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Thread: raw shrimp as bait....shell or no shell

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    Default raw shrimp as bait....shell or no shell

    Heard shrimp works well for catfish. My local store only has raw with shell or wthout. No live. So should i get shell or no shell?

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    My experience has been that you need the full smell thing for the kitties. Shell on, never de-veined, and left out of the fridge for a while ... not "fresh" in other words. Leave em out in the sun for a while.

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    Buy the shrimp with the shell on and once you get to the lake and your about to bait your hook take the shell off. Works great for me
    (FRESH BAIT IS THE BEST BAIT)
    Last edited by SHOOTER2496; 08-21-2012 at 11:48 AM.

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    I keep the shell on, it protects the shrimp from pesky stunted bluegill.

    I prefer small live crayfish over shrimp.

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    i always keep the shell on last longer in my opinion and don't fly off when casting. either or works tho as i have used both

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokehound View Post
    I keep the shell on, it protects the shrimp from pesky stunted bluegill.

    I prefer small live crayfish over shrimp.
    If you have to buy them their $7.00 for 12, shrimp in the Mexican markets $3.99 a pound. (50-70 shrimps per pound)

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    Shrimp is like pizza, it's all good just some is better then other. I like my shrimp with the shell off and fresh.

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