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Three oz sinker killed a fisherman

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A fisherman was killed by a 3 oz sinker as the sinker came out of water and hit him in the face at Jones Beach jetty on Friday.
While we ar not allowed overhead cast on party boats on the East Coast, party boats on the West Coast and Gulf of Mexico allow overhead cast and I always feel uncomfortable whenever I fish on party boats there as I know how dangerous it can be.
We should exercise extra caution when casting or lifting fish on jigs or poppers.

3 0z sinker killed a fisherman
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SORTIE wrote:
is this the fourth or fifth thread on this topic?I want to discuss here with different perspective as I observe it really hurt someone when using jigs and poppers without care. My one popping rod tip was broken and one other popping rod's guide got damaged twice while I put them in rod holders and some casted poppers and the poppers hit my rods. They are very experience fishermen, but the direction what they think they throw is somewhat differnt from the direction. I saw poppers were thrown very close to other fishermen's face.

This post edited by KILSONG 10:53 PM 08/02/2008
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