Back at the end of January, I blogged about how impressed I was with the Zappu Blading Pile Driver, a swimbait hook with a small willowleaf blade that paid big dividends for me on a recent trip to Mexico. I expressed some regret, however, that the largest size I could find was 5/0 – even my typical Japanese enablers on eBay didn’t have anything larger.
During our most recent trip to El Salto, the bite changed every day. It wasn’t so much the quality – our group caught fish over 7 pounds, and tons of fives and sixes, every day – as it was the way they reacted. One day you’d have a fantastic topwater experience and the next day, in similar places, under what seemed to be similar conditions, the surface bite would be weak.