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    Post What's My Line?

    Invasive Species

    I was having dinner with my cousin who lives in Washington State.
    She told me of the mass introduction of Atlantic Salmon into the Pacific Ocean.

    Atlantic Salmon in released in the Pacific Ocean
    Bellingham Washington


    http://www.bellinghamherald.com/news...189182914.html

    Even a nice occupation like salmon farming has bad side effects.
    The fish farm was farming Atlantic Salmon in the Pacific Ocean.
    The farm pens were in disrepair and one day an
    exceptionally high tide just floated the salmon out into the bay.

    When a fish is wrongly introduced the
    consequences are often irreversible.



    http://www.glfc.org/sea-lamprey.php
    The Sea Lamprey got into all the Great Lakes in the 1890s because of canal construction
    and destroyed the fisheries in the whole area. Forever.

    Asian Carp are good for T.V. fishing shows but not good for lakes and rivers.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5oQDxBmKgE

    Snakeheads from China are a menace in our fresh waters.
    https://www.fws.gov/fisheries/ans/pd...snakeheads.pdf

    Walking Catfish are known in throughout the South to murder ponds of bass, perch & bluegill
    https://www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/sc...sh-in-florida/

    Lionfish is a lovely pet that when introduced in the Florida Keys
    went wild in the warm waters down there
    http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/flo...110-story.html

    Now it is displacing many
    native species on the reef.

    Lionfish have no natural predators and will not take a hook.
    The Floridians have made a spear-fishing tournament to try to stop the lionfish.
    Lionfish are delicious fried
    .
    Mosquito fish Was an intentional introduction with bad consequences.
    Kind of like “She swallowed the spider to catch the fly”
    https://phys.org/news/2016-07-invasi...e-genetic.html
    "Perhaps she’ll die." The fish was introduced to kill mosquito larvae

    Brown Trout were brought from Europe in 1864.
    The introduction of these fish has affected the ecosystem of all the trout streams here in the North-East
    http://www.columbia.edu/itc/cerc/dan...lmo_trutta.htm
    It happened so long ago but it was an invasive species and changed the waters where it lives forever.

    We have had many historical instances of introductions of
    invasive species that have had permanent consequence.

    https://urbancoyoteinitiative.com/

    The appearance of Urban Coyotes (The Chelsea Coyote)
    and the disappearance of Maine Pink Shrimp have been in the news lately here in New York City.
    https://www.pressherald.com/2016/11/...losed-in-2017/
    As fishermen we should try our best to not disturb our natural ecosystems.
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    Talking Glitter Found in Clams

    Sometimes pollution takes strange forms.
    Did you ever have confetti in your house?
    You can have a New Years Eve party and
    still find the confetti around the house in
    June.

    That is what is happening with glitter.
    Micro beads (as used in facial scrubbing products)
    have been banned in this country for a while.
    Because the beads show up in the water and
    then they get into clams and mussels and oysters.

    Now we should also be banning mylar glitter in
    cosmetics and in general.

    These tiny bits of shiny plastics are a type of debris
    which persists in the environment, they may block
    the reproductive cycle of filter feeding mollusks in the ocean.


    Do we have fishing lures with glitter?

    YES!

    I was just buying a Creek Chub that has glitter on the side.
    I have Berkley Gulp Chartruse Mullets that have glitter.
    They mostly get chewed up by the crabs.
    This is bad... It there an alternative to glitter?

    Just look at these links

    https://www.cnet.com/news/scientists...-microplastic/

    https://www.cnn.com/2017/11/29/healt...rnd/index.html

    https://news.nationalgeographic.com/...vironment-spd/

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    Post The Bass Pro Gift certificate sure cost me money

    Thanks to my wife I had a $25 Bass Pro Shops
    gift certificate in my wallet since Christmas.


    SO I went online to buy myself something, I wound up
    with a nice new Case Mini Blackhorn Lockback Knife (Made in USA).

    But it had me thinking, I had really left a few plugs under water
    stuck on rocks etc. in the fall of 2017.

    I went to Bass Pro online again, I have picked out
    more floating hard-baits in my spare time at work.

    2 really cheap lures I would want to try. (on sale)

    Bass Pro Shops Tourney Special Minnow in Pearl Black Shad on sale for $1.97

    Bass Pro Shops Tourney Special Popper in Bleeding Tennessee Shad for $1.97

    My new favorite Daiwa Floating Salt Pro Minnow in Laser Green $10.49
    I broke more than one of these while shore fishing.


    And I lost a Creek Chub Striper Strike in Silver Flash on a piling last year.
    So I want a new one $9.99...This lure caught me 2 stripers and a bluefish!


    I also want a new Bomber Saltwater Grade A Salt Purple/Black-Back $10.99
    A killer lure!


    That's $36.41

    Not to mention I need another 10 foot Ugly Stik.
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    Post Minnimum Florida Fishing Tackle

    My minnium Florida Fishing Tackle.
    I am going to Key West for 4 days.
    I am not taking two seven foot travel rods and a whole tackle shop, as I do on longer trips.
    I got this hand line set up for Christmas
    I am taking no lures just something to catch
    maybe a snapper on the rocks at Fort Zachary Taylor.

    I should get a license.




    http://www.jurassic-fishing.com/
    Is the website for this company
    It is like when you use a beer-can
    to hold your hand line.

    As the line is tossed out you tilt
    the end of the can towards the target,
    the line comes off the end like a spinning reel.

    I am taking the BARE MINNIMUM tackle.
    2 Bobbers
    2 Herring rigs
    Some Assorted Egg Sinkers... One Oz. - Three Quarter Oz - Half Oz. & Smaller.
    1 Pack Owner Mutu Light Circle Hooks Size 1
    1 Pack Mustatad O'Shaunesee Hooks Size 1
    Nail Clippers, Forceps. Knife and a Zebco Measuring Tape / Mini-Scale
    8888888888888888888888888888888

    8888888888888888888888888888888All I will need is some shrimp or squid.
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    Post Fishing Tackle Store

    I went to my favorite fishing tackle store,
    Capitol Fishing Tackle on West 36th Street in New York City
    They just added a ton of "Super Strike" Lures.

    A wall full of Super Strike lures
    The Super Strike is made in U.S.A.



    Little Neck Swimmer
    2 & 3/8 Oz. Midnight Massacre
    I never used this "bottle" design lure.
    I am curious to see how it swims.
    It is full of BBs and should make a big racket in the water.
    This is a dark pattern and should do me well at dawn.



    From North Babylon Long Island
    They do a lot of fishing on Long Island
    www.superstrikelures.com

    There are more expensive lures with this type of design.
    Maybe this will help me catch a keeper in New Jersey this year.
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    Post Uncle Josh Pork Rinds is now Squealing Reel Hog Baits

    Has anybody seen this?
    I just discovered that Uncle Josh Pork Rinds has been bought by this new company Squealing Reel Hog Baits.
    I have not seen them in a catalog or in a store only on https://www.squealingreel.com/
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    Thumbs up The Murray Reel (hand line)

    I caught fish on the first cast with the Murray Reel
    It is good to practice hand line, using a knocker rig and squid and I had fish everywhere I tried in Key West.

    Lane Snapper
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    Default Key West bar and bait

    Key West Live Bait Lounge


    This is the most fun bait store that I have seen in a while.
    Located next to a big marina in Key West Florida

    Fresh and frozen bait, local useful tackle, rods, reels and coolers
    and it is a bar, beer and mixed drinks.
    Very nice people, and so convenient.


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    Exclamation The coolest reataurant.

    I saw the coolest restaurant will be opening up where I live.

    https://ny.eater.com/2017/10/25/1654...panese-opening

    You catch your fish and they cook it for your dinner all onboard a huge boat that sits inside the restaurant.
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    Post Bucktail Jigs from Sweede's Lures

    I was in Bass Pro Shops with some spending money. Gift Card

    I had lost 2 "Spro" flounder jigs in the rocks recently, I wanted to try S&S Bucktails brand lures.
    Bass pro didn't have any S&S bucktails (which are made in America.)
    I did see chartreuse flounder jigs from a company "Swede's Lures" Made In USA!
    I bought a 2, 3 and a 4 Oz. to give them a try.


    Now I can't really find the company on the web.


    These are good looking jigs, I will use these sizes.

    I am trying to jig for flounders more now. It is a fun way to catch them, and I am told you will never gut hook a fish while jigging.
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