Sand shrimp, also called ghost shrimp, are a popular bait for a variety of different fish. These shrimp live in the sand, so many anglers will actually catch them with a shrimp pump. The fish that you can catch with a regular shrimp will also eat a sand shrimp, so that’s almost everything inshore and several species of fish offshore too.
In freshwater, sand shrimp are a very popular bait for salmon and steelhead. When the fish enter the river to spawn, the sand shrimp is one of the better baits to use.