Some fishermen carry shrimp in live bait buckets, the sametype as used for fresh water fishing. If the bucket is the typical, doublestyle, it's no problem to change the water supply and thus the oxygen. However,with a single bucket, water changing is a little more difficult. You canadopt a fresh water idea -- little tabs of an oxygen generating substance(trademark OTAB). These pellets generate oxygen when placed in the waterof a bait bucket, and help keep the shrimp alive. However, it's still advisableto change the water regularly, particularly to keep it from getting toohot.
With one of the biggest fishing industries in the world, Taiwan has historically had strong ties to seafood.
But instead of going out to sea on boats, or even sitting on the edge of rivers or piers like their ancestors did, many Taiwanese city dwellers are now fishing for shrimp from indoor pools in restaurants that let them catch their own meal and cook it themselves.
This is far from just a way to grab a bite - it's a popular place for families and friends to gather, or office workers to relax at the end of a long week.
The BBC's Cindy Sui visited one of these places and gave indoor shrimp fishing a try.
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You can’t really go wrong with shrimp. Shrimp will always catch some type of saltwater fish. You can use live or dead shrimp and you can fish them with a jig or on the bottom with a pyramid sinker. With dead shrimp, cut the tail and head off and just use the meat portion of the shrimp. Live shrimp will work fished on the bottom, drifting and another method is to let a live shrimp swim freely with the incoming or outgoing tide. Just hook the shrimp in the back and use just enough weight to get it down. The shrimp doesn’t have to be on the bottom, but you don’t want it floating along the surface either. Some of the fish you will catch with shrimp are , , , , and . These are just a few as you can catch many other saltwater fish on shrimp.
It is unlawful to place, deposit, distribute, or scatter any bait of any kind in, on, or over any waters so as to lure, attract, or entice shrimp toward the bait or to cause shrimp to congregate in the area where bait is placed. It is illegal to knowingly fish for shrimp in baited waters.