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Shrimping, Shrimping School, Shrimping In Florida.

Discussion in 'Shrimping Clinics - Learn How to Shrimp' started by Nautical Gator, Oct 30, 2015.


  1. Nautical Gator

    Nautical Gator Forum Captain, Moderator, Peacekeeper Staff Member
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    Shrimping School, Shrimping In Florida.

    Shrimping School, Learn How to Catch Shrimp in Florida by the Shrimping Professionals

    Shrimping School, Shrimping In Florida.

    Shrimp in Florida are caught mostly in northeast and northwest Florida. The white shrimp is also caught principally in northeast and northwest Florida, but it is generally found in waters that are muddier, shallower, and less kayak than waters where pink shrimp and brown shrimp live.

    Are the shrimp I use for bait the same as the shrimp I buy to eat?

    Yes, usually both are pink shrimp. Bait shrimp are harvested from bays and estuaries when they are juveniles. Food shrimp are larger adults that are harvested after the shrimp move out of the bays and into nearshore and offshore waters.

    Q & A: Questions AND Answers about Shrimping In Florida.

    Why is a lot of shrimping done at night?

    At least two of the principal shrimp species harvested in Florida (the pink shrimp, Farfantepenaeus duorarum, and the brown shrimp, F. aztecus) are nocturnal. They burrow in the sediment during the day and come out to feed at night.

    What do "birds" have to do with shrimp?

    The nets used to commercially harvest shrimp also catch many other organisms, such as finfish, crustaceans, and other invertebrates. When captured in shrimp nets, these other species are referred to as "bycatch." In order to reduce the amount of bycatch, Bycatch Reduction Devices, or BRDs (pronounced "birds"), must be installed in shrimp nets. These BRDs are designed to allow bycatch species to escape from the nets, while retaining the shrimp.

    How do shrimp swim?

    Unlike fish, shrimp do not have fins that enable them to swim, but they can certainly move around in the water. A shrimp "swims" by quickly pulling its abdomen in toward its carapace (body). This motion shoots them through the water. However, because of body configuration, it also means that shrimp swim backward.

    How large does Florida's Winter Pinkish Red & Brown Shrimp?

    Anywhere's from an inch to as large as this Shrimp-Zilla a member of ShrimpNFishFlorida.com

    What does Florida's Winter Pinkish Red & Brown Shrimp Look like up close?

    Florida’s Winter Pinkish Red & Brown Shrimp were caught by a member of ShrimpNFishFlorida™ you see close up photos here >>>

    Florida Winter Shrimping is a popular sport among Florida anglers...

    Members of ShrimpNFishFlorida™ catch Florida’s, "Pinkish Red & Brown" Shrimp at night using, dip nets, Frame nets, Cast nets, Traps, along with our Gator-Tough® Green LED shrimp lights... From a boat, Dock, Seawall or Pier...

    The Florida Winter Shrimp season run, extends from New Smyrna Beach to Sebastian Inlet. Volusia & Brevard County's are the most popular hot spots in the State, which runs from November through June...

    The names or Florida Shrimp are:

    White Shrimp, Brown Shrimp, Pink Shrimp, Royal Red Shrimp, Rock Shrimp, North Florida Hoppers, Eggs, Nauplius, Protozoea, Mysis, Postlarva, Juvenile, Sub adults, Adults

    Learn more about Florida Shrimping on our Clubs Forum.
    http://www.shrimpnfishflorida.com/shrimpschool.html

    ALSO Check out Shrimping Gone Wild™ Shrimping Boot Camp™ Clinics Learn How To Shrimp™

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    Our Shrimping Gone Wild™ Shrimp Boot Camp™ Clinics are for anyone who is interested in Learning How to Shrimp, How to Locate and Find More Shrimp. Light Deployment Techniques, equipment used, how to rig your boat for shrimping, etc.
     
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  2. paleoman

    paleoman Petty Officer

    Can't wait............
     
  3. Michael Walker

    Michael Walker Master Gunner

    OK, here's a quick question that I didn't see answered, do brown shrimp and white shrimp taste the same? similiar??
     
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  4. Specialist

    Specialist Buccaneer

    White shrimp are very bland and you need to season them. The brown shrimp are naturally sweet.
     
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  5. Nautical Gator

    Nautical Gator Forum Captain, Moderator, Peacekeeper Staff Member
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    search and you shall find, its all been asked and stated many time, Alan knows best, Brown is the best hands down and they are in our back yard... LOL

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  6. miller

    miller Cabin Boy

    Great post good information. Is most shrimping done inshore if not for commercial purposes? If not, how far out do you have to go?
     
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  7. Specialist

    Specialist Buccaneer

    Everyone on here is recreational shrimping and is always inshore on the rivers.
     
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  8. Nautical Gator

    Nautical Gator Forum Captain, Moderator, Peacekeeper Staff Member
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    inshore recreational to fill the freezer for some good meals.
     
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  9. Fishfinder

    Fishfinder Blackbeard

    I haven't been able to find any information on casting nets for shrimping. Any suggestions?
     
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  10. Nautical Gator

    Nautical Gator Forum Captain, Moderator, Peacekeeper Staff Member
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  11. Wilbur1

    Wilbur1 Greenhorn

    More great info. Thanks!
     
  12. Bjohnson

    Bjohnson Newbie

    So are "Mayport Shrimp" brown or white shrimp?

    Or are they different all together?
     
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  13. IROC

    IROC Greenhorn

    Are there plans for any upcoming Shrimp Boot Camp sessions?
     
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  14. FLBoatGuy

    FLBoatGuy Pirate in the making

    reading this makes me hungry, very interesting..thanks for the info.!
     
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  15. Ken Boone

    Ken Boone Seaman Recruit

    Don't know about a boot camp this year, last years boot camp video is on the site. Watch that then ask any questions you have that weren't answered there! Cheers.
     
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  16. White Feather

    White Feather Newbie

    looking forward to watching the boot Camp video you speak of.
     
  17. lower matecumbe

    lower matecumbe Junior Member

    Thank you for this useful post.
    Great information
     
  18. Jared

    Jared Pirate

    This is great. Thank you for the info
     
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  19. GaryD

    GaryD Junior Member

    Great information!!!
     
  20. Jeepster

    Jeepster Able Bodied Sailor

    Time to get edumakated. Shrimping full pulls are just around the corner.
     

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