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Date posted May 10, 2014 9:35 PM
Posted by pdspeh69
Report location New York > North Shore > SB to MS ~ Windy GoodBYEs~ 5-6-14
Fishing method Boat
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SB to MS ~ Windy GoodBYEs~ 5-6-14

1st boat trip 2014...



After a whirlwind week +

Two wakes, funeral, church services, cross building , family farwells ..etc ..I just needed an extra day or two to take the boat out before going back to work



Called Dave and he gladly took the day off to join me on the shakedown cruise for 2014



Met before the crack of dawn 437am

in the water and underway by 450am

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High 506 am -low 1130am- high 5:40pmish

Sunrise 545 am

Air 44

Water 48-61 (mostly 49-50)

Wind  NW @ 4 am .. changing to crazy odd swirling wind by 2pm ...but  I'll get to that...

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Once we were away from the lights of the dock ..it was still nearly one hr before sun up ..yet you could  just see the sky turning from Darkness to a light glowing blue..



The sunrise that soon followed was spectacular..

We spoke about, just about, everything we could think of that was on our minds and then some on the way out ...one of our most in depth conversations I can recall...clearing the air.



5:25

I had fish on with in three casts (20") 55

Dave soon followed with another school bass of similar size...

A great promising start ….but it would just be just a slow pick all day ... I mean ALL day..

We had most of our fish in the 1st hour and a half and maybe should have called it quits by 8am but neither of us wanted to go back..we knew this was going to be a marathon day when we spoke the night before ..we both needed it



Trapped by the tide as the water dropped, we ventured off exploring Half of the sound and then some.

The water was Cold and very quiet - no birds - no boats ..

Except for a lone smoke trail rising up from a very distant commercial diesel downeaster ...All Too quiet



11:30 Dead Low tide came ...So we snuck inside, hooked to a free mooring and took a long nap in the gentle calm of the harbour .. Just the Best way to wait for the tide fill back in..Never did this before...



1:53pm

we woke up to a different world...

The sky had changed ... Now full of clouds , it covered the once blinding warm sun.

The wind picked up as well..it went from nearly zero movement to full on NNW @12-15mph

The rocking and increasing slapping of the waves against the hull are what woke me..

Shaken awake, I went to check the time on my phone ...and saw a new text was there :

"Hi Paul, call me when you get home from fishing.  Love you!"

Now ....Addressed by my 1st name... and “call me me when you get home” are just red flags ... Something's wrong ... So called right away... And I was right.. The kind of right you hate to be right about...

My wife's grandfather just passed away suddenly .. 92

Geez... Really...?? .. Yeah .Really......

Just as it seemed that sun was beginning to shine strongly again ...the clouds cover it again..



Spoke awhile with my wife and decided there was No need to rush home right now ...

So We Just stayed and fished ..But Now with much more weight on my all ready cinder blocked down heart ...we stayed out..

More than before..I just didn't want to go back in ... Ever,.



We picked our way back to port still churning it out . Just trying to enjoy the freedom we have in the place we were...

"Stay in the moment" kept ringing in my ears



Weird Winds....

The winds from this time forward were just odd at best ... Blowing hard then still .. The swirling in from different directions .. We just Couldn't get the boat to drift consistently, nor feel the lures ...it was just a struggle ..

Only 2 more fish landed by the switch of the 2nd High tide and that's it ….

Decided to call 15 min before sundown and reluctantly headed back in to plan for yet another funeral in a week...

What a Long 14 hr day...

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Total :

12 School Bass (13-26.5") most 18" only one decent one caught by me..

10-15 missed hits

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.......When it rains......



We also lost my aunts sister in Canada pass away on 5-2 found out during the luncheon following my sister burial....RIP

We also lost our old principal from childhood who was like a father to ever kid that went to the tiny school in west Sayville....RIP



.......it pours.......



I can't thank you all enough for your all of your kind words, prayers ,thoughts, insights, wisdom and deeds during this nearly unbearable time..

it helps Us to “Just keep Swimming” as my mom says..



Even the Strongest current will eventually slack..



Pd




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mojoe


Joined: 10/01/2001
Posts: 16299
Location: ><)))):> ~~ THE JAMAICA BAY TRIANGLE ~~ <:))))><
 05/10/2014 10:30 PM  

oh boyFrown,, all rip,,, its a part of life i hate,, try to stay well my friend,,,><(((:> ~~~ ><(((:>


EAT FISH AND LIVE LONGER!!!
 
Fishmeister


Joined: 10/28/2001
Posts: 1196
Location: Nassau
 05/10/2014 10:37 PM  

Sorry for your losses Frown

I was out today also, saw the purple sky towards 230pm. Started monsooning as I docked her!
Tally for today: 3 bluedogs.


Patience, Practice, Persistance = ><> ><> ><>
 
Jillybird

Joined: 09/03/2001
Posts: 2205
Location: Mamaroneck
 05/11/2014 12:04 AM  

Sorry for your loss. A day well spent to soothe the soul.
 
jrmcclung

Joined: 08/22/2008
Posts: 1
 05/11/2014 11:15 AM  

Sorry for your loss. These are awesome pictures!
Stay strong.
-jm

 
pdspeh69


Joined: 05/18/2002
Posts: 2205
Location: Lake Ronkonkoma
 05/16/2014 07:24 PM  

Bunker bunker

Tons of bunker inhoh
Pod after pod
Every direction
Tail slaps
Nothing on them


pd
 
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