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    Default Got a few shrimp yesterday

    I was out yesterday (monday) shrimping and thought i'd post some pictures of the fishing. It turned out to be a beautiful day, calm & sunny & i caught about 600 shrimp for the day with a total soak time of 7 hours. They are NOT westmarine pots, I build the pots myself.
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    landing the first pot of the string, hope they are all this good
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    the catch from 5 pots soaked for 2 hours, i don't soak them long.
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    Any difference between the ones you build and the ones I can buy at westmarine? I use the good mesh net round ones that stack well.

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    Excuse me, sir, but I will have to confiscate those shrimp. I'll be by this morning. Please have them packed on ice. Thank you.
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    Griff,
    There is a lot of difference, my pots are built of Aquamesh a high grade galvanized/vinyl coated wire that is used for lobster pots back east, they are fastened with heavy duty aluminum clips instead of tiny hog rigs (big clip = stronger pot) and most importantly the tunnels are completly different than those that wm has. I have compared the results of wm pots to mine with friends who fish them and it seems to average that mine fish about 2-3 times better and thats with a shorter soak time. I lobster fished commercialy for 25 years back east so i have a good idea of what i am doing when it comes to building pots. I presantly fish commercialy(gillnet) in PWS & Cordova.
    Ripface,
    You need to get your own pots cause you'll have a hard time getting me to give up my shrimp!

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    I'm not quite ready to get a few pots, but when I am, I'll contact you.
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    Default Santa Shrimper!

    Yo!
    Your are it!
    All you need is the red suit and spectacles!

    Thanks for the interesting images...

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    hey steve, where are you getting those? valdez homer ...?

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    I fish out of whittier. Thats all i'm gonna say!

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    haha yeah thats all i thought id get anyway...

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    Good haul were they all spots?
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    What other sorts of critters do you see in your pots regularly? Also, how much do you charge for a standard pot?

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    Default Steve's pots do work good!

    I bought a couple of pots from Steve last spring. Made 2 multi-day trips out of Whittier in July and August. I had no clue what I was doing, but in spite of that fact, I caught hundreds of shrimp each trip. Don't know why I didn't start shrimping 20 years ago.
    Steve::: I will be contacting you one of these days to talk about purchasing a couple more pots. They are strong and easy to use. I see no comparison to others out there on the market. Thanks
    Now I gotta come up with a pot puller!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Pulling by hand was kind of fun at first, but it got old real quick at 400 to 500 feet deep.

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    Gary,
    Glad to hear that the pots are fishing well for you. Give me a call when you are ready or just to BS about fishing out on the sound. Thanks for the endorsement.
    Tom,
    About the only other critters i've caught have been a few well fed octopus that ate all the shrimp in my pots. I pm'ed you with info on the pots.

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    Have you used the round mesh netting ones before? If so, found any advantage or disadvatage of yours? I used 5 west marine pots, but bought 5 of the round ones that stack very easily just for the sake of taking up less room. They are easier to get the shrimp out of too.

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