Recreational shrimper’s can use dip nets, traps, cast nets, frame nets, Nets that open with the flow of the current.
Shrimping is a mostly a night time activity so you will need lights or Shrimp bait, submersible GREEN lights works best as it illuminates the shrimp that come swimming by, so that you may see them swimming by and over the lights.
Shrimping can be done from boats, seawalls, or bridges piers, docks etc… The tides can be crucial, and the out going tide works best.
Recreational bag limits here in Florida are 5 gallons, check with your local regulations.
The Florida Winter Shrimp will run from October thru June, for the shrimp on the east coast and July and August for shrimp in the ST. Johns River NE Florida, you just have to go and see if they are running. Or check out our FREE Online Shrimping Forum Here
And the Florida White Summer Shrimp will run in the Summer months. check out our FREE Online Shrimping Forum Here to keep up to date on when the Winter Shrimp and Summer Shrimp are running and where.
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Dip Net Techniques:
The shrimp that are running usually do so in the upper levels of the water. They swim with the outgoing tide on their way out to sea. The best way to catch them is to have the dip net in the water up current of the light field, when shrimp are spotted slowly move the net into the shrimp's path to avoid spooking the shrimp. Repeat this process until you have enough shrimp in your net then empty into a five gallon marked bucket or marked cooler. I say marked because you are only allowed to harvest five gallons a boat per night… (not person)
Frame Net Techniques:
Since the shrimp that are running usually do so in the upper levels of the water. Besides dipping as mentioned above you can place a Frame net attached to your boat, this will catch any shrimp that you don't see or that has slipped by...
1) You can attach the frame net to a pole and extend it out to the side of you boat.
2) Hang it of the back of your boat if facing into the current.
3) If you position your boat sideways and hang it of the middle backside of you boat...
4) If you position your boat sideways, you can attach the frame net to a pole and extend it out to the stern of your boat.
Box Trap Techniques:
If Shrimping from a Dock or Seawalls you can use a Shrimp Box Trap, by placing it close to the seawall or dock pilings...
Shrimp Light Deployment Techniques:
So see different Shrimp Lights Deployment Techniques you can go to GatorTough's website here; http://www.gatortough.com/shrimp_light_deployment.htm GatorTough posted a great how To Deploy your Shrimp lights page along with some Great photos and Diagrams...
What time to Shrimp?
Show up an hour before the tide turns outgoing to get set up and ready before the run begins
What Shrimp Lights work well for Shrimping?
1) GatorTough® makes a well build shrimp light and is available at www.GatorTough.com
2) Green LED lights are easy on the eyes and don’t spook the shrimp when placed properly.
3) GatorTough® shrimp lights are compact just 12” and packs a punch!!!, Packing a whopping 150 super bright LED’s, brighter with just the right amount of lumens, and draw less current.
4) They are more versatile, more durable, and stronger, than any other shrimp light on the market today!
5) GatorTough® uses all the best components available to bring you a quality Shrimping Light.
6) GatorTough® shrimp lights can be used when shrimping from a boat, a bridge, a seawall or a pier.
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