That's Captain Rick below with his 82lb Drum. He heard they were catching Drum up in the Delaware Bay, so he and a friend John decided to give it a try. He had a bunch of big lines out and decided at the last minute to use "Baby Doll", his favorite light rod and reel, figuring maybe he could pick up a trout (weakfish) with her. Well, ol' "Baby Doll" came through for him again. Low and behold, the rod bent down like it was struck by a freight train. "Whizzzzzzzzzzz!" she screamed. He had to think fast. They were on the hook, with a fleet of boats around, so he couldn't pull the anchor. Baby Doll was rigged with a 17lb test, and the current was running about 3kts. He knew he was in for a fight and a fight it was! It took 2 hours to get that big ol' Drum in the boat, but when he did the fleet around him cheered. It took us pert-near a week to get that smile off his face! Ahhhhh, another great day fishing!
This is the part in the movie that he says wasn't realistic.
There wasn't someone diving in the water to save him! Not only that, these boats can't just back up in reverse! (To do that, they would have to rerig something. He told me, but I can't remember) AND as if he hadn't been through enough,
now he still had to swim to the damn boat!
He said it was a chilling site when they were hauling the gear back and his glove came up, still on the hook.
If you have a problem with his comm background. Go hug a tree. Better yet, find another boat! He's earned my respect. He knows fishing. I think his years of commercial fishing and experience on the water gives him a unique edge. -pam
If your are serious about catching, this is the man to put you on them. Be sure to read his "Big Fish Story" to your left.
RT 3 Box 27A
Dagsboro, Delaware 19939