BANANAS, HIT SONGS AND SEEING RED: WACKY FISHING SUPERSTITIONS
Mind the magic and get the bite
Mind the magic and get the bite By Steve Waters
It seemingly defies logic that a fruit, a song or even a color could determine the outcome of a fishing trip, but many bluewater anglers believe as strongly in their superstitions as a young child believes in Santa Claus. The scary thing is that these same captains and anglers have the evidence to prove that some items, traditions or charms bring good luck, while others can produce only bad luck. And it can differ widely from boat to boat. It’s like a brand of black magic or mythic island voodoo: If you truly believe that someone sticking pins in a doll made to resemble you will cause problems, it will. But if you’re a nonbeliever, you don’t have anything to worry about.