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Shrimping?

Post by mcrewsz71 » Sun Aug 02, 2015 3:02 pm

Does anyone here do any shrimping?! I've always heard about it and I'm wanting to try it!

So where can I go to throw a cast net from shore and bring a few pounds in?
-Matt

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Re: Shrimping?

Post by yooper » Sun Aug 02, 2015 3:08 pm

public pier green cove/ busy place but doable

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Re: Shrimping?

Post by mudcat » Mon Aug 03, 2015 6:56 am

They are already down town... decent numbers...should get thick soon.
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Re: Shrimping?

Post by gumby » Mon Aug 03, 2015 8:44 am

I'm interested in this as well, but I'd prefer to tag along with someone in the know....I would like to learn from the a master shrimper rather than tripping all over myself. This has worked well for me learning how to fish this area.

I am willing to throw in some cash for shrimp bait.
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Re: Shrimping?

Post by mcrewsz71 » Mon Aug 03, 2015 8:51 am

gumby wrote:I'm interested in this as well, but I'd prefer to tag along with someone in the know....I would like to learn from the a master shrimper rather than tripping all over myself. This has worked well for me learning how to fish this area.

I am willing to throw in some cash for shrimp bait.
Exactly what I'm wanting to do!
-Matt

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Re: Shrimping?

Post by ChippyDiesel » Mon Aug 03, 2015 9:13 am

gumby wrote:I'm interested in this as well, but I'd prefer to tag along with someone in the know....I would like to learn from the a master shrimper rather than tripping all over myself. This has worked well for me learning how to fish this area.

I am willing to throw in some cash for shrimp bait.
I went over the weekend for the first time. I met some friends at their spot they have been doing pretty good at. They showed me the ropes, which honestly, there's not much too it. If you can throw a net you should be able to fill a bucket. The bait patties seem to be the most complicated thing. They used animal feed (Its like ground dog food), salt, and fish meal. Bob McNally posted a good video which is pretty much what they were making.

We did pretty good but most were on the small side. I will be headed back out in a few weeks when they will hopefully be bigger. You learn real quick that the small ones, while edible, are a lot of work cleaning and stuff for what you get food wise. Poppin' heads is a pain, all those pointy faces will tear your hands up.

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Re: Shrimping?

Post by mcrewsz71 » Mon Aug 03, 2015 12:56 pm

I went downtown yesterday and everything was bait size and sparse.

I did make some bait patties out of shrimp meal, rock salt, cat food, and flour.

The catfish were all over it. I think I netted more catfish than shrimp.
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Re: Shrimping?

Post by ChippyDiesel » Mon Aug 03, 2015 1:04 pm

We didn't throw in deeper than 5 foot of water. Maybe you were too deep...

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Re: Shrimping?

Post by mcrewsz71 » Mon Aug 03, 2015 1:07 pm

It was shallow, I don't know what was happening. I'll give it a few weeks and they should be larger I guess.

Anywhere near heckscher that yields shrimp?
-Matt

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Re: Shrimping?

Post by mudcat » Mon Aug 03, 2015 3:05 pm

after the next full moon it should be good
"im an assassin...im a terrorist on fish...if it eats...i'll hook it.. every hook set is perfect...if it swims ...i'll land it..and if it doesn't eat...im gonna throw a net on it...there are no flaws in my game" - Mike EpSesh

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Re: Shrimping?

Post by CJ_Tiz » Mon Aug 03, 2015 9:50 pm

I had good luck on Dr. Lake Friday night at the boat ramp. All sizes caught. Heard good things are on the south bank and Shands bridge.

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Re: Shrimping?

Post by gumby » Tue Aug 04, 2015 7:59 am

Has anyone gone shrimping from their kayak?
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Re: Shrimping?

Post by mcrewsz71 » Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:53 am

gumby wrote:Has anyone gone shrimping from their kayak?
I can't stand up on mine
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Re: Shrimping?

Post by Sure Catch » Tue Aug 04, 2015 9:41 am

My season is pretty much done may go a few more times but my freezer is full for the year, I have been 4 times and everytime loaded up this was a week and a half ago
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Re: Shrimping?

Post by gumby » Tue Aug 04, 2015 1:06 pm

heh, that's what im talking about!!
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