Saltwater OK..How did everyone do on shrimp?

Siv

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May 8, 2008
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Dave
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We did the Elliot Bay thing and did well. I took out two groups of my son's buddies ( 7-8 year old kids ) and thay all had fun fun trying to pull pots and messing with the shrimp. We ended up with 375 for 5 pulls of the 4 traps. Best time was mid-morning, it dropped off as the afternoon went on. Bit of a CF at the ramp getting out but we made it work.

Big feast tomorrow at my place. Got lots of cold Pacifico ready for the party.
 
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westown1

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Nov 3, 2009
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Big feast tomorrow at my place. Got lots of cold Pacifico ready for the party.[/QUOTE]






good numbers on the shrimpys man, that sounds like an open invitation!!
 
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Navanax

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Mar 26, 2009
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I got a couple dozen diving last night. Pretty good grade and left plenty behind. By hand one at a time is bit less effective but a hoot.
 
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westown1

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Nov 3, 2009
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I got a couple dozen diving last night. Pretty good grade and left plenty behind. By hand one at a time is bit less effective but a hoot.





where do you find shrimp shallow enough to dive? were always fishing our pots at 250' or more......shows how much i know huh?
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Quan

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Aug 21, 2009
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Note: I copied my own reply from another post asking about how shrimping went... Just wanted to include it in both places.

MA7 here, got 308 out of 320 shrimp on 4 pulls. Not bad for my first time shrimping!! Thanks to all who gave me advice as I geared up for this Saturday. Linging wasn't as productive.

We only caught 1, although it was right at the top of the slot limit at 35". I was a bit unprepared for Ling fishing because I didn't know they actually shut down rockfish (For some reason I thought they just made it a 120' depth limit). Anyway, I usually stock small herring to catch a rockfish, and then throw the rockfish down for bait.... well, I obviously couldn't do this, so the whole day consisted of catching tons of rockfish and 15-25" Lings.

An awesome day overall, brought in that ling, plenty of shrimp, saw 5 eagles and 3 hawks duking it out over a couple rockfish floaters, a turkey vulture, and we even got a glimpse of the orcas (Scared of us, my ass).
 
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Navanax

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Mar 26, 2009
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Hey Weston - re "where do you find shrimp shallow enough to dive? were always fishing our pots at 250' or more....."

At night they come in shallow on sand/gravel shelves. I get them at 70-90' or so. Never see them shallower than 60'.
Ken
 
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westown1

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Nov 3, 2009
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Bothell, wa
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weston
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Hey Weston - re "where do you find shrimp shallow enough to dive? were always fishing our pots at 250' or more....."

At night they come in shallow on sand/gravel shelves. I get them at 70-90' or so. Never see them shallower than 60'.
Ken



thats pretty cool. ive been to 75 feet or so and it was darkkkkkkk during the day. ill get a little more experience first before i take on that challenge, sound fun tho....thx
 
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