I can't now. Made plans to take Pat to casino and lunch. I really wanted to meet catman. We will meet up someday soon. Going to marina this morning to see if it's any open water, and to meet Mike there if he stops on his way to Lewes Delaware.
I would have come if it weren't for being a 2,142 mile 36 hour drive!
But, more enticing than just a restaurant dinner would be a big "PierAndSurf.com" surf fishing get together. Let's do it!
Sure, I love fine food, too. But, how about we feature the next event to be a prime surf fishing adventure, time it to a prime location matching fish migration patterns and all go surf fishing together and get a much greater attendance?
We'll surf fish and still have the social aspect and for the food, we can have fancy catering of fantastic food right there on the beach. With plenty of time for planning, we can all get group "PierAndSurf.com" tee shirts or jackets.
Do we already have logos and designs? I've seen bowling groups and other groups too numerous to recount do that with their big events.
When I lived in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, 350 very serious sky divers from all over the country came with their club comradery and patches and jackets and all which also included many practice jumps from 17,000 feet with the United States Olympic Sky Diving team.
I became marginally involved in that event in that it came to a sudden early halt until I did an expedient repair of their twin turboprop Super Otter II with amazing climb and descent rate performance and short landing capabilities. For a brief moment there was profound sadness that their big and costly event of the year had an early end and the next moment it was on again!
They let me fly! Twenty of them at a time would run out the back at 17,000 feet! Then we went into a full power vertical descent and the needle of the rate of climb descent gauge would ping it's limit at 6000 feet per minute! We would land from a vertical approach! We put our feet on the ground to watch the formation long before the first parachutes open! It had that much power!
But, the point of that story for us is a group from all over the country gets together once a year for their big event. We can do that, too!
Let's make a big group surf fishing event worthy of traveling some distance.
I'll come. Then you can tease me in person and we can test to see if my Porsche "Truck" gets stuck in the ...
"To Mr. Levine if you come to the OBX, keep out of wet brown gravel by the water's edge on an incoming tide and you will do just fine."
We like sporting events, so lets have a few besides just the surf fishing we'll be doing with prizes for different categories and distance casting, too! Invite all the distance casters among us!
I ski off cliffs -- it's just my personality and my nature.
Let's find out if I have to be pulled out before we see if it is a "das Boot Auto or would it be U Boot Auto ... it's the U-1206!" If I were a gambling type (though I otherwise am not risk adverse) I could make a LOT of money from this fine group!
Perhaps, with a major surf fishing event put together by a lot of us with the combined experience of the group making wise choices for the event, that would become my first surf fishing vacation and even better than hiring a guide to make the selection of timing and location.
We are missing all who couldnt make it but we are having a great time!
No such thing as a bad day fishing and now such thing as a bad lunch meeting fisherman , great meeting everyone one there , as to you 350 let the big tuna know we met and I might just show up again on the planks in the spring or for pin rigging for yet another lesson,,
Nice time meeting y'all, kind of pathetic 14 RSVP and 6 show. (One of the people in photo is not a member here)
Actually there were 12 RSVP's so there were 6 no shows. I'm the one to blame for 3 of the no shows. I've been sick in bed with a strep throat and an upper respiratory infection. Gnatman was riding with me from Baltimore so he couldn't come and Andy didn't come because I had something for him. I'm just happy that 6 of you guys got together and had a great time. I'm so sorry I missed meeting everyone and making some new friends. Perhaps we can do something in the spring that involves fishing and lunch.