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Fishing Using Frozen Shrimp! #13677903 08/23/20 06:48 PM
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How To Fish With Shrimp So It Won't Fly Off The Hook!

Last week a young boy recognized me while i was fishing and asked me how to hook shrimp on to my hook so it won't fly off when casted. So this is for you my new friend Kyle:)

After i buy shrimp i bag & salt them in dated freezer ziplocks. Salting using rock salt will toughen the shrimp and will help keep the shrimp longer. Use rock salt, not table salt as that salt will melt. I also date the bags so i know how long it's been frozen. I take 1 bag with me to fishing on each trip, 2 if i go with a friend.

Shrimp is soft. But after salting it's firmer. Also if you cast shrimp violently it'll rip off. But if you tie it in using dental floss or Miracle Thread it won't.

The fish caught is a young Blue Spotted Trevally known locally as a Omilu Papio. Minimum legal state size is 10in so it was released. It wasn't big enough to pull line from the rod to alert me of the strike, i only surmised i had something small hooked. The Omilu was tired when i brought it in. It took a few seconds for the fish to revive itself after it was released.

You can also use squid "ika" in the same manner. Hope this video has helped those just beginning to discover how addictive fishing is.


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Re: Fishing Using Frozen Shrimp! [Re: Scuba Chris] #13677994 08/23/20 08:32 PM
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Re: Fishing Using Frozen Shrimp! [Re: Scuba Chris] #13678039 08/23/20 09:21 PM
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Good information. cheers


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Re: Fishing Using Frozen Shrimp! [Re: Scuba Chris] #13678183 08/23/20 11:59 PM
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Re: Fishing Using Frozen Shrimp! [Re: Scuba Chris] #13678357 08/24/20 03:48 AM
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Isn't it illegal to use frozen shrimp as bait in Texas?

Re: Fishing Using Frozen Shrimp! [Re: Flippin-Out] #13678432 08/24/20 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Flippin-Out
Isn't it illegal to use frozen shrimp as bait in Texas?



hmmm

Re: Fishing Using Frozen Shrimp! [Re: wh2004] #13678492 08/24/20 12:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Flippin-Out
Isn't it illegal to use frozen shrimp as bait in Texas?



hmmm

I was puzzled about this too, and thought "that can't be" when I was reading a thread here just a few weeks ago. If I'm remembering correctly, it's illegal to use frozen shrimp in Texas waters BECAUSE shrimp from elsewhere can be infected with some unwanted pathogen (I forget the name), and that pathogen (maybe a virus?) can even survive being frozen in infected shrimp. The source of frozen shrimp can't be confirmed, so it could be infected, hence the rule against using frozen shrimp as bait in Texas waters. Maybe one of the knowledgeable Texas saltwater anglers will confirm or debunk what I got out of that thread.

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Imported shrimp can spread deadly White-spot syndrome virus.
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Re: Fishing Using Frozen Shrimp! [Re: Scuba Chris] #13678540 08/24/20 01:47 PM
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I guess it can be frozen as long as itโ€™s native.
Never knew!

Re: Fishing Using Frozen Shrimp! [Re: Oldrabbit] #13678563 08/24/20 02:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Oldrabbit
Imported shrimp can spread deadly White-spot syndrome virus.
TP&W Bait Shrimp Link

Thanks, Oldrabbit!

Re: Fishing Using Frozen Shrimp! [Re: Scuba Chris] #13696199 09/10/20 04:56 AM
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Sign said Hawaii's best seafood...but what if you buy from the fresh seafood market shrimp? Anyway thanks for the tip I know I can in florida...as I had that issue........I wonder if that would work for my catfish livers?


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