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.
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