How To: Rig a Gulp Shrimp

Rig a Gulp Shrimp

Gulp shrimp are hands down the most popular soft plastic lures for saltwater fishing today. There are a few different ways to rig gulp shrimp. They can be rigged weedless, with a regular hook or with a jighead.  Using a jighead is the most common way to rig these lures.

Step 1 Line Jighead Up With Body Of Shrimp

How to Rig a Gulp ShrimpLine your jighead up against the body of the shrimp to get an idea where the hook should exit out of the top of the shrimp. The body of the shrimp should be in it's natural state once the hook is inserted, if hook is not in the right spot the shrimp will be warped causing it to not work correctly. So this step is the most important.

Step 2 Insert Hook

How to Rig a Gulp ShrimpInsert the hook in the center of the nose of the shrimp and thread the shrimp onto the shank of the hook. Keep hook centered in the body of the shrimp.

Step 3 Ready to Catch Fish

How to Rig a Gulp Shrimp The body of the shrimp should be straight just like it is with no hook in it, when rigged correctly. If the shrimp is warped once the hook is inserted it will not go through the water correctly.


  • This is a good setup when fishing for snook, redfish, trout and many other types of fish throughout Florida.
  • This rig is used most often in less than 10 feet of water.
  • A 1/8 oz jighead to a 3/8 oz jighead will be used for most applications.

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