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CharlieA

Great Afternoon of Fishing

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When is fishing not all about the fish? When you bring someone who has been skunked all year and they catch a few.

Went to Quonnie with my Dad this afternoon. He's 63 and recovering from prostrate caner, so we only fished about 1.5 hours. He has been skunked all year with only 1 hit way back in July, so I figured I'd play guide/coach and see if he could get some fish.

Quonnie was clear, warm, and crowded. There were about 7 others on the jetty and the rotation system wasn't quite in effect. Blues could be seen racing all around, boiling up in spots, then in others.

I coached Dad on the plug, where to cast, how to let drift, etc. Within about 20 minutes he had a fish, and we landed a nice 25 inch striper! It turned out to be the only striper of the afternoon for us, and all of the others. About 40 minutes later he had his second hit, and I could tell right away it was a blue as it started peeling line. After about another 10 minutes we finally had the blue (about 25 inches also).

After that, Dad was done as I think the blue took more out of him than he took from the blue.

Me, I caught nothing. As I walked in back home, my wife (shocked that I was already home as I typically disappear for 10-12 hours when I fish), asked how we did and I said it was a great afternoon of fishing. She then asked how I'd be preparing the striper - and when I told her I was skunked you should have seen her face!

It's not always about the fish. :ph34r:

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Wow,what a great story..That's great for your dad..Good for him..Sounds like you had a great day down there,regardless..I am planning on heading there either Sunday or Monday...Thanks for the report..

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wow charlie thats awsome,i also took my dad out end of july in the merrimac

wow we had 25 fish in the boat and of corse i beat his a$$,thats when i got

my taged fish,i love taking other people fishing just to see the look on there

face when they hook up it's awsome.like you said it's not always about the

fish but the joy of friendship and mentoring the kids

i'm glad your dad had a great day

bob :ph34r:

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I can't take my dad fishing on the rocks anymore. He's 63 as well and his knees can't take it. I was conscripted to do yard work today (and miss the crazy fishing at Magnolia) and he had to quit cuz he started having chest pains. No, it wasn't a heart attack... but he can't do hard manual labor anymore which means I get to pick up the slack, yay. :ph34r:

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