49.5 Inches of “Don’t Forget”

If the Brooklyn Fishing Derby was about catching Ling (instead of Striped Bass & Blue Fish), then I would have won last year. And until last night, I wasn’t so sure my luck was getting any better. But you know what they say – you have to give it time. And fresh bunker.

Last night (after many snags and monkfish), I finally pulled this beauty in. No gaffing, no “macho” boys grabbing my rod and breaking my reel to “help” me. Nope, I pulled this beauty in all on my own. Because I can.

Fear not: you are all still beating me in the derby. I don’t have a single entry yet. In all my excitement, I forgot to text this photo in last night and never even photographed it with the tape measure! That beauty was 49.5″.

I may not be a derby winner, but I’m one proud fisherwoman.

All derby entries must be:

1) measured with the official BKUAA measuring tape
2) photographed
3) texted or emailed to bkderby.catch@pikchur.com

for additional information email bkuaa.info@gmail.com


16 thoughts on “49.5 Inches of “Don’t Forget”

    • dave says:

      if thats legit 49.5 inches send in a photo, its still the same day and you have witnesses I imagine, there have been a lot more controversial entries and winners in the derby than this…. nice fish!

      • Jane says:

        That’s kind Dave. But we need to lead by example. No photo with tape, no entry. I rather just enjoy the glory and set the right tone: fishing is cool. And derbies are more fun, (and easier to run) without ANY contraversies.

        * I’m also trying to prevent the inevitable: standing on a pier hearing about every fish made on the line but not online, then hearing everyone’s version of the story and then having to render a decision.

        Tight lines, Jane AKA Baitrunner

  1. mkscrewy says:

    Yeah it’s ok. Sorry Jane you know the rules! If I have any pins left over at the end of the derby maybe ill flow you one.

  2. Jane says:

    To all those who want to know where I caught this monster — The East River.

    I may be a good sport but I’m no fool.
    See you at the award ceremony.

  3. alex m. says:

    Congratulations Jane! Fish of a lifetime for many urban anglers. And don’t even get me started with my not pictured/not texted stories. Anywho, you get to enjoy braggin’ rights. Bask in the glow for as long as it lasts. I am impressed and inspired to go on fishing. Rock On!

  4. alex m. says:

    Also shoud point out that per Derby rules: “All submissions must be made within 1 hour from the time of being caught.” Tight lines y’all!

  5. Moi says:

    I hate to hijack this post, but I’m arriving on Tuesday from out of state for the derby and am wondering what you locals have heard about hurricane Sandy? I’m hoping I make it!

  6. Aaron says:

    I am scheduled to fly in Tuesday and planning on fishing the derby. What is this Sandy bitch going to do to the fishing? Better worse? It’s my experience that a rise in the river level screwes with the fishing. Is the same thing true for the East River? Thanks.

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