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||Posted - 04/14/2012 : 9:19:55 PM
Thank you to whoever had a brake off by PI in the Broad, Flo yellow popping cork. I followed this guy around for an hour catching his brothers then I finely hooked him and It was over, lost the school. Caught seven from low tide up 24" to 27" white gulp jerk shad and shrimp most deadsticking but they only wanted white. If the cork in the picture is yours PM me and I'll return it and thanks again for losing the fish he kept me on the school.
Hewes 18 Redfisher 130 Yam
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||Posted - 04/18/2012 : 1:47:12 PM
I have also heard of people doing this on purpose, making what is referred to as a "Judas" fish. Then they find that school by intentionally letting that fish go with the cork on it
My Dad taught me that trick about 50 years ago It's a good way to find out what fish do all day and where they go. He would always put a float on the first fish and turn it loose. At the end of the trip, the Judas fish was always released for luck. I don't see it being any different than leaving a school dolphin or a spadefish in the water to hold the school at the boat. Both rely on the schooling tendencies of the fish to work.
Capt. Larry Teuton
Cracker Built Custom Boats
||Posted - 04/18/2012 : 1:27:15 PM
I have seen this before too, and always try to get the fish to remove the cork. I have also heard of people doing this on purpose, making what is referred to as a "Judas" fish. Then they find that school by intentionally letting that fish go with the cork on it. I do not particularly care for that practice myself. Gunny, good on you for catching it and turing it loose, nice fish.
||Posted - 04/15/2012 : 10:03:22 PM
yada yada yada ... and that was the one fish y'all got that day.
||Posted - 04/15/2012 : 8:19:07 PM
That's a cool way to find fish. Gotta love the guys that still use mono, although I have broke braid, rarely. The fish wildlifesc spoke of stayed in one spot - maybe a 50 yard area - for all those weeks. He didn't mention the time in the same spot that he put his rod down on the seat to help an a rookie with a tangle and a fish pulled the rig out of the boat and deep into the grass. Fortunately me and Frank were fishing near by and fished his rig out of the grass with the fish still on it. After some deliberation we returned the rig but frank kept the fish.
||Posted - 04/15/2012 : 8:12:58 PM
Gotta love flats blue
||Posted - 04/15/2012 : 1:03:41 PM
Nice fish Gunny..!
||Posted - 04/14/2012 : 11:48:26 PM
Those flats blue rods really do blend it to the sky... Haha. Nice fish Gunny! Oh and that's a real neat story Jim!
2007 Scout 221 150 Yamaha 4 stroke
||Posted - 04/14/2012 : 10:46:00 PM
Way to go, Gunny!
Two years ago I found a fish on a cork and chased him over two months. Saw him 8 times in 9 weeks. And yep...when I saw the cork I always found the fish. Over those 9 weeks the cork became dark green with moss growing on it. Finally one day I was going after another bright new cork with a fish attached up in the grass at high tide, and when I reached it, something in the water caught my eye moving by the boat just under water. It was the moss-covered cork! I stuck a rod tip down, twirled and came up with it, fish still attached.
Now i thought any fish that dragged a large Cajun cup-faced popping cork around for 9 weeks would be a slobber-knocker. Nope! Only about 20 inches. That was one happy spottail as I released him!
That fish really earned my respect. I have that cork mounted, dried moss and all, in a shadow box frame. One of my best true fish stories!