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My son and I are planning to take our boat with us to Kure/Carolina Beach latter this summer. Hoping to Catch some Shrimp with cast net in the Intercoastal or the Basin south of kure. Can anyone give us some tips on where and how to get us started. Thank You
 

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I've found them in the creeks among small croakers and pin fish. We were trying to net bait fish when we saw mullet blowing up the surface. When we approached closer we saw the shrimp jumping out of the water trying to get away. When we used the cast net to net bait fish, we usually netted a couple shrimp as well, we got about 4 dozen that way one day.
 

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The mullet were blowing up on the shrimp??? I didn't think Mullet at shrimp???
That's what we saw. I mean we didn't see shrimp entering mullet mouths but we saw mullet hitting the surface and shrimp jumping out of the water next to the strikes. I guess we assumed that the bigger mullet were eating the shrimp. Either way, when we have seen this condition, we've been able to net quantities of shrimp. Any experts out there want to chime in?
 

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So GM, it appears you may be right, mullet aren't known for eating live prey, and the shell of a shrimp may actually kill them. So I'm guessing we saw mullet feeding on something, and the shrimp were just near them trying to get a meal as well. So based on my observance, I would still check out the feeding mullet scene when you're looking to net some shrimp, it has worked for me, even if the mullet weren't eating the shrimp. And thanks for the comment GM, I don't want to be putting out false information.
 
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