Grass shrimp but do not be afraid to experiment with bunker chum Some days when the chum gets them going good all the boats can drive over your slick and not put them down while others days the boat traffic shuts them off.
I work part time as bartender and we serve mussels on our menu. The chef is always throwing out old uncooked mussels. He told me I could have them but he is not sure what I would do with them. Couldn't I mash them up...shells and all....and chum with that? I bet this would work with bass in the back bays....
I chummed with grass shrimp 8/9/05 after about 30 minutes I caught them 1 after another on pink finesse fish. 1 keeper. had to leave when the storm blew. went back when it stopped and caught 6 more keepers. fish did not bite as good when I when back but more keepers. Fished the morning
Grass shrimp definately.The tide must be moving more important than time of the day.Keeping them alive is a little tricky.The regulars use wood
"cars" like minnow keepers.i just take a large cooler,put ice packs on the bottom and cover with moist newspaper.Spread the shrimp out on this.Anchor with two hooks if possible.Start
throwing 5 or six shrimp out at a time to get slick going.Don't stop chumming til your done
fishing. You have to keep it going.
catch my own with a long handled dip net in a small tidal ditch.Once again tide is everything.
Much easier to net them when the tide is just starting in.I take a five gallon bucket(no water)
and walk down the ditch while scooping.Just remember to transfer them to your cooler after netting a few quarts.They're pretty suseptible to heat.
I grind up crab shells & guts in blender & freeze in plastic bag to fit my chum pot.fish with small jighead/plastics & shedder,works great when weakies are around.Also use sabaki with the green shrimps.
Although the cedar carts have long been the way to keep shrimp alive there is nothing wrong with putting them in your live well. I do this all the time and have not had any major problems. If you do use you live well you will need to make sure the following two items are addressed: 1) you will not lose most of them out you drain; and 2) they will not totally clog your drain. I have long since abandoned both the cart and the cooler with wet towels / ice packs. When running charters I like to keep my deck free of as many things as possible and by using the live well for live shrimp I got rid of the cart or cooler for shrimp.
anyone ever think of peanut bunker?...ive wanted to try to get a few gallons of them...(fresh) and chunk them up and get a slick goin...then i'd put a whole dead one out and a live one out on a shad dart?...anyone think that would work?