- Mon Dec 16, 2019 5:27 pm #2296447
Had know idea that there was such a thing in Texas and apparently they are prevalent enough to be a forage species. Read about them on another Texas oriented board and then did some further research. Apparently the most prevalent species is the Ohio/Ohio river shrimp (common name. They are supposed to be clear or clear with a translucent olive or tan tint. They supposedly only get to about 3 or 4 inches at best. There are three other species endemic to Texas some are pretty colorful others are downright scary and get to about 8 inches. I was told and then read that in one are impoundment the shrimp are between 3/4" to 1". Here is my representation based on photos done on a 2X Long, 1X heavy nymph hook. I did another one on a #14 Daiichi swimming nymph hook but it needs to cure before messing with a photo and the wind is blowing like crazy. Does anyone else have experience with these critters?