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    Default Whittier Shrimp Derby

    Iíve been thinking of this for some time, could be loads of fun. They could use an analytical scale, one that registers in milligrams or even micrograms lessening the chances of a tie, no aggers.
    Donít know if this has ever been tried or if itís even legal since itís a personal use fishery.

    Perhaps a crazy idea but would sure add a little excitement to the weekend when the fishing is dismal but the shrimp pots are full.
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    How would you define the shrimping area? Valdez shrimp are bigger than those in Whittier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daveinthebush View Post
    How would you define the shrimping area? Valdez shrimp are bigger than those in Whittier.

    Them sound like fighting works.
    I guess you could define the area or just open it up to PWS. If someone wants to run all the way from the Valdez area to enter their colossal shrimp in the Whittier derby more power to them, but first they would have to be holding a derby ticket purchased in Whittier; details. I have pulled some really big shrimp over Valdez way on long weekends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by breausaw View Post
    Them sound like fighting works.
    oops, ment to say (fighting words).

    Also, I don't agree that the shrimp are bigger north. I know a couple of spots around Whittier that consistently produce big bugs.

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    Nice bug! This one was not too bad either. May be a fun thing to do during the spring when fishing is a little slow anyway!
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    What Soundfisher failed to mention is that he is only 4' 8" and has real tiny hands.

    Nice bugs you guys have, there. The time is just around the corner. Any predictions on when they start clearing the lot down in Whittier? Parking will be a real ass pain until they do...not that it already isn't.
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    Sorry that those are all you can catch over there .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daveinthebush View Post
    Sorry that those are all you can catch over there .
    Right on Dave! Spots caught out of Valdez are also happier and prettier That's my oldest son, Brian, in the picture, he is 6'5", 285, with a size 8 1/4 hat and 14.5" glove size!
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    I'll never forget the picture I saw of a PWS shrimp that was caught.....they were holding it just inside the rim of a typical 5 gallon bucket and it was touching each side.....

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    Default Thirsty Shrimp

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    This one was thirsty.

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    Here is a whole Tub of spots of this size , THANKS Spoiled one.
    Do ya have to blind fold us every time we go out?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pacific23 View Post
    Here is a whole Tub of spots of this size , THANKS Spoiled one.
    Do ya have to blind fold us every time we go out?
    Hey, there are a bunch of side striped in the tub, too. Blind folds are mandatory.
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    coons, not sidestripes.

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    The glove has been thrown down. So tonight I will fire up the old computer and transfer some pic to the new one in hopes of posting some prawns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mallardman View Post
    coons, not sidestripes.
    Yup. Thanks for the correction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spoiled one View Post
    What Soundfisher failed to mention is that he is only 4' 8" and has real tiny hands.

    Nice bugs you guys have, there. The time is just around the corner. Any predictions on when they start clearing the lot down in Whittier? Parking will be a real ass pain until they do...not that it already isn't.

    I heard they will have it clear by September 15. Some issue with where to put the snow so they do not have sediment runoff into the stream and potential to get cited for water quality violations!!!

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    Ummm, it should melt off by then.

    Any where they put it it will end up in the streams and ocean.
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    Default Found a couple of them.


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    Dave, that's not what they mean by "cleaning" the shrimp.
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    Don't you wash them before cleaning them? You need to air dry though. The dryer cooks them if left in too long.

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