View Full Version : We gotta do the surfcasting for bluefin tuna thing.

05-10-2001, 02:16 AM
I am really obsessed with this idea of hooking a bluefin tuna from shore. I mean, REALLY obsessed. I've been thinking about it for days now.

Heres the plan. Penn 130ST International reel with a big game 130lb line test rod, unless they make a rod heavier, in that case, we'll use that. The International holds 950 yards of 130lb test. I figure we go with 250lb power pro which is equivalent to 80lb mono. Then we need a wind on fluoro carbon leader or at least a monofilament leader. I'm guessing 400lb test would do okay. For hooks, we gotta go with a 9/0 or larger hook.

Right? So we have our rig. Now all we need is a 8lb bluefish set under a break away float. This has to be a joint operation. I'm thinking at least 5 people. One person to catch a bluefish and kayak the bait out. One person to get in a wetsuit with a life preserver and korkers that will actually fight the fish. A wire man and gaffer. Plus two other people that hold safety lines attached to the fisherman and the wireman.

The fisherman sits in one of those stand-up bucket seats. If either the wireman or the fisherman gets tossed into the water, a 300 yard line is attached around the waist.

So who wants to do this? Anyone? If I get the back up, I volunteer to be the fisherman or the wireman since this is my twisted idea.

I think it would be dangerous but if we pulled it off, how incredible would that be? Of course it wouldn't be an IGFA record because we were using higher breaking strength than what is allowed. 130lb test for Bluefin tuna.

Any volunteers? It would probably take me 2 or 3 months to get the money for all the gear we would need.

Come on, it'll be fun and you might get to see me get injured or killed.

05-10-2001, 06:55 AM
You might want to add scuba gear for your lemmings when you try this, buddy. Bluefin tuna are known for pulling people out of boats and under water with the forces at play. Why do you think people are strapped into a fighting chair that is secured more deeply to the boat than the cleats and just about any other hardware? When those connections break and yer still strapped into a fighting belt, you go painfully over the side. In the first 30 seconds, you will have lost all of the air in your lungs from pure fright. Over the next minute, you will have past several atmospheres worth of depth without the abiliy to equalize. Should I go on with the results of when that happens?

IF, you were able to hook one of these things (your chances range from Zero to Highly-Unlikely), at worst you would become a human torpedo and at best, you would loose all the gear that took you months (years) to save up for. Besides, you would need someone else to catch the Bluefish to begin with, right? :P

Just drilling little holes in the hull of your plan... S#^&#^&#^&#^&#^&g out all the fun, ya know??

** This has been a public service anouncement from the folks at Striped-Bass.Com **
As on the wonderful show "Jackass", don't be stupid enough to try this at home...

Mr. Kav
05-10-2001, 07:35 AM
Is this for real ? Patrick I have never seen you before but if you are able to run up and down the beach holding a 130 lb set up with or with out a giant bluefin tuna on the other end of your line, then I wouldn't want to mess with you.

05-10-2001, 07:41 AM

05-10-2001, 07:54 AM
Guys I'm not 100 percent on this but I believe a bluefin was taken in the canal a few years back.

05-10-2001, 08:29 AM
<<<So who wants to do this? Anyone? If I get the back up, I volunteer to be the fisherman or the wireman since this is my twisted idea. I think it would be dangerous but if we pulled it off, how incredible would that be?>>>

Yes, well...I think I have a better plan, Patrick. As long as you're volunteering to be the "hit man", let's instead take a harpoon connected to a thousand yards of Spectra or Dyneema 1/2 inch line. We'll have the line coiled up in an old wooden barrel (we can surely coax one out of the folks at Jack Daniels if we promise not to associate their name in any way with this venture). We'll carry this out to the middle of the Bourne Bridge over the Cape Cod Canal...may as well plan on Memorial Day weekend for maximum television coverage of the event.
You can sit in the barrel with the line wrapped around your waist and wave to the passing cars while we're waiting for bluefin to show up in the Canal. When a pod of them passes under the bridge we can use an old Norden bomb sight (acquired from the Orleans Army Navy store under the same deal we hammered out with the Jack Daniels people) to bullseye a passing bluefin.
When the fish takes off up-Canal, the Spectra/Dyneema will pay out until it comes taut at which point you'll come flying out of the Barrel like some sort of marine Evel Knieval and, equipped with a pair of those mini water skis they use for the Ft. Lauderdale water-ski clown act, you'll go rocketing up the Canal leaving a mighty roostertail behind. By the time you hit Cape Cod Bay the strain should begin to tell on the bluefin and I fully expect the fish will be gradually worn down by Patrick, the Human Drag.
By the time you hit P'town many Japanese buyers will surely be waiting waving $50,000 checks at us - as your business agent I'll deal with those greedy scum - and the only glitch I can see is if some confusion breaks out on the streets of Provincetown over the arrival of Patrick-in-Drag, rather than Patrick-"the"-Drag. But, judging from your recent posts, you appear to be a person of maximum flexibility and I'm sure you'll be able to improvise something to handle the situation.
The time is here, Patrick. Fame awaits you. Say the word...I'll set the wheels in motion.

05-10-2001, 09:02 AM
Come on guys, let's talk him into it. It would be something to watch. Just think, we could sell tickets and make enough cash to fund Jenn's Clambake thingy!!!!!! ;P

05-10-2001, 09:04 AM

Not a bad idea.

But you know it's stunts like that which give real fishermen everywhere a bad name, not to mention I don't think Patrick couldn't ride his bicycle with a tuna strapped to the back. ;)

05-10-2001, 09:22 AM
The guys at Niagra have nothing on the Ditch!!!

Ya know Roccus, I like your train of thought, but why stop at the Norden? If we were to infriltrate Davis-Monthan AFB, we might be able to find that B-29 (surely with a Norden Bomb Sight, Improved) that was used to drop the x-1 and x-2 series sonic flight test aircraft. We attach the barrel onto the mother ship and are now not limited to the Bourne Bridge. Of course, we'll loose some of the potential TV coverage but we can make that up by taking the newsies up in WII bomber, and then when they're aboard, spring the news of the, er, fishing expedition.

If we time it right, we can get him in the water before the herring run (if things don't work exactly as planned, there will be a chum slick someone can take advantage of) and he'll have enough momentum from the drop that the Bluefin won't get immediately spooked.

I volunteer to fly the plane as I have several thousand hours of computer flight simulater time. Obviously, that makes me wholly qualified for an adventure such as this...

Saltheart's knowledge of dropping "DENSE" objects at the ditch could assist him in Bomb/Nav duties...

Maybe we can get Mike Laptew to free dive at the splash point and film this entire event from under water....

Just my thoughts...

05-10-2001, 09:37 AM
<<<If we time it right, we can get him in the water before the herring run (if things don't work exactly as planned, there will be a chum slick someone can take advantage of) and he'll have enough momentum from the drop that the Bluefin won't get immediately spooked.>>>

Cook 'em, Danno!

I'm in, John...roll the cameras, I'll alert Rupert Murdoch...

schoolie monster
05-10-2001, 10:11 AM
Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water.

I see you couldn't bait anyone into jumpin' on your tri-cycle/beach buggy post, so you went for something even more bizarre.

For someone who can't even catch a school bass, you seem fairly confident on hooking a giant bluefin. But Patrick, should you catch one, should you choose to accept this mission, you could sell your pelagic powerhouse to a fish market in the land of the rising sun and fund the rest of your schemes, scams, and scuttlebutt for the next five years.

Best of luck to you.

05-10-2001, 10:29 AM
I like everything in general. just one detail I think we can improve on. The original scheme calls for Patrick to be in the barrel with the rope tied around his waste. This doesn't seem fair. The bluefin's life will be on the line , why should Patrick get off easy. I say that rope goes around his neck!:) If its a good plan , he'll be all right. If not , he'll be famous for at least one year as a Darwin Award Winner. :)

Don M
05-10-2001, 10:30 AM
Hey John:
I believe you have seen, or should I say not seen my missing fingers. I lost them wiring a Giant in the 70's. I would love to see Patrick hooked up to a 900 pounder. Could you just picture this guy going across the top of the water like some kid on a tube being pulled by twin 225 hp Mercs.

A charter(who BTW was an excellent fisherman) once described being hooked up to a Giant " its like pulling in a corvette on steriods".
Have fun Patrick!

05-10-2001, 10:44 AM
Never mind.

05-10-2001, 02:29 PM
Ok, folks, be gentle please....

Don, I didn't know that was how it happend. Now that I think of it, I had forgotten that you lost a finger since the first time I met you down Quonny several years ago...

chris L
05-10-2001, 02:52 PM
patrick thats a pond off the ct coast line .

05-10-2001, 03:36 PM
Well I see we have no takers. I guess I'll have to bring in my own crew. You guys don't even have the dangerous job. It would be me and the wireman on the front lines. You guys would be the generals behind the line.

Live a little adventure guys

Mike P
05-10-2001, 04:49 PM
Nah, being the generals means that we'd be watching a plan we dreamt up---we'd be more like the guys standing below the building as you were standing on the ledge, all yelling, "Jump, Jump!!!" -)

05-10-2001, 05:22 PM
Generals in a modern army wouldn't send the privates off to kill themselves for sport, would they? I don't think so.

So, what's the next Great Big Idea?

05-10-2001, 05:31 PM
The next big idea will be negotiating the canal in a personal submarine outfitted with a speargun device to hunt down the mighty bluefin tuna or giant ocean sunfish or a 70 lb striper. I thought I saw a wake crossing the canal this morning, actually I did. It was probably a re-con mission, as it's too early yet for bluefin.

05-10-2001, 05:58 PM
Slip, you might be onto something. He was offline for 6 hours straight. Drive the Aston Martin to Sikorsky Field. Fly his jetcopter up to his secret Volcano Hideaway on Cuttyhunk. Lift Beethoven's head back to take the hidden Fire Pole behind the bookshelf down to the subterranean untersee sub pen and shove off in the Mystic II.

In the infamous words of Orthwein James Simpson "It could happen"

05-10-2001, 06:18 PM
Oh I see how it is. Now I'm fodder on that OTHER site. HA HA. All of you laugh now. Go ahead. People laughed at the Wright brothers, people laughed. I'm sure people laughed at the thought of taking mako sharks on a fly rod. People probably laughed when the first person wet-suited for stripers. Laugh now. With tackle getting better and better these days, sports evolve.

So laugh now. If you want to be on my team and be a pioneer, join me.

Let me also remind you, LARGE sharks, up to hundreds of pounds, are taken from the surf. I think I remember a VERY LARGE Tiger shark was taken from the surf.

Have fun with your snickers.

05-10-2001, 06:56 PM
Are you bitter because the comedy was spread around? Come on, we're not laughing at you ,just with you. It is funny isn't it. I do think with the proper setup and alot of luck and the right timing you could chunk from the ditch shoreline and possibly land a school bluefin. And with a rec. permit you could keep it too if it is under 73" I think. I have a permit but it has to be for my boat not from shore. I think I would get alot of laughs at the DMF if I renewed my permit and asked to include shore fishing as well.

05-10-2001, 07:05 PM
The Wright Brothers were pioneers,
Robert Goddard was a pioneer,
Kelly Johnson was a pioneer (of sorts),
George Washington was a hero as was Martin Luther King.
These were all great men (not neglecting the ladies here, just trying to keep things simple). That's not to say that you will be neither a pioneer or a hero, but I see alot of dreaming and little doing. Don't take this as a challenge to be the first to land a Giant at the Ditch, because it's not.

Howard Hughes was a genius, but the Spruce Goose only flew once for 100 seconds never getting more than a couple hundred feet in the air. It's still rests where it was built, maybe a reminder to those that can't tell the difference between a taste of brilliance and a pipe dream.

A Bluefin can weigh in well over 7-8 times your weight. You cant' swim at 3 miles an hour let alone 30. There is no way that you could put the breaks to a 400 pound tuna by digging in with your Reeboks. It would probably not even realize you are there. Think about you largest fish, what 34 inches you say you got last year on the Reef on your first time fishing eels? Say about a 16-18 pound fish? That was the best fish fight of your young striper career. Multiply that by 22 times.

Oh I see how it is. Now I'm fodder on that OTHER site. HA HA. All of you laugh now.
You're the one that keeps getting caught scratching yourself. You're the one that urinates on olive branches handed out by people that were willing to give you a second chance. You're the one suffering from Optical Rectumitis. The only cure for that is to get your head out of your a$$.

Dad of Squid Kid
05-10-2001, 09:18 PM
Would that be the Yellow Submarine????Just wondering

05-10-2001, 10:02 PM

If you really are serious about trying this somday, how about doing some first-hand upfront research first?

Get a driver's license and a job. Save some bucks and get a car. Then save some more bucks and take a couple of Helen H or Viking or similar party boat trip for canyon tuna. You'll see how it's done, what it takes and if you're good and do the right things you may have a chance to battle a tuna yourself.

Gotta crawl before your can run. :)

05-11-2001, 12:01 AM
no, no, no! stop it people! remember we WANT him to try! Just like Jack*ss we can all reap the monetary benefits of this! This fundraiser could really set us up for a great clambake in honor of Patrick!!! :O and with all the money we will rake in we could probably split all that is left over after the clambake and all go treat ourselves to new fishing gear, fishing trips and who knows what else!!!!

okay who would like to organize the "duties" sign up sheet ??? Count me in as your humble chef!!!!

05-11-2001, 12:28 AM
The spear fishing thing has been done. I was pretty interested in spearfishing until my speargun broke. I got all the freediving breathing down. Maybe I could take one spearfishing. People have taken huge billfish that way. You gotta shoot them a few times though. Let me see if I can find a picture. By the way, people spearfish for yellowfin tuna all the time. I know they are smaller than bluefins but still!

John, by the way, sorry about the message board. You know I didn't go out with the intent to crash it. Do I get royalties for the increase visitation? :D ;D

Oh yeah, this fish below is the World Record spearfished bluefin tuna. 655.2 lbs! It was speared by Paulo Gaspar in the Azores.

Got Stripers
05-11-2001, 04:52 AM
Nope, not getting sucked into something, that doesn't even justify the amount of posts. You all need to get a life and Patrick, you clearly need help.

05-11-2001, 07:11 AM
I think you all need to leave this kid alone. If he has a crazy idea to do this, then so be it. I dont see where he asked for the ignorant comments.
People thought the WRIGHT BROTHERS were crazy. Now they have this hugh memorial on the OBX where it all began. Patrick is not the one that needs to grow up, its everyone else.

05-11-2001, 07:34 AM
No Patrick, not your fault that the server puked. But no royalties either.

GS and yumdrum, It doesn't make any difference if you try to reason with him as an adult, a friend, enemy, or as you would talk to a child. It makes no difference. But when he truly thinks up things that will get himself or others injured or killed, some counterpoint, whether friendly, brotherly and at times nasty, goes up. I don't like the idea of him putting himself up as a sideshow here either, intentionally or not, but he hasn't broken the rules. He just talks out of his arse half the time. The other half of time he's fine (maybe even pleasant?, Naw, won't go that far). Matter of fact, he probably dreams this stuff purely for his enjoyment of the reaction he would get, aka Bill Nolan style (at least when it comes to stirring the pot, there is no comparison in the fishing department). He could be laughing his tail off for the past three years with all of this stuff (I'm watching you Patrick, I understand now, I know your normal and have been doing all this for the pure commedy factor) He may actually be perfectly fine, have a job, whatever.

I'm not a therapist, if any of you are, please come out of the woodwork and say hello (or something).

05-11-2001, 08:26 AM
Patrick - I'm a certified SCUBA diver with hundreds of dives logged around the world. Spear fishing for blackfish or grouper or similar is one thing. Tying into a multi-hundred pound tuna is another.

I was on a dive boat out of VA beach a few years ago when a school a big amberjacks showed up. One guy jumped in with his spear gun and harpooned one. It nearly dragged him out to sea! Even when they did get him and the fish on the deck everyone had to pound on the thing to subdue it! (it was a very caveman-like scene! wish I had a camcorder)

Free diving is much more than just how long you can hold your breath under water. In some ways it's even riskier than SCUBA since you don't have an air supply. There are all kinds of risks: Air embolism, shallow water blackout, lung injuries, just to name a few. These guys who free dive for tuna are highly trained and disciplined athletes. Thier bodies are heavily conditioned for endurance w/o O2. And some do, unfortunatley, get injured or worse. You don't hear very much about them.

Be careful!

ps - It's not a record nor the largest I've taken but it sure beat the heck out of me! :)


05-11-2001, 10:06 AM
yumdrum (05-11-2001 08:11):
I think you all need to leave this kid alone. If he has a crazy idea to do this, then so be it. I dont see where he asked for the ignorant comments.
People thought the WRIGHT BROTHERS were crazy. Now they have this hugh memorial on the OBX where it all began. Patrick is not the one that needs to grow up, its everyone else.

Yumdrum? That wouldn't be you incognito, now would it, Patrick? There's a familiar rhythm in the wording of your post...and no e-mail address listed in your profile. Hmmmm....your alter ego, Patrick?

05-11-2001, 12:00 PM
Welcome to the board.

Nice first post. Most people come on and say Hi for their first post. You come on and tell us we all have a problem. What's more probable.... everyone here has a problem haven't got a clue what you are talking about?

This is the most tolerant group of people I've seen on any fishing message board. No where does Patrick get to say what he wants more than he does here. However , forgive us if we decide not to swallow everything he posts.

People get to say almost anything they want here. If some chose to post outrageous stuff , they must remember that others may get outrageous in their replies. In many cases , the only reason some posts are made is to see how everyone will respond. It can be fun sometimes but it can also be a pain in the butt.

This is intended to be a forum for serious surf fisherman. We aren't going to allow a few people with too much time on their hands to turn it into a refugee camp for kids catching skipjacks in a marina parking lot. You can post whatever you want within the guidelines set down by the board rules. However , if you would post foolish stuff , be prepared for foolish replies.

Suppose someone comes to this site for the first time and reads all about "Fishing Patrick Style". If they are a serious fisherman , they won't come back. If they don't have a clue they may actually go down to the ocean and try some of "Patrick's Preachings". They won't catch fish and they might get hurt. We don't want either to happen.

So please just tolerate all us people with problems. Normal guys like you and Patrick can cheer eachother on and just ignore or work your way around what the rest of us have to say. Just as we must tolerate "Patrick's Ponderings" , you must tolerate our foolishness when we tell someone to stick an eel on a hook and cast it out into the darkness. We get to express our opinions too.

So welcome aboard yumdrum. Please use you brain for a second before you use the keyboard for post number 2.

05-11-2001, 12:23 PM
Thank you, Saltheart. Now I don't have to keep my fingers off the keyboard trying to not say what I was gonna. :)

schoolie monster
05-11-2001, 01:17 PM
I agree Steve, though I'd like to add a point, or rather, reiterate a point made by Saltheart... assuming of course that yumdrum is really a new entry, or even if its patrick or a closet patrick toadie...

Before judging the rest of us, do a search and sample some of patrick's many pioneering ideas. From bait delivery systems to tricycle beach buggies to radio flyers for carrying gear, we've heard it all... or so we thought.

No we learn of this great idea in which someone kyaks out to stellwagon bank carrying a big red and white bobber dragging chunk and patrick uses shoelaces off his keds to tie himself to a folding kmart beach chair waiting for a 500lb. bluefin to drag him into the surf while we all watch and take bets on whether or not he's ever seen again, then celebrate his demise with a kick @$$ clam bake.

These posts are put out here to get a rise. We all know it, and the author knows it. The author gets alot of attention and we get to have some fun and blow some steam.

Bottom line, if pat doesn't want to get hacked on, he shouldn't post a bunch of manure.

05-11-2001, 01:45 PM
Well if Patrick uses these post just to get a rise out of people, most of you are on the hook.
Saltheart I agree with your point on new people visiting this site and seeing his post then trying it. Not good at all. Oh, and no this is not Patrick or one of his so called followers. My email is for anyone that is interested. I thought it was there.
Just looking at patricks first post, I dont agree with sending him to the hangmans noose. If we know he is a kid, then yes it is the people replyng that need to grow up, and not feed into it.
This is my last post on this subject.

Oh yea. Hi everyone. I am new to this site. I hope to get alot from your advice and to offer my own opinions as well.


ps. I wanted to use the name coolerpup not yumdrum, so i hope this does not confuse any of you.

05-11-2001, 02:21 PM
Welcome to the wonderfull world of Striped-Bass.Com Coolerpup aka Yumdrum... Sorry to see you start up on this thread but, no problema... I honestly do agree with Saltheart on this, but this isn't the first time and probably won't be the last. Still a great bunch of guys and gals here...

As far as Patrick goes? All I will say is, do a search for "dog run" in StriperTalk as that will give you a glimpse... I know valid ideas are called crazy ideas all of the time but, well, let's just say that there is a regular history of irregularities... Anyway, beating a dead horse... Aw heck, here is the link to one of many regadring the "Dog Run":
The sad thing is, it's not even his idea...

Seriously, Welcome aboard, 95% of the people here are reall nice, Schoolie Monster has a mean streak on occasion. I think it's the Albert Bell shirt he wears all the time, really fires him up :P ....

Where are you from?? Whaddaya like to fish for??

schoolie monster
05-11-2001, 02:39 PM
The albert belle shirt is falling to pieces, so it may need replaced. Plus, he's "retired" and I'm far from it.

Carl Everett? Ray Lewis? R-R-Rogah Clements? No, that shirt will get my butt kicked... or beaned with a 92mph live eel. I'm open for suggestions.

Who is the new spokesperson for the much maligned, misunderstood, biggest jerk in the world of sports.

Anyway, I agree, Patrick wins when we give him his attention. But take it for what its worth, most of it is pretty lighthearted, but hey, this isn't a needlepoint message board. We're all crusty, dirty shirt wearing, scarred and gnarled fisherpeople... most of us severly lacking in sensitivity training. If you're looking for peace and daisy's, try or try the flyfishing board!

Yes, that's a joke... at least I amuse myself.

05-11-2001, 05:48 PM
First of all, Jaiem, nice fish. Nice shot too. That world record bluefin tuna actually only took 15 minutes. One shot I think, right behind the gill plate. Died pretty instantly. What kind of spear gun do you use? I was looking at an Omer or Riffe but I don't want to wind up with a bluewater gun and put my shaft right through some poor blackfish.

Second, I'm not Yumdrum. I've been asleep for the past 10 hours. Weird hours I tell you.

Anyways, from the get-go, I told you that this was suicidal. Most of you knew that anyways.

I'm not going to add anymore to this post. People have made their point. Unfortunately, I can't find anyone else who wants to do this so I guess the whole deal is off.

While I'm not upset that other people took shots at me on this site or the other one. I am upset people have assumed I meant I was going to do this from Fairfield beaches. People have made all these assumptions which are wrong.


05-11-2001, 11:45 PM
well I know I shouldn't beat a dead horse either but I guess I havent learned how to control that yet.....

first of all as much as I hate to bring it up....Patrick, you were the one who suggested a very dangerous alternative to wader tracction methods and if yumdrum saw this post chances are I think any one in their right miond would tell you that your suggestion was insane...nuff said there.....

secondly I have in the past tried to offer kind advice towards Patrick to no avail, he struck again. Personally I think that if he just stoppes trying to get all this crazy attention we might actually enjoy his posts, and who knows Patrick, just being normal instead of outrageous might help with your S.A.D.......what comes around goes around, and behavior mimicks behavior.....

and last but not least I would like to commend Jaiem for a tactful that I mean he SHOWED us his catch (unless it is a hoax, but somehow I doubt that) which tells us he has actually DONE THIS and isnt talking out the pucker valve...he simply stated that it is very dangerous and some reasons why (a saying comes to mind.."take it from someone that knows" ) and if that doesnt get a message across than I suppose there probably isnt much that will

we all come out with some funky things now and then and mostly just to have some fun with it, but it seems as though Patrick has brought us to a point of no return. He has come out with so much poopy in the past that I honestly think his tweaked ideas are truly reality for him (and I hope someday he will be cured because it truly is sad)

well sorry to offend anyone but that is just my opinion, and forgive the typos....I have about eight hours sleep in the past three nights combined....I am cranky and that is when my true feelings really come out...and boy watch out because when that happens ....somehow that shy part of my personality dissapears and I dont hold anything back.

now if you will excuse me I am going to try once again to catch some z's and boy I sure hope the insomnia doesnt kick in again because unlike SOME people I need to get up and go to work in the morning to pay my own bills, taxes and not be a burden to the household.

at 26 I can only DREAM of doing a fraction of the things that Patrick has claimed to have done already in his life....if all these things are true he has had a very fullfilling and privelegded life so me bitter, but it sure must be nice....

05-12-2001, 01:15 AM

First of all, the traction thing was for digging into the sand a little more, not for sticking to rocks. If you wear Korkers on the sand, you know the gap between bootfoot and the korker will get filled up with sand and when you step, it causes a lot of extra weight. What I was saying is to use the Shoe Goo instead of Korkers on sand for that purpose. Perhaps I wasn't clear.

Second, I never said I did any tuna fishing, did I? No, I don't think I did. I know this plan is dangerous. I KNOW it is. I stated it right from the start. I know I could be tangling with a thousand pound beast. (World Record Bluefin is a 1150 lb something) I'm not saying I would be get a fish that big, I might be skunked for all I know. I know the risks. I know I could be killed. I could also walk outside and get slammed by a bus.

Now Jaiem did show me his fish and it's a dandy. Maybe someday I'll spear something like that one day.

It's funny. John says he sees a lot of dreaming and no doing. Jenn says she sees me bringing my dreams into reality. Hmmmm. Chances are, I won't be able to do this since no one wants to help out and this is obviously not a one person job.

Hey Jaiem, where do you dive? I'm getting interested in Free diving again. Might spear some blackfish or fluke while I'm down there.

05-12-2001, 09:19 AM
I knew you weren't going to do this from Farfield, but others were just busting you about it. The best chance at a bluefin from shore would be the cape cod canal - east end like I said. If you came up with the equipment(with mono not braid) , I'm sure you can find some help around the ditch there's always plenty of people fishing there. But like it was said before, get some experience out on the offshore boats, those fish are nothing to mess with. Most every year someone at the ditch chunking the bottom hooks up to a bluefin and gets spooled, the tuna probably doesn't even realize it's hooked.

05-13-2001, 09:13 PM

Claim to know it all or want to do it all or whatever else just happens to come up........get razzed for it......then get defensive and claim you never said the things you said or just completely change your whole story around to make it look as if you meant something totally different by it....


08-06-2007, 09:48 PM
for MikeP :D

Mike P
08-06-2007, 10:11 PM
Some long-lost names here, too. Jaiem, Jerry "roccus" Vov, and so on.