I didn't fish on Wednesday...needed to rest the old bones [and back muscles] after spending four straight days on the water. Besides, the morning started with thunder and a downpour, so that gave a good excuse to stay on the beach.
The bobber-popper has continued to be a successful [and cheap] lure. Here you can see a new one on the left, and the one I've been using for the past several days on the right. That's what bluefish, ladyfish, and jacks can do to a lure...so rather than have one that costs $8.95 partially destroyed, this one is less than a dollar [not including my labor at my newly adopted minimum wage of $10.10].
Then tie the clip back onto the end of the leader, or attach a split ring and hook, or, as has been done in this case, tie the leader directly to the hook.
Before all this, you want to be sure to glue the tube inside the bobber so it doesn't slide out through the slit in the side of the bobber.
The gulls ate it all.
So, a quiet day today. Got caught up on a lot of things. Not much else to report.
• Meanwhile, in other news...
• “Fight Back: War On Lionfish Shows First Promise Of Success”
”Even if it's one speared fish at a time, it finally appears that there's a way to fight back.”
Please visit this link to read the full article: OregonState.edu
• Please: Don’t Eat Chilean Sea Bass
”Since fishing began, O'Brien's colleagues studying fish at McMurdo Station in the Ross Sea have caught fewer toothfish each year. It is now a major event when one comes up on their fishing lines.”
Please visit this link to read the full article: BellinghamHerald.com