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    Default What is the deepest you have dropped for shrimp

    I personally have gone 720 feet deep with 800ft of line. only brought up 20 shrimp between two pots i believe, but they were monsters. Usually i stay around 550 but go shallow to about 400+. Never gone any shollower. Supposedly there are black tigers from real shallow to a couple hundred feet. Plus 5 different species of shrimp total in Whittier. I have only cought the two common ones as far as I know. Spotted and stripped. The biggest on average were 8 tails to a pound. Lots of others like 12 to 15 per pound. Almost there. Been buying new gear and getting ready.

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    Default 75 to 80

    75 - fathoms is not the deepest iv fished out, but its where I caught the most in a pot.. lots of soakers around that depth.

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    650 feet is what I shrimp at
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    Geez, you guys are hardcore! 300' is the deepest I've played at in SE. Always get at least a dinner-load of 12-14s. Does it stand to reason that if I can get deeper I'll find more and/or bigger bugs?

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    600=650 I don't pick up any trash stuff in my pots. IE fish and crabs
    Now if I had to hand pull I would be in 50 feet
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    Default crabs and octopus

    never caught fish in my pots, just crabs and octopus. caught one guys pots that he lost the year before, what a mess. but i tracked the guy down and returned his most of his gear, threw the bouy away and the line.

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    deeper can equal bigger and more of them. i find right around 550 to be good, and because i have 600' lines, occasionally throw another 200 on there just play around. there is one place i want to try that is well over 700'. have done pretty good at 550 in that area but steep all around flattens out down there. Early in the spring and to summer deep is good, where the food has accumulated. then in the summer they come up to feed on the salmon and whatever. If you get near a creeks mouth but still stay fairly deep we did good one time, last year sucked with weather and all and never got to experiement more. only been out there for three seasons now. I found that salmon don't work for me as bait. i have a concoction i put together, and it is cheap. always get enough to pay for gas as i see it.

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    one soak 4-5 hours with 5 pots I can with 400 shrimp all spots. best day ever. I usally get about 20-50 per pot each soak.
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    Default 20 to 50 seems normal

    not sure why. i know they move around. sound like that one time you found them. my boat builder and they guy i have always went with until he built me my boat always did good. last couple years he had trouble finding them he said. usually a normal load for him was 125 a pot per soak. can't remember my best but not that good. i usually try to do 4-8 hours for a soak and then longer over night of course. sometimes i pull at 4 hours and wish i had left them down there longer because there was good number of shrimp in there and couple hours more could have doubled or tripled the amount. then of course sometimes you pull at 8 or 12 hours and wish you would have pulled them at 4. it is all a guessing game i think. i am just always happy to bring back whatever i get usually over 100. best was 6 one gallon baggies just about ready to bust with just tails, but over 2.5 days i think. but we moved around a lot as we were just cruising and fishing. just dropped where it looked good and where it was close to where we were staying.

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    Default i always share

    plus i usually split them 50/50 with who ever goes with me. makes them feel better after all those parking and tunnel fees. plus i don't mind sharing as i would be back out there soon again. plus they are so good l like people to get a chance to savor the flavor. just hope it doesn't cause them to buy their own boat!!! that is my average meal in the summer, only thing missing was a moose steak.
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    ok now you made me hungry one more month and it's open season !!!!!!!
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    Did anyone shrimp out of Seward last year?
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    Default Average meal!

    Average meal! You must be dieting. Usually 30-50 work for me.

    People seem to be soaking for a pretty short time. Usually I soak 2-3 days. One year I filled out 2 shrimp permit forms when we were required to.

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    I've fished down to 800' but didn't do good in that depth but i do usualy do fish quite deep. For all you guys wanting to fish deep here's the rule of thumb we used for bouyline length when i lobsta' fished, use 25-30% more bouyline than the depth of the water. If more people used the right amount of bouyline i bet a lot of the "stolen" pots wouldn't be "stolen"

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    Potbuilder that is one big shrimp you got there
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    Now I am really hungry, Alaskan Shrimp, Maine Lobster and a good big juicy moose steak! mmmm

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    My wife was the "bander"(put the rubber bands on the claws) on the boat with me and suprise it was a New Jersey lobsta'. It was quite a sleeper fishery back then.

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    Built a few pots back then also
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    what about the starfish thing steve?
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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    Default not dieting

    believe me i can eat 30 50 or more no problem. but having 8-20 a night with moose steak or something makes a great meal. i would eat that every night of the week. shrimp would last from sunday after we get back to about thursday, just no more left after that. put them in a bowl with plastic wrap pushed down on the shrimp, no water, and then put a tone of ice the plastic. the last a long time that way. so i like to enjoy them all week. we do just pig out sometimes though, it is hard stop eating them buggers.

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