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i was in the surf at elmers island and threw out a double rig and hooked up on what ended up being a 40' bullred. i was getting spooled and had less than 10yrds left on my reel and couldnt stop it, so i start moving out to get some line back and then the bull heads towards caminada, but theres a boat anchored and fortunately he pulls his anchor and I'm now swimming to keep my head up. this man asks me to to get in his boat and go chase the fish. after about 20 minutes in this mans boat we finally this bad boy. I'm writing this in thanks to the courtesy and sportsmanship Mr. Ringo Luke from Garden City displayed. Just an awesome experience.
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Nice to know there are a few courteous fishermen left out there. As opposed to the guy who sees you catch one fish and then motors up full speed and anchors 20 feet from you. Nice red.
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I saw you fight that fish-great job. I was on the beach and worried you were going to get sucked into the pass. Had my binoculars on you. Be careful out there, especially on a falling tide. Saw two guys get taken out in heavy seas by the current and one died. I watched them for 30 minutes go about 2 miles out and was able to direct a sheriffs boat via VHS radio to their position. Only one lived.

That was a great show of fishermen's comradely by that fine gentlemen!
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big lugger, thanks for the watchful eye. I really want people to know how respectful and helpful Mr. Ringo was on that day. we need more like him
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Nice fish and very cool story!

Had something similar happen to me as a teenager on Catahoula Lake, I had wing-shot a greenhead. Chased it and chased it and chased it some more, finally finished it off and retrieved it. When I turned around, the blind was probably a quarter mile, if not further away, and I was panting from the chase. Started walking back and here comes my new best friend in a bateau. He helped me in and brought me right up to the blind. I couldn't thank him enough. Even offered him my duck, but he refused!
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i gave that man the fish. least i could do
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great story...thanks for sharing!!!

there are still some gents out there!!
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I tell everyone to watch out for the current in that area.Lots of people have lost their lives there.Really dangerous ,stay in the shallow.drop offs change all the time there.
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Been way to many folks drown in that area for me to worry enough about a fish spooling me to get over waist deep.
Glad that gent and his boat were there .
I waded that area ( Gorillaville) for about an hour Monday. 3 nice trout and had enough. Felt like i had been beat on by a gorilla.
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'Gorillaiville', I wonder where you picked up that name?
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SOMEBODY has loose lips...!?!?
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i don't know if you are crazy or something else, there is no fish in the water worth your life, a young man drowned this past weekend on grand isle, we hear about people drowning in that area every summer, glad your story turned out well
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50 lb braid should turn him pretty good.
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