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Old 19-05-2012, 23:09   #1
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fishing questions

Do you catch your own dinner while cruising?
if yes what is your favorite equipment/bait to use?
What are the must haves?
Do you keep a chart to identifiy the fish with high mercury?
do you vaccum seal your catch?

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Old 19-05-2012, 23:32   #2
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Re: fishing questions

We are always fishing, we use 100 lb Mono with a 80 lb florocarbon leader, lures of different types for the area we are cruiseing, hooked to a stern rail with a bungee cord back up ! caught many different types of fish from tuna to mahi-mahi, We eat fresh right away and vacume pack the rest amd freeze or can depending on the type of fish !When we have enough we stop fishing till we need some more ! We like fresh fish and veggies, fresh if have it home canned if we dont have fresh veggies, Theres not to many plaves where ya can't catch some fish !! any type of rod and reel will work, or a hand reel or just a hand line like we use ! Try it it's fun and tastes great !! We don't worry about mercury, we to old to worry about it LOL

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Old 20-05-2012, 05:26   #3
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Re: fishing questions

My favorite fishing equipment is a speargun. Food and exercise all in one! No mercury worries. Extra fish is tightly wrapped with "press-and-seal" (Michele loves that stuff) and frozen.

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Old 20-05-2012, 05:59   #4

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Re: fishing questions

I use a silver eco spoon with a wire leader and sometimes a planer. I freeze, pickle, and can the fish I catch. The eco spoon has by far become the staple of the tackle box. It will catch about any gamefish, It will many times bounce off crab trap lines having only 1 large hook , is durable for many fish catches where plastics get tore up.
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Old 20-05-2012, 06:32   #5
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Re: fishing questions

Where do you plan on fishing? It makes a big difference in gear and lure selection.

I wouldn't worry about mercury. You won't catch enough of the species that tend to accumulate it to be a danger to your health.

Here's a link to a search on "fishing". It's a popular subject, so there's a lot of info in the archives.

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i use mexican style hand over hand troll line with a pre rigged 2 hook lure and i only catch what i can immediately eat. no large fish on boat--- cruisers guide to fish is a good book to keep on boat. will tell ye what ye caught and whether it has or has not ciguatera-- much greater threat than mercury could ever be in our cruising lives.

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