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More Fish: Isla Mujeres 2020

by Alan Luecke
(Overland Park, KS)

Hairy Blenny with chicken

Hairy Blenny with chicken

Here's some more saltwater fish.

The Power Isome Sandworms are my go to bait, mainly because I can't find shrimp on the island. Every restaurant sells them and I see the boats on the water, but the local market doesn't have them fresh or frozen (I suspect there is a wholesale warehouse somewhere down island).

I went to said market and bought a chicken breast, cut it into small pieces and went fishing. Fish like chicken, what doesn't. It seemed equal to or maybe slightly better than than the Isome. However, and a big however, it's a slimy mess and doesn't stay on the hook very well. Maybe thigh meat would be better, maybe a very quick hot sear to firm up the edges. Regardless, I'm sticking with Power Isome 'til the shrimp show up.

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“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten” – Benjamin Franklin

"Be sure in casting, that your fly fall first into the water, for if the line fall first, it scares or frightens the fish..." Col. Robert Venables 1662

As age slows my pace, I will become more like the heron.


Warning:

The hooks are sharp.
The coffee's hot.
The fish are slippery when wet.

Beware of the Dogma






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