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baits vary from location to location and
from person to person. Over the years
several shrimp baits have been proven
super effective. Here's a list of some
of the best, most productive baits for
your shrimp pots. Regardless of which
bait option you choose, use as much bait
as possible to create the best scent
field to attract large numbers of shrimp
to your shrimp pot.
Fresh fish carcasses. Salmon, halibut &
rockfish carcasses work great.
Use a bait
holder like the one on the left to hold
your fish carcasses. Clip the bait in
the middle of the pot for best results.
Shrimp pellets. Several companies,
including Super Bait Prawn Bait make
excellent pellet baits. Fill a plastic
perforated bait jar with these pellets
and begin shrimping.
in a plastic perforated bait container
like this Scotty bait jar.
You can also
use mesh bait bag material to hold
shrimp bait in your pot.
Canned cat food. Puss 'N Boots fish
flavored cat food works great as bait.
Poke several holes in the can or empty
the can into a plastic perforated bait
Dry cat foot. If you don't have any
other bait, you can use dry
fish-flavored dry cat food. You can also
add some dry cat foot to your canned to
help make it last longer.
100% fish fertilizer, available at Fred
Meyers. This stuff is strong, smelly
stuff. Mix this stinky stuff with dry
cat food, oats or any other dry type
bait like dry cat food.
Oils. Adding oil to your dry cat food or
other baits can improve your shrimp bait
and increase the shrimp-attracting scent
field. Cooper River Prawn Oil.
You can also
use Canola or other vegetable oil to
enhance your dry baits and increase your
Vegetables. This is a little known bait,
but used by many people who live along
the most remote parts of the coast,
places like Dawson's Landing in central
B.C. Canada. Instead of using
traditional baits mentioned above, these
coastal pioneers use vegetable food
scraps from their dinner table as shrimp
bait. One sport shrimper simply uses
potatoes that he peels and mashes before
putting in the pot. You can also use
some instant potatos, wheat germ, or
whatever you happen to have. During one
experiment, after the shrimper ran out
of bait, he filled his bait container
with Dorito chips. That pot caught the
most shrimp of the day. Give it a try
and see for yourself if any of these
baits work for you.
You can also
mash up vegetables, add some dry cat
foot, vegetable oil and freeze the whole
concoction and then put it in your bait
container when it is frozen. After it
reaches the bottom it will thaw and then
release into the water to attract
If you have
a great bait or bait recipe you would
like to share, please e-mail me at