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In this article, a Bay News 9 commentator shows how a Tampa Bay shrimper uses a dip net and a low powered light to shrimp the grass flats in Pinellas County. The story is interesting because it shows the exact conditions that exist out on the grass flats and the basic idea behind shrimping at night in the grass flats. Some of the more interesting highlights:

Evidently, recreational shrimping in Florida originated in France. According to this article in the Carrol Herald dated January 20th, 1896 - the shrimping "fad" became popular in Florida after being imported from the beaches of France. Declared the "invention of the age", it quickly caught on among all tourists who came to the state.

This article was originally published in the St. Petersburg Times Sports and Outdoors Section on Friday, June 6th, 2008. This article talks about recreational shrimping using Ozello Shrimper equipment. Everyone in the photos are using Ozello Shrimper gear and related equipment. It's a shame they didn't mention us but we like to read the story regardless of whether we get a plug.

This is one of the first articles written about the Ozello Shrimper. At this time, it really looked nothing like it does now. It was a clunky contraption with extremely long poles, problematic batteries and a bunch of inconveniences that we eventually eliminated. Still, it is about as close as it comes to what we now have and provides for some great reading. We are very proud to show you this article about the Ozello Shrimper in the Florida Sportsman Magazine!

The Gulfport Patch sent Cherlene WIlls, a writer and her companion out with Bob Worthington, longtime Ozello Shrimper. They shrimped for several hours using the Ozello Shrimper prototypes we designed last Spring and had a blast. Her article is an excellent portrayal of what it feels like to go shrimping for the first time. Her photos are excellent as well.

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