River this morning.....................
All of that listed above results in more casts in a shorter amount of time, which in the shallow water means more shrimp faster. Does not always work that way, obviously........but worth thinking about.
So we started with the untaped net in about 8 feet and by the time we put it up we had well over 3 gallons. Put it up because it was obvious that with the bright blue sky the shrimp were tailing off to the deeper edge. Caught the last couple of gallons with the taped net in 14-15.
Launched at 9:00 and were putting the boat back on the trailer at exactly 11:00.
Culled about 5-7% of what came over the side. Fewer had red legs today than last week.....for what that is worth. In my mind it means they are stable.
And I'd add that early on when we were tossing in the 7-9 foot depth we noted quite a few smaller shrimp skipping through the net. Which of course means that there are plenty more to grow up if things stay consistent with the weather.
This was on Mandarin Point......but I've got to believe that they are much the same on most of the spots north and south of there.