I picked up this Yo-Zuri floating crystal minnow at Wal-Mart this morning (at least a couple of bucks cheaper than Bass Pro Shops for the exact same lure). I can't help myself. I will say that I have had more luck catching fish on Chesapeake Bay than the North Carolina coast. You can see some of the Bay catches here, here and here. We'll be trolling for both stripers and bluefish, they can make for some excellent meals on the griddle. (The lure is really silver on the sides, the rainbow effect comes from the lure catching the morning light.)
Speaking of food for dinner, picked up some nice wild caught shrimp at the grocery store at an excellent price. I'll clean them and toss the heads into the composter.
I'll saute the shrimp in a little olive oil and butter seasoned with strips of garlic scapes, above, then serve over pasta with roasted red pepper sauce (the peppers just came out of the broiler) and sprinkle with this slices of fresh, crisp spring onions. Both the scapes and onions are from nearby Bergey's Breadbasket, a former dairy farm that has converted to a bakery, deli and vegetable farm. You ought to see their strawberry pies.
I need to remember to pinch down the barbs on the new lure.
Dinner's at 6.