10 January 2013

Islamorada Journal 2013…09-10 JAN



Sorry about the lack of reportage...but your reporter has been flat on his back in bed for the last 36 hours. Not the flu, thank goodness, but some darned bug or other resulting in chills, sinus drainage, tiredness, and no interest whatsoever in food.

Thursday morning finds me better, thanks. Just a bit of sinus left...and still tired and weak feeling, but better.



Wayne just told me, "if you had to be sick, these are the days for doing it." He's referring to the weather...

"SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT

”TODAY: EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. BAY WATERS ROUGH.

”TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT: EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY"

...which might have kept us on the dock anyway.

Apparently there's been a sailfish fly-fishing tournament going on and it's been so rough ocean-side that in two days the total catch is...zero.

We seem to go through at least one period of wind such as this each year we're down here...so it's nothing new...but hopefully we'll have fish stories within a few days.

Sunset pix are from Tuesday night...I think.



Meanwhile, in other news...


• Mistakes Saltwater Anglers Make

“Anglers however make a huge mistake in assuming the fish will not bite on windy days.”

Also discusses fluorocarbon, sitting birds, incoming tides, and others’ hot spots.

Source: panews.com



• More Stuff We Don’t Need

“SmartRod has a bite-sensitive accelerometer. Just sit back and wait for the alarm to ring. Then reel 'em in.’”

Source: NewsCnet.com
Comment: Is the rod also smart enough to keep just the right amount of tension on the line so that it can sense the bite? This is just another product [like the WaveSpin System Fishing Reels by Doug Hannon] that solves a problem that doesn't exist.


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