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  • #21
    Hi Mr. Labella...
    I found yo

    Hi Mr. Labella...
    I found your website thru a search in Google. I was truly saddened to see in the news headlines today, that ‘Crocodile Hunter’ Steve Irwin dies. Naturalist reportedly killed by stingray barb". What a tragedy and loss for everyone that enjoyed his programs. My prayers will be with his family and friends.

    My search was for "stingray barbs". I had no idea that the Stingray were so dangerous. While in Grand Caymen several years ago, we did go out to Stingray City ... never did I imagine that a wrong move could result in such a} life altering experience.

    Thank you for your article, I really enjoyed reading it, and am glad your friend Lee lived to tell his story too!
    God bless!
    Marisol

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    • #22
      Steve Irwin dies from fatal st

      Steve Irwin dies from fatal stingray barb!
      Because of this, I hope someone designs a better stingray guard, for underwater film crews, and naturalists.Something that they can still swim in, like a type of bullet proof jacket. A ray proof jacket that covers your chest! Even with a stingray jacket, there would still be risks of course. But for those who educate the rest of us with animals facts, I think it would be an investiment so they could be with us a while longer.

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      • #23
        In Reply To Steve Irwin's Death

        IN REPLY TO STEVE IRWIN'S DEATH

        There have been cases of stingrays whipping their tails upward or under to thrust their barb into a person or fish if threatened. The details indicate that Steve “swam too close” to the stingray. The stingray obviously felt threatened by his approach—considering that stingrays are sometimes attacked by sharks— and reacted to protect itself. The information reports that this is a rare occurrence, and I agree. This was a freak accident as indicated. It is to be noted, however, that there are documented cases where, for example, a young boy aboard his dad’s trawl boat had the net bag swing against him when it was lifted and a stingray’s barb was protruding and stuck him in the abdomen. He died shortly afterward. As far as stingrays killing someone while wade fishing, this is something I have never heard of, and I have never heard of someone stuck in any limb die from it— although you may wish you had as a result of the extreme pain. In Steve’s case, I think his being on camera makes him go over the edge a bit at times. The stingray has only one defense mechanism: his barb; and without it, he is dead meat for ever creature that pursues him. Stingrays are by far not known to be aggressive by any stretch of the imagination. They do not run after a person swimming to barb them. Steve unfortunately got “too close” for comfort for this creature of the sea, and it reacted!

        WE, AS MANY, ARE VERY SADDENED AND SHOCKED AT THE LOSS OF THIS VERY COURAGEOUS WILDLIFE CONSERVATIONIST
        Read more about the stingray's habits here (Stingrays— A Wadefisherman’s Nightmare):
        http://www.jerrylabella.com/stingray.html
        Read more about the news release:
        http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems...9/s1733041.htm

        Regards,
        Jerry LaBella

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        • #24
          A EULOGY TO STEVE IRWIN! A HER

          A EULOGY TO STEVE IRWIN! A HERO OF EPIC PROPORTIONS!

          He was a champion for ANYONE who loves life, ALL life.

          Peirced through the heart, such a positive force for inspiration, and of hope. I want to blame it on a conspiracy but it wouldn't bring him back.
          How utterly devastating, yet despite my broken heart, I can scarcely imagine what this loss for Terri, despite her INCREDIBLE strength, is having to endure. Their story could not be a more perfect example of the traditional concept of soul mates, in perfect Faery Tale fashion. Their combined force has been nothing less than epic, a myriad of humbling accomplishments, the awareness they've raised alone. Such a severing would require an entire country worth of empathy, thankfully, she has that in the least, and two of his children certainly.
          No less for his closest friends, who long before he was famous, stood as paladins, undying loyalty, won over by his courage, strength & integrity & justness of his heart. For the community of people closest to him, who have lost such a creative and positive force.

          With his death, collectively, the entire world, anyone with the capacity for empathy has been skewered, whether they know it or not. Ominous,in a time when there is no time to lose. In this utterly corrupted world subjugated by diabolic motivations. In this OILgarchical, modern feudal serfdom, a mere commoner, Steve Irwin rose to a truly deserved nobility (UNLIKE politicians), he's a template which humanity should aspire, and what a hero should be ascribed. Through his leadership, he encouraged us to face our deepest fears, to help us recognize the animal/human condition. Obviously in great part, by his unwavering love of crocs, unjudgemental by nature, he vigourously inspired in great part with positive attitude, avoided in making us feel guilty. Mistake that is often associated with an elitist environmentalist snob like I'm about to be.
          Conservationist, is a very stagnant, static, compartmentalized, polarizing word to describe anyone who would desire to save the quality of life, let alone Steve. Certainly, doesn't do justice to a man who embodied a brilliant combination of compassion, energy, passion, courage, humility, love, which he had for humans and animals alike, matched only but easily with his passion to share, to teach and inspire everyone.
          If you know you need clean water, clean air, viable soil, for the human race to survive, let alone have freedom, whatever "freedom" means, the idea of the label, namely conservationist becomes ridiculously redundant. If you rely on any source/system to sustain your health, survival, quality of life, you would want to protect or CONSERVE that system/source, that makes ANYONE who has the passion to live, a conservationist, get the picture?
          Perhaps it's a bit smoggy, you might consider the analogy -- what is your standard for a life worth living? your source of income, your parents, your home as something worth conserving for survival? Perhaps equate the need for a healthy planet, from elements combined, to resources, such as the health of the soils, water plants and animals, as the ultimate source of sustaining all life on this planet. Conservationist? What's the alternative? Reductionist? Destructionist? Disconnectist?
          Conservation, symbiosis, inherently obvious, the need in protecting your world, as the idea of protecting your family, need of preserving our living world is not just a political or moral persuit, and quite ominously, the world just lost one of its most inspiring leaders & most able conveyers for this message, & of hope, not just a conservationist.
          Stingray, ironically the most innocent amongst us. I can only hope, that his death was not symbolic of our failure, a terrible omen - having lost our chance for saving our planet - but rather, in the grand design, this immense tradgedy will invigorate & raise globally our collective conciousness through his spirit. Guided perhaps by another leader, Queen Terri, who will depose His Illigitimacy, Dubya, and other arch criminal mutations of humanity, if not to dream.

          One World, One Love IMPEACH EM ALL!!!!
          Jon, The Soylent Gringo
          (p.s. what slimeball's paid to spam Bank of Amerika promo garbage?? - takin advantage of this tradgedy, this should alone INSPIRE BOYCOTT BANK OF AMERIKA )

          "A growing majority of the world's energy consumers now live in cities, exploiting "advanced" technology. Nature... is not something to be enjoyed at the weekend, or toyed with for sport or otherwise. Conservation of natural spaces is not just a luxury. These are dangerous illusions that ignore the vast benefits of nature to the lives of 6 billion people on the planet. We may have distanced ourselves from nature, but we rely completely on the services it delivers." thothweb

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          • #25
            I would hope that a portion of

            I would hope that a portion of the sales from the Stingray Guards you are promoting ON TOP of the Steve Irwin link would go to a conservation fund in honor of Irwin.

            In Loving Memory. Steve will be missed by all.

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            • #26
              Jerry LaBella,
              It's been

              Jerry LaBella,
              It's been a while since your last article. When can we expect a new one? How about one on Dolphin fishing techniques?

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              • #27
                }hi my name delia hendges from

                }hi my name delia hendges from davison middle school Michigan and i was recently hearing more and more reports of sting ray attacks and i was wondering that maby that their behavior is cased be global worming that maby the drastic change in temperature is making the agitated and changing their behavior i know it may sound stupid but that what i thing might be going on. thank you

                go Tigers

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                • #28
                  Jerry,

                  You have an excellen

                  Jerry,

                  You have an excellent site here with alot of info. Keep up the great work.

                  Thank you and good luck fishing. And remember- "Let's get kids hooked on Fishing...NOT on drugs!"

                  Capt. Ray Kelly
                  Adventures In Fishing
                  www.adventuresinfishing.com

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                  • #29
                    Hi Y'all check this site o

                    Hi Y'all check this site out!!!! www.yeahrightcharters.com

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                    • #30
                      Thanks for the article on yell

                      Thanks for the article on yellow fin tuna "Yellowfin Tuna Fishing How-To For Small-Boat Owners".
                      It always good to read and try the opinions and methods used by other anglers and most importantly to share this information with others. We found drifting for tuna and pulling the line out by hand (reel in free spool and ratchet on) at the front eye while throwing a hand full of chum out and letting our bait(the back half of a sardine)drift out with the chum very effective in South African waters

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                      • #31
                        Come down to the Louisiana Gul

                        Come down to the Louisiana Gulf Coast for great fishing and hunting in The Sportsman's Paradise. We also invite you to visit our website at www.cajuncountrygifts.com/go.cgi?shop=5962 and shop for your friends and family. Unique Cajun pralines, candy and cookie products at money saving prices. Thanks for your kind support here in the Gulf South.. Ken Filardo

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                        • #32
                          Interesting, fascinating game,

                          Interesting, fascinating game, realistic – simulation of
                          fishing.
                          There is big variety of fish, each which has its own behaviour.
                          http://www.gamestugroup.com/masterpriece.php
                          In this game you have an opportunity to perfect your
                          equipment - fishing-rod, hook, bob, bait, spoon bait,
                          and fishing-line. You can play in full-screen mode, reduced
                          window mode, and also you can minimize the game.
                          In minimized mode the image of the bob will appear on your
                          monitor, and will tell you when you have a bite.
                          Such a possibility gives you time to do other things if
                          fish don't nibble or if you are trying to catch very big fish,
                          which always takes much time and patience.
                          55 different types of fish.
                          Competition spirit in the game during all the time.
                          To have play in new location you need to get 150 points.

                          The beautiful water will not leave you unaffected.
                          There are 28 different locations each with beautiful
                          landscape s and splendid music will help you to relax.

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                          • #33
                            Just wanted to say Hello & thank you

                            I live in Nairn,Louisiana. Was Born in New Orleans, Married a Ballay and moved down in 1995. I have no regrets moving down, even after Katrina took our house, and our community. The reason I am telling you this is..............
                            I have no clue where to fish, I just bought a boat, I am still learning how to back it down , and I am 40 yrs old. I have lived down here for twelve years,
                            and there is still alot of city in me.
                            So, how does a green fisherman learn to navigate the waters, catch fish
                            and still be able to get home! LMAO
                            Thanks in Advance

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                            • #34
                              fishing and relaxation

                              Here we usually catch the released or surfcasting from beach. We have a large expanse of white sand beach, fine, that binds to its beauty, proximity to the Doñana Natural Park, which makes them a really beautiful natural setting.

                              But that does not correspond to the results obtained from our sea. Good for commercial fishing, either by the cold ocean waters in this latitude (12.14 degrees), or by the inexperience of speaking to you, the truth is that this water, once rich in species and quantity of fish , today is a cause of concern and disappointment over a fisherman. There are few days when we return home empty, albeit with a rich vocabulary of insults and expletives at all, so fish as tides, winds, etc.. Finally, it is what we have.

                              We usually fish for bass, bream, sunfish, blacksmiths, gold, corvinatas, some bream and especially smooth, using the most of the time natural bait, such as different types of worms (American, Korean, thread, aunty, llobarrera, etc.). crab, razor clams, squid, sardines, mackerel, etc.. Here in Andalusia is forbidden to use live fish, thereby further limiting us.

                              As for gear, used all kinds: to plumb the lower end and several gut, the same but with a single hook, and so on.

                              Best of all, is that the beauty of this sport, health cures us always and always brings us back with renewed excitement every time we go to practice. And I can not miss a good hotel where hospedarce may well be charming hotel Pyrenees your room now and come to enjoy the perfect combination of sports, beauty, nature and a comfortable stay. In our charming hotel pyrenees you will find an interesting propousal for an unforgettable holiday.
                              Last edited by omacruz; 11-29-2009, 11:22 PM.

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                              • #35
                                jaco bay

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                                Last edited by omacruz; 11-29-2009, 11:25 PM.

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                                • #36
                                  Question about fishing the seabrook area

                                  Hello all,
                                  I'm new here and not sure if this is the right place to post a question, If not I'm truly sorry, please point me in the right direction and I'll get it right the next time. Heres my question I've heard that the fishing in the seabrook "Hole" Or area is a really good place to catch a few fish. I come to mississippi atleast twice a year to fish their barrier islands with my father and we do pretty good but my father has gotten on this thing about fishing in the big lake, Lake "P". So I'm doing some reserch and would like to try the area this time when we come down. I'm mlooking for information on Boat ramps and bait shops in the area that allow close access to that area. I've got really good maps of the area so finding it wont be a problem. We are comming down the first week of june, Is that a good time for the area? Any and all advise is greatly apprecaited. like i said we are new to that area and would love to learn how to fish it. Thank you of your time and help.
                                  ERIC B
                                  FireFighter Eric J. Bradley
                                  Lexington Fire Dept.

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                                  • #37
                                    Originally posted by Freewalker View Post
                                    Hello all,
                                    I'm new here and not sure if this is the right place to post a question, If not I'm truly sorry, please point me in the right direction and I'll get it right the next time. Heres my question I've heard that the fishing in the seabrook "Hole" Or area is a really good place to catch a few fish. I come to mississippi atleast twice a year to fish their barrier islands with my father and we do pretty good but my father has gotten on this thing about fishing in the big lake, Lake "P". So I'm doing some reserch and would like to try the area this time when we come down. I'm mlooking for information on Boat ramps and bait shops in the area that allow close access to that area. I've got really good maps of the area so finding it wont be a problem. We are comming down the first week of june, Is that a good time for the area? Any and all advise is greatly apprecaited. like i said we are new to that area and would love to learn how to fish it. Thank you of your time and help.
                                    ERIC B
                                    The area is good in June (spring through summer, fall). You can catch white trout in the deep hole outside of the channel by locating it with a depth finder (look for the other boats). Fish between 30-40 ft deep for the white trout. They aren’t real big but are good eating and there's no limit. Fresh shrimp on the bottom with a drop leader mono rig (weight at bottom and hook above-light tackle 20 lb). You can catch big speckled trout near and around the channel right outside the opening from the bridge and along the edge of the drop offs using live shrimp (sliding cork preferred). You can buy live shrimp at Seabrook Marina, New Orleans, very near to that location by going under the bridge and heading up the intercostal. It is about 3 blocks up the channel on the right: a big white metal building holding boats--Google it to see the location. There's a public launch right at the Seabrook area. You will have to Google it to see how to get to it. The launch puts you right at the Seabrook fishing area with 1/2 block. You can post reports to our reports page under the proper location: http://jerrylabella.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=4 . I moved your post to the Guestbook area:

                                    Regards,
                                    Jerry LaBella
                                    Saltwater Fishing Articles & More by Outdoor Writer Jerry LaBella
                                    http://www.jerrylabella.com/forums
                                    http://jerrylabella.com

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                                    • #38
                                      Missing Rods and Reels

                                      Capt. Johnny Nunez Shell Beach, LA USA

                                      Fishing Magician Charters

                                      Hi guides and fishermen. I am writing this to let you know that I had 22 Shimanos 2500 reels and 6 1/2 and 7 ft. rods stolen Monday night from my dock in Shell Beach. If anyone hears of a good sale, please let me know. They just about cleaned me out.

                                      Thanks in advance.
                                      Capt. Johnny Nunez
                                      504-239-3159
                                      fishingmagiciancharters@yahoo.com

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                                      • #39
                                        Good And informatic article ...
                                        Thanx for it!!
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                                        • #40
                                          Testing a reply - please ignore
                                          Saltwater Fishing Articles & More by Outdoor Writer Jerry LaBella
                                          http://www.jerrylabella.com/forums
                                          http://jerrylabella.com

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