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    Default WTH is this? Creature from the deep (Shrimping)

    OK, so what the hell is this? After a couple of days acting like 2 monkey's trying to EFF a watermelon (anyone an expert at depth finder transducer installation?!?!?! PM me please!), on one of our pulls we found 4 of these in the pot (and only one shrimp)
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    Those claws were the hardest I ever had to clean. And terribly unsatisfying as far as hunger goes, after working so hard for so little Seriously, what the hell is it? Shrimp legs, TINY lobster/shrimp tail and those funky long spindly claws?!?

    Otherwise had fun - wish shrimping was more productive, but fun nonetheless.
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    looks like a crimp! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swissy View Post
    OK, so what the hell is this? After a couple of days acting like 2 monkey's trying to EFF a watermelon (anyone an expert at depth finder transducer installation?!?!?! PM me please!), on one of our pulls we found 4 of these in the pot (and only one shrimp)
    TIM_5818.jpg
    Those claws were the hardest I ever had to clean. And terribly unsatisfying as far as hunger goes, after working so hard for so little Seriously, what the hell is it? Shrimp legs, TINY lobster/shrimp tail and those funky long spindly claws?!?

    Otherwise had fun - wish shrimping was more productive, but fun nonetheless.
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    A taxidermy job gone very,very wrong
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    I have no clue what it is, but it looks freaking cool
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    Galatheid crab, also called a pinchbug or "squat lobster". Tails are tasty if you get enough big ones.

    When I was still shrimping commercially, we would occasionally find pockets of those and the pots would come up red...pain in the butt to get out of the gear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by potbuilder View Post
    Oh S&^t radiation from Japan is getting here!!!
    What's next GODZILLA!!!!
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    That is what happens when your daddy is an old crab and your mama is a shrimp.

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    They can fix that on "Mounted in Alaska" ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by tdelarm View Post
    They can fix that on "Mounted in Alaska" ;-)
    Now that's freakin FUNNY!!
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    That there is a professional shrimp arm wrestler. Or with that reach it could be a boxer.

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    Ah, the bi-annual "what is this?" squat lobster thread.....
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    Don't worry hd, it's early in year. Well get a couple more. Should be a sticky

    This is a squat lobster (with pics)
    This is a wolf eel
    This is a wolf fish
    I'd agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.

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    awesome idea. Then I could have found it without posting, since searching did nothing for me as I didn't know what the hell to search for.
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    Different subject...what gloves are you wearing in your picture?
    Looks like sommething I'd be intrested in...
    How would you rate them and where do you get them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKluvr95 View Post
    Different subject...what gloves are you wearing in your picture?
    Looks like sommething I'd be intrested in...
    How would you rate them and where do you get them?
    Just some slightly insulated gloves with a rubbery palm for grip - and I love them! I bought a 10 pack of them at B&J's in Anchorage, pretty cheap if I remember right
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    Yeah, you can find those gloves all over the place. They come in handy.

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    Ya, those gloves are one of the few that can keep your hands dry and warm most of the time.
    The kind that are bright yellow cotton and blue rubber are insulated and the most durable.


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    But the thin NITRILE coated gloves, tho not warm, are much more tactile, you can tie line, even thin mono or superbraid, with them on, and they really last, palm is very thin black and super flexible, several brands, most building supply stores have them. Sorry, no pic, my kids are too busy to show me how to use the camera

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    Well with the book I just got in the mail there is a photo of it, It is a Pinch Bug Munida quadrispina
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