To find out, we used pumps to suction the ghost shrimp
out of their burrows.
Most jetty anglers bait their hook with sand shrimp, ghost shrimp
, pile worms, herring or a plastic imitation of one of those.
The ghost shrimp
(Neotrypaea californiensis) and the mud shrimp (Upogebiapugettensis) inhabit the tideflats in estuaries where the oysters are grown.
Tokushima, Japan) is a leading expert on the taxonomy of the Thalassinidea, in particular the Callianassoidea (crustaceans commonly known as ghost shrimp
or mud lobster.
Bloodworms, ghost shrimp
and mussels are the baits of choice for most pier-anglers, and Menadier prefers ``blood'' and ``ghosties.
The whales are attracted by an abundance of ghost shrimp
buried in the sand along Puget Sound, about 30 miles north of Seattle.
You can walk about 2 miles out over dikes and bridges to see avocet, curlew, great and snowy egrets, herons, killdeer, willet, cattle egret, and perhaps golden plover as they poke for clams, pile worms, and ghost shrimp
that squirm in the quivering mud.
Flies: Gray shrimp, pink ghost shrimp
, sand crab (Selby's version, with a brown, plastic bag for the shell, is called Frank's crab), Crazy Charlie (a bonefish fly) or similar attractor pattern, Clauser minnow or any yellow, green or blue saltwater streamer patterns.
Bait #2 hook with sand crab, ghost shrimp
, bloodworm, or mussel
South Florida angler Lou Volpe sees this in his Everglades City canal, as keeper size snapper frequently rise to gobble the 3-inch Rapala Trigger X Ghost Shrimp
he drifts on 3/0 circle hooks.
Corbina also hit mussels, clams, bloodworms, sandworms, ghost shrimp
, soft-shelled China crabs and grunions, as well as artificial grubs, some lures and saltwater flies that resemble anchovies, sculpins or other near-shore fish that they dine on.
We picked up our bait - ghost shrimp
, with a single extended claw looking like a one-armed bandit - at Knights Landing Sports Center, which is more of a dusty drinking hole and pool hall than a sports center.