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Shrimping On A Kayak

Discussion in 'Kayaking - Ramps, Locations, Fishing Trip Plans' started by diverdown7, Jul 19, 2017.


  1. diverdown7

    diverdown7 Greenhorn
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    What are your thoughts and experience? My wife and I shrimper from the kayaks a few months ago and had a blast. I have lights rigged on my kayak and I drop a 4' green light down.

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  2. Patty Wagon

    Patty Wagon Treasure Hunter

    Nice light!
    Hang that 5-7 feet below the surface and you have game on!
    My freezer is still full from winter shrimping.
     
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  3. AL KEARCE

    AL KEARCE Matey

    Nice rig. My freezer still has a few bags left in it too.
     
  4. Bossman

    Bossman Moderator on Deck Staff Member

    Oh yeah I could see my fat azz throwing out of a yak...

     
  5. Joseph Underwood

    Joseph Underwood Cabin Boy

    I have known a few people who have shrimp out of kayaks before one flipped with all his stuff and one guy hurt his back dipping . I flounder gigg off mine its a 10 foot Ascend super wide can stand up no problem on it . I throw my cast net off it all the time . Dont think i would try dipping off it though i probably fall off .
     
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  6. Nautical Gator

    Nautical Gator Forum Captain, Moderator, Peacekeeper Staff Member

  7. diverdown7

    diverdown7 Greenhorn
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    The lights are really bright at night, the drop light lights up well also. Tons of crab and shrimp flock to it
     
  8. Ifish

    Ifish Greenhorn

    Nice setup. What kind of lights are you using?
     
  9. Skirger

    Skirger Greenhorn

    I'm always up for a challenge but that seems extremely difficult
     
  10. Grumpy

    Grumpy Pirate

    Even in a hobie........I don't think i'd try this but hey.....cudos for getting it done
     
  11. famous82

    famous82 Pirate in the making

    Nice setup!!! I tried to shrimp from a kayak with just two small drop lights but I imagine you will have no problem spotting the shrimp with those lights!!
     
  12. Kurchekar

    Kurchekar Pirate in the making

    Never tried it but looks like fun.
     
  13. kayakmike

    kayakmike Treasure Hunter

    Can u kayak shrimp in the summer or is this just a winter thing?
     
  14. Grumpy

    Grumpy Pirate

    Looks like a winter set-up to me, but ya never know
     
  15. Gullymania

    Gullymania Pirate in the making

    What kind of anchor setup are you deploying? Wondering if a heavy single anchor would work with nose into current.
     
  16. jurdun756

    jurdun756 Deckhand

    Nice setup but i would be more worried about other boaters at night
     
  17. Michael Walker

    Michael Walker Master Gunner

    wow, I asked this question in here a long time ago,,after hearing all the problems that I could have and all the equipment I need to do it, I decided other wise. Just curios though, does any body know if the shrimping is good up in Jacksonville? I won't try it in my yak, but once I get a decent little boat, I game.
     
  18. Jackie J

    Jackie J Newbie

    I've been searching online to do this very thing! Just recently moved back in state and bought two kayaks and getting them set up for fishing with my son and Dad. Been out a few times just south of Edgewater with mixed results so far. NOT AT ALL DETERRED of course, very much looking forward to learning better areas. But the thought of shrimping off one is definitely creeping into my head. Would certainly like to chat with someone who's tried dip netting off a kayak. Be checking out options for lights and such. No purchases for shrimping as yet......but the thought is definitely appealing to me!
     
  19. Jackie J

    Jackie J Newbie

    Also, what length of dip net is "safe" to use? Kinda curious about that one actually. Seems like a shorter length handle would be a must have?
     

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