Striped Bass Fishing: Near Death Experience on a Dangerous Jetty
You really have to be careful or you could get really hurt. Now, I’m only stepping on these rocks that are not black or green because if– you know, one wrong step and you could really get hurt. *gasp* That man! Oh, my God! Brendon! So, hey guys, we are at a jetty right now, at this jetty, along all of these rocks here, there’s pockets, and there’s a lot of short stripers stack up all in there and, uh, what we’ve got is a– a fly teaser, and a bass assassin with a jig head. Now, this will look like a fish and this will look like a fish trying to eat this fish, or, it’ll look like two fish. So, what I’m doing is I’m casting it by these rocks, and jigging it up and down, and it’s just getting hit, it’s getting smashed, so I’m going to go fishing. Nice! On the teaser! Whew. Ugh. Short little striper. I’m using the bass assassin with a little teaser fly. Tons of fun. So, we’re here fishing at this jetty, and jetty fishing is actually pretty dangerous here, we’ve been talking to a lot of the local fishermen about um, just their fishing experience, and many, many of them have had fishing buddies die, just disappear from beside them, even when waves roll over the rocks, and I really just want to express how dangerous jetty fishing is, especially at night, especially alone, especially with the wrong gear, so, we’re not out very far, we’re really just on these few very high up dry rocks, um, and fishing a little pocket for these little schoolie stripers, but, the really intense fishermen get out to the very tip with, you know this green algae/ moss/ grass, and they say that it can be as slick as ice, and these huge, 8-foot waves come and wash up over you from behind you and you don’t even see them coming, and like Al said in the last video, you’re lucky if you don’t hit your head on a rock. (Al:) You don’t even have to know the guy fell, you hear this noise– did you ever drop a watermelon
And you know. on concrete? That’s what it sounds like. That’s what it sounds like when they hit the water– I mean the rocks. Just like that. And you know the guy behind you fell. Wow… Whoo! Nice one! They’re strong! Even for these smaller-sized ones, even these smaller sized ones are pretty strong. Put up a good fight. –and they keep taking the teaser! Right? They haven’t touched this one yet. They want this one! So, so if you take a look at this jetty, or like, jetties in general, there’s rocks everywhere lining the shore, and there’s pockets where fish like to hide. Um, that’s what we’re doing right now, we’re swimming it by these rock pilings, and, um, fish are just nailing them, and it’s a lot of fun. If you haven’t fished a jetty before, this is a good way to start, just try doing some smaller fish first. When you start going for the really big trophy fish, you’ll realize it’s gonna take a long time, a lot of practice, a lot of experimentation to be able to do what some of these guys out here do. So this is a good place to start if you wanna start catching some fish. What? (This woman just fell!) (Get it!) Do you guys see the green algae, the green stuff growing on the rocks here? You guys see these black rocks? Those are extremely slippery, it’s like ice, and many people have died trying to fish this jetty and slipping on these rocks. You really have to be careful or you could get really hurt. Now, I’m only stepping on these rocks that are not black or green because if– you know, one wrong step and you could really get hurt. Um, to finish my story from earlier… basically, there was a very experienced fisherman that often times would come out and fish these jetties, and, he would park his truck with his kayak on top, and he apparently came out fishing one night by himself and people came in the next morning and saw his truck and thought that he must be fishing out here, and all they found was his tackle box on the rocks. And he was gone. And… The story goes that a few months later, someone caught a thigh bone, um, on their hook. It’s just a testament to how dangerous this can be, and how slippery these rocks can be, I mean, you can ask any experienced fisherman out here. Oh my gosh. *gasp* That man! oh, my God! Brendon! He’s in the water! He’s in the water.
(Erin!) (Brendon, that’s not frikkin funny.) He’s in the water. Where is he…? Oh my gosh. Where is he?? *distant shouting* You hear these stories about people literally falling behind the fishermen and they’re gone and they die, and then… when you see it… these stories are real. That was scary. That was really scary because we were– we’ve been hearing for the past week and a half/ two weeks about all the stories, about… people falling at the jetty, and we just watched him, like, this is like an older man, like just fall backward, the waves washing–
He was in the water. Yeah. He was gonna get taken out.
He was in the water and he did not resurface for a while Yeah, that was really scary and Erin was a little bit shaken up by it as well. I could tell you were– you looked really scared. I was terrified. It’s not– it’s like– It’s like you– you literally think that you might see– like, that person might have just died. Is what I thought, like, I might have just seen that dude die.
Wow. Wow, so just goes to show you really need to be careful when you’re fishing at jetties, you need to respect mother nature, because she will kill you at any given moment.
She will kick your butt, yeah. On another note, I’m glad we found some fish.
On another note, thank you guys for watching this episode. Um, we spent a long time looking for fish today and we ended up not being able to get into any except for these small striper, but
Mhmm. you know, I thought it was a good opportunity to teach you guys about the dangers of jetty fishing *uncomfortable laughter* and we definitely learned first hand how dangerous it can be– I guess second hand, but…
Right. Still, being here is really different than just hearing about it. Right. Um… So, thank you for joining us… Hope you guys learned something, um, how to start fishing at jetties if you wanted to start doing that, and uh, learned some wise tips from us. Thank you. Have a nice day.