Shrimp Bait With Cast Bait Net Making Bait for Shrimp

Bait Binders Step by Step Guide for making Shrimp Bait and how to fish for shrimp:

Dave Gasque owner of Bait Binders has been an avid shrimp baiter most of his adult life. His passion for shrimping and fishing has helped him create some of the best shrimp bait in the world for the recreational shrimping.

Dave is going to share with us how to shrimp in this section of the guide:

First, before I get started or you get started on your shrimp journey you must make sure you have a proper license to shrimp. So, please check your states natural resource department and see what is required before you start.

Shrimp baiting has been around for about 20 years now and like all baiting or fishing it has its own unique way of having

1. Buy a bag of  “The Original” Bait Binder just add water bait kit. I am promoting my bait because you can just add water and create your bait balls or you can do the following the old fashion way:

  • fish meal
  • clay
  • a few measuring cups
  • one bucket for mixing
  • another bucket containing water
  • gloves (optional)

This can be a long process, just think you have to go buy all these items before you can even start making your own shrimp bait.

With Bait Binder all you need is “The Original”, water, and a bucket and you are ready to go!

Shrimping Bait

1.) Mix water with The Original bait binder and wait about 20 minutes for the bait to bind properly. Once it does you can begin making your bait balls. You want the balls to be somewhat flat so they don’t roll with the tide once they hit bottom.

Shrimping Poles

2.) You can use PVC piping as your pole. The pole is made of 1-inch diameter PVC piping, and the bottom half has a smaller metal pole secured to the inside of it. This will allow for the pole to stand up in the soft muddy intertidal areas where you will likely find shrimp.

Shrimping Cast Net

3.) The last piece of equipment which is the most important is a cast net.  I would recommend a  cast net that you can throw comfortably. It’s all about what you are capable of throwing. Make sure that your net has a minimum mesh size of a ½-inch square (about 1-inch stretched).

4.) Place the balls near each pole. The pole will be used as a marker and it will also let you see which way the current is moving, so you can position your boat and cast your net to catch the most shrimp.  Each pole needs to be placed about 25 yards apart from each other.

Ok, you have your shrimp bait placed near your poles, and a cast net ready to throw.  Now it’s important that you start shrimp baiting when the tide is starting to come in. So check when low tide will be transitioning. You will use the current to your advantage.

Shrimping Tip

Get your poles prepared before you get out on the water. Each of them should be marked with reflective tape, no more than 1 inch in diameter, and numbered with a tag that corresponds with the boat’s shrimp-baiting license if your state requires it Please click the link to see a video on how to catch shrimp using Bait Binders “The Original” Shrimp Bait.

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