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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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In three decades, the world's oceans will contain more discarded plastic
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The toxin in puffer fish is 1200 times deadlier than cyanide.
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Fishing light Hands free operation

Fishing light Hands free operation
Hands free fishing light led flexible head to position for best results when fishing.


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7691S Fish Hooks

7691S Fish Hooks
Lucky Joes 7691 stainless steel big game hooks ideal for bait or offshore trolling lures


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Lucky Joes 7731S Large Stainless Steel J hooks

Lucky Joes 7731S Large Stainless Steel J hooks
Lucky Joes 7731S southern and tuna for the angler who uses big baits to catch really big fish


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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
 Nov 4, 2003; 02:43AM - 1989 century fury 17 foot
 Category:  Boats
 Price:  2400.00
 Name for Contacts:  bill turpak
 Phone:  706-860-8457
 City:  grovetown
 State:  georgia
 Country:  united states
 E-mail:  wturpak1@charter.net
Description 1: 1989 century fury 17 ft
mercruiser inboard/outboard
with powertrim runs great 2400.00

fishing reports
 Feb 18, 2021; 11:29PM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  ericgordobanks@yahoo.com
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December 6, 2020

New month of December saw light crowds of visitors arriving, this is the
normal pattern, as after Thanksgiving and before Christmas, there are not
that many people vacationing, this year with the global pandemic still
peaking, travelers are being extra cautious. North winds continued
throughout the week, ocean temperature dropped into the 75 degree range and
currents were off colored on grounds to the north. Still mostly clear sunny
skies, highs averaging near 75 degrees and we saw low temperatures of 54
degrees, so it is the time of year you need to dress appropriately for
early morning outdoor activities.

Anglers were able to find plentiful supplies of sardinas, with caballito,
ballyhoo, slabs of squid bring other options. More of the super panga
charters are now trying to chum up chihuil baitfish on the Inner Gordo
Bank, though this has not been all that easy or guaranteed with choppy
conditions, though these baitfish were now the best bet for enticing the
elusive wahoo. Early in the week we saw more numbers of wahoo being brought
in, sizes ranged from small 5 lb. juveniles, up to 50 lb. trophy sized
specimens. Areas from Cardon, La Fortuna to Vinorama produced strikes while
trolling baits or rapalas. Though this same area is now seeing greenish
cooler currents push in.

The week also started off with a pair of super cow sized 300 lb. yellowfin
tuna being landed from off the Gordo Banks by local pangeros specifically
targeting these cows. Lot of patience needed when targeting these fish,
they used live skipjack for bait. The rest of the week we only saw a
handful of other tuna accounted for, several were near 100 lb. Though
overall the action for these yellowfin was very slow and north winds made
the whole deal that much more difficult. Everyone is waiting for calmer
conditions and it looks as though the coming week will at least start out
calmer.

Dorado were even scarcer this past week, only a handful of these gamefish
were even found, no large schools at all and mainly smaller sized. The past
few seasons the month of December was very productive for nicer sized
dorado, so we are hoping this year things are just starting out slow, still
early in the month. Billfish action was almost nonexistent off of San Jose
del Cabo, more chance now for striped marlin on the Pacific grounds, it
will not be long though that the migration of mackerel and sardineta will
shift in the direction of the Sea of Cortez.

Inshore the main action found was for sierra, most of these fish ranging in
the 2 to 5 lb. range, striking on hoochies, Rapalas and sardinas. Also a
few roosterfish accounted for, not the normal season for them, but they can
hang around in minimal numbers.

With the windier conditions anglers were not able to try much bottom
action, those who did found more bonito and triggerfish than anything else,
we did see a few amberjack and at least a couple of dogtooth snapper
brought in.

Good fishing, Eric



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GORDO BANKS PANGAS
Eric Brictson / Operator
619 488-1859
Los Cabos (624) 142-1147
e-mail:gordobanks@yahoo.com
WWW.GORDOBANKS.COM
 


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