ColumbiaKid, its super easy, and very cost effective versus buying them if you are close to a good pumping area. Get a PVC pipe shrimp gun, about $15.00 from GI Joes and goe out on a sand flat in the bay and look for all the little holes, like clam holes. ( I get all mine out of Yaquina or Waldport Bay)I prefer to get mine when there is about 2-8" of water over the sand, it dispurses the sand and allows you to see any shrimp you have gotten easier than picking through sand clumps(gotta be fast though because they re-burry themselves or drift away), also is a little easier on their fragile bodies. I can usually hand pump about 12 -15 dozen keepers in an hour. :smile:
Here is a link to another post I made about getting them to last a little longer than they do in the styrofoam cups.
Good Luck, its fun! :grin: