Saturday, July 20, 2013

Pier Fishing , In Pictures

Most of these made the rounds on social media in some form , now they are going up here for posterity. I made it out fishing for a few days at the beginning of the month , nothing to brag about , but it was a much needed break from the Summer doldrums. Enjoy!

Clearnose Skate. I get one of these almost every time I go.

Looking North from the pier.

Trying to jig up a Flounder from Rudee Inlet.

A good place to twist your ankle...

Busy , Busy , but I did manage a few short flounder.

One of the busiest boats out of Rudee Inlet.

Good Morning!

Looking South from the pier

Spadefish!

Stingray!

Stingray trying to roll himself into a burrito.

Check out the barb on this bad boy...


Where is my fishing only area? 

You'll notice the last picture is a "Surfing Area Only". I didn't go fishing there , but I did have a rather unpleasant run in with surfers at the pier. I don't pull my casts up short , and I managed to drop one about a foot away from one guys head. One of the girl surfers proceeded to give me a good cussing , and one of my neighbors on the pier called the police. It was so much unnecessary drama , especially when you consider that these clowns have a designated surfing area that they do not have to pay to use , while us pier fishermen have to pay to play. It's unfortunate. Eventually , I'll probably end up hitting a surfer with a sinker , not on purpose of course , but rather because they can't follow the rules and stay 300' away from the pier. It's a sad state of affairs when you consider the number of people who have died when a wave pushed a surfer into a pier piling. It happens almost every year here on the East Coast.

Have a good weekend!

2 comments:

  1. I hear it's 100 points for a surfer, and 500 for a head shot. Any truth to that? Just kidding, I used to do the same thing surfing back in my surfing days. Shoot the pier without getting killed, of course I wasn't very smart back then as you well know. They do tend to get in the fisherman's way.

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    1. I don't really mind them , except for their attitude of victimization. As I see it , it's a surf at your own risk area , meaning if a sinker lands too close it's their fault not mine. They usually end up thinking I aimed at them intentionally , which isn't the case. Years of practice and actual fishing means I can drop a sinker on a surfboard from a hundred yards with the wind in my face , I just choose not to :)

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