New electronic lure may catch too many fish; one state bans it.
A new fishing technology that set a record for catching bass in Mexico is now showing its stuff in the U.S. It has out-fished shrimp bait in Washington State and beat top selling U.S. lures three to one in Florida.
The new technology is so effective one state, Wyoming, has banned its use.
The breakthrough is a tiny, battery-powered electrical system that flashes a blood-red light down a lure's tail when its moved in water. Fish think it's an injuroed prey and strike. Some fishing authorities, like those in Wyoming, think that gives fishermen too much of an advantage.
They may be right. Three fisherman using a flashing lure in Mexico caught 650 large-mouth bass in just 25 hours. That's a bass every seven minutes for each person, and a record for the lake they were fishing. They said the bass struck with such ferocity they hardly lost a strike.
In Florida two professionals fished for four hours from the same boat. One used top-selling U.S.lures. The new, "bleeding" lure caught three times as many fish.
According to a ichthyologist (fish expert) predators - lions, sharks - will always go for the most vulnerable prey. Fish are predators, so if a fish sees a smaller fish bleeding, it knows it's weakene3d and will strike.
If a lure could appear to be a live, bleeding fish, a few fishermem could probably empty a lake with it.
FISHES TOP, MIDDLE AND DEEP
There is a U.S. company that offers a kit of three blinking lures (one each for shallow, middle and deep water). Each lure is a different color. They work in fresh or salt water, contain rattle attractants inside and last 100 hours in the water. The battery is replaceable.
One kit of three costs $39.95, two or more kits cost $35.00 each. Each kit has the same three models, but in different colors: S/H is only $8.00 no matter how many kits you buy.
To order send your name, address and Money Order to:
Mike Brown - 2728 Glenwood Rd - Columbia SC 29204