As Bubba Gump once said, “shrimp is the fruit of the sea”. While some might believe that process of catching shrimp involves bulky crew-manned ships, wide-cast nets, and… the ocean, you might be surprised to learn shrimping can take place indoors. In Houston, the place is Ebi Ebi Shrimp Fishing.
Shrimp fishing is a popular form of entertainment in Taiwan, in which anglers hang on the edges of a rectangular pond, holding their lines in the water, and wait to hook the unseen underwater shrimp. In the United States, it’s perceived as an underground urban phenomenon.
Ebi Ebi Shrimp Fishing in Houston offers one such experience. Claimed to be the first Taiwanese shrimp fishing venue in the United States, Ebi Ebi gives one and all the chance to spend the afternoon fishing, spending time with friends, and maybe even having a couple of beers along the way.
Unlike fishing, which can involve a repetition of casting and reeling in, shrimp fishing is more of a waiting game. After dropping the hook, fishers simply watch bob and hope for bites. Equipment is provided. Newcomers might expect to catch from 2-3 an hour, though if talented, could catch much more.
There is no limit to how much you can catch.
Due to the nature of the activity, visitors are encouraged to bring snacks and/or drinks as the venue is BYOB, though both are available for purchase on site. At the end of the day, visitors can either take their shrimp home or cook it on site, which includes seasoning, skewering, and grilling.
One hour of fishing at Ebi Ebi starts at $20 for adults (including fishing rod and bait) with additional hours priced at $12 per. For kids under 10, one hour is priced at $10 with every additional hour priced at $5.
Ebi Ebi Shrimp Fishing is located at 9934 Jones Rd Suite #A3 and is open from Friday to Sunday only; from 6 pm – 9 pm on Fridays; 3 pm – 9 pm on Saturdays; and 3 pm – 7 pm on Sundays.