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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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when i was 9 i got hooked around my eye socket, about 1/10th of an inch away from my eye.....happened when somone didnt look when casting. thing was buried deep.

also got hooked in the bicep by a jig flying out of the water. nice little scar, but nothing too bad.

being relaxed and making a conscious effort to be careful are key.
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