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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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Fish Facts Vote which one you feel is true.
Goldfish can't close their eyes without eyelids. ? 
1 Puffer Fish has enough poison to kill 30 people ? 
A koi fish named 'Hanako' lived for 225 years. ? 
Fish can drown in water. ? 
Fish can see 70 times further in air than in water ? 
Fish in polluted lakes lose their sense of smell. ? 
Many fish can change sex during their lifespan. ? 
The goliath tigerfish can eat small crocodiles. ? 
There is a Jellyfish that could be immortal. ? 
There's a shark in Greenland that eats polar bears ? 

Around 10% of the world's total fish species can be found just within the Great Barrier Reef.
In three decades, the world's oceans will contain more discarded plastic
than fish when measured by weight, researchers say.
The toxin in puffer fish is 1200 times deadlier than cyanide.
Strange fish facts
Many Fish can taste without even opening their mouths.
Fish Facts
Most brands of lipstick contain fish scales
Did you know?
American Lobsters have longer life spans than both cats and dogs, living over 20 years.
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About 60% of US Anglers practice catch and release.
Women make up about 33% of fresh water anglers and
about 85% of fresh water anglers begin fishing at 12 years old.


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Lucky Joes 10827 Black SS big game bait hooks

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Ball Bearing Snap Swivels Heavy Duty

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fishing wanted
 May 14, 2007; 06:42PM
 Category:  Sportfishing Charters
 Name for Contacts:  Roger Bligh
 Phone:  1.250.934.5530/1.866.934.5533
 City:  Tahsis/Zeballos
 State:  British Columbia
 Country:  Canada
 Description:  Come Live the Adventure on the Spectacular west coast of Vancouver Island. Best guides.Great Boats.Majestic Lodge Location. Salmon, Halibut and rock fish abound from our location at the doorstep of the world famous Esperanza Inlet. Bring your camera: whales, sea otters, bald eagles, dolphins, marbled merlot and lots of other superb visual feasts of natural beauty.

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fishing tips and tricks
 May 19, 2003; 09:01AM - Circle Hooks for Billfish
 Category:  Trolling techniques
 Author Name:  Carlos Morales
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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
 Dec 9, 2007; 09:35PM - Custom Fit Boat Cover
 Category:  [other]
 Price:  Varies
 Name for Contacts:  Elite Outdoors
 State:  MO
 Country:  USA
Click here to enlarge Description 1: When only the best will do! A perfect fit: measured, tucked, darted and approved by Hurricane's own pattern and design craftsman. Vulnerable wear and stress points are double reinforced with an extra tough material sewn to the underside of the cover. An unbreakable 1/4' poly draw rope sewn with the perimeter hem enables the cover to be cinched tight to the hull. 1' poly loops are sewn around the perimeter of the cover to accept a Hurricane strap/buckle tie down kit, bungee cords, or rope ties for positive securing to the boat. Built tough to take the exposure and abuse that boat covers are exposed to when trailering, storing, or mooring.

Westland has over 16,000 Exact Fit Custom Cover patterns for over 200 different boat manufacturers. You will have your choice of 3 fabrics and over 30 colors.

To check to see if we have a custom cover pattern for your boat please Email Us your year - make - model - any accessories like towers, swim platforms, bow rails, radar archs, etc.

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fishing reports
 Jul 28, 2003; 12:07PM - 'Fly Hooker' Daily Reports
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  George Landrum
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Striped Marlin: One tagged and released (#120)
Sailfish: One tagged and released (95#)
Dorado: Two taken (#60-15)
Yellowfin Tuna: One released (3#)


John White booked the “Fly Hooker” for today and tomorrow and really wants his boys, Mike
and Shawn, to hook up to some nice fish and have a good time. John’s dad Dave is along as well
today. He would really like to get into some Tuna ! Juan and Manuel headed out toward the
south and at a distance of 22 miles out came across a couple of long-line floats with a beacon
attached. Someone had already cut them loose from the longline and had worked them but the
guys were still able to pull fish off the floats. On the first pass with the lures they hooked up and
released a three pound Tuna. There were a lot of Dorado around the floats but the fish scattered
when they came close. Even with that, they were able to hook up three fish, two of them that
they got to the boat. One of them was a nice bull of around 60 pounds, the other one around 15
pounds. Unfortunately that was all the action for the day. Hope there is a bit more activity


The second day of fishing for John, Dave, Mike and Shawn, and on this trip John’s daughter is
along as well. John wants Marlin for the boys so Juan and Manuel stay fairly close to Cabo on
this trip. Early in the day there is a lure strike on the bridge rod and it is handed down to Shawn.
Unfortunately the fish did not stick and was only on for about 10 seconds. A little later a live bait
was tossed to a tailing fish and Mike got to fight a Striped Marlin. That fish was eventually
brought to the boat, tagged and released. Since John’s daughter was not feeling well and they
had caught a Marlin, John decided that it made since to come in a little early. Thanks guys, we
are glad it worked out, but Dave, sorry there were not any big Tuna for you maybe next time!


Today I had Dr. Greg B., from San Diego fishing aboard the “Fly Hooker”. He went on
another boat on Tuesday and didn’t catch anything so decided to change boats and see if that
worked. Also, he decided to change the fishing times! We left the Marina at noon and were back
at 7:15. I tried to call Juan all morning but his phone was turned off (no charge on the battery) so
I managed to find a deckhand (good kid named Augustine) and we took off. Greg had brought
several rods of his own as well as a few lures and we decided to run a blue/white Islander way
back off of the bridge rod. We cruised out for about 5 miles, past a drifting Purse Seiner, then
spotted a group of Porpoise traveling in a very tight pod. We worked them a few times but it
soon was apparent that they held no fish and were very boat shy. Guess that they had been set on
by Purse Seiners recently. A short while later I spotted a Striped Marlin sleeping and pointed it
out to Agustine, who went down and dropped back a live bait. The fish woke and went down.
The Islander lure was about 180 yards back, I had let out all the mono top-shot, and about 30
minutes after passing the Marlin we had a BIG fish explode on the Islander. It took a little line
but did not hook up and when we brought in the lure to check it out, there were three good sized
tooth marks on the top of the lure. Augustine said that was a REALLY big fish, and based on the
size of the hole in the water and the splash it made, I think we had a strike from a big Tuna, too
bad it did not hook up! We continued on our way and it was quite a bit later, maybe an hour and
a half, that we finally hooked up. It was on the Islander again, in the way back position, and at
first I thought it was a big Dorado. After 10 minutes the fish jumped again and this time I thought
it was a Striped Marlin. Only when the fish was close to the boat were we able to tell that we had
hooked a Sailfish. This was a first for Greg, and we got some good pictures with the fish held in
the water alongside the boat. We estimated the Sailfish at 95 pounds, then tagged and released
the beautiful creature. That was almost the last of the action for the trip. We returned to Cabo
trolling just offshore, hoping to hook into some Dorado. We did have one hit, but the fish was so
small it did not even get a click off the reel, and it looked smaller than the lure! As our last gasp,
we tried slow trolling a couple of Mullet just off the Hacienda Del Mar beach, and We had one
mullet chewed, but not by a Rooster, probably by a Snapper. Oh well, at least we got a new fish
for the Doctor!


Aaron Sanders, his wife and young son are fishing with us today and next Wednesday. Aaron
would really like to get a Marlin, so that is what we have our fingers crossed for. He would also
like to be the one to toss the bait and set the hook. Juan and Juan (it is Sunday, Manuel’s day off)
headed out to the 95 spot to start the day and worked their way toward the 1150 area. Nada,
zilch, nothing. A little later they heard over the radio that someone had found a large wooden
cable spool and that there were a lot of Dorado around it, so in came the lines and off they went.
Of course by the time they got there the bite was over and there were twenty boats around.
Apparently the first two boats did well, then it was over. They left the area and when they came
back an hour later there was just one boat left. Juan put a live bait out and they were able to
catch one small Dorado. That was it, all the action for the day, but Aaron has another day to get
into the zone and get a Marlin. We will keep our fingers crossed for him!

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