In regards to those sand shrimp - I was told you had to use them ALIVE and after I researched how to rig them up - It doesnt look like they will be alive for long after you thread them up through the body like that. I wanted to try these sand shrimp but we had planned on going out and getting these shrimp and then freezing them and using them when we went out. Do any of you guys freeze these things and then use them or do you all use them alive?? One of the guys at one of the tackle shops said he goes out early before fishing catches these things and uses them alive. I dont see why you cant use them after freezing? Especially if you rig them up and you kill them anyways - lol.
you can freeze them and use them later. I personally prefer to use the live version, however, if you were so inclined, you can freeze them. Then when you are ready to use them, thaw them and they are generally only good for about roughly 6 hours, give or take a little bit. Not my preferred choice, but I know of guys that do freeze them and have success.
Just in the last couple of years they started selling pro-cured sand shrimp in the tackle shops. I have never tried them as I like them to be alive when I put them on my hook.
Geff, don't waste your money, the cured sandshrimp isn't worth the $$$. At least that's my :2cents: If you are going to use cured shrimp, cure it yourself.
The live shrimp is by far the best. Curing up the meat however, to put on the tip of a jig however has been known to hook a couple.. :