So far in this class we learned a few things about fish which I think typically go unsaid. Fish like food, preferably bread as they all went crazy for what I believe was sour dough at Boston Harbor the first weekend. Another thing that has become quite apparent is how naive and greedy fish can be. This is also made very clear on our chartered boat trip last Friday the 18th. Pictured below is the first fish to fall for our simple trap - a sea worm attached to a hook which according to Bruce is equivalent to Doritos to the sea world.
So you've made it this far reading this post and are probably starting to wonder, how would someone go about catching such a large fish like the big striped sea bass chilling in the cooler above? Well the answer is step up your game from sea worms and freshly baked bread and get into the recycling smaller fish for bigger fish. In our case we used the Silver Hake Whiting. A smaller fish about 5 or so inches long. After catching this fish it was placed into a bucket and forced into a circular motion to induce fish CPR and get it breath the water again.
Flounder. Flounder is a pretty interesting fish as it transforms where its eyes and mouth are located within the first year of its life. This is because flounder live sideways on the ocean floor. The eyes both facing upwards enables this fish to hunt for food as well as protect itself from danger. The underside of these flounder is white which is the side that is on the ocean floor most of the time.
Tide 7/18/14 Boston, MA (Source)
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