Monday, January 18, 2010


I have been busy working over the past few weeks. We leave in the dark and come home in the dark. Over the course of the day we make four sets. We haul back every two hours and sort through the catch. After the last haul we head back to the harbor to offload our shrimp and take on fuel.

Our biggest haul yet was a few days ago. We got 34 trays of shrimp, this is about 3,700 pounds of shrimp.
"There are going to be some serious shrimp here in a few weeks" predicted the Captain. I hope he is right. At $.50 a pound, it takes a lot of shrimp to make any money.

So far, my favorite part is opening the cod end and watching thousands of little pink shrimp pour out onto the deck.