I do not fish with live shrimp very often but when i do i am having trouble keeping them alive. Here are a few questions i have. First, i have a recirculating bait well and when i am running it does not pump water but when i stop it will begin pumping again. this has caused bait to die earlier than normal. Also i have a buddy that tells me i need a closed circuit well because the shrimp are coming from bait tanks in lower salinity levels than those in breton sound. I guess his theory is that since my pump does not work while running and i keep the launch's water in the well and all of the sudden i am in the sound and begin to pump the higher salinity water it shocks the shrimp. Any suggestions?
Since hunting season is winding down i figured this would be a good topic. There are thousands of opinions on gun cleaning and maintenance particularly on the inside of barrels. I have done miles and miles of reading on this topic and it still seems to me opinions vary all over the place. With that being said i would like to hear how my fellow Louisiana hunters clean their rifle bores. Most of the reading i have been doing is writen by competition shooters who chew through plenty of rounds. I am only concerned about hunting rifles that may never see 50 rounds fired per year. I am also only concerned about the bore and not the action/exterior/wood etc. With that being said, how often do you guys clean your bores and do you use bore guides with brushes and solvents frequently or do you just pass a bore snake through once in a while and call it a day?