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Fishing, Sharks, Whales and the Ocean, Lakes and Rivers

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http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/nature/post/fisherman-sends-distress-call-for-help-landing-big-fish/

Look at the size of this blue Tuna caught in Cape Cod waters!!! Unreal. I cant believe there is not a thread for fishing or anything related. So now there is.

I also recorded a show called "Jaws returns home". Five Great Whites were tagged right in the waters off the hotel and beach we stayed at. And right about the time we were there. Yikes. Good thing the water was like ice. So I did not go out far. The sand bar across from the hotel has only seals on it. And that has increased the Great White population in Cape Cod.

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That's a biggy. :^) I'm glad the white sharks are making a comback. They should just leave them the hell alone. Here's me at age 9 with a rainbow perch in San Francisco. That spot was absolutely loaded with fish but all the old ferry slips are gone now.

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I love sharks. Growing up in Orange County, it goes without saying I love the ocean and all the creatures that reside in it.

That's all I have to say.

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That's a biggy. :^) I'm glad the white sharks are making a comback. They should just leave them the hell alone. Here's me at age 9 with a rainbow perch in San Francisco. That spot was absolutely loaded with fish but all the old ferry slips are gone now.

Good picture, everyone I have met in a bar tends to overestimate on the size of the fish/shark/Moby Dick/Nessie that got away.

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Good picture, everyone I have met in a bar tends to overestimate on the size of the fish/shark/Moby Dick/Nessie that got away.

One time in Monterey, CA I was fishing in a small boat with my 2 brothers along a rockwall. They were catching fish left and right and of course were razzing me as I wasn't. I then got a nice bite and when I set the hook it felt like I had snagged a submarine. It took my line out about 50 yards before it finally broke. I think it was a huge ling cod but we'll never know.

Here's my brother Bob in San Francisco with a couple ling cod and a rockfish. That is what's left of the old ferry slips he's standing on.

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That's a biggy. :^) I'm glad the white sharks are making a comback. They should just leave them the hell alone. Here's me at age 9 with a rainbow perch in San Francisco. That spot was absolutely loaded with fish but all the old ferry slips are gone now.

I agree with you. Great stuff. Nice pic

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It was probably a mistake putting the word "Whales" in the title, because it was only a matter of time before I started posting whale pics :D

Both photo's of humpback whales on their annual migration back down south after calving in the warmer northern waters. Taken off the coast of NSW Australia.

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It was probably a mistake putting the word "Whales" in the title, because it was only a matter of time before I started posting whale pics :D

Both photo's of humpback whales on their annual migration back down south after calving in the warmer northern waters. Taken off the coast of NSW Australia.

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I am happy you are posting them. I went on a tour to watch them at Cape Cod a couple years back. We saw them, about 9-12 miles out. I have always wanted to see a sperm. So if you have any shots of a sperm please post.

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Thar she blows, Starbuck.

:^)

Captain Ahab. Gregory Peck was great in that movie. I never would have returned home. Those were the homliest bunch or women I have ever seen. Moby Dick of course was a sperm. Can a sperm really be white I wonder? Known for going deep for squid. I was fascinated to learn that Great Whites were diving up to 2000 ft deep off waters near Georgia, and the outer banks.

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Thar she blows, Starbuck.

:^)

Speaking of Moby Dick .............

. So if you have any shots of a sperm please post.

Oh ...... uummmmm ............ thats a bit personal.

There's porn sites for that you know.

:hysterical: :hysterical: :hysterical: :hysterical: :hysterical:

I went on a tour to watch them at Cape Cod a couple years back. We saw them, about 9-12 miles out. I have always wanted to see a sperm.

I've never seen a Sperm whale down the coast where I live. We mainly have Humpbacks and Southern Right whales. Funny you should mention a Cape Cod whale watching tour, because I was booked to do one when I was there, but I ran out of time/was too exhausted and didn't end up making it.

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I don't know if it's still in print, but when I lived in Maryland back in the 60s, there was a magazine called Fishing In Maryland which contained articles, maps to fishing areas throughout the state, and in the back, a listing of the biggest specimen of each species, divided into Freshwater and Saltwater categories.

In 1968, at the age of 8, I was listed under Black Crappie for the 4th largest caught that year.

It was 17.5 inches long, and weighed - I believe - 3 lbs. 15 oz.

I still have a Fishing In Maryland patch I received, along with a certificate.

Funny thing is, I thought the line on my cane pole had become snagged - again - so I didn't say anything because I didn't want my Dad to get mad at me.

So I kept easing on the line until suddenly he broke the surface and THEN I hollered out! LOL

Somewhere in our family's stuff is a color Kodak slide of me holding the fish up.

Never got it mounted, but it stayed wrapped in foil in our freezer for probably 2 or 3 years.

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I don't know if it's still in print, but when I lived in Maryland back in the 60s, there was a magazine called Fishing In Maryland which contained articles, maps to fishing areas throughout the state, and in the back, a listing of the biggest specimen of each species, divided into Freshwater and Saltwater categories.

In 1968, at the age of 8, I was listed under Black Crappie for the 4th largest caught that year.

It was 17.5 inches long, and weighed - I believe - 3 lbs. 15 oz.

I still have a Fishing In Maryland patch I received, along with a certificate.

Funny thing is, I thought the line on my cane pole had become snagged - again - so I didn't say anything because I didn't want my Dad to get mad at me.

So I kept easing on the line until suddenly he broke the surface and THEN I hollered out! LOL

Somewhere in our family's stuff is a color Kodak slide of me holding the fish up.

Never got it mounted, but it stayed wrapped in foil in our freezer for probably 2 or 3 years.

That is a shame you did not have that crappie or (strawberry bass as they are also called) mounted. That is a great story. You caught a very big fish for that species. Worth mounting for sure. My mother has a nice smallmouth basss from the St Lawrence mounted that is a beauty. She caught it between Clayton and Alex Bay in the 80s. I have always been fascinated with the places where waters meet like salt and fresh and where the St Lawrence meets Lake Ontario. There are trout and Salmon in the Lake, but not in the St Lawrence. As there are no muskelunge in the Lake only the River

Whoopie Cat, if you ever get back to Cape Cod, I recommend the tour out of Barnstable. Great little fish market there. Will cook you anything from a Lobster to a swordfish sandwich and Lobster Bisque soup and fried clams

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Captain Ahab. Gregory Peck was great in that movie. I never would have returned home. Those were the homliest bunch or women I have ever seen. Moby Dick of course was a sperm. Can a sperm really be white I wonder? Known for going deep for squid. I was fascinated to learn that Great Whites were diving up to 2000 ft deep off waters near Georgia, and the outer banks.

Yep, great movie yet totally goes against the anti-whaling crowd. I'm not for whaling either but the Japanese are a different story. They'll kill and eat anything.

Amazing about the great whites.

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I agree with you. Great stuff. Nice pic

Thanks. Here's me at age 9 (1959) in that same area in San Francisco behind the ferry building. That's a rainbow perch.

An aerial view of the pier area before it was all demolished.

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I don't know if it's still in print, but when I lived in Maryland back in the 60s, there was a magazine called Fishing In Maryland which contained articles, maps to fishing areas throughout the state, and in the back, a listing of the biggest specimen of each species, divided into Freshwater and Saltwater categories.

In 1968, at the age of 8, I was listed under Black Crappie for the 4th largest caught that year.

It was 17.5 inches long, and weighed - I believe - 3 lbs. 15 oz.

I still have a Fishing In Maryland patch I received, along with a certificate.

Funny thing is, I thought the line on my cane pole had become snagged - again - so I didn't say anything because I didn't want my Dad to get mad at me.

So I kept easing on the line until suddenly he broke the surface and THEN I hollered out! LOL

Somewhere in our family's stuff is a color Kodak slide of me holding the fish up.

Never got it mounted, but it stayed wrapped in foil in our freezer for probably 2 or 3 years.

Great story. I have tons of slides and made a light tube to take pics of them on digital with the macro setting. COSTCO can also do that for you.

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Thanks. Here's me at age 9 (1959) in that same area in San Francisco behind the ferry building. That's a rainbow perch.

An aerial view of the pier area before it was all demolished.

Just think, you could have solved the Alcatraz mystery. As for whaling, I am totally against it and I wish the US Navy would torpedo those fucking Japs into driftwood

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Ahab was depressed that it wasn't the great white whale.

I have seen that movie with Gregory Peck many times. It must have been difficult filming that scene with St Elmo's Fire? Man, those were some homely lookin women. Where did they dig them up? I men they had more whiskers on their face than most women do on their carpet

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Just think, you could have solved the Alcatraz mystery. As for whaling, I am totally against it and I wish the US Navy would torpedo those fucking Japs into driftwood

I kinda remember the hubbub about the Frank Morris/Anglin escape. Is that the mystery you're referring to? I was 12 and in my own world by then.

http://www.npr.org/2012/06/12/154766199/50-years-later-mystery-of-alcatraz-escape-endures

I agree about the Jap whalers. It's war.

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I have seen that movie with Gregory Peck many times. It must have been difficult filming that scene with St Elmo's Fire? Man, those were some homely lookin women. Where did they dig them up? I men they had more whiskers on their face than most women do on their carpet

See them at various points in the video. She may be ugly but she shore can cook. :^)

St Elmo's Fire created without a stinkin' computer.

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Me (on the right) with my brother Larry at Fisherman's Wharf in San Fran. Note the old destroyer docked with the 5 inch guns. This was such an awesome place to fish as a kid with all the old fishing boats passing by to either to go out to the ocean or come in to dock.

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Me (on the right) with my brother Larry at Fisherman's Wharf in San Fran. Note the old destroyer docked with the 5 inch guns. This was such an awesome place to fish as a kid with all the old fishing boats passing by to either to go out to the ocean or come in to dock.

i am now 56. When I was 4 we lived in Rodando Beach for 1 year. I know my late step father took us to a fisherman's wharf in the LA area. But my memories are very scarce. Someday I want to return to the West coast. I just am not sure whether I would go to LA or SF? Or San Diego? Its good you have these old pics. My mother is really good about keeping old pics. Has many from the late 1800's

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