Sea Lice or Mantis Shrimp

First trip of 2013 to the Land Cut was a very calm sunny day. This time of year is usually more difficult then others at the Texas Land Cut. Live shrimp is hard to come by for bait and today was no exception. However, we decided to pick up some Sea Lice at clems for our trip since our main target was black drum.
Land Cut Fishin, JustGoFishin.com

So what in the world are sea lice? It turns out that the correct name for these beauties is "Mantis Shrimp". These guys are a cross between a Caterpillar and a praying mantis of the sea world. Bait shops in our area call these crustacean sea lice. 

Black Drum, Speckled Trout, JustGoFishin.com

Catches of the day produced a few black drum and a speckled trout. It was a great day to be outside on the water and a nice way to begin 2013.

Dave Alexander

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