Attention all fish…
Attention all fish… when you see us sailing by you might as well surrender and jump into our boat.
One of our forays yesterday was to Bass Pro Shop and although our main reason for going there was to pick up some additional gasoline jerry cans, we also acquired some fishing kit. Our plan is to use hand reels, aka Cuban yo-yos, to troll while underway. Having tried this before and finding it difficult to get the lure/bate underwater, we purchased a couple of planers to try to solve this. We have also read that some of the most effective lures are colorful squids so we picked up a few packs of those. Finally, because we’re going to need to know the species of all of the fish we’ll be catching, we picked up the National Audubon Society Field Guide to Tropical Marine Fishes which should hopefully help. With all of this, along with our Cruiser’s Handbook of Fishing, I really do feel that the fish should just make it easy on themselves and surrender.
By the way, the above is obviously all tongue-in-cheek. We have no idea what we’re doing so please don’t take advice from us. A good description of yo-yo fishing can be found on our PDQ friend Drew’s website.