Fisherman ride over fish every day, we are all guilty of fishing familiar and comfortable. This habit leads us to overlook or skip fertile fishing opportunities. That being the case, I am experimenting with things that will broaden my fishing and hopefully produce more fish.
So one of the things that I added to my kayak fishing arsenal is to fish crab pots or more correctly strings of crab pots. The thought process is that our friends the commercial fishermen travel around all day setting small metal cages full of chum and we should take advantage of their hard work. As a kayak angler, I do not have the luxury to fire up the motor and run ten miles down the water way because I have made several cast without a bite. I float the string of pots and fish normally the down tide side of the pots. They are nicely spaced and pretty easy to read the tidal flow based on their markers.
It is a simple idea but one that produces especially the flat fish. So the next time your favorite spot is dry you might want to consider working that ready man chum line. It just might help you put a few more fish in the boat. Tight lines my friends.
30 years of Law Enforcement and never felt like I worked a day, Because I loved my job. Made choosing a second career difficult. But combining fishing, kayaking, and people into a Guide Service just seemed to fit.