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Lucky Joes 18/0 Weighted Bridge Gaff

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Lucky Joes 18/0 weighted Bridge Gaff 2 1/2 pounds approximate weight for those windy days fishing.

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Goldfish can't close their eyes without eyelids. ? 
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Fish in polluted lakes lose their sense of smell. ? 
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 Feb 22, 2018; 03:57AM
 Category:  Guide Services
 Name for Contacts:  Costa Rica Fads
 Phone:  1-800-388-9957
 E-mail:  costaricafadscr@gmail.com
 City:  Quepos
 State:  Puntarenas
 Country:  Costa Rica
 Description:  Costa Rica Fads is one of the top
charters for offshore & FAD fishing
in Quepos, Costa Rica. Costa Rica
FAD Fishing offers some of the best
fishing in the World.

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fishing tips and tricks
 May 19, 2003; 09:01AM - Circle Hooks for Billfish
 Category:  Trolling techniques
 Author Name:  Carlos Morales
 Author E-mail:  carlos@greatsailfishing.com
Tip&Trick Description 1: What are “circle hooks”? To a fisherman seeing one for the first time you kind of wonder why anyone would use them or took time to invent them. They are similar in size to the more common “J” shaped hook but the opening is smaller and the barb points toward the body of the hook forming a circular shape, hence their name. At first glance it would appear fish would seldom be caught with circle hooks because the barb points the wrong way and the smaller than usual opening would difficult hooking anything.

Surprise, surprise, first impressions are wrong. Depending which study an angler consults, circle hooks have been shown to be as effective or more effective than “J” hooks for catching all types of fish including billfish. Some studies say fishermen catch 60% more fish, others 100% more fish with circle hooks than with “J” hooks. Catching more fish is a bonus but the real advantage of circle hooks is that they are designed to hook a fish in the lip or corner of the mouth and this happens about 95% of the time, preventing “deep hooking” and “foul hooking”. Removing a circle hook is fast and easy, take a pair of pliers and rotate the hook out of the mouth.

A “J” hook works by attaching itself wherever soft tissue is available. Normally, as soon as a fish bites, the first thing an angler does is “set the hook” by swiftly pulling the rod up and reeling in some line. This violent maneuver guarantees (anglers wish) that the barb of the hook will penetrate some soft tissue inside the mouth thus hooking the fish. Some fish, like billfish, have bony mouths so when the “J” hook tries to find purchase it just slides along and it either pops out of the mouth with the bait or attaches to the the upper palate, throat, pharynx, oesophagus or in the stomach. Anglers who practice catch and release know deep hook injuries, caused by any type of hook, are often mortal due to bleeding and that the hook sometimes is left inside the fish since its so deep there is no way to remove it without killing the fish. This is not a problem for the angler fishing for tasty, sought after fish like Dorado (dolphin), flounder, mangrove snapper, redfish, grouper, etc., since the whole point of going fishing is catching fish to eat.

Here is where circle hooks come in. They have been around for years and were adopted in the late 1970’s for use by longline commercial fishing boats because not only did fish hook themselves but also studies showed they were 85% more effective than “J” hooks and the hooked fish were alive when the longline was retrieved. It is ironic that recreational anglers, to preserve fish, have recently adopted commercial fishing hooks known and used for their ability to catch large numbers of fish.

We did say fish hooked themselves and we are not joking. When fishing using circle hooks and a fish takes the bait, do not set the hook! Wait. Count out one Mississippi, two Mississippi, etc., meditate about why there are no pregnant ladybugs, speculate on the price of bananas on Mars, just don’t set the hook! As the fish swims away the line becomes taut allowing the hook to rotate inside the fish’s mouth and lodge itself in the corner of the mouth. When the rod is flexed and the line taut that means the fish is hooked. Patience is very important because if the angler tries to set a circle hook the same way as a “J” hook, more often than not it will just be pulled out of the mouth of the fish. After a bite a mate on our boats grabs the rod but doesn’t do anything until the billfish swims away pulling the line taut and bending the rod, then he counts to five and “tests” whether the hook has been set by reeling in some line. This technique usually works very well.

If a “self-hooking hook” was not good enough, circle hooks have other advantages. Once hooked, billfish tend to leap and violently shake their head side to side to try and loose the hook. It looks spectacular and anglers love it but “J” hooks are sometimes dislodged this way. The circle hooks round shape and the direction of the barb helps to prevent dislodgement so fish don’t de-hook as much when doing their aerial stunts. Another great advantage is that humans hook themselves less in the hand, ear and/or other body parts and clothes with circle hooks because the barb points toward the body of the hook.

Not all circle hooks are created equal though. Besides “normal circle hooks” there are “offset circle hooks” whose barb does not point to the body of the hook but opens up, similar to a “J” hook’s. Depending on the degree that the barb is offset, 4 to 15 degrees, they become about as effective as “J” hooks at deep hooking as in their ability to catch fish. Like “J” hooks, “offset circle hooks” also cause more foul hooking of fish. Foul hooking means hooking a fish by the eye, gills, etc. Billfish depend on their eyesight to hunt and catch their prey so an eye wound seriously diminishes a billfish’s ability to feed and damaging the gills hampers the billfish’s survivability. Some circle hooks are made out of stainless steel and will not degrade with time so if a fish is lost with a stainless steel hook in it, that hook will be in the fish forever.

In Guatemala “catch and release” for all billfish is the law. Since it’s beginning our company has adopted a circle hook only policy for bill fishing and releasing the fish unharmed is a very important goal. Guatemala has the best sailfishing in the world and we do our best to keep it that way.

Happy fishing and tight lines!!

fishing boats and accessories
 Oct 2, 2003; 01:20AM - 1989 Four Winns striper boat
 Category:  Boats
 Price:  8,000
 Name for Contacts:  Bill Conner
 Phone:  270-343-4829
 City:  Jamestown
 State:  Kentucky
 Country:  U.S.
 E-mail:  boatbarn@duo-county.com
Description 1: This craft has a 175 Johnson fuel injected motor with power tilt and trim and only 175 hours on it,oil injected,85 Gal. fuel tank,Custom 2 wheel trailer,Bimini top,Detachable plastic cabin,4 blade ss prop,Bait well,Fish finder,Stereo,3 Batteries,and more!!!

fishing reports
 Oct 20, 2003; 11:03AM - 'Fly Hooker Daily Report
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  George Landrum
 Author E-mail:  gmlandrum@hotmail.com
Report Description: Capt. George Landrum
'Fly Hooker' Sportfishing
gmlandrum@hotmail.com
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WEEKLY FISH COUNT

STRIPED MARLIN: ONE RELEASED (#120)
DORADO: 8 KEPT (15-25#)

“FLY HOOKER” FISH REPORT FOR OCTOBER 14, 2003

We had a young newlywed couple on board the boat today and they just wanted a
chance to get out and catch some fish. It ended up a short day because of a blown
transmission oil seal but they did catch a nice Dorado on the way back in. Juan said
that several more Dorado were lost and the water was really nice out there. The
transmission oil seals were replaced this afternoon and everything is fine now.



“FLY HOOKER” FISH REPORT FOR OCTOBER 15, 2003

Our friend Joe Baczewski, his son Joey and Joey’s girlfriend Casey are fishing on
the “Fly Hooker” today and tomorrow. Several years ago Joey was fortunate enough to
catch a #450 Blue Marlin while fishing with Juan and Manuel and both him and Joe
have been looking for another large fish since then. This week it was difficult to get any
live bait and today was no exception, no bait available. It was also the first day of the
“Los Cabos Billfish Tournament” so there was a lot of pressure on the billfish with
everyone working for them. With over 60 boats in the tournament plus normal charters
the pressure was fairly intense. Juan and Manuel worked up the Pacific coast and
caught two Dorado but only saw two Striped Marlin. One of these fish they may have
had a shot at with live bait but the other one went down right away. Casey did not feel
well during the trip and slept most of the time. We hope the fishing is better for them
tomorrow!



“FLY HOOKER” FISH REPORT FOR OCTOBER 16, 2003

Casey decided not to go today so it was just Joe and Joey Baczewski today. Again,
there was little live bait available and what was there was not good. Juan and Manuel
headed up the Pacific side of the Cape and found Dorado about 15 miles up the coast.
They were able to get 5 fish in the boat, all around 20 pounds, plus they lost several
more. On the way back in they saw two Marlin on the surface out by the lighthouse but
with no live bait to entice them it was a frustrating experience. I surely hope that next
time they come to Cabo the Marlin fishing is better for them.



“FLY HOOKER” FISH REPORT FOR OCTOBER 17, 2003

Jerry French, his wife and their friends booked the boat for today and any kind of fish
would have been fine for them. Juan had things to take care of at home so it was
Manuel and Mauricio on the boat. The girls got sick almost right away, started to chum
in an attempt to attract fish according to Jerry! It did not work though. Manuel stayed
in the area off the Lighthouse on the Pacific side, mostly within 10 miles while looking
for a Dorado or a Marlin, but they had no luck at all. It was a nice day on the water and
a good boat ride for the guys and the girls were good sports about it. Sorry Jerry, I
hope that your next trip has better results.




“FLY HOOKER” FISH REPORT FOR 18 OCTOBER, 2003

Our friend Tim and Jill Lawrence from Anchorage are in Cabo again and they will be
spending a few days over the next week on the “Fly Hooker” with Juan and Manuel.
Today they went up the Pacific coast to an area inside the Golden Gate Banks and
finally found a Striped Marlin. Since they were able to get some live bait this morning
Juan was able to cast on the fish and it ate! Jill got to fight the fish and after about 15
minutes Juan was able to grab the leader for a release. That was all the action for the
day, we were surprised that they were not able to get at least one Dorado! Maybe on
Monday.


 


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