Thursday, October 4, 2007

As this week wore on, warm clear mornings were replaced by fog and a cool southwest breeze.

There are still good numbers of crabs to be caught while the water temp stays around 66 degrees. Other baits like lug, blood or nuclear worms are working great now also.

This week most of our best fishing was in specific spots where fish were schooling. Unlike in the summer, fish are not spread out this time of year. Barred perch, yellow fin croaker and this small leopard shark gave us the best fight on light-line gear.
This upcoming week and weekend will have some good tides and it looks like the water will stay warm and calm during the period.

I tried the nuclear worm for the first time and they work great. You get two monster worms for eight bucks and can cut or pinch them down to size for bait. They are very much like blood worms in color and casing and are much more hardy than lug worms. The best way to fish this worm is on the carolina rig. You'll need to thread a 5 inch piece up the hook, puncture the casing with the hook point and leave a 1 inch "tail" below the hook.

Take a look at my last article in Fish Taco and you'll find some good pictures of this technique. If you don't have a copy--shame on you!-- drop me an email and I'll send one to you for free. Here it is:

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