Fishing float

An inflated bag, used as a fishing float, on the waters off Hawaii

I saw this floating bag while out snorkeling. It looks like flotsam, but people fishing use such bags to get their hook and line out far enough to where it won’t get snagged on rocks and coral. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon to see such bags, deflated and abandoned, left behind in the water. That’s because they do sometimes get caught on rocks or because the line broke leaving them to drift, just one more bit of drifting garbage.

4 thoughts on “Fishing float

    1. Graham Post author

      Yes, It’s sad. A lot of people fish here and a lot of floats and hooks and the like end up left in the water and causing no end of problems. Commercial gear can be even worse.

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