Shrimp-a-thon / Learnament


  • Saturday, August 20, 2016
  • Depart the Crystal Cove Marina at 8:15-8:30 AM.
  • A trailer caravan will leave the Waldo road Sonny’s Restaurant parking lot at 7:00AM


Crystal Cove Marina, 382-328-4000, 131 Crystal Cove Drive, Palatka, FL  32177


Ed Ellett on VHF channel 9 at the River. Please RSVP to Ed (331-8044 or if you plan to attend. Call or e-mail if you have pre-trip questions too. Last minute participants with no RSVP are welcome.

If interested in going, yet, don’t own a boat, let Ed know, and, he will seek to match you with a Captain with extra space. It is appropriate you offer to help your host Captain with trip expense. A call to Captains: if you have extra space, and, can host a guest, please let Ed know.

What to Bring:

1) Shrimping Cast Net (webbing on perimeter (helps it open on way down))

2) Gloves – pulling long, wet line can be rough on the hands

3) Button-less shirt – amazing how a cast net can find/tangle with a button at the least        opportune time! The new GOFC, long sleeve T-shirts are perfect.

4) Five gallon bucket to measure a boat limit, towel to cover, extra ice to keep shrimp cool as accumulate

5) Laundry baskets/plastic washtub to flush net of shrimp after throws

6) Saltwater fishing license/all boat safety gear current

7) Cold drinks and appropriate warm weather clothing, including an extra shirt – yes, it will be hot!

8) Sometimes, extra rope to tie to/extend your cast net rope.

Trip Plan:

Based on initial scouting report, the plan will be to shrimp on/near channel edge off Shands pier – ie. Not far from the boat ramp.  For those who feel the need to use more boat gasoline than a gallon J, ask Ed for tips on areas to explore.

Event Duration:

Captains choice – ie. When a limit is filled, or, you are exhausted. If the weather is nice a short trip to Outback Crab House just south of Shand’s Bridge is a wonderful way to end the day (a cold beverage is extra refreshing after throwing the net – they, also, serve an excellent shrimp platter): 8155 County Road 14, St. Augustine, Fl. 32092, 904-522-0500. Call Ed for water directions.

 2016 Photos

Date(s) - Saturday, 08/20/2016
8:15 am - 5:00 pm

Crystal Cove Marina



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