- Jun 19, 2020
- Reaction score
- NE Ohio
- About a 14
OK, I can see you are going to fish salt water. Much of the same applies! You need to find a rig that works for whatever you are fishing for! Don't give the captains and hands on the boats genius status right off the bat. How do you think they came by their expertise? Trial and error, just like everybody else!I used to, but many lakes around here are really city/county reservoirs, stocked trout, bass, catfish. A couple larger natural lakes with Florida Bass. No natural streams, creeks. Colorado River not that far though. ande of course there is Baja.
That's what we used to call the "mud vein". I actually envisioned an organic tube inside a carp's body that was full of mud, that I'd need to cut out of there! Years later I found out that it was the lateral line, on the side of the fish. You can see it easily. Another species that shares the same trait is considered eminently edible. Salmon!growing up fished a small creek with dough balls, caught a lot of carp mid sized 10-20 lbs. Really didn't know what to do with them i.e. mud streaks e.t.c. I guess you need to cut it out. Tried to eat one once, tasted like crap. Not surprising given that creek had a lot of raw sewage spewing into it....Ugh.
Fish lateral lines are packed with tiny, oil filled glands that sense vibrations in the water. Why restaurants that serve salmon don't cut the lateral line out puzzles me. It tastes awful, and should not be on a plate served to a paying customer!