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Goldfish can't close their eyes without eyelids. ? 
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fishing wanted
 Jan 13, 2004; 04:26PM
 Category:  Sportfishing Charters
 Name for Contacts:  Capt Dave Auger
 Phone:  603-508-0486
 E-mail:  Capt_Dave@harpoonist.com
 City:  Newburyport
 State:  MA
 Country:  USA
 Description:  Harpoonist Fishing Charters on the Merrimack River in Newburyport, Mass offers affordable sport fishing charters for Shark, Striped Bass, Blues, Tuna and more, also evening or fireworks cruises aboard a New 2003 JC 31' Casco Bay. 1 to 6 passenger charters.

fishing photo contest
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fishing tips and tricks
 Aug 27, 2003; 04:52PM - 'Crankbait Tactics For Huge Prespawn Bass' by Steve vonBrandt
 Category:  Freshwater Bass Fishing Tips
 Author Name:  Steve vonBrandt/S&K Guide Service
 Author E-mail:  swvbbass@aol.com
Click here to enlarge Tip&Trick Description 1: Crankbait Tactics for Huge Prespawn Bass
By Steve VonBrandt
One of the most effective ways to catch huge prespawn bass in lakes and rivers are Lipless crankbaits. These baits are especially effective when the water temperature is between 49 and 58 degrees, especially in stained or muddy water in lakes and ponds, but it also works in the rivers also. Some of the techniques outlined below will help you catch bigger bass all over the country in the early spring starting in march, and peaking in April.

'TYPES OF BAITS

There are are variety of lipless crankbaits on the market that catch bass, but in the spring, in most lakes and ponds, in the Northeast, the Rat-L-Trap by bill Lewis Lures, the Rattlin' Rapala, and the Viva Vibe, are some of the best. All lipless crankbaits have a different sound. Some are much louder than others, and will produce when some other quieter baits won't. At other times, the quitter rattling baits will produce more. You just have to experiment with several baits until you find the ones that are producing best in the particular body of water you're fishing in. Sometimes the same baits, in the same size, by the same company, make slightly different sounds, that can be better than the other, Experimentation is the only way to find which bait works the best. Some baits won't run as true at different speeds, and they turn sideways a little more than others, so you just have to watch them in the water, and find the best ones. The hooks should always be changed to a premium hook system such as Gamakatsu or Owner or Eagle Claw Premium. There are many other great hooks, but I prefer these. Most of your lipless crankbaits should be used in a 1/4 to 1/2 ounce size, but recently, bigger bass in the Northeast and in Florida have hit the bigger Slat Water Traps in the 3/4 to 1 ounce sizes.

COLORS OF BAITS

The best colors for the spring, especially if you have a lot of Crawfish in the lake, are red, red/orange, and brownish/orange. Some have spots on them and these are very effective. The standard Chrome, and Chrome with a blue back, and Chrome and Red, have worked especially well for the larger bass. If the water is extremely stained to muddy, we forund that the red, and the chartruese/brown combinations work well in this kind of situation also. If you have a lot of bluegill in the area, and less crawfish or shad, then the blugill/Suncracker patterns work very well. The primary forage in the lakes are the best patterns, unless you know that many anglers are aware of this, and are using these colors also. Then switching to unconventional patterns can fool some of the wary bigger bass.

'TECHNIQUES

Most people just cast the baits out and reel them straight in. While this will always catch some bass, there are more specialized methods that trigger strikes from the bigger bass. Cast the Rat-L-Traps out, and depending on the depth of the water, count them down to the level of the fish before starting the retrieve, and if it is a sandy and/or gravel/rocky type of bottom, let them sink to the bottom, then slowly raise the tip of the rod till you feel the lure vibrating, reeling the slack up a little slowly, then lower the rod tip, and do it again. Many times they will hit as it is on the bottom, and first starts to be lifted up. If these techniques don't work in a few hours, use a slight pumping action of the rod as you reel, keeping contact with the bait. If it hits a rock, weeds, or other structure, hesitate a second, and then rip it off quickly, and reel it in with a steady retrieve. You can also yo-yo the bait similar to a spoon or spinnerbait in deeper water near points and drop-offs, which can be extremely effective in colder water or on inactive fish that are suspended. Most of the time in water below 58 degrees they hit very mushy, like grass or leaves, or even like a stick is on it, but most of the time it is a bass. As they get close to the boat they will see you and make a dash for the trolling motor, and down to deeper water, sometimes even breaking the surface to throw the lure. They bass have to played very carefully as lipless crankbaits come out of the bass's mouth much more easily than you might imagine. Most of the bass will be in the shallower water off the flats, near deeper water, rip-raps, if available, or any place where there is baitfish and or cover near the North shore or bay, close to food sources, near where they are going to spawn.

EQUIPMENT

I like to use sinning gear for the smaller 1/4 ounce baits, and I use baitcast gear for the larger 3/4 to 1 1/2 ounce baits. I usually use a 7 foot spinning rod in med action so as not to pull the bait from their mouths, usually a S- Glass rod, or a G.Loomis Cranking Rod. In the baitcasters, I use a 7 foot, med to Med/Heavy rod, with a high speed reel, but many people prefer a good reel in a 5:0:1 or 5:3:1 gear ration. I always use Spiderline super mono in 10-12 pound test, but 8 pound test is preferred by many. Stren is a also a good line for this. Fan cast the baits in as many directions as possible in the prime areas such as the mouths of the back bays with creeks, where grasses and riprap, are on a harder bottom, and you will start picking up some of these monsters this spring. A good scent on the baits, such a Yum in Crawfish scent, can't hurt either.

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fishing boats and accessories
 Jan 16, 2003; 10:14PM - '99 Donzi 30 ZF Cuddy T-250 Johnsons
 Category:  Boats
 Price:  $62,000.00
 Name for Contacts:  Steve Morris
 Phone:  281-484-3954
 City:  Houston
 State:  TX
 Country:  USA
 E-mail:  s_l_morris@yahoo.com
Click here to enlarge Description 1: Great Boat in great shape and ready to fish! Simrad CE-32 Fishfinder/Chart Plotter/DGPS, Sitex Profish II Fishfinder/Plotter/GPS, Koden Radar, VHF, Pioneer Stereo/CD/MP3, Cannon Downriggers, Porta Potty, Onboard Guest Battery Charger/Conditioner, All Coast Guard Equipment and anchor.

fishing reports
 Feb 9, 2011; 02:10PM - Whale Invasion
 Category:  Saltwater Fly Fishing Reports
 Author Name:  Gary Graham
 Author E-mail:  bajafly@bajafly.com
Click here to enlarge Report Description: Endless Season Update February 06, 2011
REPORT #1244 'Below the Border'
Saltwater Fly-Fishing reports since 1996
East Cape
The predominate north winds normally
associated with Sea of Cortez this time
of year continued to blow. Resulting in
cooler water temperatures as well as
jacket-inducing temps below 50 degrees
several mornings.

Few anglers even ventured out of the few
hotels that remained open. Kite boarders
dominated the inshore water along the
beach as the wind came whistling down
the gulf.
Buenavista Beach and Resort Hotel
reported more Yoga students than
anglers. Seems as though Michelle
Anderson, Victoria B.C., took advantage
of the slow winter season to offer Yoga
Instructor Classes. However there were a
few anglers who ventured out and cashed
in on the short-lived pargo and
yellowtail snap that took place on a few
of the reefs close to shore.

Even the locals who usually fish
regardless of the wind were sitting on
the beach cursing the relentless wind,
and discussing among themselves when
they might get back on the water.

Current East Cape Weather
http://tiny.cc/EastCapeWeather303

Magdalena Bay, Baja Mexico

The whales being seen off the Southern
California Coast recently have now begun
to arrive in mass. Appears that all
that was needed was the XVIII
International Festival of the Gray Whale
held in Puerto Adolfo Lopez Mateos held
last weekend it the town.

Good thing too, Very few fishermen
visited during January and with the
current cooler weather it may be awhile
before the trickle of fishing activity
becomes a torrent.

Lance Peterson and his buddy Brad are
planning a trip this upcoming week to
sample the fishing both inside in the
Esteros and offshore. I am sure Lance is
hoping for a repeat of last year when he
managed to add a grouper record to his
growing list of records.

Current Magdalena Bay Weather
http://tiny.cc/MagBayWeather150
Zihuatanejo, Mainland Mexico
The blue water current, for the
predominately 80º water, is shifting so
rapidly it is incredible. Yesterday
(Wed.), fly fishing with John and Mary
Hechk of Bozeman, Montana down at Puerto
Vicente Guerrero, we found the clean
water at 7.5 miles and exactly where the
Terrafin Satellite photos said it would
be. We got 4 strikes on sailfish between
the 8.5 and 12.5 miles marks, and hooked
two sailfish on the fly.
Today I went back with Gary Meger of
Toronto, Canada and we went directly to
the same areas as the previous day. The
water was a warm 80º, but a dingy brown.
It was not until the 20 mile mark we
found the clean water. We only raised 2
sailfish all day, and nothing else. One
followed the teaser to the boat, but had
no interest in Gary’s fly. Heading back
to port, and in a matter of just a few
hours, we had clean water almost to the
beach…incredible.
Unfortunately, coming back a bit, and at
the 15 mile mark, we came across a long
line run out of a panga. The panga was
from Zihuatanejo, with no name, but had
a large dorado chasing bait painted on
each side of the bow. I always use Jose
Pino when fishing out of Puerto Vicente
Guerrero, and when he saw the simbra
(long line) and the panga, he was livid.
We sat there for about 5 minutes talking
to the illegal fishermen; and it wasn’t
for just pleasantries. Jose told them he
has clients with him and can’t do
anything right now, but if they come
back into his territory, he will have
“other” people with him and will not be
restricted.
This is what needs to be done in Mexico!
Jose was not limited as the Zihuatanejo
captains are; where the illegal
fishermen are a cousin or a brother-in-
law. He did not know them, but knew they
were illegally killing sailfish, and his
future. They got the message.
An interesting note is when we were only
about ½ a mile off the point, we spotted
two humpback whales. We shut the engine
down and got the cameras ready. Just as
the cameras were coming out of the bags,
one of them went completely air-born
about 150 feet away from the panga. It
was truly awesome. While waiting for
another, the second one breached further
away and where we weren’t looking. I got
off a snap shot…but it is blurred.....Ed
Kunze

Current Zihuatanejo Weather
http://tiny.cc/zihuatanejo582

Cabo San Lucas

We still have whales out there folks, as
I stood on the first tee at Cabo Real
yesterday I saw one just off the beach
in full breach mode, she must have
jumped and cleared the water at least 5
times, really awesome to watch.
Fishing is improving, however not up to
the normal numbers we had become used
too. A few boats have been getting bit
by striped marlin this week, and some of
them were able to release two a day, but
most had a hard time finding any marlin
at all, and if they did something would
go wrong…a reel would freeze up, a line
would break or the hook would get
thrown. The best action was on live
bait and the best area was the warm
spots off of the lighthouse and on the
1150. Some fish were being seen
elsewhere, but not in any numbers; the
listed places supplied the best chance
of getting hooked up.
Yellowfin tuna action continues to be a
long run for most boats to get to the
fish, with the best chances 30 miles or
more to the southwest. Most of the fish
there were in the 15 to 25 pound class
but a few were over 100 pounds. The
problem has been the water conditions.
Getting that far out wasn't a problem,
but coming home was a really rough ride,
and the water conditions made it tough
to find the porpoise that the tuna were
associated with. There were small
scattered schools elsewhere, mostly
football sized fish, but still nothing
consistent. As the water calms down,
the fishing for yellowfin should
improve.
I would pretty much give up on dorado
for the next few months. If any are
caught they will be stray fish, the
water is just too darn cold to hold
them!
Inshore the large swells made for
uncomfortable inshore fishing, but at
least there was some action taking
place. While not there in great
numbers, it was not uncommon for a boat
to get a dozen or more sierra ranging
from three to six pounds. Toss in an
occasional yellowtail, a few bonito and
once in a while an amberjack and the
action was steady. The best action
seemed to be on live sardina, and if you
did not have any, the action became
spotty. The large swells kept most of
the boats from going any farther up the
Pacific coast...…George and Mary Landrum

Current Cabo Weather
http://tiny.cc/cabo191
 


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