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    I am trying to figure out how to catch more personal use shrimp using shrimp pots in South East Alaska inside waters. Any info about setting pots would be appreciated. Pot depths; locations relitive to streams, rivers, bays; muddy or rocky bottoms; sloped or flat bottoms; benches, platues, or valleys? And of cource, I would welcome any local knowlege as to specific locations that produce good shrimp. Thanks for the help.

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    Your first step should be to do a search on this forum and then follow up with questions. But then again, things are slow this time of year and maybe another discussion on shrimping would be welcomed.

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    Thanks for the suggestion, I was unaware of the search option. I am sure I will find it helpfull.

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    Steep and deep

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    I just sent you a PM with info.

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    Got any hatchery release sites around? All the dead salmon in the fall make excellent chow for shrimp and crabs, might be worth a shot
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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    Talking coordinates

    Wrangell,
    If there's any chance you're located around Wrangell, send me a PM and I'll set you up.

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    If i can be of any help with gear or rigging just pm.
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    Where have i heard that "steep & deep" line before ???

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    magic number is 400, more is better

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    Quote Originally Posted by potbuilder View Post
    If i can be of any help with gear or rigging just pm.
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    Aberle.jpg huh? His boat sure is pretty
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrogers View Post
    I just sent you a PM with info.

    Jim
    Hey hey, what about my PM with the GPS coordinates for the secret honey hole!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by potbuilder View Post
    Where have i heard that "steep & deep" line before ???

    Sorry Steve,
    I kinda stole that from ya.

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    Thats OK Ken, it works doesn't it??

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    Indeed it is slow, when’s spring getting here?

    Might not have to go “Steep and Deep” down South East.
    Seems the further south yea shrimp the shallower yea need to go.
    A friend down Valdez way informs me 90 feet and flat yields 100 a pot mixed Spot and Stripe; can any Valdezers verify this?
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    I think it depends on the location. I had a friend that shrimped out of Valdez, and he did well shallow, but it turned off in mid summer and then was terrible, at least in his spot. My theory is that it has more to do with a food source than it does the location or terrain. I have seen the same thing, good one week, and not so great a month later at the same location.

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    I've used Steves advise and a few others advise and haven't been skunked yet (knock on wood). The one time I dropped shallow at 270-300 I had crab in the pots instead of shrimp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akspecialus View Post
    magic number is 400, more is better
    SE Inside waters tend to yield better a bit shallower than that. Barlow Cove (near Juneau) gets good results at 120'-200'. Down in Frederick Sound, I've set plenty of pots between Pybus and Petersburg, and the pots shallower than 150' don't do any good, but the catch tapers off as we set deeper than 300' too...

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    Default farther south

    shrimped K-town a bunch, mostly 50-80 fathoms. bottom of a trench works but I really liked bottom of a shelf/wall. a few spots have a small hole with shallow around it, load up
    Even a jackass won't stumble on the same stone twice.

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    Jay,
    From what the folks at the Fairbanks show told me last year it seems like they shrimp in 250-400?? around Valdez way. I did ask if they tried deeper and most folks just said "no why". Coming up with a nice design for a nesting cone shaped crab pot should be ready for unveiling in a few weeks.

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