Originally Posted by JonFromJersey
Other then trout and a snapper or two, the only other thing I have hooked are rocks, trees, lake vegetation, and an unfortunate seagull that swallowed my bait and hook the same day I was fishing in the bay.
I caught all of the above last year except I had 5 birds all released
I'm not sure on the area so I won't tell you what kind of rig you should be using. I thought the above was pretty funny and it make me think of the birds I hammered last year. 1 bird was a seagull in the ccc. I was reeling it in slow so I wouldn't hurt it. All of a sudden my rod doubled over and the bird disappeared. I looked behind me and there were 4 woman joggers watching me pull in a fish. I thought holy crap these ladies are going to FREAK when the bird comes back to the surface. Sure as shit the seagull pops up freaking out tangled in my line. The ladies "OH MY GOD ITS A BIRD" I untangled the bird while a bluefish thrashed on the other end. The bird and the blue were both released. The woman were mortified. It was my 1st and hopefully last bird/fish double header. Another bird last year screamed like a dying hooker 3am in the morning. I have never heard such LOUD echoing, screeching cry from a bird before. I'm sure it woke some people up that lived near by. It was real dark that night so I didn't get to see this bird but it was very heavy and pulled some decent drag. It might have been a swan. This one released itself (Thank God). Sorry its a bit off subject but I wanted to share. All 5 birds last year were on 50lb red pp if that helps