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Old 03-22-2006, 11:39 PM
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I FISHED SANDY HOOK QUITE A BIT LAST SEASON AND GOING OVER A RIVER TO GET TO THE HOOK YOU HAD TO PASS OVER THIS PRETTY DARN HIGH UP BRIDGE ,,,,CONSIDERING THAT #1 THE RIVER UNDERNEATH LOOKED EXTREMELY TEMPTING TO FISH AND THE ONLY WAY TO FISH IT WAS TO FISH FROM THE BRIDGE ITSELF AND #2 HOW IN THE HELL DO YOU GET THE FISH UP IF YOU HOOK THEM???? NOW RUMOR HAS IT THERE WAS THIS FISHERMAN THAT CAUGHT A 50 OR 60 LB. STRIPE BASS FROM THE BRIDGE AND VERY INGENIOUSLY SENT A GAFF BY ROPE DOWN TO THE WATER TO SNATCH HIS PRIZE AND BRING HIM UP,,,,I WOULD SAY...120FEET TO THE DECK OF THE BRIDGE........MY $64,000.00 QUESTION IS...............WAS IT YOU SUDS????......MY 5 BUCKS SAYS IT WAS !!!
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Old 03-23-2006, 02:23 AM
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Not me, it was Brian Biedinger a friend, fellow club member and a hell of a good fisherman.



I don't do the bridge thing, yes there's some great fishing to be had but there are a lot of negative issues that go along with it.

It gets pretty crowded up there, something I don't tolerate very well and some of the crew that frequents that spot, to put it gently, aren't a lot of fun to have to put up with. Catch a fish, next thing you know they're climbing all over you.

Most of all it's the way you have to land the fish that puts me off. You clip a bridge gaff to your line and send it down, snag the fish and haul em up - not much chance for a successful release if the fish is under the size limit. It's not too bad now that we're back to 2 @ 28 because with the correct gear you just reel a short up. When it was one at 28 and the second at 34 we were seeing some really terrible waste. You can't winch a 34" fish up with just your rod n reel so guys were using the bridge gaffs then dropping them back in with huge holes in em when they were short.
I have real problems with that.

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Old 03-23-2006, 03:22 AM
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Two things:

What bridge was that?

--and--

Dude, I used to play tennis with/against Brian Biedinger in my old Middletown North days...
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Old 03-23-2006, 07:51 AM
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Please turn it off - it's real hard to read things in all caps
Ditto,,, just in case you weren't aware, in forums like this all CAPS means you're shouting and is generally frowned upon.
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Sorry about the caps thing. IT'S JUST that at my age it is easier to see without wearing my glasses. I did not mean to offend anyone,so sorrry,Tom
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Old 03-24-2006, 09:22 PM
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I'm not offended - just lazy
I find all caps very hard to read.

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Old 03-24-2006, 09:24 PM
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Hey BG5150,
Is / was Brian as good a tennis players as I hear ?? He gives lessons and coaches for a living now, makes for a lot of time on the water.
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Yeah. He was pretty good from what I remember. A couple of years younger than me--only played one year on the team with me.
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