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    How is everybody doing this year? Really good catches for me so far. Even with just 4 pots.

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    I don't shrimp a whole lot, but I've had my most consistent numbers this year, stayed away from the crowd

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    Old spots seem about the same, got turned onto a new area that produces big numbers of large shrimp.
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    Shrimping has been pretty good. We have been averaging probably 1-2 gallons per 4 pot string pulling twice a day.
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    We have done well, even in the areas where the comm guys were hammering. Found a good use for the left over fat from the seals we've been harvesting ~ great bait!
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    Went out last weekend but was unable to go to where I wanted do to motor problems. Tried a new area and caught 563 in 2 days. A decent haul for a new area.

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    I have been crushing them in all of my typical spots. The opener was the worst weekend for me, but now I am pulling in 4-5 gallon average per pull. I have even got a few over night 8-9 gallon pulls. It is always nice to have to use another 5gallon bucket to put them in. I have been finding the deeper the better. Deep deep rky structure 650-700'

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    Quote Originally Posted by jojomoose View Post
    I have been crushing them in all of my typical spots. The opener was the worst weekend for me, but now I am pulling in 4-5 gallon average per pull. I have even got a few over night 8-9 gallon pulls. It is always nice to have to use another 5gallon bucket to put them in. I have been finding the deeper the better. Deep deep rky structure 650-700'
    Wow I need to follow you, I have been happy with 3-5 gallon pulls.
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    Hit a couple of 8 gallon pulls too. Even got 8 gallons out of 3 pots after we lost a pot. Glad that everybody is doing well. Just got back from the weekend and put away 13 qts of tails.


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    Went yesterday and stayed close. Tried a couple old spots and did okay after my first 2hr soak (60) but the last 3.5 hour soak I only got 40 - kind of had my hopes up. So closed with 101 after 7 hours soak time - far from stellar.

    I have to prospect some - and find secret holes - One guy yesterday set 60' away from my bouy...I didn't hook him but I'd of been pissed if he would have crossed me. He could have I guess watched me lay out my string. There were several boats in the area. But if he didn't watch me then how would he know if I followed the shore or went perpendicular......asshats.

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    I started the season a couple of days after the opener, and did really well but each successive trip has been worse and worse. I too need to start ranging around and prospecting but I usually have extra people (friends, family, co-workers) and I feel the need to produce so we can share everything. It sucks to prospect with them and pull blanks... so I usually stay in spots I know.
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    Finally got out for the first time this season yesterday. Soaked the pots in a spot I've been using for years for ~7 hours and ended up with a bit over 3 gallons of whole shrimp, ~120. I was surprised at how many really large shrimp were in the pots. The first time I tried that spot 5 years ago I had over 5 gallons on an all day soak, but it's been declining ever since. Compared to last season both qty and size of shrimp were up. Hopefully that's a good sign for the season.
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