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The Curse of the Banana

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fjuno78

Joined: 06/06/2012
Posts: 9
 posted 11/16/2013 07:42 PM  

Not that I am superstitious, but I have a general question for you all.

My buddy and I decided to go jigging for striped bass on the brooklyn VI yesterday, and after a miserable day of fishing I see one of the guys grab a banana out of his bag and eat it on the ride in. Nobody said a thing.

A little background info about me... I normally fish NJ boats, and have seen mates, captains and passengers go crazy when a customer brings a banana on the ship. Is this no banana rule a NJ thing or just specific to certain areas? Like I said, I do not believe in that type of thing, but I would never bring a banana on board to avoid any conflict etc...

With this said, the captain drove around all day and worked hard to find the stripers. Tons of birds in the water, and besides some blue fish and a handful of keeper stripers there was not much going on (i never count short action as good fishing). He made several announcements saying there was life under the boat, and after the drift an entire boat without a bite. Really odd. Last night, I look at the other boats on my Facebook feed, and they all did well. One of which was in the same area all day with us.

I am chalking this up to the guy with the banana. LOL

I would love to hear your thoughts on this superstition, and any background info on this would be interesting.

PS. In no way is this a knock on the brooklyn vi which is a fine boat, and has limited me out on the last 3 trips I have taken.


This post edited by fjuno78 07:43 PM 11/16/2013
 
yunvfrank

Joined: 08/20/2008
Posts: 11833
Location: Bayside
 posted 11/16/2013 08:24 PM  

The guy with the banana goes in the drink- end of story. Doesn't matter if you are in jersey...CT...ME...banana on a boat is FingerFinger


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movetheboat

Joined: 12/14/2003
Posts: 8943
 posted 11/16/2013 08:27 PM  

In NY the captain pays a guy to whip out his bannana when the fishing sucks so he can blame himsurprise


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DieselTech


Joined: 09/07/2012
Posts: 21
Location: Freeport
 posted 11/16/2013 08:34 PM  

A buddy of mine tried to bring a Banana on a canyon trip with me once, the conversation went like this:

"If you don't throw those Bananas in the water, its going to make the story real short"

"What story?"

"The story about how you got all wet"


I think it's a MAKO
 
tigashrk


Joined: 08/15/2011
Posts: 472
Location: MTK
 posted 11/16/2013 08:50 PM  

That's why it's called fishing. I don't bring bananas on my boat but don't feel the need to eat one at sea. That rule doesn't apply to party boats anyway. I fished in a shark tournament with an old timer and and his grandson and myself. The old timer had diabetes and was wheel chair bound, we had to lift him on the boat but it was his boat. At lunch time he would always eat a banana with his sandwich. Long story short, we cashed a 15,000 check and a brown paper bag with 10 grand, so I don't know. Also landed 3 giant tuna on that boat with the same routine.
 
yunvfrank

Joined: 08/20/2008
Posts: 11833
Location: Bayside
 posted 11/16/2013 08:53 PM  

movetheboat wrote:

In NY the captain pays a guy to whip out his bannana when the fishing sucks so he can blame himsurprise


I bet those are the trips you like to attend Toungue


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movetheboat

Joined: 12/14/2003
Posts: 8943
 posted 11/16/2013 09:00 PM  

yunvfrank wrote:

movetheboat wrote:

In NY the captain pays a guy to whip out his bannana when the fishing sucks so he can blame himsurprise


I bet those are the trips you like to attend Toungue



sure..if i get to whip it outShades


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twinscrew

Joined: 09/09/2009
Posts: 6364
 posted 11/16/2013 11:46 PM  

I've caught a lot of bluefish/bass on bananas.

Green bananas work best.







This post edited by twinscrew 11:54 PM 11/16/2013
 
FishScale


Joined: 12/10/2009
Posts: 5200
Location: A-team
 posted 11/18/2013 11:22 PM  

Mojoe always packs a banana for the skiff Shades


 
Azaiter


Joined: 09/01/2002
Posts: 7598
Location: new york city
 posted 11/19/2013 01:49 AM  

FishScale wrote:

Mojoe always packs a banana for the skiff Shades


That's why Maureen catch all the fish .upToungueToungueToungue.lol


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Margrock


Joined: 02/16/2009
Posts: 11516
Location: Brooklyn, NY
 posted 11/19/2013 06:47 AM  

Funny Freddie ToungueToungueToungue

I googled "bananas on a boat" and here's one of the links that came up, enjoy!

http://www.guideloop.com/blog/index.php/2012/02/why-you-should-leave-your-bananas-at-home/


This post edited by Margrock 06:49 AM 11/19/2013
 
mojoe


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Posts: 16887
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 posted 11/19/2013 07:11 AM  

good morning fishscale ShadesShadesShades,,,,><((((:> ~~~~ ><(((:>



EAT FISH AND LIVE LONGER!!!
 
Margrock


Joined: 02/16/2009
Posts: 11516
Location: Brooklyn, NY
 posted 11/19/2013 07:18 AM  

ToungueToungue

All I know is if I were wearing a Banana Republic shirt and some mate sees it, grabs a knife and cuts off the logo (I read that happening in a different link!) he'd end up going for a swim, but that'll never happen, I don't shop there, too expensive. Toungue
 
TonySMJC


Joined: 10/06/2005
Posts: 3030
Location: Brooklyn
 posted 11/19/2013 07:39 AM  

Charter menu

Banana donuts
Banana bread
Mashed bananas
And fried green bananas



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crabman1130


Joined: 03/25/2003
Posts: 39977
Location: Farmingdale
 posted 11/19/2013 07:52 AM  

If your boat was the only one not catching fish while all the others were slaying them, then maybe I'd say it holds some water.

I've seen the guy with the bananas be top hook and win the pool.

I've fished many a trip where people had bananas and we did well.

I've had trips without bananas and we did squat.

The link Marge posted explains where this myth came from.








Hey, it can't be Christmas everyday!!!!
 
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