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Now that’s a bream bucket

It’s getting time to catch some bream and I just have to share these two things to get you in the right frame of mind:

Now I’ve seen all kinds of bream buckets, cages, tubes, etc. But Dr. Ray “Cold Front” Jones indubitably has the ultimate cricket bucket. It was born of necessity a few years ago when he and some fishing partners ventured way back into the wilderness of north Louisiana for several days in a row to fish lakes where no bait stands were nearby.

A picture is worth a thousand words, so here it is:

2,000 crickets? No problem

2,000 crickets? No problem

See, I told you.


KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAOne of the best things about bream fishing is the plethora of lures that you can catch the little critters on. By far the personal favorite of most is the cricket. Sorry, but you have to buy the little grey ones at the bait stand. Those black ones that you catch under the street lights just don’t work good. In fact, you can’t find them like you used to, so that may be a moot point.

Worms are second. The regular red worm variety wigglers are great and easier to use, but the big cold worms have gained in popularity over the years. They have to be cut or pinched in half unless you are after two pound bream. Good luck with that. The cold worms also seem to be more well favored by catfish, so many anglers choose them for the versatility. Then you’ve got meal worms, wax worms, plastic spinners, and even bream bites — little fishy smelling gobs of bright colored “stuff”… And don’t forget catalpa worms and corn kernels.

Editor’s Note: Today’s blog was co-sponsored by Webster’s Dictionary, proud owners of words like indubitably and plethora.


One thought on “Now that’s a bream bucket

  1. I am oh so proud of me; I knew both of those words. Such is not always the case when I correspond with a linguist whose origin is Morehouse Parish, and who now resides in Union Parish. More impressed am I that this website is in part sponsored my “Webster.”… Normally, when I need to know the meaning of a word, I simply Google Jeff Foxworthy. He speaks “redneck,” you see. Webster, now that is “up there.” šŸ™‚

    Posted by Ray Jones | April 18, 2016, 12:363:21 pm

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