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    Default About time to pull your shrimp pots from PWS

    Just a reminder... shrimp season is just about over. Time to go pull those pots. You don't want the Troopers to do it for you as they will send you a ticket if they pull em.

    Also don't forget to return your shrimp permits, I like to take mine in and get a receipt for it so there is no question for next year.
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    Just to confirm that we have until next Saturday the 15th at Midnight to have all pots out of the water correct.

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    I just pulled mine twice today. 14 gallons of shrimp were in them.

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    That sounds like a nice haul! I am hoping this next week will prove to be good weather with better fishing. Has anyone been picking up any silvers in the passage area??

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    Yes you have until the 15th, but I would not leave them out and depend on the weather to be good enough to go get them. The Troopers will pull them and fine you something like $100 a pot for leaving them out, plus if you want them back you have to go get them wherever the troopers leave them. I know if you have pots out you don't think you can go get that there is at least one guy on Craigslist offering to pull pots for you.. I am not sure on the legalities of that, but he is offering.

    Nice haul there Soundfisher, seems like the shrimping is getting better later in the summer. I know last time I was out I got about what you did in two pulls as well.
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    Thanks for the tip JR. Are you all fishing up in blackstone?

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    Nope I am on the slope working till after shrimp close. Going to try for some silvers later in the month.

    But if I can was shrimping that is where I would be.

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    I will be sure to give it a shot this week. I am headed home on 132 in a couple hours so I will lead the way!!

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    I'm glad that somebody is doing well shrimping. Fishing 5 pots last weekend, one overnight soak and then about a 5-hour soak and got maybe 1 gallon total for the two pulls. Same area where a couple of years ago I used to get 1 gallon per pot per pull. Fished north end of Perry Island, north entrance to Culross Passage, and then entrance of Cochran for halibut Saturday and not a bite. Radio chatter sounded pretty pitiful for silvers. Started winterizing my boat yesterday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skydiver View Post
    I'm glad that somebody is doing well shrimping. Fishing 5 pots last weekend, one overnight soak and then about a 5-hour soak and got maybe 1 gallon total for the two pulls. Same area where a couple of years ago I used to get 1 gallon per pot per pull. Fished north end of Perry Island, north entrance to Culross Passage, and then entrance of Cochran for halibut Saturday and not a bite. Radio chatter sounded pretty pitiful for silvers. Started winterizing my boat yesterday.
    I have had about the same luck as you this year. It has been dismal. The commercial boys demolished my regular spot last year. I just found a new spot (Thanks to a very generous friend) that produces as well as the last one did. Ended up with 36#s of tails on two pulls. Not too bad for a days work.

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    Hey Soundfisher, was that you that pulled into three fingers cove a couple weeks ago and went way to the head of the middle finger and anchored up?? I was the Kingfisher you passed going in there if it was you.

    If any of you hear about any Silvers out there let me know, I get home on the 18th and need to find some or all I will be eating this winter is shrimp..
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    Quote Originally Posted by JR2 View Post
    Hey Soundfisher, was that you that pulled into three fingers cove a couple weeks ago and went way to the head of the middle finger and anchored up?? I was the Kingfisher you passed going in there if it was you.

    If any of you hear about any Silvers out there let me know, I get home on the 18th and need to find some or all I will be eating this winter is shrimp..
    No, not me. I haven't been in three fingers in several years. It really is a nice place to stay and hike though. Shrimping used to be not half bad down that way also.

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    Soundfisher, how deep were those pods?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ARTSBEST View Post
    Soundfisher, how deep were those pods?
    I was about 350' and flat. Very different than what I usually do. Guess I should try some different things more often!

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    Glad I didn't wait till Saturday to pull the pots. It's gonna get a tad bumpy out there this weekend!!!

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    JR2.....

    Will trade shrimp for halibut..lb for lb.

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