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Freshwater shrimp #14144289 09/28/21 07:51 PM
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About 15 years ago my uncle took me to a creek either in Brady or Winters(been so long I dont remember exactly) that had freshwater shrimp in it. Scooping a net into moss you could catch hundreds of 1/2 inch clear shrimp, similar to the ones sold in pet stores as "Ghost shrimp". Anyone know any creeks/rivers/lake near DFW that have these?

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No; but this is the jig that I throw to mimic them.

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Re: Freshwater shrimp [Re: Jared D.] #14156019 10/10/21 01:27 AM
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So I took a trip to Winters and caught some of the shrimp. [Linked Image]

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I think those are probably "Fairy Shrimp" like seen above. And I think they are pretty much everywhere. I know that I seined up some in a Brazos River tributary outside of Bryan, Tx. many years ago.

https://tpwmagazine.com/archive/2006/jul/legend/


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They are definite not fairy shrimp. Fairy shrimp are what are sold as "sea monkeys" in kits.

Re: Freshwater shrimp [Re: Jared D.] #14158468 10/12/21 01:29 PM
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Well, the article I attached said otherwise, but further research says that you are correct. I still can't locate exactly what they are.


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The shrimp are in the genus Palaemonetes . They are commonly called grass shrimp, glass shrimp, or ghost shrimp. Lots of species. They can be found in freshwater or saltwater.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palaemonetes

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The small freshwater shrimp definitely exist below Someville Dam...The fish love them.
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I would take lots of them to
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Re: Freshwater shrimp [Re: Jared D.] #14177929 11/01/21 04:04 PM
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Lots of aquarium/fish stores sell them. I used to feed them to my rio grande cichlid. He absolutely loved them

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Couple more and you could have yourself a cocktail.

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