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

Net. Done?

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.
Shrimp poles
Shrimp bait
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
3/4" cap

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.

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    5 Discussions


    2 years ago

    Love shrip and would really enjoy trying this some time. good instructable


    2 years ago

    Just wanted to clarify, you are catching them in inter coastal waters, not in a river when they are spawning? Also, I am unclear on the purpose of the poles, are they to judge water depth? And, are you baiting the area the day before or day of?

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    Reply 2 years ago

    The place we went is a river, off of a bay, which is close to open waters. The poles are part of our baiting permit. In SC to bait, there have to be bait markers. And they also let you know where to throw your net. We throw our bait out right at low tide then wait about 30 minutes before we start casting the nets. The pic shows where we were in relation to the bay


    2 years ago

    Wow great Instructable! I personally don't like shrimp but your 'ible made me want to try it again!


    2 years ago

    This is fantastic. Thanks for the info, and thanks for the laugh!