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Egret Baits "Vudu Shrimp"

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Use:
Saltwater
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MSRP ($):
7.42

The "Vudu Shrimp " by Egret Baits is 3 1/2 inches long and comes pre-rigged on a 3/16 oz jig head. The New Vudu Shrimp has a Kevlar weave through the body giving it strength and durability. Outstanding under a popping or rattling cork. It also can be free lined off the bottom and trolled while paddling.

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Overall rating 
 
4.0
Craftsmanship 
 
4.0
Durability 
 
4.0
Versatility 
 
4.0
Value 
 
4.0

Vudu Shrimp by Egret Baits

When I head out for a day on the water I typically bring 3 rigged poles with me. One with a popping cork and a Vudu Shrimp, one with some type of topwater lure, and a third with a Carolina rig. Since using the Vudu Shrimp the other two setups rarely get touched. I have never been a huge artificial lure fan but this rig has changed my mind set. I typically fish for speckled trout and red fish along the grass lines or jetties and this lure has been the most productive setup this year. The jig head is a bit light for the currents in my area but it works great under a popping cork.

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Waters Fished:
Salwater Flats
Used:
7-15 times

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Lifelike action
Cons:
Jig head is light
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Overall rating 
 
4.8
Craftsmanship 
 
5.0
Durability 
 
5.0
Versatility 
 
4.0
Value 
 
5.0

Vudu Shrimp

I was turned onto these particular baits by a flats fisherman that swears by them. he gave me one one day and I thanked him and went about my merry way. It was not an awesome day and I was not having much luck with my usual stash so I figured I would throw this on and see what happens. This little lure not only did well, I would say it was great. That day it caught me about 19 fish (reds, trout, flounder and one nasty bluefish). That in itself is good but the better thing is this thing still looked awesome (bluefish can make most plastics cry for mercy.) I called my buddy and thanked him and he just laughed and said I knew you would like it.


Fast forward a few months and I needed some more lures (yeah I need more lures like I need a hole in my head) and decided I would order some of the Vudu shrimp. The colors of these lures are awesome! I am not particularly happy with them putting the weighted hook in there, I would rather put it where I want it. Also the ones I purchased looked slightly different in the tail section. A little research showed they changed the tail up a little bit. I personally think the older style tail was better, but there are still better than most soft plastics out there.

I never had an issue with straightening hooks so I cannot comment on that particular issue.

Storage is a bit bothersome as you cannot store them with other soft plastics (I say cannot because like most fishermen I am hard headed and dont believe all that "do this" "do that" when storing) but for these lures, they have their own box. Lesson learned.

Another area where these lures shine is when you put them under a popping cork. I would say I get more hits on this lure under a cork than any other plastic I have put under a cork. They actually rival a live shrimp under a cork, with live shrimp winning (they cant produce a plastic that swims like a madman when a fish comes sniffing.)

Dp yourself a favor and check these lures out.

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Waters Fished:
  • Large Rivers
  • Small Creeks
  • Large Lakes
  • Small Ponds
  • Salwater Flats
  • Saltwater Bays
Used:
16-30 times

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Awesome looking, great action
Cons:
Storage
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Overall rating 
 
4.3
Craftsmanship 
 
5.0
Durability 
 
4.0
Versatility 
 
4.0
Value 
 
4.0

Good value, good action.

Egret has a pretty good winner with the VuDu shrimp. the long legs, long antennas attract me. I like the jointed tail to produce a good twitch as well. My only real hang up is the hook and weight combination. I prefer a weigh closer to the middle of the bait, as opposed to the front. This would allow the bait to settle evenly on the top of the grass, as opposed to sinking head first. This is a small detail, and really would never keep me from having the VuDu in my bag of tricks.

User Info

Waters Fished:
  • Salwater Flats
  • Saltwater Bays
Used:
2-6 times

Pros & Cons

Pros:
lifelike swimming action
Cons:
i'm not crazy about the hook and weight
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Overall rating 
 
4.3
Craftsmanship 
 
5.0
Durability 
 
5.0
Versatility 
 
4.0
Value 
 
3.0

Vudu Shrimp

There was a lot of buzz kicking up about these lures last summer. I finally caved in and gave them a try. My first experience with them was during a tournament on a rainy day in July. I was stalking a nice redfish along a shoreline and tossed this little shrimp lure to him. He took it almost immediately and after a nice fight, he won. Snapped my line and stole my vudu.

Fast Forward about 2 months. Word had gotten out that Egret was upgrading the hooks so that Reds wouldn't be able to straighten them out. I went out and bought another pack. Almost all of the fish I landed between late September and early December were caught on the same lure. I never had to change it. As I write this, it's been taken off my line, but still looks brand new. So yeah, I'm sold!

User Info

Waters Fished:
  • Large Lakes
  • Small Ponds
  • Salwater Flats
  • Saltwater Bays
Used:
16-30 times

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Strong, somewhat realisitic
Cons:
expensive
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(Updated: April 11, 2014)
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Craftsmanship 
 
4.0
Durability 
 
3.0
Versatility 
 
4.0
Value 
 
3.0

Vudu Shrimp

In summer 2013 anglers in Southwest Louisiana were raving about Vudu Shrimp. I purchased a few packs to give them a try. The lure proved to be irresistable to speckled trout and redfish. I was impressed with the success that I had with the lure. However, there were numerous reports of the hooks straightening on them. I did not take it into account initially until I lost a few fish because of this. The last time this occured was when I hooked about a 20" redfish, with it only to escape my net after the hook straightened and the lure came flying out of his mouth. I contacted Egret Baits and they advised me they were aware of the situation. They also stated they were now sending the lures with stronger hooks. They then sent me multiple Vudu Shrimp with the new hooks, along with some other lures, all of which were free of charge. With the new hooks, I have had no issues. However, I did notice the tails are no longer lined with kevlar but with nylon. This has made the tails less durable and mine have generally only lasted through 5 speckled trout before the tails were finally snipped. It is important to consider storage as well with the Vudu Shrimp. It is not possible to store these lures with other plastics. There is a chemical reaction that occurs, causing the Vudu Shrimp to melt. There is a warning on the package which stated this and I have heard a number of reports that this does occur. All in all, it still is a great lure that fish seem to love. Egret Baits has great customer service and is committed to making a great lure. I do continue to purchase them despite some of the issues, which are still being worked out.

User Info

Waters Fished:
  • Large Rivers
  • Large Lakes
  • Salwater Flats
  • Saltwater Bays
Used:
30+ times

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Great Presentation, Fish Like It, Customer Service
Cons:
No Longer Kevlar, Hooks Straightening, Storage
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