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Cool Mantis Shrimp Photos

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
    Thread Started By

    Cool Mantis Shrimp Photos

    Here is a mantis I posted a while back
    and the report it came from













  2. DamYankee

    DamYankee Pirate

    That is something out of a sci-fi movie. Are they good eating or best for bait?
  3. Nautical Gator

    Nautical Gator Forum Captain, Moderator, Peacekeeper Staff Member
    Thread Started By

    throw backs
  4. DamYankee

    DamYankee Pirate

    Yea, I googled them last night, definitely not something I'd want to try and get on a hook.
  5. Nautical Gator

    Nautical Gator Forum Captain, Moderator, Peacekeeper Staff Member
    Thread Started By

    You could use them for offshore fishing, but they are not plentiful to catch
  6. Specialist

    Specialist Buccaneer

    I watched a guy about a month back using chunks of mantis shrimp and he was catching big bull red fish at the New Smyrna fishing dock under SR44. I watched him hook 3 of them within an hour or so.
  7. bogman102

    bogman102 Petty Officer

    Great photos Sam and I agree with you about eating them. Not so good and the tail is full of cartilage.
    Back in CT they call them Striped Bass candy!
  8. keep it reel

    keep it reel Lieutenant Commander

    Nice pics
    WestCoastSteve likes this.
  9. robthetimekeeper

    robthetimekeeper First Mate

    Thumb splitter!
  10. LarBear

    LarBear Pirate

    great pics!
  11. Dale McGuire

    Dale McGuire Pirate

    They can hurt

  12. Randy Settle

    Randy Settle Pirate in the making

    So how do you handle them, not by hand I would think?
  13. Earl

    Earl Powder Monkey

    That is great info
  14. Lynnae

    Lynnae Rigger

    Nice pics, but that's one ugly critter!
  15. Wilbur1

    Wilbur1 Greenhorn

    Nice pics! Sounds like possibly good cut bait
  16. jeff barton

    jeff barton Deckhand

    I caught one by fishing pole at the rail road bridge it was about 14 inches long. IMG_1228.JPG
  17. frank jowers

    frank jowers Pirate

    I dipped one the last time I went shrimping and when I went to get it out of the bucket it lunged/snapped at me and cut the end of my finger... it's almost alien like creature thing,weird?
  18. Rideitout232

    Rideitout232 Pirate

    Caught one last week also. Didn't know what it was and glad I threw it back.
  19. fishingfool

    fishingfool Lieutenant

    Discovery Channel did a program a while back on the mantis shrimp. Researchers have been studying them for many years. They put one in a jar to show how they can break the glass.
    Yellowtail likes this.
  20. Ken Boone

    Ken Boone Seaman Recruit

    Amazing thread. Thanks all for educating me.

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