Shrimp is one of the most popular baits for saltwater fishing. Shrimp is used to catch seatrout, croakers, flounder, snapper, and other species.
In freshwater, shrimp baits are popular for catching catfish, sunfish, and other species. Shrimp baits include edible shrimp (brown, white, pink), sand shrimp, grass shrimp, mantis shrimp, and others.
Shrimp can be fished live or as dead baits. Some anglers fish fresh shrimp under popping corks or other floats.
Heads-off shrimp can be rigged on bare jig hooks or other jigs and casted in productive areas. Whole or cut shrimp can be fished on Carolina style rigs or traditional top and bottom rigs.
In some areas, recreational shrimping is popular as a means of harvesting white and brown shrimp not only for bait but also for food.