I'm curious if it's my imagination, not being used to being on the water in sunlight or not but it seems like the shrimp this year are a much paler color than years back. I'm curious if others have noticed the same thing. I'd also read comments about how the shrimping has really tapered off and that was my experience as well in the spot I spent most of my time on Friday night. Two years I dropped a couple pots there on the way out fishing and it was unbelieveable how many large spots I pulled on the way back. Last year I did several soaks with all five pots in the same spot and with 5 pots I was catching less shrimp than with two the previous year. This year the same spot yielded less than 1/2 as many shrimp as last season.
On the upside, the first pull did yield enough shrimp for a decent meal for two teenage boys and myself.
Doing some prep work.
Spot shrimp tacos and I sorted out the stripes for ceviche.