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Old 01-26-2008, 10:59 AM
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I see lots of grass shrimp wen I go lookin for eels, but they r 2 fast to catch, is ther a trap or som techniqe to catch them
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you need a grass shrimp net. it has a roller on it, you roll it through the grass and it rolls the grass down and catch the shrimp.
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wher do i get those
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We have grass shrimp all around our dock. I take a minnow basket and toss it in around the seawalls and pilings and then bring it up fast. I will have quite a few grass shrimp. They are, by far, my favorite bait for croakers/spot.
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how do i use them for croakers and spot and do u use them alive if you do how do u keep them alive
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how do i use them for croakers and spot and do u use them alive if you do how do u keep them alive
I keep them in an old bait bucket at the dock. I keep the bucket in the water so there is growth on it and they feed on that and can stay alive. I then just take them with me when I go fishing. If you don't have access to a dock to keep them at you could easily catch them in the morning and put them in a bucket of water and I think they would stay alive for most the day. I use the SeaStriker SMP rigs. Those wide gap hooks seem to set real well on the smaller fish. Just hook the shimp through the midsection or tail. They are really small so it is hard to find a good spot to hook them good. I think they die fairly quickly. I try to hook them in a way as not to kill them but they are so small it is hard to do. They sure are cheaper then bloodworms and I find that they work better too.

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I use a "drag net" also known a a seine net mine is 25 foot long me and the kids run to the beach throw a few hands fulls of frozen tuna fish balls wait a few minutes and you will be surprised what you catch, eels, crabs, minnows, grass shrimp, small elwye, anything at all.... needle fish perch spot
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Old 01-29-2008, 01:37 PM
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holy crap wher do u seine please tell me everything u know about using that so i can catch all that too
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In my youth, I used to catch thousands of grass shrimp with an old window screen (in frame) by scraping it against a bulk head at the marina. For some reason they would attach themselves to the wooden bulkhead, and they were easy to scrape off with the screen or dip net.

When I used to catch way more grass shrimp than I needed, I would freeze what I had left over. I took a handful of sawdust and a handful of shrimp and mixed them up. Then freeze them in plastic sandwich bags. That way they wouldn’t be all frozen in a big ball. Individually they defrost real quickly.

BTW; Bluegills love them too
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Any beach, doesnt have you be a big one. Take the net out, point the sticks in the direction you are traveling and out to either side, drag the stick point in the sand, you can walk stright out drop the net and walk stright in or you can walk out drop the net run along the beach and the the one that is deeper swings around and you drag everything right up on to the shore. you never stop moving and you never lift the net until your high and dry if you lift it in even a few inchs of water you will loose your catch,
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any other tips
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we'll take a fine mesh net and scrape along bulkheads and pilings at ramps. some places are more productive than others....but once you find a few spots, you're set. the net is a normal length but has a real fine mesh.....not sure where you can buy them, but they can't be that hard to find.

buddy of mine has a cooler rigged up with a screen that he drops down and suspends about halfway down the cooler and he puts some soda bottles filled with frozen water beneath. they live up to a week this way.....maybe even 8-9 days sometimes. many will die off, but just as many will make it.
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