Just got the master fishing catalog; came across 2 things I'd like to get your guys' opinion on:
1. Smelly Jelly, and the like: do they work and increase hook ups for fish like saltwater silvers, freshwater pike? Seems like you can do the same with herring? I was surprised by all the types, varieties, flavors available; with some geared for salmon in the catalog. Would they work for reds in the Kenai? (haven't checked regs, but I'm sure it's quite possible that this kind of stuff is a no-no); I know reds don't typically "bite" in fresh water, but wonder if they would strike at the scent out of reflex or being territorial.
2. Rod holders/organizers for vehicles; we've got a Suburban and I'd like to store rods overhead up against the interior roof; seen a few setups also in Cabela's, wonder if you guys have any of these and how you like them (when we throw in 6 rods in the rig, they invariably get stuck together, tangled, etc.).
Jim P.S. Fish report from Kauai; last 2 weekends we've caught about 600 lbs. of small-med size tuna's (bonitos & yellowfins); these are typically schooling fish and average size for this time of year is 5-30 lbs. Last weekend we caught 12 bonito's between 18-24 lbs; biggest ones some local guys have ever seen; mostly trolling small jigs/tuna hootchies, got some of the 15-20 lb. yellowfins baiting the buoys here; you'd be surprised how hard a 20 lb. tuna strips line from a 50 Shimano Tiagra spooled with 80 lb line. Summertime you do the same but for yellowfins in the 60-200 lb. range.