Why Fish are Attracted to Weeds
On a summer morning when the blue, glassy waters 10 miles off Port St. Lucie, Florida, appeared devoid of life, a distant patch of golden-brown sargassum loomed enticingly on the horizon. “Get ready,” said David Glenn, of Pursuit Boats, as he spied the target and put the Pursuit DC 325 on a course to troll by the mattress-size patch of weed. No sooner had the boat swept by than a pack of mahi raced out from below to attack the trolling lures. Two trolling rods bent over hard as the clickers announced a double hookup.