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Perfect Bait Storms

November 24, 2003 By: Marshall Cutchin

John Waldman writes in the New York Times about feeding frenzies on the open ocean and what a terrific spectacle they create. It reminded me of fly fishing for king mackerel once in the Gulf of New Mexico and watching royal terns snapping up pieces of baitfish mangled by the big kings. As one tern wheeled and hit the water for a second pass, a king mackerel about four feet long rocketed in and took him under in a blink of the eye.