Introduction: Catching Fruit of the Sea
This is an important part of fall. Shrimp season!!!
It's not as important as gamecock football. But it's freaking awesome!!!
This should get you prepared, but I don't even touch on the laws. Because I don't know every states rules and regulations. I just show you how we get a big pile of that beautiful shrimp.
Step 1: Shrimping Equipment
If you don't have dock access or you can't find that perfect (oyster shell free) point, then you're going to need a boat.
Fishing rods( when the shrimp ain't in)
Step 2: Shrimp Poles
These shrimp poles are pretty cheap and very good for the shrimpin.
5" piece of #4 rebar. Cut one end at an angle.
10' piece of 1/2" EMT conduit
10' piece of electrical 3/4" PVC conduit
I used the bell end dor for the top. Cut a 2" nipple and the use the cap. This gives a nice finished look to the top.
Drill holes at 4' from the end of the EMT and 1' from the end of the PVC. Join them with a
1/4"X1 1/2" bolt and nut. Tape the screw to keep from snagging your net.
Step 3: Baiting Poles
Bait is a mix of cornmeal, clay, and water to a pasty patty. Throw out two per pole
Step 4: Netting the Shrimp
This is where you make your money!! Throw, pull, empty. Repeat.
Step 5: Cooking and Eating
Anyway, like I was sayin', shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. Dey's uh, shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There's pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich. That- that's about it.