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9 years 1 day ago #611 by sames1
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Hi im new to the board my name is Jimmy. Lately ive been more curious about shrimping, me and my sisters fiance have a little 14ft boat with a 6hp motor on it, and we were thinking about going shrimping. I cant find much info on when the best time to shrimping is. I saw a few things on this forum about going year round, so let me ask the questions.

Is there any good shrimping in the June-July months around the IRL?

What are the cream of the crop months for shrimping?

Being on a boat what is the best method, or most common tool for shrimping?

What time should you start shrimping, and when do you know to call it quits?


that should be all the questions for right now! look forward to hearing back from you all!

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9 years 1 day ago #612 by Richard Martin
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Hi Jimmy,

The shrimp are running right now in the Indian River Lagoon. People are reporting large catches and are beginning to make their way out to the water.

The months vary, it depends on the shrimp cycles. The old motto on the East Coast is "If You Don't Go, You Won't Know."

From what I understand, you can shrimp from either a boat or a bridge on the East Coast. In both situations, you need lights. Submersible lights are the best. People use submersible halogen or fluorescent green lights and they illuminate the water in a certain area. This allows you to see them as they swim by. Then, you use a long-handled dip-net to catch them as they swim by. They swim in schools and you can catch a mess at once if the season is bumping. Most people swear by the boat because it allows them to be mobile. You need deep water channels to do any kind of shrimping like this. Most people anchor in a channel and nail them.

Shrimp run on the outgoing and incoming tides. They are caught during the large water movement times when they are on the move. You call it quits when you reach your 5 gallon limit, when their are no shrimp to be found or when your schedule tells you it is time to come home.

I will see if some of our East Coast members are available to contact you. They are usually good for a story and like to meet new people.

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9 years 1 day ago #613 by sames1
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Thanks for the info, thats awsome! i definitely want to go shrimping. I can go during the week if anyone wanted to meet up and join me on the boat.

Here is a creative idea? why not make light that attach to the bottom of the bout and project out the side? or since im a metal fabricator, i can probably rig up something outta aluminum to attach to the side of the boat to hold the light underwater.. definitely think this could be some fun stuff.

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9 years 1 day ago #614 by Richard Martin
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Hi Jimmy,

Drop my friend an e-mail. His screen name is SmileMaker on this forum and he lives on your side of the state. He will work with you to get started learning to shrimp. He is part of a group of shrimpers on the East Coast that is very active: SmileMaker1@cfl.rr.com
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8 years 11 months ago #649 by rip267
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i think i heard someone mention my name-BY JIMMY-here u are! Yup-I shrimp in the Banana River and Indain River-generally speaking from June through November the shrimping slows down for the Oak Hill edgewater area-but picks up on the 528 bridge as well as Titusville area.

We went out to Titusville about the middle of june and got 4+ gallons of extremely NICE sized (7+") shrimp but havent seen them in numbers like that since then-people have reported catches of 20-40 shrimp each night-i think as it gets closer to the full moon in July they are going to be active close to the Railroad Bridge in Titusville again- I WILL BE OUT THERE. Oh Yeah-we do a COMPLETELY different light system than the ones our friends on the West coast use.

These lights are on a 50' cord and are powered by a 12 volt battery some are florescent 2' lights/some are 4' florescent/while others are simply a 15w bulb with a waterproof cover on a 50' cord see a picture of some of our lights in the "I shrimp year-round" post
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We toss the lights overboard (we shrimp out of boats primarily) with a 5# diving weight and the lights sit about 3' off the bottom in 12' depth-shrimp can be easily spotted-so we just sit and dip till we got our 5 gallons-i will talk to Richard and see if I can get a picture of our lights in here for you. See a picture of some of our lights in the "I shrimp year-round" post

Anyone else with questions about East coast shrimping please give me a shout I belong to the Internet Shrimpers and Anglers Assc with 200 active members-we charge $35 per year per family for dues. Come check us out at http://www.isaa.cc
	http://www.isaa.cc and tell em SmileMaker sent ya!

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8 years 11 months ago #650 by rip267
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and on another note-check out the people in jacksonville who use CAST NETS during daylight hours in 15-20' of water to catch their shrimp! They use bait balls up there-check em out
hey richard-how do i post pictures of our nets and shrimp? :butt:

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8 years 11 months ago #651 by Richard Martin
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I uploaded them for you. :check"

When you post a message, there is a "upload attachment" tab below the message composition window. Click the tab and then locate the image that you want to upload using the Browse button, then click "Add the File." Don't forget to put a file comment in so that the picture is labeled. :?:

When you have uploaded the picture, it will appear below the message as an image attached to the message. If you want to place it in the middle of the article or make it look a bit nicer, just click the "Place Inline" link and it will put a little piece of code in the message where you want it to go. :geek:

You can also use the IMG button above if you host the graphic off-site or want to show something that is somewhere else. Just copy the hyperlink address of the image, click Img and then paste the address between the text that is pasted on the screen. :!:

Personally, I prefer the browse/upload method because it preserves the graphic and doesn't leave dead links later on down the line. :ugeek:

ISAA is a good group with a lot of good people. I highly recommend them and not only am I a supporter, I am a member too! ;) They go beyond just shrimping and incorporate a large range of tournaments, BBQ's, events, training seminars and social events. A very close knit group. Plus, you will always have someone to go shrimping with :P

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8 years 11 months ago #652 by rip267
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i think it wood just be easier to PM u the pic and let u post em ROFL :(

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