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Coon stripe shrimp
« on: December 20, 2011, 12:41:06 PM »
Need some help here.

What's the best way to use coon stripe shrimp for steelhead drift fishing?  Hook them through the back & out the head?  Run the tail through the egg loop to straighten them out or leave them in the U shape?  Break them in half & use the tail & head seperately?

What about running them on a bait & diver?  Is that a good idea & again how do you hook them?

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Re: Coon stripe shrimp
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2011, 12:47:25 PM »
May want to cure the tails a bit...that'll toughen them up and you can add a little color to mix it up.
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Re: Coon stripe shrimp
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2011, 06:40:01 PM »
Salt & sugar with a bit of dye and than take the shrimp and put the top hook through the bend in the tail so the eyes hang straight down make sure when you put the shrimp on you get the hook through the meat and shell in the tail. The heads tend to fall off after a few drifts but that is alright as long as you still have the tail meat on there its still good to go!

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Re: Coon stripe shrimp
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2011, 07:52:34 PM »
Thank you both, I'll try that.

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Re: Coon stripe shrimp
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2011, 09:14:37 PM »
I haven't used them but I would think you should pop the head off with all of its defensive pointy spears on it.   :dunno:

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Re: Coon stripe shrimp
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2011, 11:33:13 PM »
Throw 3 or 4 in the microwave for 10 to 15 seconds. It toughens them up a bit. Otherwise I have used several of the commercial egg cures to cure up shrimp that I wanted to die. Either way they make a great bait.  :tup:

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Re: Coon stripe shrimp
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2011, 12:17:12 AM »
I use them a lot! The best way is to cure them up and then straighten them out on the hook. Just hooking them and leaving them in the u shape will produce a lot less result. When i got back into steelhead fishing 2 years ago after a few years off. I really saw the differece when I started to straighten them out!
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Re: Coon stripe shrimp
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2011, 07:08:30 AM »
Carpsniperg2 are you back trolling the shrimp or drifting them?

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Re: Coon stripe shrimp
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2011, 07:17:45 AM »
put the front hook through the head shortn up the trailor and put the tail through the egg loop, it will also help keep it upright and lookn more natural
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Re: Coon stripe shrimp
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2011, 07:47:17 AM »
A little cocktail sause and some lemon. Taste great when the fish aren't biting. :chuckle:

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Re: Coon stripe shrimp
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2011, 10:46:56 AM »
Go buy a 50 lb. box. 

Cure half for fishing, then cook the rest and eat them while fishing...  :tup: :tup:

Oh, and thread them on the hook tail first, and definitely straighten them out as much as possible. 
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Re: Coon stripe shrimp
« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2011, 11:15:57 AM »
Carpsniperg2 are you back trolling the shrimp or drifting them?

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Drifting and bobber fishing them. Also plunking with them as well.
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Re: Coon stripe shrimp
« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2011, 12:16:52 PM »
When I'm using shrimp I always fish head down. Seems to works the best for me...But then again I would rather just use roe :twocents:
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Re: Coon stripe shrimp
« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2011, 12:20:40 PM »
I always hook them through the skinny part of the tail first and then twist and hook through the meatier part of the tail so the head is down but at an angle.  Drift fishing them this way can cause your line to twist though.  Drift fishing for the most part i either use eggs or sand shrimp

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Re: Coon stripe shrimp
« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2011, 05:17:52 PM »
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Re: Coon stripe shrimp
« Reply #15 on: December 23, 2011, 04:03:00 PM »
wrong, wrong & wrong...  8)  .. There is a might big secret how to fish coon shrimp effectively while pulling bait divers, not to many people know the secret..  My lips are sealed, it would get me killed by some of my buddies if i gave it up.. & you can buy them already cured up. fish country has them died and natural already cured up, but its good to put them in rocksalt the night before you go fishing..
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Re: Coon stripe shrimp
« Reply #16 on: December 24, 2011, 08:51:33 AM »
Good luck out there! There are alot of fish around!

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Re: Coon stripe shrimp
« Reply #17 on: December 24, 2011, 09:02:54 AM »
There's no secret ways to rig them, I just got some to use this year. I used them once years ago and we knocked this piss outta them. I've always caught fish on eggs and yarn so I never had a reason to start using them. But its fun to try out new stuff so I bought a bunch this year. Who knows maybe I'll even try a steelhead jig one of these days :chuckle:

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Re: Coon stripe shrimp
« Reply #18 on: December 27, 2011, 12:35:33 PM »
we fished the cow yesterday and the little secret way to fish with them sucked, lol.. It was actually really slow yesterday & I have never seen so many boats in my life.. I didnt see to many nets out, I think it could have just been a slow day?.. at least it was for us..
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