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Is there a specific way to do up shrimp for steely's, and if so can some body tell me/teach me how to do them up

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Are you referring to Sand/Ghost Shrimp or store bought shrimp intended for human consumption?

Google 'curing shrimp for fishing' and you will find lots of info.

Do a search on here for 'bugs' or 'shrimp' and you will find lots of info for pumping and fishing ghost shrimp.
 

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I'm looking to cure them and I am new to this so what type of shrimp would be better or easier to make up?
 

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I just use a the shrimp from a shrimp ring. There is a cure that is just for shrimp and you can die them different shades of pink depending on how long you leave them in the pro-cure. I will get the name of the cure and post it for you.
 

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If you can buy small,whole,uncooked shrimp would be best and run the hook up with
the head down, away from your mainline.... ;)

:beerchug: Marko
 

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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.
 

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we would pump them the night before and keep them wet using ocean water and placing them in paper towel. The always survided till the next day. You need to pump alot of shrimp as you go threw alot of them. 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. We would use spider thread to rig them on as this really helped to keep them alive and on the hook longer.
 

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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.

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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.. ::)
 

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i have found that if you pump them you can get about 2-3 days with them alive by placing them in layers of dry news paper. the trick is to keep changing the paper every day at least andkeep them in a cool place. i heard the only reason they die quikly is from their own fieses(did i spell that right) seems to work for me. when i die my store bought shrimp(whole un cooked) i used wizard cure. make a liquid brine of water and cure to desired colour and place shrimp inside, the colouring will not take long,minutes, so watch carefully to not over colour them(not always a bad thing)
 

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As for shrimp other than live or cured, I use raw shrimp, unpeeled, usually in the 31/40 size range. I do not cure them, I just rip them in half and put half on the hook. These are the only shrimp I fish with anymore, I couldn't be bothered to cure or pump shrimp these days, and have caught many fish on the raw presentation.

I find it to be a nice, clean, and quick bait to rig up. I'm surprised more anglers don't use this method...

Works great on the end of your jigs too... ;)

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Check out the article in STS about TYE DIED sand shrimp. Seems like guys will go long way to create something different.

I like the approach of ribwart...clean, simple and neat. I have also used then on a jig with great results.
 

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Thanks guys, so raw can be just as effective as cured shrimp? Tried some raw today but couldn't get any takers.
 
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