The canal magic swimmer will always have a spot in my tackle bag, because it has proven itself as a reliable lure not just on Cape Cod, but also in Costa Rica.
The magic swimmer can catch a multitude of different fish species, because it imitates a wide array of different types of baitfish - from menhaden to mullet, mackerel to sardines.
However, the stock split rings and treble hooks that come with the canal magic swimmer are not strong enough to withstand the pressures exerted by a big striped bass or roosterfish.
In addition, large treble hooks can do a lot of damage to the fish, and decrease the odds of a healthy release. Treble hooks can also get embedded in your finger or hand as you attempt to unhook a thrashing fish.
Magic Swimmer Video Lesson
Today's video lesson covers a simple modification you can make to your magic swimmers, which will dramatically increase the chances of a healthy release, and decrease the chances of your hand getting hooked.
Members of My Fishing Cape Cod can watch the video lesson by clicking play below (just make sure you are logged-in to the website). If you are not yet a member of My Fishing Cape Cod, you can sign up here.
Below are links to each of the items I recommend in the video lesson. If you are a member of My Fishing Cape Cod, you can use your Canal Bait & Tackle discount code to receive 10% off each of these items.
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I’m fortunate to have grown up on the beach, and I’ve been fishing since kindergarten. I have great family, friends and fishing experiences to be thankful for. Just being out there is enough-catching fish is just a bonus!