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Date posted May 7, 2014 7:30 PM
Posted by pdspeh69
Report location New York > North Shore > SB~ HARD Rain GOOD BYE~ 4-29-14
Fishing method Fly Fishing
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4-30-14 ~Black day~ 1st bass + Keeper of 2014

This is the Hardest report I have ever had to write......

Lost my sister Monday 48

To year long battle with cancer...

It's been just rough is an understatement

I was having a hard time the next day ... When there was a knock on the door... It was FedEx with a

Pair of

New the nearly the perfect time to make for high tide

Terrible weather --

Low low air temps , Pouring cold sideways rain and heavy wind from the east ...

But it Didn't matter - I had the time .so .i was going no matter what ..


Wind : East @ 15-20 +

Water: 48-50?

Tide high @ 1ish

Air - 44( feels like 32)


In at 140

Sometimes fishing the hard rain is just what we need...

Bring it ...

The wetter and colder the better ....

Didn't really care if I had a fish

But after 10 casts had a bite

Promising..even in these conditions

2 hrs in got my 1st bass of 2014

A nice surprise .. Micro bass

Fished for another hour or so shivering , fingers frozen and soaked through

Didn't really want to leave ...but...Just had to take one more cast ...

BAM!! As soon as the lure hit the water... Nice fish on! Zzzzzzzzz

Eased in a 32" bass and the lure fell out of his mouth as I grabbed em

Marked the fish length on my new rod ....and released him as he slowly swam ahead .. Now I know where to put her initials on the rod

Thanked my sister and left with a big smile



1st keeper bass of 2014 (32")

1st bass of 2014

1 hit


If we are lucky ...

we each get one sunrise

and one sunset

Cherish your time here and the people around you





32" Goodbye Bass


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ag3 Club Member

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 05/07/2014 07:40 PM  


Sorry for your loss.
My deepest condolences.

This post edited by ag3 07:41 PM 05/07/2014

Joined: 05/23/2007
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 05/07/2014 07:54 PM  

So sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family.

Joined: 03/04/2006
Posts: 54
 05/07/2014 07:58 PM  

So sorry for your loss.

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 05/07/2014 07:59 PM  

Sorry for your loss,

Joined: 12/10/2009
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Location: A-team
 05/07/2014 08:01 PM  

feel better champ thats a tough loss...


Joined: 06/10/2008
Posts: 904
Location: E. Setauket, NY
 05/07/2014 08:17 PM  

PD, I am sorry to hear of this loss. I will pray for you and your family in your grief. I'm glad that you found a measure of solace by the water.


Joined: 03/18/2009
Posts: 126
 05/07/2014 08:29 PM  

Sorry for your loss.

Joined: 05/14/2005
Posts: 18
 05/07/2014 09:12 PM  


I am really sorry for your terrible loss. It is amazing that being at the water can help even if just a bit.

Thanks for all your pictures. I enjoy every single one.


Joined: 08/23/2001
Posts: 918
Location: floral park
 05/07/2014 09:22 PM  


Sorry for your loss. Hang in there.

Give a man a fish he will eat for the day, Teach a BOY to fish he will steal your spots.......

Joined: 04/15/2005
Posts: 2352
Location: Huntington
 05/07/2014 09:29 PM  

I have been reading your reports for years. I am deeply sorry for your loss. I know you find comfort in the fact she is now watching over you and I have no doubt your day was a result of that. My condolences for you and your family

Huntington Angler's Club

Joined: 02/21/2009
Posts: 40
Location: Sayville
 05/07/2014 09:58 PM  

My condolences to you and your family. Thank you for sharing your story and wonderful pictures.

Joined: 07/01/2002
Posts: 687
Location: Centerport
 05/07/2014 11:21 PM  

Deepest condolences on your loss. Fishing can be a joyous activity, yet, it can also be a powerful salve to the soul at the worst of times.

Lovely pictures. Thanks for sharing.

" Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul- then, I account it high time to get to the sea as soon as I can." -Herman Melville, Moby Dick

Joined: 04/26/2008
Posts: 26
 05/08/2014 12:39 AM  

I have no doubt your sister sent that keeper to you as a way to say goodbye.

A few years back, shortly after my father passed away, I went on a charter boat and brought his rod/reel setup with me, the very same one I had bought for him on his birthday back in the 70's. It turned out to be the best day of fishing I can remember, including hooking up with a nice gorilla blue demon that weighed in over 12 lbs and won the pool for $180 bucks, which I subsequently released and seemed to hesitate and linger. The next day I donated the pool winnings to charity in his name and retired the setup on a mount above my fireplace to remember him by. Wink

No one will ever convince me that my Dad didn't have a hand in my luck that day. So now maybe you'll also have a "fish story" that will serve as a lasting memory of your dear sister. up

Fire your analyst and find a fishing buddy!!!

Joined: 05/07/2008
Posts: 749
Location: Patchogue
 05/08/2014 01:05 AM  

Sorry for your loss.

" Set that hook! "
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 05/08/2014 06:46 AM  

PD, very sorry to hear about your loss, a sad day indeed. May she rest in peace and my condolences to you and your family.


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 05/08/2014 07:12 AM  

sorry for your loss,,, may your sister rip,, again so sorry maureen and joe,,,><(((:< ~~~~ ><(((:<


This post edited by mojoe 07:13 AM 05/08/2014

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Posts: 6881
Location: Saint James
 05/08/2014 08:14 AM  

I am sorry to hear about your sister.

My condolences

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Posts: 336
 05/08/2014 08:34 AM  

Have always enjoyed reading your posts - my deepest sympathies...

I know words can never really address the sorrow, but a similar great poster has at the bottom of his posts a Thoreau quote, "Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after." You know your sister was there with you and her memories will always be with you. Being out there on the water gave you the time to really think about how lucky you were to have her in your family. She will always love you for that and you will always love her for having that chance.

I hope your family finds comfort and peace. Peace.


Joined: 07/05/2011
Posts: 311
Location: Northport, NY
 05/08/2014 09:09 AM  

My deepest condolences for your loss. My prayers to you and your family in this difficult time. May you have a wonderful 2014 season on the waters.

Joined: 03/22/2009
Posts: 81
 05/08/2014 09:34 AM  

Sorry to hear

Sorry to hear.

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