fishin & fire works 2014
Happy 4th Remember to sow down if you are taking your boat to watch the fire works, and make sure you have a white light “anchor light 360 degree” and your red & greens working. there are a ton of crab traps on the river right now so for a safty thing, a knife to cut trap rope, a pair of pliers and a wire cutter “dykes” diagonal cutter to cut a crab trap off your prop, the best thing is to go slow and not hit one,
but to tell the truth that is tough at night, the lights which allow other to see you your anchor & red & greens also may blind you, So best thing is to have the anchor light behind you, keep the light out of your eyes and your eyes adjust to the dark.
If I was going to fish during the fire works, I would have one rod in a holder and a piece of cut lady fish or blue crab on a 7/0 hook 60 pound leader and let the bait go about 2 feet below the boat, right next to the boat, don’t cast this one out, it is surprising how many fish will go under your boat.
Then I would free line a shrimp out to try and catch a fresh lady fish, put that on your rod cast this one out about 20 feet with a heavy sinker, No floats at the fire works it is asking for some one to run over your line, why start a problem stick to sinkers it is only maybe 6 feet deep it will work .
Lots of light on your boat and go back slowly there is no need to hurry, you will get back faster by taking your time, enjoy the ride and be safe