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    Default Valdez shrimp question

    Has anybody tried dropping a shrimp trap down by the dock? I was fishing there once and saw shrimp swimming around on the surface.

    It would be cool to be able to get shrimp without a boat payment...
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    I've heard from a few folks that stopped by my booth that they do catch shrimp from the dock, what kind/how many i don't know.

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    Usually in that area you are probably going to catch coon stripes. Be forewarned, that if a cruise ship is coming in you will not be allowed on the dock per TSA rulings. There are shrimp down there. I have spotted for two friends that dive there once in a while and they do see shrimp down there. You still have to have a bouy attached.

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    I bet you could use one of my kayak sized pots(24x12x12) and just lower it off the dock on a halibut rod haul it up every hour or so, if you have shrimp set it back if not walk to a different spot??? no buoy needed.

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    Default Careful with the "No Buoy"

    If I remember the regulations you will need some sort of buoy. I know it makes no sense if you were using a halibut rod to retrieve the pot but would hate for some over zealous wildlife enforcement officer ticketing you if you did not have a buoy for your line.

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    Default Thanks for the input

    Of course now that I've mentioned it, all the cool kids will be doing it.
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    gonna be some small print on that bobber for all the information F&G wants on the "buoy"

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