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September 29, 2019

small vs big crankbait fishing challenge

What lure fires up a Bass to bite? Today, I do a mini challenge to see what the fish are attracted to – a small or a big crankbait, both are by Bagley brand. Crankbaits emulate a scurrying fish when being retrieved in the water. I really like Bagley brand lures because they come in bright neon colors. They almost belong in a Mardi Gras parade! And it is a parade for me when I catch a fish :)

Plus, while I am on the river, I am pleasantly surprised by the presence of a rare endangered bird. It is a sighting of a Peregrine Falcon! You may not know it but I am an aspiring birdwatcher. (I have a bunch of bird feeders outside my window. And I like to see if I can name the birds that visit my deck.)

In my neck of the woods, Peregrine Falcons used to flourish before industrialization, living on the towering cliffs of the Hudson River and the Delaware Water Gap. Then, Peregrines were threatened due to heavy use of pesticides, like DDT, that seeped into the rivers, and drinking water, making their eggs so brittle that babies would not survive. Thankfully, DDT was banned in the 1970s and Peregrine Falcon populations are healthier and returning.

The falcon that I see is very big and fluffy, because it is a female, and females are much bigger than the males. In the distance, if you listen carefully, you can hear the babies. I am blessed to capture her on video perched, while drinking water from the river, and in flight.

Check out my short video, and let me know what you think.

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2 Responses to “video: rare peregrine falcon sighting & small vs big lure for fishing?”


  1. Wonderful footage of the Peregrine Falcon, Al, catching her at the water’s edge was awesome! I just saw my first PF about two weeks ago in flight way up high, my photos are just identifiable, so seeing your video was a real treat! :-)

    • sir albertus Says:

      Hey Donna. I am so glad you approve of my footage of my peregrine falcon. Especially from you, being the bird specialist! 🦆 I was very lucky to see her and that she wasnt spooked by me 😀 Thanks fer watching ❗️


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