When: TBD – Saturday, August 25, 2018 TBD – Depart Crystal Cove Marina in Palatka at 8:15-8:30 AM.
Contact: Ed Ellett on VHF channel 9 at the River. Please RSVP to Ed (331-8044 or Ed@EllettIns.com) 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 telephone wire crossing opposite side of river from Crystal Cove Marina. 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.