1. Titan

    Titan Well-Known "Member"

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    Sammamish/WA/USA
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    Kamen
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    YARMOUTH, Mass. — Dave Lamoureux’s kayak, named Fortitude, must be the only one in Massachusetts registered as a motor vessel. That’s because a powerboat registration is required to get a permit to fish for tuna here.

    Apparently, it never occurred to the authorities that someone might be crazy enough to want to catch a bluefin while sitting in what amounts to a floating plastic chair and enjoying what Melville called a “Nantucket sleigh ride.”
    Since the end of July, Lamoureux has caught three bluefins this way, paddling a couple of miles off Race Point, at the tip of Provincetown, hooking a tuna and holding on, the rod clipped to a harness on his chest, while being towed at speeds up to 15 miles an hour before the fish exhausts itself.


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    More: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/23/sports/23fishing.html?_r=2&em
     
  2. Blackfish

    Blackfish "be water my friend"

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    In your thoughts
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    Bruce Lee
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    24' Want-a-be & a 50' Debt
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    Thats is awesome. Congrats to the angler.
     
  3. marlyn

    marlyn Well-Known "Member"

    Location:
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    mark
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    21' skiff and 12' portabote recycled from milk jugs
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    dave,your a badass!
     
  4. Surfdoc

    Surfdoc The finger in the Dyke!

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    Stan
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    Mx Panga, MOJAC
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    Man I want to try that. But living on the East coast Brrrrrrrrrrrrrr!
     
  5. nefarious235

    nefarious235 Well-Known "Member"

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    Dan
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    The fishing gods love the insane. well done
     
  6. goatram

    goatram Notable Member Gate Keeper to the Great Nothwest

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    grrrrrrrr
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    33' RBW MISS ELIZA
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    Youtube of the fish being weighed in. 157 lbs BFT caught from a 12' Kayak. awesome and Ballzee
     
  7. brice

    brice Mañana

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    El Cajon
    Name:
    brice
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    Too smart to buy one
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    That's some cool stuff.

    Anyone know where the term "Nantucket sleigh ride" originated?
     
  8. striperblues

    striperblues Newbie

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    Wrentham, MA
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    Rob
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    Honestly, it just seems like a stupid and reckless thing to do.
     
  9. catchabigone

    catchabigone Fair is fair. Donate Life. Be an organ donar

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    dave
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    2008 Trophy 2152, Seafoam
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    the old whaling dories would row out from the big ship harpoon a 60ft whale and tie off to the boat.. then the whale would take off givin the men in the small boat a Nantucket Sleigh ride.
     
  10. dbar

    dbar Mmmmmm Backstraps

    Location:
    In the Sticks
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    Jim Perkins
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    Lowe 1448M Fishing & Duck Boat "The MeatHog"
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    Nice!!!
     
  11. doughnut

    doughnut Moderator

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    Ken
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    Plenty of big fish caught from Kayaks. If you know how to set a drag, its not stupid OR reckless, it's fishing.
     
  12. jgerken

    jgerken Newbie

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    John
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    great story, what a ride it must have been.
     
  13. the hook

    the hook Bluesman

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    John
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    Are they going to cite him for not having a motor permit?

    The fish had a pretty good motor, apparently.
     
  14. Swarthy Dago

    Swarthy Dago Coredor de las olas

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    My name is Nobody
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    if you have a quick release catch, if not you could end up down and drowned, ask any surfer, you sometimes have to ditch it.
     
  15. Lone Shark

    Lone Shark JJONES660

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    Corndog
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    lol....hell who needs a kayak...in the hottest parts of summer i jump in the lake and fish while treading water. personal best is 11 bAss and two crappie...now that was fun!
     
  16. One_Leg

    One_Leg Ret. Diver/Medic

    Location:
    Santiago Res. Yacht Club
    Name:
    Alan
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    1967 Cobia Cuddy
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    I do that at the beach. I catch shit loads of fish while wading. I have had to clean and lube and/or rebuild my trout gear after every single surf fishing trip I have ever gone on. Only takes me 5 minutes per reel now. Once I am treading water the reel is going under. Lots of sand in that water!


    The scuba hook and line fishing contest I tried to get people interested in just sorta fizzled out after a short while.
     
  17. tuna taxi

    tuna taxi Member

    Location:
    Next Door
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    JorLuVil
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    BALLS BALLS BALLS
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    .that's what it takes
     
  18. Lone Shark

    Lone Shark JJONES660

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    Corndog
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    yeah with freshwater it trashes my reels when i go in...i cant imagine the saltwater damage! but it sure is fun! I did even perfect the chug a beer while jigging/ hoook a fish/ finish beer/ throw too nearby dock/ fight fish routine LOl now thats the most fun...however i dont think i would try that in surf ilne
     
  19. One_Leg

    One_Leg Ret. Diver/Medic

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    Santiago Res. Yacht Club
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    Alan
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    Eh, been there, done that, It's all right.
     
  20. johnnylite

    johnnylite Never too late to change.

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    Camarillo
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    John
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    I wanted the girl in the red bikini to tell me the answer to Brice's question.
     

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