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Old 08-09-2008, 10:24 PM
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Default Re: Surfcasting Mistakes

- forgetting to throw the reel into freespool before casting
- forgetting to put smelly jelly on lures after you put bug spray or sunblock on
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Old 08-10-2008, 12:31 AM
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way,way,way to much drag
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Old 08-10-2008, 12:34 AM
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Hiking out to the tip of the hook, the death march, only to realize you grabbed the backup bait rod instead of the plugging rod.
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Old 08-10-2008, 03:12 AM
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Wading out to an island at low tide just as it's getting dark and the mosquitoes are starting to swarm, then accidentally spraying DEET directly into my open plugbag - completely ending any chance of catching a fish.
And being trapped on that island for most of the night waiting for the tide to drop. Just me and 10,000,000,000 half starved bloodsucking bugs.
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Old 08-10-2008, 04:21 PM
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Having 6 eels to start with, walking out to the tip of the jetty, and ending up with 2 before i get one hooked correctly and actually in the water. slippery bastards.......

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Old 08-10-2008, 09:56 PM
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baitrunner,

does fishing the farthest rocks out at the graveyard during an incoming tide, in the middle of the night, with high storm surge when the weather service has warnings for water spouts and tornadoes constitute a mistake? answer: yes. because you will die? thats a pretty good reason, but more importantly because it gets weedy in there when its that rough
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Old 08-11-2008, 02:25 PM
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Fishing high bridges without a bridge net late at night and hooking a big bass you can't handline up....stupidity on my part...
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In my opinion, fishing from high bridges for stripers is a mistake in and of itself. If you can't physically reach the water to properly revive/release a fish, find someplace else to fish.
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Old 08-12-2008, 12:44 PM
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jamming a 4500b spool on a 4500 baitrunner at night and screwing up the reel, and then dropping the drag knob into the water in the process
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Old 08-18-2008, 02:59 PM
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Having 'korkers' attached to plug bag while climbing rocks.
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Old 09-09-2008, 03:08 AM
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Lack of confidence ! I go out every night "looking" for any signs - birds, bait, other fishermen and see nothing, take a few cast then get discouraged. Last year I had a good season, bought some new equipment over the winter and spring and it hasn't exactly been rewarding just yet.
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Old 09-10-2008, 12:32 PM
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ur not alone dude, fishing around the bean and the cape hasnt been very good this summer judging from everyone ive talked to around here (surfcasting anyway, using boats is cheating). I spent like 4 and a half hours and a 30 pack last night in dennis port at chapin beach with a couple buddies. perfect conditions kinda sprinkling, We caught 3 blues and 4 schoolies, not even close to any keepers. just hasnt been big this year. wa wa waaaaaa

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Old 09-10-2008, 03:23 PM
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not wearing hearing/eye protection from the "snap" of the line when a 2-3 oz lure goes from 90 to zero in less than .5 seconds...
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Old 09-26-2008, 05:42 PM
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The biggest mistake I see people make is reeling too fast. As for my own mistakes, well that is a whole other thread by itself.
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Old 10-03-2008, 06:15 PM
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In my opinion, fishing from high bridges for stripers is a mistake in and of itself. If you can't physically reach the water to properly revive/release a fish, find someplace else to fish.
I would agree but with a bridge net you can do so gently and quickly...especially if you have someone else with you....don't judge :) not that many spots in the bean town...


Revised mistake: Fishing in Boston aka googan heaven!

Also and not as relevant for most....fishing near tourists....

I had this lady this year crawl so far up my ass while I was fighting a good 25# bass that I had to start yelling at her!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I mean she was stepping on my gear, and almost on my member!
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