Brown Shrimp (Penaeus aztecus)
AKA: Bait Shrimp
There are many varieties of Shrimp, both freshwater and saltwater around the world, that live close to the bottom, but are frequently found drifting on the surface with the tide. Shrimp are filter feeders that live in schools and can swim rapidly backwards. They are the world’s most famous bait and are an important food source for both marine creatures and humans. Mother Nature’s best-designed bait.
Shrimp for bait use are different from the shrimp used for food only in size. 70 – 90 count shrimp are caught by small day boats on both coasts of Florida and frozen only once with the head on when landed, often the same day.
Uses: Shrimp will catch any fish that will bite a hook and are used in both salt and fresh water.