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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by USMCsilver, Oct 10, 2012.
love me some swimmin cockaroaches
You bastard! Poor skrimps, such majestic creatures They look so tasty. Some olive oil, garlic, and a grill...
Anybody else hear a line from Forrest Gump in their heads?
I would be in heaven with that catch.
You need some staawsberry drink with that
Loves me some skrimps!
We had a great day on the water, but we had to work hard for the shrimp.
Saw lots of porpoises, a few sharks, and lots of bait running around.
I only made one cast wih the rod, and we were robbed (probably by crabs).
We threw two crab pots, but got 2 in one pot, and zero in the other.
Bycatch was low, which was nice. Tablefare bycatch is great -- the rest is a hinderance.
That's pretty awesome.
I understand you use poles to mark your bait balls. Do you put out a new bait ball after every throw?
You get that damn olive oil away from my skrimps!
Only Butter is good enough for my babies.
What's a bait ball?
They're formed into patty shapes. Just about the size of your average burger you'd make to put on the grill. They'll last for hours if they're not being hammered by tides, crabs, fish, porpoises, etc. If a pole "turns off" then the bait is probably gone. We'll rebait it.
We ran one set for about 3 hours. Near the end, we ended up picking up two balls; one was about 1/2 gone, the other 3/4 gone.
Mix fish meal, clay, and maybe some menhaden oil with water. It's a precise mixture to get it "right".
Or, do it the easy way: http://www.baitbinder.com/ :embarassed:
I have only caught shrimp at night. A light mounted in the boat on a pole maybe 8-10' high and then cast net or dip net the shrimp attracted to the light. It is amazing to see them little glowing eyes surround your boat. No bait needed. This was in the Daytona area by the way.
It's fun, but ain't quite cheap.
Okay, that settles it - fresh shrimp tonight!
I am a sucker for good, large, fresh caught shrimp. Fry them, grill them or eat them raw - they're an addiction!
Skrimping ain't easy.
John has a long mustache. John has a long mustache.
Fill us dumb northerners who only catch these guys' MUCH larger cousins - what the bleep did you just say?
And you are catching shrimp like creatures on a rod and reel??? Inquiring minds wanna know, yo.
After the 4th read, I know what you mean. Just reading it without understanding led to more lack-of-understanding. Your non-intented target was low, but non-intended-target specimens which you eat are always nice, but the ones that you can't eat are a PITA. Got it.
But still - how are you catching these things?
LOL, Dennis, that was funny!
I kinda explained it a bit above, but the jist of it is that you put out 10 poles that are licensed.
You drop bait by the poles.
You drink beer while letting the poles sit.
You drive up near each pole, throw a cast net, pull it in, and see whatcha got!
YouTube has a few decent videos out there.
Actually -- just gotcha one: [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5C1RsY83sE"]Shrimp Baiting-Opening Day - YouTube[/ame] . I've fished that location plenty of times. Never shrimped that bay, but plan to later this season.