WATCH: Fishermen catch huge shrimp ahead of Hurricane Zeta

Eldis Sula
October 28, 2020 - 12:19 pm

New Orleans fishermen took to the lakefront to pull in one last haul of “massive” shrimp Tuesday night, hours before Hurricane Zeta is expected to make landfall.

In a video captured by NBC affiliate WDSU, shrimpers lined up on the Pontchartrain lakefront at Lakeshore Drive to pull in nets of "massive" jumbo shrimp.

The clip shows fishermen casting their nets from the edge of the front, and drawing them back in.

A peek into one fisherman’s bucket at the end of the  17-second clip shows his nighttime bounty — a pile of formidable shrimp.

“🦐 MASSIVE SHRIMP! 🦐,” the outlet’s caption read. “At least 40 fishermen and shrimpers are out on the lakefront catching tons of shrimp as Tropical Storm Zeta  heads towards New Orleans.”

Hurricane Zeta is expected to make landfall in southeast Louisiana, forecasters announced early Wednesday.

National Hurricane Center Director Ken Graham gave a detailed analysis of Zeta’s path on Wednesday, warning of “a very dangerous situation when it comes to that wind.” The storm is fast-moving with wind speeds of 90 mph, Graham said.

Zeta is expected to be a category 2 storm.

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