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    Thumbs up shrimping is good

    we soaked three pots for about 4 hours, collected 112 fatties, mmm

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    Quote Originally Posted by trapperscott View Post
    we soaked three pots for about 4 hours, collected 112 fatties, mmm
    I soaked 5 pots for 5 hours and only got 60. There were 14 other pots in the area though so I am thinking there were to many pots for everyone to do really good.
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    Default shrimping is good

    we went on sunday, it was almost lonely out there, were going again on sat. no fish anywhere for us though

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    Hi all,
    I am a new resident of Ketchikan. I moved here last year and now have my boat here. I am interested in catching some spots. They seem to be at 400 ft. or more so I'm ready for that. Other than fresh roe, what would you recommend as bait?

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    I think when I was there a long time ago we used kippered herring in the can, and just poked some holes in the can so the essence could ooze out.
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    Default we have done fair around

    pigot point area. 80 first weekend and 85 last weekend. 5 pots and 6 hour soak or so. around knight island we were slaying rock fish. and of course something big that never got landed. jigging and 80# rod bent over like none i had seen. but jig ripped out of whatever was down there. I am also planning on heading out this coming weekend.

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    You guys actually count shrimp?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianW View Post
    You guys actually count shrimp?
    That's what I ask myself whenever they make these posts. It's great that they've been so successful, but I've never bothered to count them.

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    Default yep we count them

    so you know whether or not is paying off in certain area. not good numbers them I move. I don't measure in gallons. Easier to keep count as you are cracking off their heads. Plus I split them up with whoever goes on my boat, family, friends or whoever. Just have always counted since day one. Usually as the spring progresses the numbers grow all summer.

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    Default I count them

    Like it was said, it helps keep your braggin rights up.

    Also when you split them with friends:

    2 for me
    1 for me
    and 2 for me

    Opps where are yours?

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    Whatever. I figure ziplock bags that are evenly split, by eye, are usually good enough.

    Just for reference, for those of us who don't count, about how many shrimp are here...?


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    BrianW, would you mind PM'ing that location? Thanks!

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    Shoot, I'll tell everyone...

    South Arm, Hoonah Sound, S.E. Alaska.

    It's not a secret location around here.

    But really, I'm honestly curious about what a load like that equals, individually counted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianW View Post
    Shoot, I'll tell everyone...

    South Arm, Hoonah Sound, S.E. Alaska.

    It's not a secret location around here.

    But really, I'm honestly curious about what a load like that equals, individually counted.
    Considering I have only been shrimping for a couple years and it still seems like I am still figuring it out. I would say there is no need to count yours I have yet to get that many on one pull and it is more likely to be a whole weekends catch. Maybe that explains why people count them here. Having said this I will be trying out my new pots tomorrow so I have high hopes.

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    I seem to recall that was 15 pots, after an all night soak. Certainly one of our better hauls. Other times... counting would be easy.

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    Well, it's hard to tell from the pic just how thick the pile is, but I'd say that it's at least 300, maybe as many as 400.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKBighorn View Post
    Considering I have only been shrimping for a couple years and it still seems like I am still figuring it out. I would say there is no need to count yours I have yet to get that many on one pull and it is more likely to be a whole weekends catch. Maybe that explains why people count them here. Having said this I will be trying out my new pots tomorrow so I have high hopes.
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    Default BrianW

    Only allowed 5 pots per boat. Regs says 5 per person too but only 5 per boat. I am sure you know that but your post could be misleading. Just thought I would tell you. Hard telling how many shrimp are there in your pic. Best I have done is close to 500 i think. It was over two days and filled 6 one gallon baggies full of just tails. If you crack their heads off fresh the poop shoot comes out also, at least the way i do it. Makes it nice and tastes better.

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    I'll be in Whittier tomorrow trying to pull a load! Best luck everyone!
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    I count by the gallon
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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