they say shrimping at night is ideal cause the shrimp can’t see the nets, otherwise they would swim around the nets. it’s really amazing seeing what they catch when the net’s lifted. the best part is that it’s a party every night, kind of like a neighborhood gathering and everyone stops by with a beer, they stand around the picking pen and grab all creatures that are not shrimp. sometimes there are eels, snakes, minnows, gar fish, baby trout, a bunch of crabs. they keep the big crabs, take out the extra large shrimp and then everything else goes into giant buckets.

the saddest part, this is probably one of the last times they’ll ever get to go shrimping or fishing. the marina that we shot at is now taken over by bp so they can station themselves there and do whatever it is that they’re doing. sad.