KEEP LIVE SHRIMP "ALIVE"

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KEEP LIVE SHRIMP "ALIVE"

The CubanExpress way....

Live shrimp is a hot bait to use in the up and comming cooler months. Using shrimp will allow you to target all fish and I mean all and every fish imaginable.

Live shrimp is simply irresistible.

Half the battle of catching fish the boatless way is finding them.....and let me tell you, the best way to find fish is with no other than the "alive shrimp".

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Great tip CE . I like to use frozen water bottles vs the ice cubes. The bottles stay frozen longer and no hassle with the water killing the shrimp.
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You could also invert a plastic tray to work as a shelf to keep the shrimp from being able to sink in the water.
If you have a drain plug on your cooler you can do that to keep all your bait from soaking in water in other coolers.
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very good tip CE i will try it :dude:
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fishnfool73 wrote:Great tip CE . I like to use frozen water bottles vs the ice cubes. The bottles stay frozen longer and no hassle with the water killing the shrimp.
next time i will try it with the water bottles
permitchaser wrote:very good tip CE i will try it :dude:
Try it out...the damp moist newspaper keeps the shrimp from drying out and the cool air temp from the ice puts the shrimp into a sedated/hibernation mode. It may seem like they are dead on the newspaper but once they get back in the water they will wake up.

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CE on winter on the keys when the shrimp start running that's all the fish want to eat i love catching the macks on the keys you could see when they are going to attack your shrimp its so cool :D
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fishnfool73 wrote:Great tip CE . I like to use frozen water bottles vs the ice cubes. The bottles stay frozen longer and no hassle with the water killing the shrimp.
Great tip CE and thanks FF for the water bottle tip. I used CE's formula before and this works great and I will use the frozen water bottles next time, thanks guys

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I thought Denny was nuts bringing a cooler of lifeless shrimp and saying they were alive... until i saw it for myself.
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why did you tell. but it really does work iv seen it.
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james380 wrote:I thought Denny was nuts bringing a cooler of lifeless shrimp and saying they were alive... until i saw it for myself.
denny is a smart boy :mrgreen:
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:uplol:
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CHAD wrote:why did you tell. but it really does work iv seen it.
LOL for the same reason I showed you....Figured that I would help more than help myself.

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Because Chad unlike you Denny is not only a taker he is also a giver. :mrgreen:
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permitchaser wrote:denny is a smart boy :mrgreen:
james380 wrote::uplol:
I know JAMES you saw how smart I was over the weekend. If want to talk about me being a dumbASZ.
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CubanExpress wrote:
permitchaser wrote:denny is a smart boy :mrgreen:
james380 wrote::uplol:
I know JAMES you saw how smart I was over the weekend. Talk about a dumbASZ
i want to know LOL :mrgreen: what did you do james ?
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It wasnt James it was me :D

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ahhhh :D
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lol your secrets safe with me.
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How long do the stay alive and can this be done with sand fleas?

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Snook hunter wrote:How long do the stay alive and can this be done with sand fleas?
LONG TIME!....I have had them for 10+ hours in the cooler.

What I do is get them the night before and fish them the next morning and into the early afternoon...no problems

This should also work with sand fleas...maybe someone can chime on the sand flea subject.

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Making the ice with seawater does not solve the problem. Once they become submerged the shrimp stop breathing air and use the oxygen in the water then die if the water loses all its oxygen.
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Kudos to CE and FF73, never even thought about this. WOW. I am definately going to try this. :salut: :salut:
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Didn't know shrimp could breath air outside of the water, trying this tonight. Just threw a container with water in the freezer that matches the size of my cooler. THANKS!
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I think the idea is to avoid the hassle of the bucket & aerator. I will try this with the blue ice packs this weekend & report back.

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Thank you ALL for the great tips!

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We do it the same way with the cooler except we make a wooden tray with a screen bottom that fits in the upper part of the cooler.With ice or what ever you want to cool them with on the bottom of the cooler and the tray about 6" above the ice,you can put shrimp ,sand fleas or minnows in the tray and cover with damp news paper or cloth and go.If you use minnows they will live up to two days out of water and when you put them back in the water they will come back around like they were when you first put then in there.............woody :reeling:

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Ru bs in me minnows two days out of water

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Cool thanks

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