So its that time of year again. Where we are busy changing hooks on plugs, tying teasers and flies, and most importantly, making lures! Its also that time where football is over, March madness hasn't kicked in yet, and the fishing still has a some time before the the backwaters start coming alive. Cabin fever time. It will get the best of you if you aren't careful and take the necessary precautions. I am here to help.
One of the best ways is to find your local fishing flea market. Rummage through bins of goodies looking for old tin or eel squids. Invent reasons for why you need to buy handfuls of pink sluggos and why it is the best color sluggo (no reason is necessary, it just is).
The flea markets are the the light at the end of winter's tunnel. Fish aren't popping on shrimp yet, but you know they will be soon.
Plus its always fun to watch the doors open and see everyone rush to their favorite vendors to pick up the plugs they need. Its like watching bluefish on peanuts.
I am really looking forward to seeing everyone this year. I have been busy making some pretty cool stuff (if I don't say so myself) and I always enjoy talking to people about fishing and plugs. I'll be at a few flea markets this year, Berkeley Striper Clubs and Asbury Park fishing Club's. Here's their info:
17th Annual Berkeley Striper Club Fisherman's Flea Market
Sunday, March 4, 2012
9:00AM - 2:00PM
Hugh J.Boyd Jr. Elementary School
1200 Bay Blvd. Seaside Heights, NJ
Asbury Park Fishing Club's 20th Annual Fishing Flea Market
Sunday March 11, 2012
9:00AM - 2:00PM
Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ
I will also have something else in the works for you guys in New England. After I hit the spray booth this weekend, I'll clue you guys in.