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Date posted October 20, 2014 10:52 PM
Posted by AllyKat
Report location New York > North Shore > I I I I
Fishing method Boat
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Scratched that itch again today. After saying one final goodbye to our old friend Hank as he was laid to rest at the National Cemetary at Pinelawn, my wife suggested I go fishing in his honor. Hank loved to fish, and he especially loved black fishing. He admitted he really wasn't good at it, but those curses directed towards those big lipped bandito bastards as he called them were priceless.



So I called Tommy, and he got the ball rolling by grabbing some crabs over at Cow Harbor. We met up at the house and were off by 2:30 pm. Motored out into a fairly calm Sound, and headed for the spot that treated me right on Saturday.



It took a little while to figure out the gusting SSW wind with the dying outgoing tide, but once we got on the structure, it was game on. Those 1oz TT Jigs did a number on the togs, while Tommy did fairly well with his standard bottom rig but on a light set up. It didn't take long for me to nab a pair of keepers measuring 16.5 and 17 inches. Tommy came oh so close a few times, but only had a keeper sea bass for his efforts, along with lots of scup.



The gusting wind blew us off the spot, so we spent some time getting it just right again, and it paid off within minutes. A came tight to a hard charging digging for the rocks, drag pulling 19 inch 'chin. Great fight on my little setup, and that was followed up by another 17 inch keeper about ten minutes later. We had constant action until the sun went low, and it seemed like the porgies took over. We called it day around 6 pm.



My first limit of the season, and hopefully a good dinner tomorrow night. Great way to say goodbye.



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Matthew419


Joined: 06/10/2008
Posts: 908
Location: E. Setauket, NY
 10/21/2014 01:33 PM  

Nice report Drew. Hope the tog took the edge off the loss a bit. My condolences.
 
chawk


Joined: 04/15/2005
Posts: 2352
Location: Huntington
 10/21/2014 02:26 PM  

Condolences for your friend. Great way to remember him! Nice job.



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mojoe


Joined: 10/01/2001
Posts: 16887
Location: ><)))):> ~~ THE JAMAICA BAY TRIANGLE ~~ <:))))><
 10/21/2014 06:28 PM  

so sorry,,,, rip hank,,,,,,><((((:< ~~~~ ><(((:<


EAT FISH AND LIVE LONGER!!!
 
JoeBfishing


Joined: 04/24/2002
Posts: 5384
 10/21/2014 07:02 PM  

Sorry about your fishing friend. Great report on the toggin!Shades
 
damfisher


Joined: 07/01/2002
Posts: 687
Location: Centerport
 10/21/2014 08:45 PM  


No better way to remember a fishing friend than to catch a few in his honor. My condolences.


" 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
 
AllyKat


Joined: 06/16/2006
Posts: 2927
Location: E. Northport
 10/21/2014 09:43 PM  

Thanks gents...make no mistake, Hank was way more than a fishing friend.

He was a father figure for my wife, a grandfather to our kids, and a true gentleman. I had the pleasure of knowing him for 15 years. He taught me lots about fishing, plumbing, electrical...like he used to say...Jack of all trades, master of none....and the stories he had...about WWII...his years with the NYPD...his childhood...his friends....lots of experience in his 91 years.





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