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It is almost spring time and that means fishing opportunities abound. I recently attended a fishing convention and I discover three top innovative lures for Bass Fishing. I also learn the popularity of the Ned Rig from Go Go Gomez, and the effective Dropshot technique from Bass Pro Shaw Grigsby. In my goodie bag, I share a few more finds, I got from the show, such as Jackall soft plastics.

If you like fishing, check out my video!

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The following gear I used or appeared in this video:
Jackall Pompadour
Jackall 3″ Yammy Fish
Daddy Mac Lures 12″ Viper Eel
Rapala BX Big Brat 6
Panasonic HC-V800
GoPro Hero 8

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.

illustration: crankbait

March 14, 2013

fishing_lure_crankbait_by_al_lau

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