I finally picked up a pair of shrimp pots and some floating line, and have a few questions about rigging them. I'm planning on running 1000' of line to allow shrimping in 600' of water. The line is on 400' spools, so I was planning on splicing the line into a 1000' length.
Do folks run all 5 pots on a single drop, or run say 2 pots on one drop, and 3 on the other? How far apart do you run the pots? Do you use ss carabines to clip the pots to the line?
I didn't see any requirements on what type of buoy to use, I have a spare jumbo sized fender and was planning on using it, running a 4# cod sinker 200' from the buoy to sink the line, then run 800' of line to the pots. I'm planning on putting a 1# sinker in the corner of each pot to help them drop and stay put, is that enough weight in the pots?
I've searched through 6 pages of posts running the search function, and found answers for most of my questions.