Topics: Rigging Live Shrimp - George Poveromo
The most popular bait used from Florida Shores is by far Shrimp. Live Shrimp can be found in just about any bait shop throughout the state and froze shrimp can be found in even more locations. But which option is better, frozen or live Shrimp?
Shrimp inhabit most coastal and inshore areas around the state in large numbers. They are a primary food source for many fish, and a secondary food source for almost all others. Just about every fish that is not a vegetarian (such as mullet) will eat shrimp. Because Shrimp are so widely accepted as a meal by most fish, this makes them a popular bait choice.
The single most widely available bait in Florida is the Frozen Shrimp. Many bait shops bag and freeze any shrimp that die in their live shrimp holding tanks at a discounted price. Other frozen shrimp come strait from a distributor, these frozen shrimp range in quality from freshly frozen to shrimp that have been frozen and thawed many times (reducing the quality of the bait)