A couple years ago I was working on a certain Island with in eye sight of kaktovic(sp?). Another guy and I had to drill a hole through very deep ice for a water supply pump for our opperation. I stole a strainer out of the kitchen-atco trailer, to skim the ice off the water. I kid you not the water was only about 5 deep and we could see shrimp from the daylight penetrating the ice. Not little babies, freakin shrimp like out of PWS. It just occured to me that just maybe we are the only two that know there are shrimp up there. Just wondering if anyone has heard of the villiages shrimping up that direction. At one point we had some locals working with us, but don't recall them there at that time or there after. They brought us muktuk and videos of them whaling but never heard them talk about shrimping.
Don't forget to make up your bait now. I had a bucket left over last winter from the season and it did pretty darn good this season. It never stunk or anything. But having it merinade all winter then juice it up in the spring did wonders for shrimping this past season. Pulled in record numbers for my self quite a few times and higher than normal, last 4 seasons averages. Have a good winter.