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ID:	437298 We just made it back from a week away from port. We traveled from Seward Alaska, 110NM each way to northern Prince William Sound and back, plus cruising around.

    This was the best shrimping we have ever seen!

    In the end we caught 18 gallons of whole shrimp. Total time actually shrimping was three days.

    The total distance traveled was 330NM. 7 days away from port.

    BTW, having a high capacity watermaker sure makes the trip stress free.

    Here are some photos

    KEVIN SANDERS
    4788 LISAS WAY - SEWARD ALASKA
    www.transferswitch4less.com

    Whats the weather like on our boat
    https://www.weatherlink.com/embeddab...59665f4e4/wide


    Where are we right now? https://maps.findmespot.com/s/36S4

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    Very nice Kevin. I was out there myself the last couple of days. The weather was outstanding albeit a little chilly for June. Im curious. How deep were you setting? I normally set around 600 feet but found we did better shallower this trip at around 450 feet.
    "REEL WILD"
    2001 2859 FNM 300 Diesel-Bravo 2
    Anchorage, Alaska
    If you don't like the weather, wait 15 minutes.......

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      Originally posted by aknurse View Post
      Very nice Kevin. I was out there myself the last couple of days. The weather was outstanding albeit a little chilly for June. Im curious. How deep were you setting? I normally set around 600 feet but found we did better shallower this trip at around 450 feet.
      We used to set at 600 and I don’t know why, just what I’d heard.
      The fish and game folks indicate that the most shrimp are at 360’ so we try to target that depth, tending to go deeper rather than shallower.

      We also learned some REALLY valuable things thast last couple of years (after shrimping for two decades so we feel a bit stupid).

      Our shrimp line is now about half floating line, and half sinking line. The sinking line at the bouy side keeps the line away from boat props. The floating line at the pot side keeps the line from getting tangled/caught on rocks.

      We also changed from four pots on one line to two pots per line. This reduced the stress and strain, and trouble of pulling your set way down.

      Third, after experimenting with pots from West Marine, and the Shrimp pot guy, and other box style pots, we went back to the commerical style round pots with the mesh. The ones we have are stainless, and made by a company called Ladner. They are heavy enough that they need no weights, and they stack together nicely on the boat, and they catch just as many shrimp as the metal mesh kind, and they never get caught on the bottom.

      If you see us out there, please say hi.

      KEVIN SANDERS
      4788 LISAS WAY - SEWARD ALASKA
      www.transferswitch4less.com

      Whats the weather like on our boat
      https://www.weatherlink.com/embeddab...59665f4e4/wide


      Where are we right now? https://maps.findmespot.com/s/36S4

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