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    Ghost Shrimp

    For catching whiting in the winter-time!

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    But I would have to work to get my bait---------
    I'm not built for work or speed. I'm built for comfort and ease.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haywire View Post
    But I would have to work to get my bait---------
    I'm not built for work or speed. I'm built for comfort and ease.
    I have to say that slurping up ghost shrimp is vigorous exercise. While that goes against my natural inclinations, I made a deal with myself that I'd give up going to the gym in exchange for prospecting for ghost shrimp. I find getting ghost shrimp a lot more rewarding than walking on a treadmill!
    I have waders for the really cold days, but right now it's actually very comfortable. And I'm getting a lot better at finding them. So there's that. And the time sure does pass by a lot faster getting ghost shrimp than it does on a treadmill!
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    What do you look for when doing this? going to be making one this weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hall831 View Post
    What do you look for when doing this? going to be making one this weekend.
    In shallow water, usually knee deep or less, look for little cones about the size of a quarter to a half a dollar with a hole in the top. These are the homes of delectable ghost shrimp. Sometimes you will get two or three shrimp per effort, but more often it is one or none---I am an expert on finding vacant holes. Look for them in shallow water when the tide is out and there is little or no surf. Sometimes the holes are even above the water line when the tide recedes enough.

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    When do the Sand Fleas leave, or are they there year round?

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    "Sand fleas" (mole crabs) pretty much leave the swash zone after their last mating in late summer.
    By the time the water temperature falls below 80 they are mostly out of reach, scattered and farther out in the surf zone.
    They return to the swash zone in numbers during the late spring, once the water temp nears 80...
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    Thank you as always
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