Perfect day for fishing and was also matched by the abundance of bait fish, primarily yellowtail. Put a few fillets out there to try our luck. We were indeed lucky to hook up two by-catch large blue swimmers! Both had become entangled with the trace around the hind legs.
A more proper way to catch them would be to throw out what we would call a “bird’s nest” or just some tangled monofilament line and toss that out with some bait in the middle. The crab will then proceed to have a go at it and get tangled itself with the line. Of course, putting a bird’s nest out does not give you a chance to catch a fish with that bait.