The Art Of Catching Shrimp
Also known as "shrimping".
There will be a mission today. On the outgoing tide. Just after sunset. Word on the water is that the bugs are running. People are reporting catching them 10 and 20 at a time throwing a cast net from shore.
Of course Ill be in a boat. There will be one and maybe two people manning the dip nets. The idea is to light up the water, and look for red beady eyes running along the surface. Those would be the shrimp. You hope.
Bag limit is one five gallon bucket per boat per day. If I can fill a bucket up Ill be happy as shit. Ill have to split it of course - but a five gallon bucket is a lot of shrimp and one can only eat so many of the bugs.
OK not really bugs. At least not insects. Shrimp are crustaceans. But the highly scientific term "bug" can include anything that is not a snail and has an exoskeleton.
So they ARE bugs. If they were on land you would probably call them "roaches". But they live in the sea, so they are called "shrimp" and people deep fry them.
Anyhow - this should be interesting. I have never gone on a boat shrimping mission before.
I hope I catch something!!