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Old 03-10-2005, 06:39 PM
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This thread was made for everyone to share their favorite, unforgettable, fun, exciting fishing experiences (and the worst!). We all have them. Dont be afraid to type


I think the first fish I caught was a tiny sunny, fishing with my 20 dollar Walmart rig, in the plastic case.

I was hooked from the start
(EVERY PUN INTENDED)

I think I caught my first fish when I was 2 or 3. There has been good experiences and bad.

For one, when I was 4 years old, me and my family went out on the local lake (Massabesic) and went to "our" island. Noticing, a huge thunderhead rolled in. Figuring we could probably make it back in time to miss the storm we pack up at the speed of light, and get in our little 10+ foot Aluminum Mirrocraft with the 1975 Johnson 8hp Outboard. All 5 of us.

Well, we were wrong, we got caught in the middle, with 3 foot waves nearly swamping us and the ever-growing threat of getting struck by lightning. We made it though 8)

Then when I was about 5, at my Aunt's lake house, I was using a little flicker snelled hook, size 10. well not noticing, I pulled back, about to cast, and bam. I get my 7 year old cousin in the ear.
Ouch.
Free ear piercing though.

Then I was 6. What a summer that was. Great memories. While our new house was being built, we had to rent a lake-house for the time. The Lake-house was in a no-wake zone cove, and the fishing was great. This is the summer I get my own first open-faced spinning reel. I was glowing :)

Well, we had this little dock thing there, more wide then long, and to the left, the cove pretty much ended in a shallow part. There was some nice horned put in there at night though. To the right was tree covered shore, and the water was rocky and going down to about 20 feet. Well one night, My dad had a shiner out, with a bobber, about 30 feet from the dock, and about 8 feet off the shore. MY dad told me to watch his pole (a nice old ugly stick, I loved that pole. My dad's pole was god. I think it had about 6 pound test on.) Well I saw my cat walk onto the dock, so I put down the rod, and tried to grab the cat. Well, I didnt get it, I chased it for about 2 minutes, then I came back to the dock and said
"hey, where's the pole?"
Luckily, this dock had little lip, about 3 inches high around the edges. The reel was caught on that, I looked out to where the bobber should be. Nothing So I grab the pole and feel tremendous pulling. Flipping out, I yelled at my parents to come down with the net. I guess I yelled pretty loud, cause the whole family came down. I had to walk back-wards to bring it in. My brother scoops it up with the net. HUGE bass. We weigh it. 6 pounds 2 ounces. So we take it off, and let it back. I was so happy. My dad was wicked proud.

So this one night in September, a school night (I just started second grade), whaddaya know, a school of black crappy just decide to colonize under the boat attached to the dock. With our lighted bobbers, me and my dad throw on some worms and shiners. They came at 7:30 PM. We fished them till 10:30 PM. On a school night. I was in 2nd grade! We must've caught every crappy in the school.

Then this one time, me and my dad bought 2 dozen shiners and went to one of our favorite spots. Spent 3 hours there, with NOTHING! 3 shiners left. Its getting dark, so we say, oh well, lets let em go. Dumping the bucket out, we watch the 3 shiners swim off - almost. 3 feet from shore, a huge 5+ pound largemouth comes out of nowhere, Sucks up 2 of them. Splashes water everywhere. Swims off. Me and my dad stare at the water, gaping. Slowly we turn to-wards each other, look at each other with the same expression, and burst out laughing, we were laughing all the way back to the car.

Of course, throughout my life, I have had great fishing memories with my family, my dad, and my friends. Fishing is a non-stop great experience, even if you don't catch anything. I think I always have fun when I'm fishing, all your cares go away.

So get out and fish
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Old 03-11-2005, 10:57 AM
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This is a tough one to respond too....it realy is.

I'd like to say ive been fishing all my life,but, my lifes not over yet,and there's bee a ton of good,a ton of bad and alot of ugly.

The good are good because your remember a big fish or alot of fish,in another thread (why we fish) I wrote of a magical night catching schoolies many years ago,it's one of my fondest memmories,my first striper,an 8lb scrapper out of the Merrimack back in the early '70's when the river was so filthy.
There was my first fish over 20lbs,on Head of the meadow beach in trurro,I was sooo proud, until,as I walked away the gent in the buggy that sent me to a "better" spot unearthed a dozen very large stripers after telling me "nuttin was bitin"

My first 40,that sucker sent three trebles into my fore arm and hand....a ugly lesson I'll never forget.
My 61lb striper, after years of countless hours,study and lost sleep I finaly made it to the big league with a "50" and then some...the next night I got a 54!

My four children and each one of their big fish special indeed.

The night my amesbury skiff caught a wave and got tossed onto the plum island resevarion was a unpleasant night..but a learning experience.

If I have to pick a trip,I have one that was the worst and best all at once,it happend many years ago..
first the bad,
I should have known better,prior to a three day blow ,a small group of us had been catching some outsized bass on a bar on the front beach on the incoming tide,the howling wind and pumping surf kept us hemmed up iside the river,the lure of big fish sometimers clouds the mind..... on this night 3 different boats drifted the badgers waithing for the water to rise,the wind had blown west all afternoon somewhat calming the surf,one by one the boats droped out of the drift and headed for the mouth,I watched intently to see if they made it outside...I saw none of them return...so, of I went,eager to get to the bar that had produced so well prior to the blow,the water on the south bar in the river mouth was white but I assured myself all would improve with the rising tide......after a sloppy(more like a beating) ride down the beach I found no other boats and unfishable conditions,I turned back and slogged my way back to the mouth of the river,apon my arrival I found surging waves and white water,not wishing to go around to the deep northside passage(standard procedure) I cut the bar.....the first wave knocked me to the floor,gas tanks and misc. gear was floating everywhere,the second wave dropped me just shy of the jetty,I cant discribe what I felt,to this day I get chills, Knowing that the next wave would put me on the jetty or on the bottom I slammed the throttle down closed my eyes and waited for the end.... It wasnt my time,, the boat caught a cross wave and rode it inside the mouth to safety.....I'v learned alot since then,even pulled a few people less fortunate than I from the water and the jetty....but it was a great day,I saw my wife and children again and was able to educate other on the dangers of that river mouth....but I learned my most valuble lesson about fishing that day and it remains my montra.....NO FISH IS WORTH DIEING FOR!
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Old 03-11-2005, 03:08 PM
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The good ...When someone teaches you to fish
The bad....When the person who teaches you passes on
The best... When You teach someone else. and They catch a fish.
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Old 03-12-2005, 01:52 AM
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Dawn beckons and a mistical fog covers the horizon. Your eyes are at half mast from fishing all night long. The water is as clear as glass and the baitfish are flitting across the surface. A pretty girl walks the beach with her dog. You stop for a moment to reflect on the things you wish you'd have done differently. Slightly chilled by a sudden pang of lonliness your quickly warmed by a flock of gannets diving towards the water. A fog horn blares in the distance and suddenly out of nowhere you rear back startled by the bogey getting blasted out of the water. You hold your breath while you go perfectly limp. Then bam - you rear the rod back and cinch it once more while yelling to no one in particular. Fish On!!!
It really doesnt get much better.
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Old 03-13-2005, 12:40 PM
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Who are you getting off on ,the girl or the fish Sounds like a double header :roll: :P
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Old 03-21-2005, 05:33 PM
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Hahahaha!

Maybe.... both? Or was it the seagulls?
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Old 04-04-2005, 02:02 PM
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Everybodys got them,some more than others...so lets hear them!

I was much younger then,I was still a newlywed,married in may,it was now mid june,that year the plum island flats were loaded with fish....big fish....the only problem is they ALL had lock jaw,everyone knew they were there,but most went elsewhere to greener hungrier pastures.
Night after night,fish swirling and busting from fright,, I often fished from mid night to daybreak,going straight to work,my bride was getting miffed,i was getting frustrated,i tried everything,worms,clam,crabs,eelsl nuthing doing, finaly on the third week a friend confided that my bride had approached him asking who the other woman was????? After all no one goes three weeks in a row EVERY NIGHT catching nothing, well final two nights latter it happend...no she diddnt divorce me(not yet) I nailed a 33lb fish,I drove home that night in a fit of anger and resentment,I should have been happy,how dare she acuse me like this,what self respecting striper fisheman would leave all those fish?????
Upon arrival home I stormed into the house dragging my prize,entered the bedroom ripped back the covers and tossed that beauty(no not my wife)in bed, then excalaimed here my &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&& girlfriend.... then calmly went took a shower and got the best night sleep in a month.....on the couch!!!!!
13 years latter she left me,i dont know why by then she should have figured it out!.... BTW... I got the fish on......what else...an eel!
So lets here 'em i know there are some stories left untold!
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Or was it the seagulls
Sea gulls have been known to mate for life with a member of their own sex. One of the only birds to do so. So the next time you see a sea gull grabbing your bait know that he might be bringing it home for daddy.
I once saw a seagull flying across the arthur kill garbage dump with a big black garbage bag protruding out its a**hole. It was dragging on him like a parachute. He must have swallowed the whole freiken bag and couldnt dump the whole load. something big must a blocked up his hole to the consternation of his partner I would guess.
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Old 04-04-2005, 05:16 PM
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Well atleast we know some seagulls use atleast some sort of protection, lol!
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The good: Catching a 43 inch striper on my birthday.

The bad: Out trolling the mouth of the Saco and something big grabs my bait and rips my rod and rod holder right off the boat. Bye bye $150.

The ugly: Hitting a ledge with my boat while doing about 40 mph. sh$t

and I'll add one, the funny: Out fishing in my flat bottom jon boat with a buddy for large mouths. He gets a run on (we're rubber worm fishing). He stands up and goes to set the hook. Nothings there and he falls overboard. hehehehe....
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This thread was amde for everyone to share their favorite, unforgettable, fun, exciting fishing experiences(and the worst!). We all have them. Don;t be afraid to type 8)


I was hooked from the start
(EVERY PUN INTENDED)
i used to fish with my dad in fresh water ponds/lakes when i was younger...but since he worked nights he was never around after school to go fishing. now that im older i popped the trunk to my moms honda civic and notice some fishing poles and decide to put them to good use. me and my friend ended up in hoboken [hudson river] after visiting moe's tackle shop in jersey city, and later that day we caught several tommy cods....since then i've been fishing for fluke and striped bass and basically anything that would take my bait. stargazers sea robbins and crabs of course......but i was really fishing for the good stuff->bass/fluke ironicallly....the fluke are harder to reel in then the bass. ha :shrug:


since then i've been doing a lot of shore angling cause im a poor college student that cant get on charter boats daily or my own boat for that matter. :eew:


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The Good: Learning from EVERY time out, and then seeing the results in your hands.

The Bad: Putting your time and effort into preserving something, only to have the degenerate losers of the world continually ruin it, without any sort of punishment.

The Ugly: Getting worked up to the point of no return, and confronting the degenerate losers of the world.



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THE Good: having the honor/pleasure watching your 4 yr old son catch his first sunny!

The Bad: knowing the local town fishing pier is closed at 8pm because a bunch of degenerate high school punks tried to set it on fire last weekend.

The Ugly:.... can't think of any ugly.... come on... it's fishing..... I can think of LOTS worse! hehe

Keep those lines tight!
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This is true.
Sea gulls have been known to mate for life with a member of their own sex.
I think I have seen thing same thing happen in San Francisco?
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Geese Mike. You are really bored today.
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