VIEW ALL NEW POSTS HERE - Click Here


Hooking frozen shrimp

  [ View new posts ]

Post your How to Storys-Articles here and please only How To's related to Boatless Fishing.

Hooking frozen shrimp

Postby Tightlinesny » Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:26 am

Hi, I’m new to FL and love shore (surf) fishing. Using shrimp is all new to me. As a former New Yorker I’m familiar with using squid, clams, crabs, worms, fish, chunks of fish, etc.
shrimp is all new to me. So far I’ve only found frozen and it’s hard to keep on the hook. I’ve tried threading it through like a worm, as well as just hooking through it at various points.
Is there any method anyone can recommend that may keep it a bit more secure. Is fresh shrimp better? Do bait shops sell it fresh? I guess I could try supermarkets if fresh is a better option.
Also do frozen sand fleas work as a good bait? I haven’t tried them yet.
If anyone can offer any tips it would be appreciated.
Thanks.
Tightlinesny
Fisher
 
Posts: 3
Joined: Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:26 am

Re: Hooking frozen shrimp

Postby BoatlessFisherman » Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:55 pm

Hello and welcome
As for shrimp
if I am going to use frozen I go to Publix and get some fresh frozen large shrimp they have white shrimp that is reasonable by the Lb and if you don't use it all cook it and eat it.
Cut the Fresh Frozen large shrimp into nice bite size chunks the meat is much tougher then the bagged bait shrimp.
I think frozen bait shrimp suck all around so don't buy that crap from bait shops

Bait Shops do sell live shrimp and they are great to use, they also normally have Ballyhoo fresh this is great in the summer and fall when using cut fish for bait make sure it is fresh

Sand fleas are best used Fall and Spring because many species are feeding on them but can be used all year long.

The first thing to learn fishing south florida is how to get fresh bait this is vital to produce.

We are lucky because we can catch alot of different bait here so its just learning where they are and how to catch them.

Canals: mullet and crabs, pinfish

Beaches and Piers: Pilchard, Ballyhoo, crabs, sand fleas, small white peanut grunts, sand perch and croakers and mullet sometimes

Inlets: Pilchards, small white peanut grunts, pinfish, sometimes ballyhoo and mullet

Keys bridges just about all baits, if you learn the bridges because certain bait prefer certain bridges

Odd ball baits
Needle fish
Barracuda
-Tommy A-

click, click, click, Fish ON - Over, Under, Over, Under Get out of my Way. Sound familiar.
User avatar
BoatlessFisherman
Fisherman - Owner - Administrator
 
Posts: 5973
Joined: Fri Oct 21, 2005 1:26 pm
Location: South Florida

Re: Hooking frozen shrimp

Postby Laz1287 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:38 pm

Tightlinesny wrote:Hi, I’m new to FL and love shore (surf) fishing. Using shrimp is all new to me. As a former New Yorker I’m familiar with using squid, clams, crabs, worms, fish, chunks of fish, etc.
shrimp is all new to me. So far I’ve only found frozen and it’s hard to keep on the hook. I’ve tried threading it through like a worm, as well as just hooking through it at various points.
Is there any method anyone can recommend that may keep it a bit more secure. Is fresh shrimp better? Do bait shops sell it fresh? I guess I could try supermarkets if fresh is a better option.
Also do frozen sand fleas work as a good bait? I haven’t tried them yet.
If anyone can offer any tips it would be appreciated.
Thanks.


Welcome!
Laz1287
Fisher
 
Posts: 49
Joined: Sat Jun 29, 2013 5:44 pm
Location: Pembroke Pines, FL

Re: Hooking frozen shrimp

Postby STRIZ » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:24 am

Hey Tommy

Slippery Oscar mayer yeah great bait but are they not protected. Not so sure myself but if recall correctly then they are on the list of no no
KEEP YOUR HEAD UP HIGH
EVEN WHEN THE NECK IS DIRTY
User avatar
STRIZ
KING MACKEREL
 
Posts: 883
Joined: Wed Mar 12, 2014 2:18 pm
Location: WAY OUT THERE

Re: Hooking frozen shrimp

Postby Tightlinesny » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:59 am

Thanks so much for the detailed response. It’s goong to really help me out a lot.
Tightlinesny
Fisher
 
Posts: 3
Joined: Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:26 am

Re: Hooking frozen shrimp

Postby BoatlessFisherman » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:37 pm

STRIZ wrote:Hey Tommy

Slippery Oscar mayer yeah great bait but are they not protected. Not so sure myself but if recall correctly then they are on the list of no no



Yea you might be right I believe they did add wrasses or at least some

so an edit is required

Thank you Sir All I can say is whoops did i say that
-Tommy A-

click, click, click, Fish ON - Over, Under, Over, Under Get out of my Way. Sound familiar.
User avatar
BoatlessFisherman
Fisherman - Owner - Administrator
 
Posts: 5973
Joined: Fri Oct 21, 2005 1:26 pm
Location: South Florida

Re: Hooking frozen shrimp

Postby CELLFISH » Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:51 am

I like Anglers B&T ( Dania ) for frozen shrimp, bigger and fresher than Publix , cellfish...
.
.
... sand under my bare feet is better than subway steps with steel toe boots on ...
.
CELLFISH
Weekend Warrior
 
Posts: 75
Joined: Wed Apr 13, 2016 4:05 am

Re: Hooking frozen shrimp

Postby Laz1287 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:44 pm

CELLFISH wrote:I like Anglers B&T ( Dania ) for frozen shrimp, bigger and fresher than Publix , cellfish...
.


Really? Never tried their frozen shrimp. If they don't have decently sized live on hand, I'll usually pass on shrimp altogether. Never been a real fan of frozen baits period.

On that note, I'd kill for them or anyone, to open up a bait shop close to Newport. Well, closer than the one in Halover anyway. :P
Laz1287
Fisher
 
Posts: 49
Joined: Sat Jun 29, 2013 5:44 pm
Location: Pembroke Pines, FL

Re: Hooking frozen shrimp

Postby krash » Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:34 am

I would not buy the grocery store shrimps for bait.... they are farm raised and have no smell or flavor.

You want the bait shop shrimps, specially if you can get the small local B&T shop that freezes the shrimp that die off in the live shrimp tanks... they have some smelly flavor.
SW, Live to Fish, Have Tackle will travel ... >,)))~> ~~~~
User avatar
krash
GOLIATH GROUPER
 
Posts: 1466
Joined: Wed May 31, 2006 10:45 am
Location: Cooper City, Florida

Re: Hooking frozen shrimp

Postby FL Native » Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:57 pm

You should first use a bait holder hook Leave the shell on and just remember, you cannot cast shrimp with any jerking of your line which will almost always rip the shrimp off the hook. Jigging whole dead shrimp with a jig head is also effective. Also, dead shrimp put up in salt brine will toughen the flesh I`ll take jigging over any method as you can learn how to deift the rig just above bottom and not lose as much gear Cudaman Adventures | Fishing, fun, reports, and some reviews
Image
FL Native
Fisher
 
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:53 pm

Re: Hooking frozen shrimp

Postby Tightlinesny » Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:23 am

Thanks so much for this tip. I know a lot of fishing is to try different things out for yourself but just in your opinion would this work good with buck tails, I have many of them.
Tightlinesny
Fisher
 
Posts: 3
Joined: Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:26 am


Return to How To's Articles

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests