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Shrimp Lights Setup

The most effective lighting set up is to submerge a light deep enough that there is only a slight glow visible from your boat, dock seawall etc...  The shrimp that are running are not attracted to the lights; they are in fact deterred by them.  

Having Bright Green LED Shrimp Lights are a great piece of equipment, easy on your eyes and bright enough that you can see the shrimp as they pass…

Setting your lights at the right dept will give you just a slight glow at the top of the water Column, and will not chase the shrimp off and will be just enough to see the shrimp as they swim over, around, between, and past the lights.

Catching Shrimp Techniques;

Dip Net Techniques:

The shrimp that are running usually do so in the upper levels of the water.  They swim with the outgoing tide on their way out to sea. The best way to catch them is to have the dip net in the water up current of the light field, when shrimp are spotted slowly move the net into the shrimp's path to avoid spooking the shrimp.  Repeat this process until you have enough shrimp in your net then empty into a five gallon marked bucket or marked cooler. I say marked because you are only allowed to harvest five gallons a boat per night… (not person)

Frame Net Techniques:

Since the shrimp that are running usually do so in the upper levels of the water.  Besides dipping as mentioned above you can place a Frame net attached to your boat, this will catch any shrimp that you don't see or that has slipped by...

1. You can attach the frame net to a pole and extend it out to the side of you boat.

2. Hang it of the back of your boat if facing into the current.

3. If you position your boat sideways and hang it of the middle backside of you boat...

4. If you position your boat sideways, you can attach the frame net to a pole and extend it out to the stern of your boat.

Box Trap Techniques:

If Shrimping from a Dock or Seawalls you can use a Shrimp Box Trap, by placing it close to the seawall or dock pilings...

Shrimp Light Deployment Techniques:

So see different Shrimp Lights Deployment Techniques you can go to GatorTough's website here; GatorTough posted a great how To Deploy your Shrimp lights page along with some Great photos and Diagrams...

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