Ferguson believes the small size of individual wheat and milo grains is a benefit to chumming
Critics had said the chumming
could attract sharks to popular beaches, but the department of environmental affairs had said the researchers were working too far from shore for it to be a threat.
is the operative word if you're fly-fishing the ocean.
First consideration for effective chumming
The suit sought to ban chumming
on grounds that it violated federal laws protecting ecological resources in national marine sanctuary waters, which include Ano Nuevo and the Farallon Islands outside San Francisco Bay.
So it is not difficult to understand the uproar a couple of years ago when word got out that a charter captain was intentionally attracting great white sharks by dropping buckets of blood, fish parts and a pig's head or two - a practice known as chumming
- into the water off Ano Nuevo.
My buddy James Hosman is a master at chumming
It comes vacuum sealed in a mesh bag--simply open the exterior bag, tie the mesh bag to a line trom your cleat and drop the mesh bag overboard--you're chumming
When you're drift chumming
like this, every trip is different.
But there's no question that the classic mix for chumming
scaled sardines, pinfish and other bait--canned jack mackerel and whole wheat bread--is highly effective.
With smaller baits of 3 inches or less, whole chumming
is a good bet for the initial round.