Pick glow/chartreuse plastics when you can

Color closely mimics live shrimp, captain says

There’s no doubt Capt. Chris Pike is mainly going to throw live shrimp during June, but if he gets the opportunity to throw a soft plastic, there’s also no doubt what color it will be.

“Glow with a chartreuse tail,” Pike insisted. “I think this color closely mimics a shrimp. The glow shows up a little bit better and the chartreuse tail works great in the summer.

“If you look at shrimp in the water, you can see they have somewhat of a green or chartreuse tint.”

The only two opportunities he has for fishing his glow/chartreuse plastics during the summer are when he encounters trout biting under diving birds or when he can really get the trout whipped into a frenzy with the live shrimp.

“I’m not going to abandon the live shrimp and go strictly to plastic unless I run out of shrimp,” Pike said.

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Chris Ginn has been covering hunting and fishing in Louisiana since 1998. He lives with his wife Jennifer and children Matthew and Rebecca along the Bogue Chitto River in rural Washington Parish. His blog can be found at chrisginn.com.