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    Default PWS shrimpin....?

    2nd year trying to appease the shrimp gods, last year did Ok on the north and east end of the sound, mostly east side of Columbia and over to Unakwik.

    This year we are going to spend a few days by Hinchinbrook and then maybe go to Cordova.
    In any case, the question is, is shrimpin worthwhile around Hinch or Gravina or Fidalgo?

    I figured we would do some prospecting anyway, I just didnt know if we would be wasting our time..... ?

    This is our yearly outing and my wife loves shrimpin... so it may weigh in on our decision of where to go...... Thanks......!
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    Never dropped by Hitchinbrook, but Fidalgo is worth the time.
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    I have seen pots out to Bligh. Some in Fidalago, Goose Island but nothing any farther out. If my memory serves me correctly, a friend tried the other side of Johnstone Pt. on the way out but no great results.

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    when i was gillnetting out of cordova some of the local guys told me leave the pots home till ya get over to the other side of the sound.

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    Thanks guys, I guess I will take the pots and do some "prospecting"..
    If the weather permits we plan to go out to Hinchinbrook and spend a few days and then over to Cordova, we may check out Hawkins cutoff and see how that looks... depending on the fuel situation at the time.
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    I dropped pots in Etches one time and got nothing

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    Hows the shrimping out there so far? The forum has been dead quiet lately. I plan on hitting the water next weekend for our first outting.

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    Well i can verify there are shrimp on the north side of Orca bay, not as big or as plentiful as i have found the north side of the sound... just as tasty...!20190616_113041.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by arima17sc View Post
    Hows the shrimping out there so far? The forum has been dead quiet lately. I plan on hitting the water next weekend for our first outting.

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    Seemed fairly good to me this year so far. Find your spot that was good in the past and try it twice. Just because it doesn’t produce the first time doesn’t mean there aren’t shrimp there anymore. You can be in the right area and the pots still can really be luck of the draw. If you don’t know a good spot then keep hunting till you find one.

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    customers have been doing good with my bigger long soaker style pots as well as with my rigid and folding style pots.
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    I was hoping to see the test pot survey reaults from ADFG for 2018. We were fairly successful last season at finding some spots with good shrimp count after looking through the test pot results for few years back.

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    http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/static/re...or1_shrimp.pdf

    This might help. In any surveys I have seen, only the Eastern part of the sound gets any attention.

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    Thanks for posting the survey results. Area 1 and 2 produced well for us last season. Looking for more of the same results this season.

    Anyone drop a pot around bald head cris?

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    [QUOTE=arima17sc;1665442]Thanks for posting the survey results. Area 1 and 2 produced well for us last season. Looking for more of the same results this season.

    Anyone drop a pot around bald head cris?

    I tried there a few years ago and didn't find much

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    Quote Originally Posted by potbuilder View Post
    customers have been doing good with my bigger long soaker style pots as well as with my rigid and folding style pots.
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    What is the size and price as it isn't on your website? Thanks
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    [QUOTE=potbuilder;1665466]
    Quote Originally Posted by arima17sc View Post
    Thanks for posting the survey results. Area 1 and 2 produced well for us last season. Looking for more of the same results this season.

    Anyone drop a pot around bald head cris?

    I tried there a few years ago and didn't find much
    I haven't dropped pots around there the last 2 seasons, since that's the comm area. I have, in the past done pretty well around them parts though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpdeines View Post
    What is the size and price as it isn't on your website? Thanks
    They are 36 x 24 x 10, I was charging $140 but have recalculated my costs and now they are $125.00. I will refund my customers who paid the higher price.

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    We picked up some jumbos on our trip out Saturday. Dropped a pot at the head of a bay we were prospecting and pulled twice on two hour soaks. Each pull yielded about 20 shrimp with about 90% of the catch being jumbos. We also tested the surround areas but didnt get good results.

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