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THE FISH FLORIDA NEWSCASTER

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October 30th, 1997

Issue Nine

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AUTUMN ISSUE OF FISH FLORIDA MAGAZINE WITH

ALL NEW GRAPHICS/COLORS/MUSIC IS NOW ONLINE

AT:

http://www.fishflorida.com

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CONTENTS:

A. WHO ME? RESPONSIBLE? SINCE WHEN...? by Big Mike

B. NEVER EAT BANANAS BEFORE FISHING by Tater McDuff

C. FISHING REPORTS FROM AROUND FLORIDA

D. FUNNY FISH TALES

E. CURRENT WEATHER REPORTS

F. TOP TEN

G. SOLUNAR/LUNAR TABLES FOR THIS WEEK

H. FISH RECIPES

I. SUBSCRIBE/UNSUSCRIBE INFORMATION

J. STAFF

K. LEGAL STUFF

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A. WHO ME? RESPONSIBLE? SINCE WHEN...? by Big Mike

We aren't the sort of publication that would publish

plans for making bombs on the internet. We support

family values, whatever that means. We don't do any

XXX web sites, etc. We do support conservation efforts,

and do what we can to maintain a healthy fishery.

 

Having said that, we confess to a recent miscue in our

publication, pointed out by a couple of readers, in

that we published a recipe for "Grilled Swordfish",

which is the object of much conservation effort.

 

Never mind that you can this minute walk into a

Kash & Karry grocery and buy Swordfish steaks.

As Gary-Bob-Gary pointed out, they are imported,

but are the same fish that migrate to our waters

every year. So after much joking around about

bar-b-qued Manatee and fried Bald Eagle, let me

step up and take a stand. We blew this one.

 

We'd just like to say that our recipe collection

dates back to a time when Swordfish were plentiful, and

the recipe is older than many of our readers.

So, we aren't eating Swordfish, and if you got

the recipe, substitute some other fish,

and don't go buying the swordfish.

 

Now for a nice recipe for scrambled Condor eggs. ;-)

http://www.fishflorida.com/recipes/index.html

 

ON ANOTHER NOTE...

We had a quite amazing report about a 80+ pound

Tarpon breaking a leader, and then jumping into

a flats boat at night, clearing the poling

platform and center console and hitting a

fisherman squarely in the chest.

 

Imagine being hit by an 80 lb, upset tarpon,

in pitch darkness, and in rough water and high winds.

The angler was thrown to the front deck of the boat with

the breath knocked out of him, but managed to

remain in the boat.

 

Pretty scary catch, I'd say.

 

ONE MORE THING...

The following is an exchange that took place

in the alt.fishing newsgroup this week.

 

>On Sun, 26 Oct 1997 22:58:08 +1100, gabriel@ansonic.com.au (Daryl

>Gabriel) wrote:

>

>>Just a question to all, I love fishing and I am in a debate in a couple

>>of weeks debating that "Fishing should not be banned as it is cruel to

>>animals" I have some arguments from the fishing code of practise, but was

>>wondering if anybody has any suggestions ?

>>

>>Kind Regards, Me.

>

Mike Lott Replied:

 

>Here's one for ya' no one would see coming.

>

>How about the concept that "animal rights"

>and the concepts of civilization itself is a social

>evolutionary process that goes against nature.

>

>Argue that civilization and all it's moral and social rules,

>including "animal rights" has no place in the natural order of things,

>and can only exist because some humans now have an amount of

>comfort and security that allows them to look down on people who have

>less than they, and make "rules" as children do in a game.

>

>Take away all those comforts, and in a matter of days people will

>begin to eat not only any animal that comes near, but also each other.

>

>In the natural order of things, the rules of civilization take a back

>seat to survival, and become an academic exercise.

>

>Try to explain animal rights to a cold starving man sometime.

>

>You might also try ridicule.

>

>I might also propose a scenario where a "Barracuda" is on trial for

>murder. Make it as if you were the prosecutor, but humanize the

>behavior as much as possible.

>

>Explain how the barracuda stalked the victim, planned the ambush,

>killed the victim without remorse, etc, etc. Make him a member of a

>"gang", a "swim-by" killing. A lifetime career killer.

>

>You should get a laugh if you do it right.

>

>Then go for the argument, explaining the errors of equating human

>behavior with fish behavior.

>

Today I got this post in from a reader in Norway:

 

From: engebakk@online.no (Tor Engebakken)

To: stardot@cyberspy.com (Mike Lott)

Subject: Re: fishing ethics ?

Date sent: Thu, 30 Oct 1997 21:28:25 GMT

Send reply to: engebakk@online.no

 

Probably the best contibution to this list that I have ever read!

Tor

 

(Thanks, Tor. Wish I could attend that debate in person)

Big Mike

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B. NEVER EAT BANANAS BEFORE FISHING

Recently me and my fishing buddy Chris

went on a "can't-miss" trip, when all the factors

were perfect. Good tides, got there early,

hooks sharp, all tackle in tip-top shape. We fished

all the regular secret spots where we always find

some good fish. We got skunked. Goose egg. Nada.

 

On the way home I confessed, Dude, I promised my wife

some fish for dinner so I jinxed us. Then he says

"Well, I had a banana this morning". So I reply,

"WHAT! NEVER eat bananas before fishing! That's a real

voodoo jinx!"

 

And so it goes. The Bucs haven't won a game since I

bought the hat. Maybe it's a bad luck hat.

 

If you asked around the dugouts this past week at the

World Series, you'd find plenty of ritual going on.

Always do this, never do that, and keep your good luck

whatsit handy, "just in case".

 

Why do we persist in this luck nonsense? 'cause it's fun.

 

 

'Till next week,

Love, Tater.

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C. FISHING REPORTS FROM AROUND FLORIDA

Saltwater Spots

1. Sebastian Inlet.

Whitey's Bait and Tackle

Fred at Whitey's reports big catches

of Snook on the jetties, spanish Mackerel, Blues,

Pompanos and whiting in the surf. Redfish

and permit on the jetty and the surf.

 

2. Glades- no report available

 

3. Upper Tampa Bay

Buddies Bait and Tackle-Courtney Campbell Causeway reports;

Bluefish, Jacks and lots of Spanish Mackerels in the bay,

as well as some nice trout while wading.

 

 

Freshwater Central Florida

1. Camp Mack-Kissimmee Chain

Specks tearing it up in Hatchineha,

and around marker 8 and 9 in Kissimmee. Bass have been

a bit tougher to catch, after the fronts, and

bluebird weather behind them. Picking up during last 2 days.

 

READER REPORT

Date sent: Sun, 26 Oct 1997 10:22:13 -0500

From: Bill & Janet Hohn <HawgWild@worldnet.att.net>

To: Mike Lott <stardot@cyberspy.com>

Subject: THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!!!

 

October 19, 1997

Stardot Computers/Sundance Software

Attn: Mike Lott:

 

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!

 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank

you for your sponsorship and support of the

"Ladies, Fishing for Fun" event held Saturday,

October 11, 1997. The event was very successful overall.

We could have had a little more success in

catching fish however there was nothing short

on excitement. Our instructors,

Jean Venditti, Sue Rice, Evalyn Duncan, Brenda Smith,

also Linda Hawkins (Fish Finder Magazine) and Jackie Meggison

(Florida Game & Fresh Water Fish Commission) were

very pleased with the event. Camp Mack's River Resort

was a great host, the lunch was great and everyone was

thankful for all the wonderful attendance prizes

that were awarded, thanks to all our sponsors. Everyone

has vowed to make this an annual event and we hope that

you will continue to support this event in the

future. When we successfully teach women to fish,

they will in turn, take the children fishing.

 

What a beautiful thought, "Families, Fishin' For Fun!"

I especially, would like to thank you for providing us

with all the advertisement on the internet with all the

fishing intrested places, what a great thing to do!

 

Thank you again.

 

 

Janet Hohn/"Ladies, Fishin' For Fun"

14900 Camp Mack Road, Lot 13

Lake Wales, Florida 33853

 

 

SEND YOUR REPORTS TO BIG MIKE at stardot@cyberspy.com

or see the Newscaster info below.

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D. FUNNY FISH TALES

My cousin Gator was fishing for catfish one night

when he sees a litle commotion out of the corner of one eye.

There on the ground nearby is a big ol' cotton-mouth

mocassin, with a frog in his mouth.

 

Now Gator wanted that frog for bait, so he grabbed

the snake by the head, and grabbed the frogs legs

and snatched him out of the snake's mouth.

 

The snake was all coiled up around his arm, and

Gator didn't know how to put him down without getting bit,

so he reached into his back pocket and pulled out a

pint bottle of moonshine whiskey, and poured some down the

snake's mouth. Pretty soon the snake goes limp,

and Gator tosses him back up into the woods.

 

After about an hour went by, he suddenly sees a little

commotion again, and looked around to see that ol'

cotton-mouth back again, with 2 frogs in his mouth!

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E.

CENTRAL FLORIDA WEATHER

NEXT 2 DAYS FOR UPDATES SEE:

 

http://www.fishflorida.com/reports/weather.html

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F. TOP TEN WAYS YOU KNOW YOU ARE A TRUE BOAT LOVER. by Tater McDuff

1. Your local boat dealer puts the president of

Mercury Marine "on hold" while he talks to you.

 

2. You encourage all the single women in your family

to "marry a good outboard mechanic."

 

3. Every gift on your yearly Christmas list contains

the words "Chrome, Brass, or Teak" somewhere in the

description.

 

4. You took your boat on your honeymoon.

 

5. You have a matching set of chrome trailer hitch balls.

 

6. When you are sick, all the major Outboard Manufacturers

send you a "Get Well" card.

 

7. You are reading this top ten list while you are in

your boat.

 

8. Your boat has it's own phone number.

 

9. You took longer to name your boat than you did your children.

 

10. Your favorite line in any movie is Forrest Gump saying

"That's Mah Boat!", as it crashes into the dock.

 

*Contribute your "TOP TEN WAYS YOU KNOW YOU ARE A TRUE BOAT LOVER. by

sending email to Big Mike. (stardot@fishflorida.com)

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G.

THIS WEEKS LUNAR/SOLUNAR TABLES FOR CENTRAL FLORIDA

can be seen at

http://www.fishflorida.com/~stardot/campmack/octtab.html

Look for some great fishing this month!

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H.

FISH RECIPES by Mighali Pasch

See 4 more delicious international fish recipes each week at:

http://www.fishflorida.com/recipes/index.html

Title: Seafood Chowder

Categories: Soups, Seafood

Yield: 2 servings

3 tb Butter or margarine 1 ts McCORMICK'S Garlic Powder

1 lg Onion, chopped 1 ts McCORMICK'S Oregano Leaves

3 Stalks celery, sliced 1 lb Frozen fish fillets (cod,

3 Potatoes, peeled and chopped -haddock, or

1 cn (8 oz) tomato sauce Sole), cut into 1-in cubes

1 cn (14.5 oz) tomatoes 1 cn (6.5 oz) chopped clams,

1 cn (13.75 oz) chicken broth -undrained

1 McCORMICK'S Bay Leaf 1 lb Shrimp, peeled, deveined,

1 ts McCORMICK'S Basil Leaves -and chopped

From the McCormick/Schilling "Spice 'Xpress" Newsletter Vol.5, No.2

In a Dutch oven, saute vegetables in butter/margarine over low heat until

onions are transparent. Add tomato sauce, tomatoes, broth, bay leaf,

basil, garlic, and oregano; cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Add fish,

clams, and shrimp; simmer for 15 minutes more.

 

Makes 2 quarts.

Posted by David Pileggi. Courtesy of Fred Peters.

 

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BRUCE (newscaster@writeme.com)ART DIRECTOR and The other boss

SISTER MARY MACINTOSH (accounting and money stuff)

 

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