Fishing Stories - An Ongoing Saga

If you have friends that fish, they can spend hours recanting their epic battle with a seven thousand pound marlin that jumped out of the water, did a back triple with four twists 20 feet above the water (scored a perfect ten by even the Russian judge) and then proceeded to snap the line and get away after a fourteen hour fight. (Phew)

If you have friends that play poker, they can spend the same hours recanting how they flopped an aces full boat, pushed all in and was called by some donkey with a pair of fours in his hand. The turn and the river were fours and your friend lost.

Fishing stories. They apply to all aspects of Life.

What I hope to accomplish here is a monthly blog of fishing stories. To start off – Please “comment” and leave your favorite fishing story from the past month. (In the future – PM me your ongoing fishing saga’s and I’ll include them in next months blog)

StarStreet had introduced a new game called Pick Five (Good Work Guys – I really like that game!) If you pick 5 of 5 correctly, you turn your $ 5 into $ 100. If you pick 3 of 5, you turn $ 5 into $ 10. I play both to hedge the perfect pick.

About two weeks ago, I had nailed the first four picks and the fifth pick was Edwin Encarcion vs. Aramis Ramirez. (Aramis pictured with the rooster). Aramis had the day off and was riding the pine. I picked Edwin, as he had a decent matchup. Edwin was 0-3 and was sitting at -0.75 on the fantasy scoreboard. He was losing to Aramis when he came up for his final at bat. He singled and went positive. All the Brewers had to do was keep Aramis on the bench and I win! But since this is a fishing story – you know where it is going. Aramis pinch hit and was INTENTIONALLY WALKED! C’mon guys! A free Pass?? Whats up with that? I would rather see him get hit by a pitch or jack a 3 run homer. Then they pinch ran for Mr. rooster guy over there and Edwin never got up again. That perfect pick got away.

A few weeks back, I had a real nice entry in the DraftStreet GPP. I was sitting in 3rd. Bobby Parnell was my relief pitcher (as I am prone to take the $ 1500 relievers on DS.) The Mets had a one run lead. He inherited a runner and proceeded to give up 3 hits in 2/3 of an inning and got credited for the blown save and the loss. If he had struck out two and retired the side I would have won the GPP. Instead, his performance sent me down to 11th on the leaderboard. I only remember this one so vividly becasue MLB network was kind enough to show it to me live.
This GPP take down got away.

There are other fishing stories out there. I would love to hear yours. Please comment!

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