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Old 08-03-2018, 07:24 AM   #1
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Gohst shrimp

I'm wondering if gohst shrimp are an effective enough bait to make there use worth the time spent catching them and the added hassle of storing them to keep them alive and also what is the best method to fish with them in bays
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Old 08-03-2018, 07:44 AM   #2
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If available, they are the best bait for many species.

Sheephead and corbina being the top.

A use of miracle thread with a Khale style hook is very effective way of presentation and keeping the bait on the hook.


Hi-low (dropper loop) and Carolina rig are all good.

I prefer Hi-low. Sinker on the bottom, a hook about 18" above that a second hook 18"above that.
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Old 08-03-2018, 08:25 AM   #3
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in Huntington you will catch bass, halibut, sargo, corbina, yellowfin croker and possibly a bonefish with them.
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Old 08-03-2018, 09:12 AM   #4
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Thanks guys so today I'm going to make a pair of shrimp pumps and Saturday I'll try to catch some shrimp for a early morning trip Sunday I'll post pics of the results and once again thanks for your input
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Old 08-03-2018, 05:36 PM   #5
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Ware and time. On Sunday. ?
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Old 08-03-2018, 06:01 PM   #6
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Thanks guys so today I'm going to make a pair of shrimp pumps and Saturday I'll try to catch some shrimp for a early morning trip Sunday I'll post pics of the results and once again thanks for your input
Looking forward to it...
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Old 08-03-2018, 06:10 PM   #7
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Carlsbad lagoon
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Old 08-03-2018, 07:44 PM   #8
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I'm going to make a pair of shrimp pumps
Do you mind sharing your ideas for how you are making your ghost shrimp pumps? Serious question.

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Now, a not-so-serious story, as I am sometimes wont to do

I got a wild bug one day to make shrimp pumps myself, and did a test run for 5 pumps. Handed them out to my fishing friends as gifts.

I was thinking about the way the ad copy on the product hang tag should read:

- Simple yet strong design eliminates so many things that are not necessary
- Removable top cap for easy washing - easy to remove sand, mud, muck and bio-stuff that rots and stinks
- Longer 30" suck tube for less back pain from bending over
- Champhoric (i.e. a chamfer cut that feels euphoric) tube end for easy insertion and deeper penetration [sex sells, right?]
- Harmonically balanced (a method used to calculate the steady-state response of non-linear differential equations)
- - [PS, I don't know WTF that means, but it sounds KICK ASS for a state of the art high quality shrimp pump that beats all the others]
- Fashionable and stylish black & white color combination. Everyone will immediately recognize and admire you with a distinctive Mr. NiceGuy brand Ghost Shrimp Pump!

Something like that.


AND NOW, here it is 3 years later and I've never actually gone out to pump a shrimp myself. BUTT HAY, I like the process of inventing and building things.

SOMEDAY, I intend to go pump a shrimp in Mission Bay. It's on my bucket list of things to do in the not-too-distant future

(IF I don't get lost in the fog first)
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Old 08-03-2018, 08:15 PM   #9
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WAIT! ... one thing I forgot to tell you.

The closely held secret for making a perfect ghost shrimp pump is modifying one of these adjustable plumbers 2" pipe test plugs:



Oatey Model #33401 at Home Depot for $4.43

You can easily adjust the friction for maximum or optimal pump suction from the end of the pump tube by turning the wing nut.

Please don't tell anyone.
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Old 08-03-2018, 09:57 PM   #10
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I just used 2 inch pvc with 3/4 for the plunger and usedone of the test caps to create suction really simple I hope it performs ok will be testing tomorrow
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Old 08-03-2018, 10:34 PM   #11
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Had a number of guys go out the day before a HOW event and loaded up with ghost shrimp and brought then to our event. Probably the best fishing our VETS had. They are well worth the time and effort.
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Old 08-04-2018, 08:21 PM   #12
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Went out today me and my fishing buddy managed to catch about 40 good size bugs we will be fishing with them in the morning will post report in the fishing report section
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