How To Keep Your Bait Shrimp Alive
Your Shrimp need to be kept in an aerated live well on your boat or in a bait bucket with an aerated bubble box, this is important because it takes oxygen to keep them alive. Keep your shrimp in a shady area, and adding ice, in Ziploc baggies, or we like to freeze water bottles. This will keep the water cooler. Removing the dead shrimp from bait well will keep your water cleaner and if you throw them on ice, you can use them to fish with later. The marina gives you water when you pick up your shrimp, so be sure to use this water because it has the salinity that the shrimp were caught in. Also never draw water in to your live well until you are way out from the marina as the numerous boats going in and out do not make this the best water. Lastly, always us a dip net, this is very important because sunscreen or other bug spray will pollute your live well.