Jelly action cooling down but Green Lake action heating up!

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  1. David Loy

    David Loy Senior Moment

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    I've "climbed the ladder" stacking web on a seiner, pulling bags through the power block. I once looked up at the wrong time and with eyes wide open took a hot one full on the face. I wanted to die.
     
  2. Greg Armstrong

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    David,
    You never forget that sting do you?
    I never got any in the eyes, but did get hit on the face a time or two while brailing fish, and on my arms a lot.
    I always preferred driving the skiff, even when everyone else was in the warm, dry galley drinking hot coffee while the wind and rain pelted down around me during a set.
    It may have gotten a little cold and wet, but at least I was out from underneath the power block and web while the jellies rained down!
    Great memories.
     
  3. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    Boot, I can't wait to read your reports regarding the "Starfish" runs this season!
     
  4. Fairways_and_Greens

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    Hall of fame post.
     
  5. Fairways_and_Greens

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    Or the illusive sand dollar.
     
  6. Dipnet

    Dipnet The wanted posters say Tim Hartman

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    Wait until Boot hooks his first tunicate or "sea squirt"!!

    I'm thinkin' that'll bring out the poetic side of his writing and I can't wait!!!! :p
     
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    Way to go boot !!! Very funny stuff !!!
     
  8. Jeremy Floyd

    Jeremy Floyd fly fishing my way through life

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    Wow, hope that chest cold clears up. Last time I got something like that out of my lungs was after a 2 lb hash binge...
     
  9. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide

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    You know, those killer jelly loogies kill 8 times as many people every year than do sharks. The statistics I read indicated 40 deaths per year, world-wide by jellyfish, and only 5 deaths by shark per year.

    In over 45 years of swimming or surfing in the ocean, I have personally survived many jellyfish attacks! But I've never been attacked by a shark.

    Ahhh... Jeremy, 2 lbs of hash is the equivalent of 880 grams.:eek: That would be at least a 2 or 3 years supply for any normal chronic recreational smoker (don't ask me how I know this). Are you sure that what you hacked up wasn't actually your lungs themselves?:confused:
     
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    ummmmmmmmm a lb. is 454 grams don't ask me how i know this and on a side note a certain area 12 beach famous for combat fishing was thick with feisty chums on Monday........
     
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  12. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide

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    Yes, but I was accounting for the typical amount of "shrinkage" that somehow happens.

    The surf was large and rideable at Westport on Monday, too, but I just watched for a bit. Great spectating, with binocs. Was too gnarly out there for an old scarecrow who couldn't avoid contemplating a potential bad scenario. Nobody as old as myself paddled out, but my friend Kevin (will be 60 on his next b-day) managed to make it out and snag one good set wave, and then he was done. Dane Perlee perhaps was the man of the day with a huge tube ride (I missed seeing that, but those who witnessed it were impressed).
     

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