“I know it’s kinda goofy, but these plastic floats are the key. First, they’re smaller so the fish don’t see them as well, and two, they’re light enough that the shrimp stay frisky as the current sweeps them along,” he says. “When I’m using croakers, they’ll pull ’em down, and they’ll pop back up. The croakers struggle, forget to pay attention, and get slammed. The same setup also works on redfish and flounder.” Carter forgoes a leader so if he gets hung up in the structure, he can break the 12-pound mono without sacrificing terminal tackle.