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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.

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I personally suffer terribly (or rather my casting does) for fear of hurting someone on a head boat--not so much worried about KILLING anyone--there is a real freak element to that part of this story--but just cutting them up with a big set of trebles.

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