THE ART OF HONING YOUR HUNTING INSTINCTS TO CATCH MORE FISH
On the back of last month’s technology focused piece, where I extolled the virtues of engaging in a scientific approach to fishing, many readers might find this topic quite contradictory.
The best captain I ever worked with, John Batterton of the Hook ‘n’ Bull fame, was very critical of so called “laptop skippers”, too focused on the screens in front of them to notice the building bait ball half a nautical mile out the starboard side.
“Don’t forget to look out the window”, was his repeated advice. “It’s amazing how many fish you’ll see before you catch them, if you’re paying enough attention.”
Sage words, and not just for billfish. Almost every species of sport fish worth sharpening a hook for can be caught from clues on the surface.
All fishermen know experience matters, yet in a world where a complete newbie can pinpoint aremote