Seagull buoys provide a visual marker without being too obvious. Ross Robertson

Sometimes a visual marker is necessary to help keep track of a fishing spot, but bright-colored buoys can attract unwanted attention from other fishermen. A seagull buoy is a great solution: It marks your spot without tipping off other anglers to your honey hole. Big-water guide Ross Robertson explains the benefits of using these discrete marker buoys, and offers tips for how to make your own.