Having loaded up early this year my last trip's shrimp efforts were mainly an experiment to prove or disprove several things Ive been wondering about for some time.
One of these questions was depth related as we usually hang in the 550 to 600 range. By droping 2 pots off the string we were able to gain another 150 ft of range safely. At this depth a certian peculuiarty was noticed that I'd like some input on. In the shallower water (550) shrimp are generally the same flesh color and become oranger after theve been on the surface a bit. At the greater depth in two locations that were part of my survey, the shrimp were decidedly oranger when they got to the surface! At another location this was not noticed and those bugs were the typical flesh color that is prevelant in the regions we frequent.
This is really a small matter and other than satisfying my curosity has no real bearing on anything, they all taste the same.
What else did I learn? Deeper water didn't yield any more shrimp however the ratio of bigger shrimp went way up. This is not a plus in my mind as their flesh is decidely softer than the 7 inch guys.
And the rest of the results will have to remain a mystery for a while