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Illegal Bait...... #13566801 05/21/20 10:19 PM
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Using IMPORTED SHRIMP as bait is illegal in Texas. Always use Gulf shrimp.....Per TPWD

Deadly White Spot Syndrome Virus
As an invasive species concern there is the potential to transmit the virus into Native Shrimp populations.

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Re: Illegal Bait...... [Re: V-Bottom] #13566855 05/21/20 11:14 PM
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Even when frozen?

Re: Illegal Bait...... [Re: V-Bottom] #13566874 05/21/20 11:35 PM
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Correct it kills the current marine life of our waters.

Re: Illegal Bait...... [Re: V-Bottom] #13566986 05/22/20 01:30 AM
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How can anyone know for sure the origin of a frozen block of shrimp? Live shrimp I could understand better, just as exotic species can't be used as bait in freshwater because they could become established.

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I found it - not that I doubted you - I just wanted to read about it.
Shrimp as bait in Texas

It's gotten to the point that an angler needs a legal assistant to keep up with all the rules, especially if he/she fishes fresh and saltwater for multiple species!

Re: Illegal Bait...... [Re: V-Bottom] #13567083 05/22/20 02:48 AM
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Never even thought possible.. And as mentioned how would one even know where the frozen shrimp came from?


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PB Blue 58.5 lbs jugline 43.5 lbs on R&R which was the other Lake Travis record when caught.
Re: Illegal Bait...... [Re: Riverrat9] #13567776 05/22/20 06:26 PM
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Buy it at the marina you launch from, they sell frozen gulf shrimp, not imported, like you get at a grocery/sporting goods store

Re: Illegal Bait...... [Re: V-Bottom] #13567879 05/22/20 07:39 PM
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Pat, you're barely showing the chartreuse tails! What's the lure? (I'm a newbie, so clueless, though I can see pumpkinseed and green pumpkin, but what of?)

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Sorry,
Those are Norton sand eels. In moderately clear water you'll fish circles around live bait with it.

All the people I take out, a lot ask where's the shrimp? Are we going to sling croakers? yadda yadda.

End of the day, I'm never going to use bait again, what a horrible waste of time and money.

It's not a great picture of a 30" trout, but you can rig that eel under a mauler cork and just wear trout out with it, you'll have five before the meat slinger has rebaited for his second hardhead.

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