About "Catch & Research"

Welcome. I found my passion in ecological economics and fishing. They are all about pursuit of unknown and uncertain objects. I always enjoy the seemingly reckless pursuit itself. This blog is a record of my long journey in research and fishing. Your comments are welcome and appreciated.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Modern Welfare State!

Congratulations to all Americans to become a modern welfare state!!! Of course, I am talking about the health care reform bill. As a foreigner, I can tell you that it is not that bad to have government insured health care. Actually, it is good to have a social safety net. Someone may say that the bill is a luxury that Americans cannot afford. But isn't there anything that is more valuable than life? I hope that the bill will save more lives, and most of all every Americans get healthier. Cheers!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Know what your fish eat

I found a short article at Spring edition of GameOn (Dick's sporting goods' magazine): Brent Postal, "Purge and splurge." It basically discusses how to organize your tackle box. At the end, Postal said,
Nothing beats knowing what food will be available to the fish you're trying to catch. For example, if a smallmouth angler knows grasshoppers will be around, he or she can leave the deep jigs at home.
Bingo! I think it is THE advice to all anglers: "Know what your fish eat!"

Sunday, March 7, 2010

First outing in this season

So frustrated by a writing project, and I decided to go out. I went to the Hudson river shore nearby my apartment. Last season, I caught my first bass April 2nd. So, what can I expect? I fished for nothing on drop shot rig for 30 minutes under bright spring sun. It was not that cold. Surprisingly, water was not that murky. Smell of river was so refreshing. I could not notice any baitfish activity. This time of year, crawfish must be main diet of bass. Sorry, no fish today. I hope to get one soon. Thanks to warm weather, I expect to catch one by the end of March.

Ah, I saw Weekly Circular from Dick's Sporting Goods. They offer discount for all reels: $5 off for $10-30, $10 off for $30-60, and so on. What a good deal! I was thinking to buy a small reel for my ultra light rod. You may want to check out, too. Shimano and reels with price ending .97 are excluded (tricky part!). I will look at Quantum.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Quote of the day

"Essentially, all models are wrong; but some are useful"
-George E.P. Box, 1987
I love it.