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Discussion in 'LOCAL KENTUCKY TALK' started by SURFPREP, Jul 21, 2009.
Do you peel raw shrimp before you hook it?
i leave the shell on.
i leave it on also:big_smile:
Shell on . when you buy pre-cooked frozen they shell it for you convienance .
i use fresh an i always take the shell off myself ,i think it releases the smell better that way :wink:
It depends for me. I know it's only a little difference, but if the bite is slow or they're just not sticking with it, any little factor such as that...
I'll peel the shrimp and remove the tail. This does at times make a pretty significant difference.
Either way seems to work for me. Most of the time I leave it on. I think the "must" is the soaken time in the garlic. Plenty of garlic over night.
I leave the shell on:wink:
If I use shrimp I peel them. I think it lets the oils and smell out faster.JMO
Overall I think Shrimp is one of the better baits out there. It stays on the hook relatively well, and catches about anything. I've seen a 31# blue caught on shrimp, and seen a shovelhead that was... "HUGE!" break 40# test after about a 10 minute fight that picked up a piece of shrimp.
Catch a lot of the tasty eaters on shrimp too :smile2:
i dont shell mine....just depends whats on sale at walmart if the shells on are cheaper i use them if preshelled are cheaper i use them...
i do usually add a leach or a night crawler to them though....i think this really helps
I keep the shell on and prefer that they have not been devained. I think it helps keep the bait on
I buy mine from walmart. Frozen Jumbo peeled w/out head in a resealable package. Take out as many as ya need. And I learned from the BOC to soak 'em in some garlic, which I do in a glad lock container. Smells good enough to eat afterwards:smile2:
:smile2:i do use shrimp for channel eaters but thats all i use them for
Depends on how the bite is. We start out with shell off with a leach added. I like that set up when bottom bouncing. :big_smile:
peeled , split and soaked with a pak of cherry/strawberry kool-aid stick half on #3-4 gama-octopus; tipped with a half nightcrawler. Channels love-em.
Fresh water prawns cut into 3/4"chunks on a #3 gama octopus have proven themselves to me, to be way better than shrimp when it comes to catching the cats, I think it has something to do with the fresh water they are raise in and smelling more like the fresh water crawfish, than a saltwater shrimp. Just my theory..:big_smile:
i'd say your right i dont fish with shrimp all that much because i target the big boys. but ill try it next time i go fishing for the eaters.....