How To Keep Shrimp Alive Longer
This video is all about how to keep shrimp alive longer so you catch more fish and save money!
All too often, the live shrimp you either just caught or bought dies on you.
Then you’re forced to fish with dead shrimp.
Here’s how to avoid that and keep your shrimp alive longer!!
How To Keep Shrimp Alive Longer [VIDEO]
These tips apply if you’re holding the shrimp in either a live well, a bucket, or even a cooler.
#1 – Keep The Water Cool
Keeping the water cool and regulated is important.
If you don’t have a live well, then a cooler will have the necessary insulation to maintain stable temperatures.
You don’t want the water to get too hot or to get too cold.
If you are using the live well on your boat, the best thing you can do is repeatedly put new water in the well and make sure the water is properly circulating.
Another idea is to have additional ice packs or frozen water bottles that you can put along the sides to keep it cool as well.
You DO NOT want to add ice directly to the water.
That will dilute the water and is another way the shrimp can die.
#2 – Aerator
For my own purposes, I’m using the Engel Live Bait Cooler with the Rechargeable Aerator Pump.
Having some type of aerator with you can only work in your favor.
Anything that can keep the water oxygenated, especially on those warmer days, is critical to keeping shrimp alive longer.
#3 – Avoid Putting Your Hands In The Water
Try and avoid putting your hands directly in the water with the shrimp.
You may have oils or other substances on your hands that can contaminate the water.
If you can, have a small net handy to take shrimp out of the cooler.
It’s also beneficial to have a mesh net like the one in this Engel cooler because it gives the shrimp something to hold onto when the boat moves with the waves.
You may have noticed in the past that after you get your bait and race over to the spot to start fishing, you’re shrimp are all dead.
That’s probably because they were bouncing around in the live well without anything to grab hold of.
#4 – Additives
Furthermore, you can also mix in some additives and other solutions to regulate the water.
The additives actually remove harmful things like ammonia and the shrimp waste that build up in the cooler.
This really helps keep the shrimp alive and more lively.
Just make sure you are using a saltwater additive if you choose to do so.
You definitely want to have the liveliest, most animated shrimp in your bucket to catch the most fish.
Follow the guidelines above and be sure to have your live bait in an insulated container!
That will help make them stay alive longer!!
What other questions do you have about keeping your shrimp alive for longer?
Are there any other techniques you use to keep shrimp alive that we didn’t mention?
Let me know and please share in the comments section below this article!
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