Through out our travels we have had to pass floats that are attached to some form of fishing. Many times they have been so numerous as to be dangerous. Especially in rough seas.
Today as we were getting ready to anchor out here north of Savannah, GA on the ICW. A boat with 2 fishermen were going up the waterway pulling those floats up and emptying them. We got anchored and I waited for them to approach a float that was next to our boat.
When they stopped I asked them what they were catching. They informed me it was crab’s. I asked them how much they got for them. They said $1.50 to $2.00 per pound. They said that was a good price and very profitable.
I wished then for two things, cash in my my pocket (I only have credit cards), and a knowledge of and equipment to fix them. When we get to our destination I plan on making friends of any local fisherman and try to purchase my seafood direct. It is so good fresh.
One of the interesting things is the flocks of birds that follow them around. They discard the bait back into the water and the birds fight over it.
There are a lot of pelicans and seagulls chasing the fishermen.
It is a way of life and an interesting people study.