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Date posted April 24, 2012 9:29 AM
Posted by DarkSkies
Report location New York > South Fork
Fishing method Surf
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Got a bass from the surf last night.







and Can Anyone take Big Man Fishing out East?







Late report, fished the South shore last night. Managed one 29 in bass. Dropped another in the same size class. Those were the only fish for the trip for me.











Wanted to give my Noreast Brothers an update on Big Man's status....



He had the surgery but the tumor is growing again.



It's already the size of a pea, and the prognosis is not great.







He told me his best wishes are to spend some time with his family, and also get in a few more fishing trips while he is able.







Is there anyone who lives near the Shinnecock area who might be able to take him to fish the bridge there?







It's his favorite place and he knows the tides cold.



I will be coming up there when the action is hottest in a month or so, but I live 85 miles away and it is tough right now for me to make that trip.







So I'm wondering if anyone could be able to help him out and take him there...







You can also PM him, but he might not answer right away.



Also, for those who have his #, a phone call may not work well....I have had to call him an average of 20 times to get him to respond to me....and I know him well. so that's the obstacles you will face...







That's why it's better to PM or E-mail him, as I know his wife reads these reports to him.







This cancer is a fight he may not win, and it's gotten to him big time. The chemo and radiation treatments are really taking a toll on him.







If there is any way someone can help by taking him to the bridge to fish and enjoy a few hours at night, it would mean so much to him...







And I know you long time noreast members know how much he has contributed to this community....any help at all would be appreciated...







And please don't get discouraged if he doesn't respond right away....he is not in a good space right now....







Thanks for all the support and love, guys....



Rich



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007geno

Joined: 08/19/2010
Posts: 243
 04/24/2012 11:19 AM  

Rich - sorry I can't help but thanks for your great compassion.
 
dutch36

Joined: 04/10/2003
Posts: 121
Location: manorville
 04/24/2012 11:58 AM  

Even though I don't know you Bigman, my prayers are with you. Been reading your posts for years and look forward to reading many more.
 
tourneyboat

Joined: 07/29/2004
Posts: 235
Location: Shinnecock
 04/24/2012 12:54 PM  

Im gonna go pick him up one night in the next week or two. Get your gear ready Chris!
 
nylifishin

Joined: 03/14/2004
Posts: 17
 04/24/2012 01:47 PM  

big man

I never meet you but if its possible i would like to take you out also . i am getting past a neck fusion do to a bad day . im me though the site out check me out though profiles
 
stepenko

Joined: 01/15/2006
Posts: 338
 04/24/2012 10:18 PM  

tourneyboat wrote:

Im gonna go pick him up one night in the next week or two. Get your gear ready Chris!


And nice going, Rich...

For all 3 of you upup
 
ss86fish

Joined: 10/24/2001
Posts: 415
Location: Islip
 04/25/2012 06:35 AM  

My prayers are with him.
 
Kayman

Joined: 08/20/2007
Posts: 25
Location: Orient
 04/25/2012 09:10 AM  

Bigman

Rich, I fish ther alot call me I will take him. 631-804-5822 Steve


Yaked out into the Sound by Orient on outgoing tide. Fish were slapping all over the surface as the sun sank. Drifted a live eel and was rewarded with a 37in bass. Life is beautiful.
 
DarkSkies

Joined: 03/29/2009
Posts: 1213
 04/27/2012 09:08 PM  

Tourneyboat, that's a truly generous offer! upup

Please don't get discouraged. As I said, I know him pretty well, and I have to call 10-20 times to get him to call me back...the chemo and radiation is really taking a toll on him.....

But if you could get him out, it would mean so much....thanks again guys for all the effort, and also the ones who PMed me as well....you're the best! Shades


 
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