my concern here is that my pots come back pretty beat up looking I'm afraid the mesh on these might tear and poof there go your shrimp?
anyone got experience with these in the strait? my pots get pretty beat
I've been using them for 5 seasons now and no issues. I like them because they don't require additional weight (39" pot) and stack inside of each other. Oh, and they catch shrimp! Have no experience with them in the straits though.
They are good pots. They are what I use in the juans. If your not shrimping in the canal you better add weight to your pots including these ones. I use a collapsible anchor with 5' of rope tied to the bottom of these. Besides that a moving pot does not fish worth a shit.
I fish the Jauns for shrimp every year as well (except for last year when the bastards closed the season early). I also use the small anchors with about 5-6' of line. I am starting to wonder....I know it is helpful, but last time I shrimped the anchor got hung up. I could not get the pot off the bottom, finally, I had to cleat it to the boat, and prayed the anchor line would give before the main line. Luckily, that happened......I was fishing big tides (had no choice) so maybe that was how the anchor got hung up, but I'm a bit leary of anchors now...
I would love to get Landers, already invested in other types...so maybe down the road.......
Be safe all...Swanny