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Thread: Bait Stealing Burr Fish Caught Red Handed!

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    Default Bait Stealing Burr Fish Caught Red Handed!

    Today I Lost ALL My Whole Crab Baits!

    The day before i collected 9 large sand crabs so i could use them today. Unfortunately i kept getting hits that resulted in stolen crabs until i brought in 3 of the culprits in a row. Burr Fish. Part of the Porcupine Fish family of Puffers. So i released all of them back. Lost all 9 of my crabs so switched back to Arrowhead Squid.

    Some anglers will kill the Burr Fish so they won't catch it again. What a waste! If you're not going to eat it, release it. It's their home you're invading. I did get a huge hit that lasted only 10sec on a crab, but the leader line got cut. Most likely a shark.

    When a Burr Fish eats a bait they usually swallow it. Most fish will tend to swallow baits & for artificial lures it tends to hook itself in the mouth. They won't pull or run like like most fish when hook. So i attach a bell & keep my line taunt. You'll often hear a light "jingle" & will see the rod tip vibrate. Not what we want but it's apart of fishing.

    Rigs I Used This Day-
    1) HCS 9'6" experimental plugging rod w/a 6K experimental spinner.
    2) 12' Rockaway Rod w/a Blue Azores 6K spinner.
    3) 12' MH Cedros Surf Rod w/a Azores 65 spinner.
    4) 11' H Cedros Surf Rod w/a Surf 8K spinner.
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