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    Hi everyone,
    This will be my second year at shrimping. (PWS) Can anyone tell me if my pots are at 300 ft. or 450 ft. my line spool is 600 ft. do I cut the line?do I use sinking line and let it all out. I have not seen lines floating on the water or tied to buoys.
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    Just attach three 16oz sinkers to the floating line in 50' increments from the buoy. We use floating line and typically use ~150 or more feet of extra rope to compensate for misjudged depths, currents, and tides. Sinkers will do the trick.

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    You can add short pieces of chain to sink a floating line & i suggest to use 25-30% more buoy line than the depth of the water fished. Please stop by my booth at any one of the 3 Outdoorsmans shows this spring and i'll be glad to give you some advise on rigging up. By the way i'll have non leaded sinking rope, its not so hard & stiff, at the shows along with floating rope & other shrimping goodies.

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    On another note, cutting off additional line would limit how deep you can set in the future. I would never cut additional line opposed to just sinking it. You may find that 600' is actually not enough for some of the best shrimping spots in the Sound.

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    Just get some sinking line. I've only used leaded, but if unleaded line works too, go for that. And just let it all out. If your worried about it, attach a 16 or 24 ounce lead 50 or 100 feet bellow the bouy.

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    coil your extra line and tie it to your bouy instead of cutting it.
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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