I'm new to shrimping this year. Spent the winter researching puller, pots, line etc. Mostly on this and other forums. I still live in New Jersey but have been spending time here in Ak since the early 80's. I currently keep my boat at my daughters house (AK resident) but plan to retire here REAL SOON.
Was very worried about my first drop. There is a big difference between crabing in NJ where you drop a crap trap 10' and sending shrimp pots 400'. You know what....Its a piece of Cake!!! For the heck of it I counted 96 shrimp on my first pull, I do not count now as I am more looking at how many baggies I use!
I know a guy here in AK that has been shrimping for about 4 years. He as gone through every type of pot there is made. He is currently using what I call Mega Pots, quite huge and about $150.00 a pop.
I'm using pots from POTBUILDER on this forum.
Observation...I drop my pots a few 100 yards from his. My pots out fish his by a large margin. He will have small crabs in his pots, I have NONE.
I want to thank Steve POTBUILDER for his help. It was sure great meeting you at Whittier. It is really a small world indeed.