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    Default Shrimping from Kenai

    I am moving to the Kenai area this summer.
    Is there any "recreational" shrimping going on in the area?
    Thanks for any input,
    Ken

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    Nope, none. The closest shrimping would be in either Seward or Whittier, which would be about a 2 hour drive for you.

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    Thanks Brian.
    So I would need to keep my boat over in the Prince William Sound then?

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    If Shrimp are your priority, it would be best to keep your boat in Whittier. If halibut is your priority, heading south an hour to Homer is a better bet. Salmon can be found out of all ports in great numbers depending on species and time.

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    Yup what the other guys said. If your boat is trailerable then you can have the best of both worlds. *edited*
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    Hey Steve I'm moving up in about 10 more weeks! As soon as I get me a boat I'll get you to build me a few pots.

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    Thanks guys, I will do a little more research in the Whittier area.
    Anyone here live in that area?

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    Default First time shrimpin

    Yeah, I am looking at taking my boat out to Whittier as well and doing some shrimping for the first time.

    How many traps should I start out with, what else am I going to need?
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    Default Shrimping

    First try the search feature and type in "Shrimping" There has been a lot discussed on the topic before here. Then get a copy of the regulations for PWS.
    http://www.sf.adfg.state.ak.us/state...al/07SCpws.pdf

    You may use up to five traps that fall within the guidelines.

    I would suggest doing a search first. Many, many questions will be answered for you.

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    Default shrimp in whittier and N. Gulf coast...

    Trapper,

    You might have to cool your heels a while before you get to do any shrimping yourself. As was mentioned in earlier threads, those fisheries are "personal use" and are only open to AK residents (gotta be here 12 months to qualify).

    As to Whittier...it's about an hour and a half drive (from Anchorage)...and you have to drive through a long tunnel from Portage (Bear Valley, specifically). If you search for the previous shrimp threads, you'll see lots of discussion about where folks have fished and what depths and bottom types they look for.

    For Seward...I haven't heard much about how that fishery has been going. We (re)opened that area a few years ago when I was still on the Board of Fisheries. It's the North Golf coast waters west of Resurrection Bay (specifically between Cape Aialik and Gore Point). I haven't had a chance to try it out yet, myself. Does anyone here have info to share about their shrimping success out there?

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    Default have fun

    you'd be better off buying your shrimp from the local fish monger

    after one trip "shrimpin" in PWS you'll likely have paid about ~$150/lb

    And you also be shopping for the cheapest Pot puller you can find just like everyone else

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    Default Cutter is right

    He fails to mention though that after 2 or 3 seasons of learning to shrimp the cost goes down to around $100 a pound

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