Friday, July 29, 2011
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Thursday, July 21, 2011
It just occurred to me that I could incorporate some catfishing trotline techniques into my daily routine. Quite a few people--the majority, really--here are at least a little catfish-like in their eating habits (I am, too). By which I mean that if any edible substance is left sitting around, it'll eventually get nosed out and consumed. Many of us circle, circle, circle the office prowling for food, then retire to our little cubicles for shelter as conditions change, or to digest our food, or to hide from predators or bright light.
I might satisfy my desire for angling by hanging fishing line from the ceiling in a few spots around the office, enticing morsels dangling...doughnuts, carrots, little packs of cheese crackers, Twizzlers, strawberries. Then I'd sit back and wait for a bite.
I guess maybe I shouldn't use hooks. I can tie the food on, and tie the other end to a camera. Or maybe even just a bell.
Monday, July 18, 2011
Friday, July 15, 2011
Monday, July 11, 2011
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Wednesday, July 06, 2011
Tuesday, July 05, 2011
I don't know if Brian remembers this.
I was fishing with Brian at Long Run Park quite a few years ago (late 80s, I guess) when he caught two fish at the same time.
He threw out a line (a worm under a bobber) and after a few minutes he his bobber went under and he reeled in. As he pulled it out of the water, we saw that he had not one, but two bluegill!
It's hard to explain how the second one was hooked, so I have added a crude illustration.
I had to look at it hard to figure out how it happened. At first, I thought that he had somehow cast out with two hooks on his line, or that he had cast out a baited hook with another snelled hook accidentally stuck to it, and had caught fish on both. This, however, was not the case.
The only way I could think that this could have happened is that he threw out his line as normal. A bluegill grabbed it and was hooked as normal, with the hook going through his lip.
Meanwhile, there was another bluegill nearby who had a snelled hook (complete with looped leader) sticking out of his mouth after escaping the clutches of another angler. This fish swam close to the first struggling fish, and the leader from his hook got caught on the point of Brian's hook. And there he remained until he reeled them up into the air on the bank.