The beautiful mountains of Vermont and New Hampshire began to give me the ting in tingles. I was starting to look forward to some real north country pike fishing.
Diane Snyder was a magnificently beautiful lady....she was mother of 2....and wife to John....and Lifelong companion and cousin to my wife Susan..…And a lady who accepted me as I am…unusual traits and all!
The Capt. said we were heading for ‘The Aquarium"…this tuna hunt was not as far as most and I had previous success there.
The first time I caught a Yellow fin Tuna, it looked and acted like it was made of metal...steel to be exact!
Somehow Butch had convinced a local Capt. of an exclusive boat, that he and I were GREAT shark fisherman and that he should let us use his boat to prove it.
Visible fish can juice you up faster than an electric shock. There were schools everywhere and easily within casting distance from my beloved sand setting.
Lillian Cashin was born in 1894…she was the only 1800’s person I ever personally knew. That was before there were cars and planes and jets and space shuttles.
The school of bluefish that I was staring at on this gorgeous summer day was so far away it may as well have been forever.
On the times that I decided to fish Humarock Beach, I would do it in the same consistent fashion. A white bucket in those days, with heavy gear and lures and on and on.
Where is the shelter in the ocean? On the ocean floor that has many nooks and crannies for species to call shelter?
Approaching the boat with our top shelf gear I noticed, how could I not!!!! - a very loud…very visible..very drunk guy.
When you fish the surf you are never, ever, more than simply part of it all...neverrrrr. That fact triggered the Lakota prayer. and mitakuye oyasin spilled from my lips.
Giant Blue fin Tuna fishing can kick your ass, and drive your sense good judgment into a weakened state.
My pre-fishing allowed me to be privy to the cunning and relentless actions of a true Predator...
Great White Sharks wear their label as the "Ultimate Eating Machine", with the same assuredness as a professor with the letters PHD after his name.