This past winter I lost one of my dear trout fishing pals from Cedar Island. I'll just refer to him as Ray. Ray without a doubt was one of the best trout fishermen that I have ever known.
Anytime that I wanted to know if trout were hitting, I could cruise up highway 12 in my pickup truck with my canoe or kayak and look for Ray's pickup parked along one of the ditches. If he was there the trout were there. I could usally spot Ray and his brother Jimmy fishing somewhere on the bank within sight as they would use a small jon boat to paddle to where they fished from the bank.
One day I paddled out to where they were fishing and started fishing close by to them. I started talking to Ray and stated that I had lived Down East for nearly ten years before anyone would give me a hint about where to catch trout. Ray replied in his Cedar Island brogue "You're lucky most folks have to live here three generations before we tell them anything". All the time they were pulling in trout one after the other.After inflating my ego I thought I might as well ask the other forbidden question, "Whatcha catching em on"? Without hesitation he replied," GUMMY WORMS. '' Sure enough I looked closer and they where using GUMMY WORMS on a Carolina Rig.
Soon as I got back to Atlantic I bought all the GUMMY WORMS the local Red and White had. Now you have to keep the GUMMY WORMS cool or they will become one big glob. Specs seem to like the lemon lime flavors the best.
GUMMY WORMS are the WIN WIN bait. Eat a mess ot trout filets for supper that you catch on GUMMY WORMS. Then after supper you can snack on the left over GUMMY WORMS while watching the Bill Dance Fishing Show on tv, paying close attention to all the ads offering new lures guaranteed to catch fish.