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    Question Shrimp opener

    So, did anyone get out for the opener? If so, how did you do?
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    Default Soaking

    The pots are soaking and I pick them up Tuesday evening.

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    DAve , you do good leaving your pots in for a long time? For me it seems I do better if I do a 4 hour soak. When I leave them over night I only pick up a few.
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    Gary - We'll leave ours for over a week sometimes, and typically do quite well. Not awesome, but often 100+ shrimp.

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    Default Low

    Low is around 100, high around 250. If you can keep the octapus and starfish away.

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    Default Question for Dave

    Hey Dave,
    Does hook line and sinker sell shrimp pellets? reasonable? Appreciate it.
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    Default Yes

    Yes Larry had shrimp bait last year. I am not sure of the cost though.

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    appreciate it

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    Where is the best place to get shrimp bait? I usally pick it up at Dewey's and mix that with cat food
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    Hook line and sinker had shrimp pellets last year for $15 an gallon ziplock bag. Expensive but they are easy and work good.

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    B&J Commercial had some last week.

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    Good luck on the shrimp tomorrow, Dave. Let us know how you did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alaska Gray View Post
    Where is the best place to get shrimp bait? I usally pick it up at Dewey's and mix that with cat food
    Twenty Mile river in about a week...
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    Default check Donaldsons tackle and gear

    they have a couple different sizes I can't remember the price.
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    Default Location?

    OK guys this post caught my attention. The wife and I are moving to Soldotna in May. We both have jobs and plan on buying a home after we arrive. We have been there for vacation and decided we would spend 7 to 8 months a year there. I guess we won't really be residents, but close.
    I have lived on the Gulf Coast and I've pulled shrimp nets from my boat and set crab pots for Blue Crab, but I've never heard of Shrimp Pots. I take it they are similar to crab pots? Are you setting these in Cooks Inlet?

    Since this is my first post, after lurking for 6 months. I want to say what a great site this is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ak_powder_monkey View Post
    Twenty Mile river in about a week...

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    Quote Originally Posted by markbevans View Post
    OK guys this post caught my attention. The wife and I are moving to Soldotna in May. We both have jobs and plan on buying a home after we arrive. We have been there for vacation and decided we would spend 7 to 8 months a year there. I guess we won't really be residents, but close.
    I have lived on the Gulf Coast and I've pulled shrimp nets from my boat and set crab pots for Blue Crab, but I've never heard of Shrimp Pots. I take it they are similar to crab pots? Are you setting these in Cooks Inlet?

    Since this is my first post, after lurking for 6 months. I want to say what a great site this is.

    Thank You.

    Mark in Detroit
    Mark,
    No shrimping in cook inlet most of it goes on in Prince William Sound out of Whittier & Valdez. Pots are different than blue crab pots, if you need some info on pots please pm or email me at the address at the bottom of this page. Welcome to the site

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    I bought shrimp bait at Donaldson's (something like that) net loft the other day like I always do each year. 22 lb bucket for $45. Same price as last year. Then I was at Deweys a couple of days later. Same bait, same size container for around $32, I think. I prefer to give my business to Donaldson's instead of Deweys, but guess where I'm giong to start buying my shrimp bait.

    Also, I bought some herring at Alaska Bait the other day. Bought some they got in this year (Jan. 07), but also bought some they had from last year that had been in a freezer that had some problems. It was $2 for a 5-lb bag, I think. May not hold together that well for halibut (or it might), but would be good for shrimp.

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    Talking First Pull

    I did my first pull today. I went from 530 feet up to 300 feet. 530 had nothing, 450 has 6-8, 350 had maybe 25-30 and the last pot at 300 had maybe 6 for a total of 47. Not very good at all.

    Next set I started at 220 and went down to 350 about 100 feet apart. Lets see how that does. Beginning of the season is always a searching operation.

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    What kind of water conditions did you find in PWS? I plan to be out there April 28th.

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