By Jerry Audet
By Dave Anderson
The term 'water environment' was coined by my friend John Lee, he used to single out the effects the water and water movement have on his most productive dive spots. Moving water plays a big role in making one spot stand out from others nearby. But it's not always that boiling tide-rip that should be getting all your attention. Thinking in terms of the entire food chain and how increases in current speed or changes in the direction of the flow can affect the feed, starting at the microscopic level, really is the baseline for singling out hot zones where big fish are likely to make regular stops. When the water speeds up in a focused area, it kicks up tiny organisms that feed slightly larger organisms and the chain reaction sets off from there. Don't start yourself off half blind by only thinking about the fish you want to catch, look at your spots for what they offer a big fish and assess from there.
The striped bass is, at the moment, over-fished. It's clear now we have to all do our part to help protect this beloved fish for future generations. In lieu of this information, we have put together a solution to let the saltwater angler modify any lure to work with only 1 front treble hook. We believe this is important for several reasons, which we have detailed in the video. However, we also want the lure to work precisely as designed- and continue to catch as many fish as possible. So, in this short film, we detail how to use small "bullet" or "worm" weights to keep all plugs working as originally designed; while at the same time being better for the fish, easier on the angler, and allowing you to carry more lures in your bag.
Please share with your fellow angler, and lets do our part to help this fish return to abundance.
Look for an extended epilogue for this video to come in the next couple weeks with more information and discussion!