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Posted: Jan. 30 2005,01:01

I found this while surfing the net thought it might help someone, I heard it works on crabs as well.
http://saltfishing.about.com/cs/baitsandlures/ht/baitshrimp.htm
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Posted: Jan. 30 2005,12:25

I've used that, or a slightly similiar technique since the seventies.  Works great!  

I have the shrimp dropped into a ziplock bag with NO water, drop the bag in a small lunch cooler with a couple frozen eight oz. water bottles and only zip the bag shut about half way so they don't all get out and get into any melted ice or right up against the frozen bottles.  They can last up to eighteen hours or more alive and be good fresh bait the next day.

It sure beats aerators, "o" tabs and the weight and bulk of a bait bucket.
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Posted: Jan. 30 2005,17:54

Not to take away from the idea,but I have had shrimp stay alive all day in a ziplock.Just keep changing water when you stop,sometimes I agitate the water in the bag every now and then.I have pictures of a morey that I fed after a long day of fishingfrom the shimp I had in a bag.We used to put carpet in our bait boxes so the shrimp had something to cling to so they didn't get too tired swimming.Tricks from the old guys.
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Posted: Jan. 31 2005,15:27

My D.O.A's last forever as long as the Snook don't bite them in half. :cool:

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Posted: Feb. 02 2005,19:18

Yeah, but they taste yuckky, melt on the barbie and you glow in the dark if you swallow one....  :p
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Posted: Sep. 11 2005,10:44

Quote (fishunter1 @ Feb. 02 2005,19:18)
Yeah, but they taste yuckky, melt on the barbie and you glow in the dark if you swallow one....  :p

Don't tell me you bit on a D.O.A.??...,.maybe some jerk seasoning would help?? :D :D ..........Glow in the dark? Next years Las Olas ICW parade highlight in the making!!..............

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Posted: Sep. 11 2005,11:02

Quote (Don Belzowski @ Jan. 30 2005,12:25)
I've used that, or a slightly similiar technique since the seventies.  Works great!  

I have the shrimp dropped into a ziplock bag with NO water, drop the bag in a small lunch cooler with a couple frozen eight oz. water bottles and only zip the bag shut about half way so they don't all get out and get into any melted ice or right up against the frozen bottles.  They can last up to eighteen hours or more alive and be good fresh bait the next day.

It sure beats aerators, "o" tabs and the weight and bulk of a bait bucket.

I've had good luck by taking newspaper, running it into a papershredder 6-8 sheets at a time, and wetting it in salt water. Place this in the large freezer bag, drain excess water before adding the shrimp, & place on ice. Good to go for a whole day!!...............Jerry


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Posted: Nov. 26 2005,19:49

I can't wait to try this one.  I have been using those bait buckets that you can drag behind your boat.  The only problem is they add too much drag to the boat, so I end up putting them in the boat.  In no time the miami sun has heated up the shrimp and they die.  I once actually had them turn pink....as if they had been cooked!
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Posted: Nov. 27 2005,07:14

Now if you don't care about if they are alive or not and just want shrimp for tipping your jigs.... sheck this out mang....


   How to Make Bait Tips for Jigs

       You will need an empty plastic quart mayonnaise jar, a box of table salt, and two pounds of peeled and de-headed bait shrimp.

       * Cut the shrimp into pieces no larger than one
         half inch around.
       * Pour a layer of salt a half inch thick in the
         bottom of the jar.
       * Place a single layer of shrimp on the salt, and
         cover that layer with another layer of salt.
       * Alternate layers of salt and shrimp until the
         jar is filled, and put the lid on tightly.
       * Allow the jar to sit for as long as possible,
         even for several weeks.
       * You may now open the jar and remove the
         shrimp, placing them in plastic baggies for
         storage and use. Or you may simply use the
         shrimp directly from the jar, discarding
         the excess salt.
       * The shrimp will be toughened enough to stay
         on a hook, small enough not to interfere with
         jig action, and smelly enough to do wonders
         attracting fish!

:cool:


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Posted: Nov. 30 2005,16:15

But do they work as well as live shrimp?  I have in my refrig. courtesy of Tanner a jar of brined shrimp and sand fleas.

I have not used them yet.  But as good as frozen shrimp have always been they never get the reaction of live shrimp.

Bottom line:  do they really work?
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