Sometimes fish in the marshes will drive you crazy. You think you’re offering what they want, and based on the evidence you’re collecting, that certainly seems to be the case. You’re getting bite after bite, so clearly there are fish in the area, and they’re taking a look at what’s on the end of your line.
But there are times when your connection percentage is lower than Congress’s approval rating.
That happened to me on my most recent trip. I was throwing a black light-colored Zoom Z-Craw Jr., a lure that has produced roughly a million fish for me over the years, and the fish were tagging it. Every time I set the hook, however, my lure would fly back over my boat without any fish attached to the hook.
I’ve seen it happen before, and there’s a change I always make to turn my hook sets from frustration to fruitful. It worked REALLY well this time.
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