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Old 10-06-2017, 01:09 PM
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For those interested in blue crabs, the wife and I have been catching, and giving to whoever on the beach would take them, 5-7 gals. of blue crabs every trip lately. We put them in a bucket to eliminate catching them over and over as we seine. If you find us on the beach (look for the elderly couple with the home made wooden cart) and ask for them. We would be more than glad to give them to you.
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Old 10-12-2017, 11:46 AM
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I did it all wrong....
Other than doing everything wrong, my crew was less than enthusiastic. I went at the wrong times and wrong part of the beach. So, we have made plans to stay at the same place on the 20-22 Oct. We will try again. I talked to Pops on Saturday, so I will follow directions this next time.

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Old 10-12-2017, 02:49 PM
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Seining isn't exactly rocket science, but it helps to observe experienced seiners or at least discuss with them the finer points of seining. If you can manage to go during the week, rather than the weekend, you will have better success.
If you happen to see an elderly couple with a homemade wooden cart, stop by and say hello.
Better luck on your next trip.
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Old 10-12-2017, 07:15 PM
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What do you do with all that shrimp?! I'm happy with just half a 5gal bucket of shrimp.
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Old 10-12-2017, 08:33 PM
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Save the small ones for bait along with the squid and cuttlefish. Share with friends and family. Put the rest in the freezer to eat till the next season. Helps reduce the grocery bill and they taste good too. We're like Bubba Gump, we like 'em any way you can fix 'em.
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Old 10-17-2017, 09:45 PM
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I'd like to go during the week, but between work, football practice, band practice, and gymnastics, we stay busy during the weekdays....
Maybe I'll duck work one day soon.....
We will be out this weekend, gonna try it again.

David
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Old 10-18-2017, 01:16 PM
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I'd like to go during the week, but between work, football practice, band practice, and gymnastics, we stay busy during the weekdays....
Maybe I'll duck work one day soon.....
We will be out this weekend, gonna try it again.

David
I know the feeling. The good thing is that there will be less people as the water gets cooler but the weekends will always have more. Most of the time people are polite. I know the last time I went on a saturday there were quiet a few seiners but we each took our turn and caught shrimp. Now....some of them were not too happy with some of the shark fishermen that had let their lines drift way down the beach. That is the part that is aggravating. Fish but don't take up the entire beach.
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Old 10-18-2017, 10:46 PM
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Unfortunately, it's a public beach. Most of the fishermen will work with you if you ask politely. The shark fishermen are a different story, since they kayak their baits way out, it's difficult for them to reel in and let you pass. You just have to work around them. This isn't usually too difficult.
Since my wife and I shrimp the entire length of the beach, there is always room somewhere; you may just have to walk a ways to find a long stretch of clear beach. Most of the people fishing don't go that far down the beach.
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Old 10-21-2017, 10:58 AM
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Old 11-03-2017, 09:53 PM
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What will be the best time to try to seine on Jekyll tomorrow , Sunday and Monday based on tides? Anybody had any luck this week. Hoping to give it a try this week end if my wife will hold one end of the net! Thanks for any advice!
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Old 11-04-2017, 09:31 PM
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The tides are very high this week due to the full moon. If you are heading to St. Andrews to seine, you wont need to get there until noon. You can seine both the outgoing tide and the incoming tide and into the night until the tide reaches the point you have no room to pull your net onto the beach. The same applies to the north beach also, should you go there; however, there is much less available room to seine on the north beach due to the slope and obstacles in the water.
My wife and I went today for a short time to catch bait for fishing. We got there about an hour before low tide and seined long enough to catch enough bait to fish with. The shrimp were good sized, but not plentiful due to the bright sunlight.
If you begin seining at noon, you should do fairly well as long as you seine the entire length of the beach. If you seine one area over and over you will not catch that many. It's best to seine a new spot each time to maximize your catch. The short time we were there today, we managed to catch a 5 gal bucket of blue crabs along with the bait and shrimp.
Hope you find this information useful.
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Old 11-04-2017, 09:51 PM
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The tides are very high this week due to the full moon. If you are heading to St. Andrews to seine, you wont need to get there until noon. You can seine both the outgoing tide and the incoming tide and into the night until the tide reaches the point you have no room to pull your net onto the beach. The same applies to the north beach also, should you go there; however, there is much less available room to seine on the north beach due to the slope and obstacles in the water.
My wife and I went today for a short time to catch bait for fishing. We got there about an hour before low tide and seined long enough to catch enough bait to fish with. The shrimp were good sized, but not plentiful due to the bright sunlight.
If you begin seining at noon, you should do fairly well as long as you seine the entire length of the beach. If you seine one area over and over you will not catch that many. It's best to seine a new spot each time to maximize your catch. The short time we were there today, we managed to catch a 5 gal bucket of blue crabs along with the bait and shrimp.
Hope you find this information useful.
Were there many people seining when you were there?
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Old 11-04-2017, 11:47 PM
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Walkindead. Thanks for your help. I'll post if we do any good.
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Old 11-05-2017, 01:40 PM
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There were two groups of people fishing and one other seine. The water temperature will keep most at home this time of year. Those with wet suits have an advantage in this respect. Should have mine sometime this week.
The size of the shrimp is much improved and I want to take advantage of that, though the numbers are down somewhat. Still plenty of blue crabs to be had, though. I've been wondering when the mullet will begin showing up, they are typically here by now.
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Old 11-05-2017, 08:25 PM
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Is the food shrimp season still on? Also, the wife and I have a 50' 5/8" mesh net that we bought for seining bait shrimp. Is that legal for food shrimp? We have our chest waders from trout fishing in the mountains and thought we might give seining a try - mostly for bait actually, as only I eat them.
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Old 11-05-2017, 10:18 PM
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Your net is legal for recreational shrimping. It's a bit short for numbers of shrimp, but it will catch them. Since you already have the 50' net, use it till it wears out. For serious shrimping a 75'x8' net is the smallest I would recommend.
You need to be careful with the waders, it's a good way to drown. The bottom is often uneven in the areas seining is typically done and there are places where you can step into a hole and fill them up. I really wouldn't recommend using them.
The season typically ends on December 31. Shrimp can be caught during the daylight hours with cloudy days being better for numbers of shrimp.
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