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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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You've got to be real careful around rookies. I was fishing the bow of a party boat a few weeks back and a guy across from me yanked his bass assasin out of the water, over his shoulder and whacked me square in the neck. Fortunately I got a hand on it just as he was yanking it back. People are just careless and inconsiderate most of the time, so you really need to keep your eyes open.
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