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Goldfish can't close their eyes without eyelids. ? 
1 Puffer Fish has enough poison to kill 30 people ? 
A koi fish named 'Hanako' lived for 225 years. ? 
Fish can drown in water. ? 
Fish can see 70 times further in air than in water ? 
Fish in polluted lakes lose their sense of smell. ? 
Many fish can change sex during their lifespan. ? 
The goliath tigerfish can eat small crocodiles. ? 
There is a Jellyfish that could be immortal. ? 
There's a shark in Greenland that eats polar bears ? 


Around 10% of the world's total fish species can be found just within the Great Barrier Reef.
In three decades, the world's oceans will contain more discarded plastic
than fish when measured by weight, researchers say.
The toxin in puffer fish is 1200 times deadlier than cyanide.
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Many Fish can taste without even opening their mouths.
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Most brands of lipstick contain fish scales
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American Lobsters have longer life spans than both cats and dogs, living over 20 years.
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About 60% of US Anglers practice catch and release.
Women make up about 33% of fresh water anglers and
about 85% of fresh water anglers begin fishing at 12 years old.

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fishing wanted
 Aug 7, 2007; 10:55PM
 Category:  Sportfishing Charters
 Name for Contacts:  Bobby Wilson Fishing Guide Service
 Phone:  770 328 2106
 E-mail:  bobbyw777@yahoo.com
 City:  Atlanta, Columbus, Newnan
 State:  Ga
 Country:  USA
 Description:  Fishing Guide Service, Seasons: January thru December, Monday thru Sunday, Guide Fishing Catch: Stripers, Hybrids, Crappies, Bass, Catfish. 6 or 8 Fishing Hours. Georgia Lakes, All Inclusive Fishing Packages. Fishing Equipment Included: Rods, Reels, Live Bait, Artificial Bait, Fishing Orientation, Guides Assistance. Accepting Reservations Now. www.WestpointLakeFishingGuides.com

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 May 19, 2003; 09:01AM - Circle Hooks for Billfish
 Category:  Trolling techniques
 Author Name:  Carlos Morales
 Author E-mail:  carlos@greatsailfishing.com
Tip&Trick Description 1: What are “circle hooks”? To a fisherman seeing one for the first time you kind of wonder why anyone would use them or took time to invent them. They are similar in size to the more common “J” shaped hook but the opening is smaller and the barb points toward the body of the hook forming a circular shape, hence their name. At first glance it would appear fish would seldom be caught with circle hooks because the barb points the wrong way and the smaller than usual opening would difficult hooking anything.

Surprise, surprise, first impressions are wrong. Depending which study an angler consults, circle hooks have been shown to be as effective or more effective than “J” hooks for catching all types of fish including billfish. Some studies say fishermen catch 60% more fish, others 100% more fish with circle hooks than with “J” hooks. Catching more fish is a bonus but the real advantage of circle hooks is that they are designed to hook a fish in the lip or corner of the mouth and this happens about 95% of the time, preventing “deep hooking” and “foul hooking”. Removing a circle hook is fast and easy, take a pair of pliers and rotate the hook out of the mouth.

A “J” hook works by attaching itself wherever soft tissue is available. Normally, as soon as a fish bites, the first thing an angler does is “set the hook” by swiftly pulling the rod up and reeling in some line. This violent maneuver guarantees (anglers wish) that the barb of the hook will penetrate some soft tissue inside the mouth thus hooking the fish. Some fish, like billfish, have bony mouths so when the “J” hook tries to find purchase it just slides along and it either pops out of the mouth with the bait or attaches to the the upper palate, throat, pharynx, oesophagus or in the stomach. Anglers who practice catch and release know deep hook injuries, caused by any type of hook, are often mortal due to bleeding and that the hook sometimes is left inside the fish since its so deep there is no way to remove it without killing the fish. This is not a problem for the angler fishing for tasty, sought after fish like Dorado (dolphin), flounder, mangrove snapper, redfish, grouper, etc., since the whole point of going fishing is catching fish to eat.

Here is where circle hooks come in. They have been around for years and were adopted in the late 1970’s for use by longline commercial fishing boats because not only did fish hook themselves but also studies showed they were 85% more effective than “J” hooks and the hooked fish were alive when the longline was retrieved. It is ironic that recreational anglers, to preserve fish, have recently adopted commercial fishing hooks known and used for their ability to catch large numbers of fish.

We did say fish hooked themselves and we are not joking. When fishing using circle hooks and a fish takes the bait, do not set the hook! Wait. Count out one Mississippi, two Mississippi, etc., meditate about why there are no pregnant ladybugs, speculate on the price of bananas on Mars, just don’t set the hook! As the fish swims away the line becomes taut allowing the hook to rotate inside the fish’s mouth and lodge itself in the corner of the mouth. When the rod is flexed and the line taut that means the fish is hooked. Patience is very important because if the angler tries to set a circle hook the same way as a “J” hook, more often than not it will just be pulled out of the mouth of the fish. After a bite a mate on our boats grabs the rod but doesn’t do anything until the billfish swims away pulling the line taut and bending the rod, then he counts to five and “tests” whether the hook has been set by reeling in some line. This technique usually works very well.

If a “self-hooking hook” was not good enough, circle hooks have other advantages. Once hooked, billfish tend to leap and violently shake their head side to side to try and loose the hook. It looks spectacular and anglers love it but “J” hooks are sometimes dislodged this way. The circle hooks round shape and the direction of the barb helps to prevent dislodgement so fish don’t de-hook as much when doing their aerial stunts. Another great advantage is that humans hook themselves less in the hand, ear and/or other body parts and clothes with circle hooks because the barb points toward the body of the hook.

Not all circle hooks are created equal though. Besides “normal circle hooks” there are “offset circle hooks” whose barb does not point to the body of the hook but opens up, similar to a “J” hook’s. Depending on the degree that the barb is offset, 4 to 15 degrees, they become about as effective as “J” hooks at deep hooking as in their ability to catch fish. Like “J” hooks, “offset circle hooks” also cause more foul hooking of fish. Foul hooking means hooking a fish by the eye, gills, etc. Billfish depend on their eyesight to hunt and catch their prey so an eye wound seriously diminishes a billfish’s ability to feed and damaging the gills hampers the billfish’s survivability. Some circle hooks are made out of stainless steel and will not degrade with time so if a fish is lost with a stainless steel hook in it, that hook will be in the fish forever.

In Guatemala “catch and release” for all billfish is the law. Since it’s beginning our company has adopted a circle hook only policy for bill fishing and releasing the fish unharmed is a very important goal. Guatemala has the best sailfishing in the world and we do our best to keep it that way.

Happy fishing and tight lines!!

fishing boats and accessories
 Dec 11, 2007; 12:23AM - Exact Fit Custom Covers
 Category:  Boats
 Price:  Varies
 Name for Contacts:  www.EliteOutdoors.us
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 State:  Midwest
 Country:  USA
 E-mail:  eoutdoorssales@gmail.com
Click here to enlarge Description 1: When only the best will do! A perfect fit: measured, tucked, darted and approved by Hurricane's own pattern and design craftsman. Vulnerable wear and stress points are double reinforced with an extra tough material sewn to the underside of the cover. An unbreakable 1/4' poly draw rope sewn with the perimeter hem enables the cover to be cinched tight to the hull. 1' poly loops are sewn around the perimeter of the cover to accept a Hurricane strap/buckle tie down kit, bungee cords, or rope ties for positive securing to the boat. Built tough to take the exposure and abuse that boat covers are exposed to when trailering, storing, or mooring.



Westland has over 16,000 Exact Fit Custom Cover patterns for over 200 different boat manufacturers. You will have your choice of 3 fabrics and over 30 colors.



To check to see if we have a custom cover pattern for your boat please Email Us your year - make - model - any accessories like towers, swim platforms, bow rails, radar archs, etc.

Covers are made when ordered and require around 10-12 business days to cut.


fishing reports
 Nov 24, 2004; 06:57PM - Hawaii Freshwater Report
 Category:  Hawaii
 Author Name:  Stan Wright
 Author E-mail:  stanwright@hawaii.rr.com
Click here to enlarge Report Description: Even with high water levels, a drop in water temperature from 82 to 74 degrees and water visibility going from 4 feet to less than a foot........ the fishing action has been pretty good..
Chris is still in the hunt for the Tournament of Champions. The top 10 anglers in our club (Hawaii Freshwater Fishing Assoc) fish a special year end tournament. The largemouth bass action was good enough to keep the competition keen. Best bass lure, a white lizard.

The cold water stopped the peacock bass from chasing shad, but didn't hurt their appetite. Craig Johnston, visiting family from the mainland, took his two boys for a day of fishing. Craig and Logan are the fly fishermen and caught some peacock bass cruising the shoreline. They missed some really nice fish. Eleven year old Conner used a light spinning rod and live bait to land fish in the 3 1/2 to 4 pound range. Several times The fly fishermen would spot a large fish or have one chase their fly. Quick as a flash, young Conner would toss a small live tilapia at the excited peacock bass for an instant hook up and the fight was on. Next time he said he would Dad and older brother catch some of the big ones. .... LOL

Aloha,
Stan
 


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