Fishing 411 wit Mark Romanack Episode 8 Big Al Fish Flash Kings
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Posted On January 07, 2013
FISHING 411 with Mark Romanack EPISODE 8
BIG AL FISH FLASH
over ordinary flashers, dodgers and rotators, there is a new fish attractor on
the market. Introducing Big Al Fish Flash stage right. The Big Al Fish Flash is
dominating the salmon and trout scene on the west coast, but only a handful of
anglers here in the Great Lakes region have discovered the Big Al advantage.
decided to put the Fish Flash to the test on a spring salmon fishing trip that
took place near Benton Harbor on Lake Michigan. To say I came away impressed is
an understatement. Since filming this episode I haven’t gone trout, salmon or
walleye trolling without using Fish Flash.
fishing is nothing new, but the difference in this case is how the Fish Flash
functions. Instead of wobbling like a dodger or making a big rotation in the
water like a paddle, the Fish Flash spins on a ball bearing swivel. This
triangle shaped attractor spins quickly giving off many times more pulses of
fish attracting light. The other advantage is because this attractor is
spinning it has less resistance in the water and can be combined with almost
any terminal tackle.
the Big Al has lots of flash, it’s important to rig Spin-n-Glos, spoons, cut
bait or body baits a little further behind than is normally the case with other
attractors. I recommend fishing terminal tackle six or seven feet behind the
Fish Flash or in other words about the same leader length often used with
longer leader puts a little separation between the flash and the lures,
yielding amazing results. The ways a Fish Flash can be incorporated into a
trolling pattern are only limited by an angler’s imagination. Some of the most
popular presentations include downriggers, diving planers and in combination
with sinking lines like lead core or copper wire.
downrigger is one of the easiest ways to put the Fish Flash into service. Lots
of anglers simply attach a Fish Flash to the back of their cannon ball and then
put their line release onto the back of the Big Al Fish Flash. This insures
that every time the ball goes down it is providing fish attracting flash.
simple downrigger option is to attach a Fish Flash to the end of a favorite
downrigger rod, then add six or seven feet of line behind the Fish Flash and
terminate with your favorite lure.
diving planer is a work horse on most trolling boats. My favorite way to add
additional flash is to rig a Fish Flash to the back of my diving planers using
a heavy duty snap. I then attach my leader to the back of the Fish Flash and
terminate with my favorite lure. Because the Fish Flash spins and has zero
resistance in the water it won’t change the depth of divers.
lines like copper line and lead core are ideal for the Fish Flash. Attach the
Fish Flash to the end of your leader and then add another six or seven foot of
leader to a favorite lure.
THE MORE THE BETTER
fishing attractors most captains will tell you go big or go home. Experimenting
with one attractor may work, but the big benefit of attractor fishing occurs
when you put a bunch of flash in the water. By incorporating the Big Al Fish
Flash onto downriggers, divers and even sinking lines the total impact is
amazing. Lots of flash in the water sends a message to fish that a school if
bait is in the area.
Big Al Fish Flash comes in several sizes and a host of color patterns. For
species like lake trout, it seems that bigger is better. For other applications
like coho, brown trout, steelhead and even walleye the smaller models make more
attractors to catch trout, salmon and walleye is nothing new, but the Big Al
Fish Flash certainly takes this approach to a whole new level. For more information check out the www.yakimabait.com
site or go to www.fishing411.net.