now, and get them. Hopefully they are able to keep up with demand for them now, last year they were hard to find. Oh and don't let them touch other plastics it will melt together they're made from a type of rubber that will react with others but they can touch each other. Also their kick a mullet works good right now too. Egret baits is company look them up. Best part is Ken (owner) I'd from southwest la
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Thanks guys for the info. Academy in Lafayette has a good supply right now. I am going down there today to get a few natural and chartreuse to start with. Good luck and good fishing guys....and thanks again
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Natural color and the Pearl white w/chartreuse tail here poppin cork or Rucker Rig
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Rucker Rig??
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aka Carolina Rig except 1/2 to 1 oz bank sinker
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Oh Ok use that a lot myself...Ok thanks for the information...and good luck...
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Walmart in Watson off highway 16 has ummmmm and Matrix Shad too
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Matix Shad have heard of them but don't know a thing about them...what are the good for..specks reds all
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I fish Grand Isle very regularly during the summer, and early last summer I learned to NEVER hit the beach without VuDu Shrimp in Natural, Brown or Tiger colors (to me those colors all work very well)and Matrix Shads in Shrimp Creole and Green Hornet.

I can catch trout on a very consistent basis using either of these baits 2ft under a rattling cork. For the Matrix Shad I make a double rig and use one of each color. If the bite is slow I will take the cork off and use a cast and slow steady retrieve method.

The key to either of these baits, as with all others, is finding the fish. I am 100% confident that if I can locate a school of fish I will have absolutely no problem catching them using either the VuDu shrimp or the Matrix Shad.

Good Luck!
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thanks for the hints on using those new baits. I have fished grand isle since the early 60's back in the shad rig days. since then primarily used live bait but that is getting way too expensive for and old retired guy like me. I will take all the advice I have received here and put it to good use. I will be taking an extended vacation down to the island the last week of May until in June and will post any picts that I have of the trip....hopefully there will be plenty fish to take pictures of.....thanks again guys!!
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You are more than welcome. If you get down there and don't have any Matrix Shads or run out, I believe Bridgeside Marina carries them now. There is also a hardware store around Galliano that carries them.

I was always a live bait person too but could no longer justify paying 30 cents per shrimp. Especially when surf fishing I can catch more fish using plastics than live shrimp because I do not have to spend time re-baiting my hook after every bite.

Don't forget to try fishing the bridge at night too. If the trout are there I have had a lot of success using both the VuDu and the Matrix Shad in Lemonhead and Pink Champagne at night on the bridge.
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   dwr3533
IN response to a previous post. I recently returned from a guided trip where we used Matrix Shad in Tiger Bait and Green Hornet. They worked well and were very durable. When I returned home, I went to my pond on my property. On the first cast, I caught a bass with the TigerBait. The wind was howling so I did not fish long. In 15 minutes I caught 3 bass and had several short strikes on it. I bought a supply at Academy and will use them in my pond and for specks/reds. On the guided trip we caught around 25 reds on these baits. I am sold on them.
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Tyd's in leeville carries both Vudo Shrimp and Matrix Shad
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There lil cheaper @Walmart then anywheres else I gotta pick me up couple more packs
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I could use about 25 a day like that.....I am looking forward to trying them...you know half of what makes a bait work is believing that they will work...from what I have learned here...looks like I might have some luck...
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   504225BOY
I have tried all of the colors and the Tiger works the best for me. When the trout are in a feeding frenzy I don't really think the color matters. The baits are tough but make sure you look at the hook size. The old version of the Vudu baits had a small diameter wire that would straighten out if you hooked up with a big fish. The H2O baits from academy have the smaller hooks and they are junk. Academy and Walmart both carry the Matrix and Vudu.
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I saw they just released a new product vudu mullett. It's made out of same material as shrimp and has action in it. I doubt if any stores has any but I am about to order some from their online store. Looks and from what the testing I've heard it's just as good
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I will also look for it...I found out yesterday that one of my friends is 'secretly' working for them testing the new baits.......said is gonna be a hot bait... I look forward to getting in the water soon...
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We have been using since last August, and the yellow tinted voodoo is the best in Venice area. I have caught hundreds of trout and redfish on this one paticular color. We use Gulp spray and spray the scent on the lure every 10 ish casts.
Check out our reports and website, at least 60% of the fish you see in pictures and videos were caught on Voodoo.

CaptainBrian@KayakVeniceLa.com
(504)419-5645
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Being loyal to a bait will catch more fish than fishing with newer baits that are suppose to catch more fish.shrimp imitation when the shrimp are in and minnow shaped when theyre not.if the fish are on,they will bite any immitation of the two.the only stand out feature of voodoo shrimp is durability.some will say action as well but a berkely has got to be the worst bait action wise that there is but at the end of the day the gulp will put more fish in the boat.throw a gulp and a voodoo shrimp 2 feet apart from each other tightlined on the bottom and wait for a bite.who evers holdin the pole with vd shrimp would kill over before they got a bite.bottom line,base your baits on match the hatch,water clarity but lastly,durability.
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   dulac man
I used the natural, for the first time, all week in Lake Boudreaux and it caught over 50 fish. Trout, Reds, and Drum. Sturdy and versatile. I had to put a little superglue on the fourth day to hold it in place and it kept on catching until today but nothing else in my box caught either.
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