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Fish Facts Vote which one you feel is true.
Goldfish can't close their eyes without eyelids. ? 
1 Puffer Fish has enough poison to kill 30 people ? 
A koi fish named 'Hanako' lived for 225 years. ? 
Fish can drown in water. ? 
Fish can see 70 times further in air than in water ? 
Fish in polluted lakes lose their sense of smell. ? 
Many fish can change sex during their lifespan. ? 
The goliath tigerfish can eat small crocodiles. ? 
There is a Jellyfish that could be immortal. ? 
There's a shark in Greenland that eats polar bears ? 


Around 10% of the world's total fish species can be found just within the Great Barrier Reef.
In three decades, the world's oceans will contain more discarded plastic
than fish when measured by weight, researchers say.
The toxin in puffer fish is 1200 times deadlier than cyanide.
Strange fish facts
Many Fish can taste without even opening their mouths.
Fish Facts
Most brands of lipstick contain fish scales
Did you know?
American Lobsters have longer life spans than both cats and dogs, living over 20 years.
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Did you know that
About 60% of US Anglers practice catch and release.
Women make up about 33% of fresh water anglers and
about 85% of fresh water anglers begin fishing at 12 years old.

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7691S Fish Hooks

7691S Fish Hooks
Lucky Joes 7691S stainless southern and tuna big game fish hooks ideal for big game lures


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Lucky Joes Stainless Steel Treble Hooks

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Lucky Joes Stainless steel welded treble hooks 420 stainless steel model 7731 style hooks


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LJ-7731S Large Stainless Steel J hooks

LJ-7731S Large Stainless Steel J hooks
Lucky Joes 7731S southern and tuna for the angler who uses big baits to catch big fish


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fishing wanted
 Jan 3, 2009; 11:36PM
 Category:  Looking for
 Name for Contacts:  JEFF TALLEY
 Phone:  205-369-9689
 E-mail:  hevbnd6@aol.com
 City:  MOODY
 State:  AL.
 Country:  USA
 Description:  I HAVE FOUND A TYPE OF MINNOW BUCKET AND I'M WONDERING WHAT IT'S WORTH. IT IS MADE OF A PAPER COMPOSITE OR SOMETHING OF THAT NATURE, IT HAS 'J. C. HIGGINS SEARS ROEBUCK CO. INSCRIBED ON IT. IT IS IN FAIRLY GOOD CONDITION.I HAVE LOOKED ON THE COMPUTER FOR IT AND CAN NOT FIND ANYTHING FROM THE 40'S OR 50'S ON IT SO I'M THINKING IT IS OLDER THAN THAT. IF SOMEONE HAS ANY INFO. PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL ME.
THANKS,
JEFF

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fishing tips and tricks
 May 19, 2003; 09:01AM - Circle Hooks for Billfish
 Category:  Trolling techniques
 Author Name:  Carlos Morales
 Author E-mail:  carlos@greatsailfishing.com
Tip&Trick Description 1: What are “circle hooks”? To a fisherman seeing one for the first time you kind of wonder why anyone would use them or took time to invent them. They are similar in size to the more common “J” shaped hook but the opening is smaller and the barb points toward the body of the hook forming a circular shape, hence their name. At first glance it would appear fish would seldom be caught with circle hooks because the barb points the wrong way and the smaller than usual opening would difficult hooking anything.

Surprise, surprise, first impressions are wrong. Depending which study an angler consults, circle hooks have been shown to be as effective or more effective than “J” hooks for catching all types of fish including billfish. Some studies say fishermen catch 60% more fish, others 100% more fish with circle hooks than with “J” hooks. Catching more fish is a bonus but the real advantage of circle hooks is that they are designed to hook a fish in the lip or corner of the mouth and this happens about 95% of the time, preventing “deep hooking” and “foul hooking”. Removing a circle hook is fast and easy, take a pair of pliers and rotate the hook out of the mouth.

A “J” hook works by attaching itself wherever soft tissue is available. Normally, as soon as a fish bites, the first thing an angler does is “set the hook” by swiftly pulling the rod up and reeling in some line. This violent maneuver guarantees (anglers wish) that the barb of the hook will penetrate some soft tissue inside the mouth thus hooking the fish. Some fish, like billfish, have bony mouths so when the “J” hook tries to find purchase it just slides along and it either pops out of the mouth with the bait or attaches to the the upper palate, throat, pharynx, oesophagus or in the stomach. Anglers who practice catch and release know deep hook injuries, caused by any type of hook, are often mortal due to bleeding and that the hook sometimes is left inside the fish since its so deep there is no way to remove it without killing the fish. This is not a problem for the angler fishing for tasty, sought after fish like Dorado (dolphin), flounder, mangrove snapper, redfish, grouper, etc., since the whole point of going fishing is catching fish to eat.

Here is where circle hooks come in. They have been around for years and were adopted in the late 1970’s for use by longline commercial fishing boats because not only did fish hook themselves but also studies showed they were 85% more effective than “J” hooks and the hooked fish were alive when the longline was retrieved. It is ironic that recreational anglers, to preserve fish, have recently adopted commercial fishing hooks known and used for their ability to catch large numbers of fish.

We did say fish hooked themselves and we are not joking. When fishing using circle hooks and a fish takes the bait, do not set the hook! Wait. Count out one Mississippi, two Mississippi, etc., meditate about why there are no pregnant ladybugs, speculate on the price of bananas on Mars, just don’t set the hook! As the fish swims away the line becomes taut allowing the hook to rotate inside the fish’s mouth and lodge itself in the corner of the mouth. When the rod is flexed and the line taut that means the fish is hooked. Patience is very important because if the angler tries to set a circle hook the same way as a “J” hook, more often than not it will just be pulled out of the mouth of the fish. After a bite a mate on our boats grabs the rod but doesn’t do anything until the billfish swims away pulling the line taut and bending the rod, then he counts to five and “tests” whether the hook has been set by reeling in some line. This technique usually works very well.

If a “self-hooking hook” was not good enough, circle hooks have other advantages. Once hooked, billfish tend to leap and violently shake their head side to side to try and loose the hook. It looks spectacular and anglers love it but “J” hooks are sometimes dislodged this way. The circle hooks round shape and the direction of the barb helps to prevent dislodgement so fish don’t de-hook as much when doing their aerial stunts. Another great advantage is that humans hook themselves less in the hand, ear and/or other body parts and clothes with circle hooks because the barb points toward the body of the hook.

Not all circle hooks are created equal though. Besides “normal circle hooks” there are “offset circle hooks” whose barb does not point to the body of the hook but opens up, similar to a “J” hook’s. Depending on the degree that the barb is offset, 4 to 15 degrees, they become about as effective as “J” hooks at deep hooking as in their ability to catch fish. Like “J” hooks, “offset circle hooks” also cause more foul hooking of fish. Foul hooking means hooking a fish by the eye, gills, etc. Billfish depend on their eyesight to hunt and catch their prey so an eye wound seriously diminishes a billfish’s ability to feed and damaging the gills hampers the billfish’s survivability. Some circle hooks are made out of stainless steel and will not degrade with time so if a fish is lost with a stainless steel hook in it, that hook will be in the fish forever.

In Guatemala “catch and release” for all billfish is the law. Since it’s beginning our company has adopted a circle hook only policy for bill fishing and releasing the fish unharmed is a very important goal. Guatemala has the best sailfishing in the world and we do our best to keep it that way.

Happy fishing and tight lines!!

fishing boats and accessories
 Nov 4, 2003; 02:43AM - 1989 century fury 17 foot
 Category:  Boats
 Price:  2400.00
 Name for Contacts:  bill turpak
 Phone:  706-860-8457
 City:  grovetown
 State:  georgia
 Country:  united states
 E-mail:  wturpak1@charter.net
Description 1: 1989 century fury 17 ft
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with powertrim runs great 2400.00

fishing reports
 Oct 5, 2004; 03:38PM - Ixtapa Zihuatanejo SPortfishing report 9-17-04 to 9-22-04
 Category:  Mexico Ixtapa Zihuatanejo
 Author Name:  Stan Lushinsky Susan Richards
 Author E-mail:  ixtsptf@epix.net
Report Description: First, our apologies for the gap in sportfishing reports over the past few weeks. Power outages from the recent hurricanes as well as a computer virus left our office in a bit of a lurch. We are back in action and thank everyone for your understanding.

Light angler activity coupled with some bad weather hampered the fishing activity in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo Last week. Captain Francisco on the Marfel made a long journey ( 25 miles ) offshore and found a pod of Tuna. He landed 5 nice YELLOWFIN. Captain Adolofo fishing with French Client Mr. Barenes landed 2 SAILFISH, 8 BONITOS and 4 ROOSTERS in 4 days of fishing. The Sailfish were found less than 5 miles offshore. Large swells, some rain and lot s of wind made fishing difficult during the week. On MR. Barene's last day of fishing Captain Adolofo teamed up with Captain Cheva, who acted as a mate on this charter. On the way offshore they found a floating Drift net or cimbra as they as called locally. Entangled in the net was a sea turtle which had already died but there was also a very tired porpoise struggling to get free. Captain Cheva dove into the water and freed the porpoise from the net. Tired but other wise OK the porpoise was able to regain it strength and swim off. The local captains have recently demonstrated against the use of these ' Cimbras ' and with the help of local and government officials we are hopeful that they will be banned. Finally, there are still some boats available for this year's Ixtapa Zihuatanejo Total Tag & Release tournament which is a qualifying event for the ROLEX/ IGFA invitational tournament of Champions. Interested anglers are encouraged to contact us as soon as possible for details.

Ixtapa ZIhuatanejo weather: One nice day followed by rain and wind

Sea Conditions Moderate to rough

Bait supply: Good

Sincerely,
Stan Lushinsky
Susan Richards


 


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