Re: Favorite Artificial?
I had a chuckle this weekend. I know plenty of fishermen who use various artificials as a regular part of their arsenal. On the Outer Banks they are usually targeting trout or Spanish mackerel unless there are plentiful bluefish around.....which are typically in the 2 lb and smaller category. This spring the big blues have returned with some consistency for the first time in a LONG time.
Those big blues are what drew many anglers to Hatteras in years past, but have been relatively rare since the early 90s. Anyway...with the return of the slammers comes a great increase in use of lures and wire leaders. One angler this weekend was describing a metal but he couldn't recall the name. He was talking about Hopkins lures. Hell, I think I have them from 1 to 4 or 4.5 Oz. I thought it was funny because the Hopkins was almost the generic metal back in the day but with the absence of those big blues for years folks had "cast" them aside!
"You fish --- then you die --- or you don't fish and die anyway --- your choice"