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    I purchased a ghost shrimp sucker in Corpus Christi approx. 1980 time frame and still using it. Recommend you use a piece of leather between your two washers. It swells when wet and provides a good seal when sucking the shrimp out. I've got the same pieces of leather from the original build and they are as good as new.
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    Ghost Shrimp Sucker and Use as bait

    Quote Originally Posted by perryrip View Post
    I purchased a ghost shrimp sucker in Corpus Christi approx. 1980 time frame and still using it. Recommend you use a piece of leather between your two washers. It swells when wet and provides a good seal when sucking the shrimp out. I've got the same pieces of leather from the original build and they are as good as new.

    PierR commented that Ghost Shrimp are ineffectual as bait. I've used them for years on a treble hook and they are superb bait but do not stay on the hook well. Recently the wrap system has come out and using this mesh sack to contain the ghost shrimp makes them even better as bait and will stay on the hook very well. Just cut the shrimp in half and put it in the mesh sack and follow the video on how to run your hook through the sack. This system made a believer out of me. They proprietor is out of the Destin area. https://www.wrapfishingsystem.com/wr...in-action.html

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    But the widespread presence of pinfish, small jacks and other baby fish in the surf zone during the warmer months (April through October) render their use as bait practically ineffectual.
    And I've used small pieces of cut nylon stocking or even fruit bag mesh quite effectively the past few winter fishing seasons.
    I like their system, but believe squeezing a ghost shrimp through that little tube would render it into even softer smaller pieces.
    $0.50 each isn't a bad price for the little bags though.
    Has anyone tried just slipping a whole ghost shrimp into one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by perryrip View Post
    PierR commented that Ghost Shrimp are ineffectual as bait.
    You're taking #r's comment way out of contex and misrepresenting what he actually stated.
    But the widespread presence of pinfish, small jacks and other baby fish in the surf zone during the warmer months (April through October) render their use as bait practically ineffectual.
    They're highly effective at other times, fish candy that's hard to beat.... When there aren't thousands of bait thieves.
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    Yah seriously who’s this Pier#r guy? Typical googan spreading bad info.

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    Pier #r is a local pier/surf fishing guide and author who has more knowledg about salt water fishing in his little finger than most of us do after fishing the pier/surf for 45 years!
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    Methinks Nim was being facetious ;-)
    You were, right? LOL

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    LOL it wasn't obvious?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pier#r View Post
    And I've used small pieces of cut nylon stocking or even fruit bag mesh quite effectively the past few winter fishing seasons.
    I like their system, but believe squeezing a ghost shrimp through that little tube would render it into even softer smaller pieces.
    $0.50 each isn't a bad price for the little bags though.
    Has anyone tried just slipping a whole ghost shrimp into one?
    It is easier to get a whole ghost shrimp into one if you bend it in half and put it in starting with the slimy mid section of the body. Then two "stitches" with a khale hook and stick the hook into the bottom of the bag. They don't work well in the syringe, even if you make the hole pretty big. I made some bags with the hole wider than what came with the system and used a tan colored thread instead of his light blue. Oyster works better in the syringe. Just make sure you buy your oysters and hold the receipt. Oyster harvest is closed in Baldwin County unless you farm them. A very nice man in a dark shirt told me that. I didn't argue. Not even a little bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nimakdm View Post
    LOL it wasn't obvious?
    You forgot to post in the sarcasm font.
    I can stand within ten feet of Pier#r with my fingers in my ears and my eyes closed and still learn stuff just from the overflow of knowledge he radiates. If I can work a deal, I'm going to put him in a booth and have him answer questions at $10 a pop---$20 for personal inquiries.

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