There I was just standing in the bow of my boat

Dan Dawson Sr. By Dan Dawson Sr., 26th Nov 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Sport fishing in blue water can be an incredible experience! You just never know what could happen or end up on your line. Its important to have the appropriate crew to be ready for whatever may happen. But what if you go out by yourself?
This is just one example.
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This is just one excerpt from the book "Fast Casts" by Dan Dawson Sr.


There I was just standing in the bow of my boat.

One bait on the bottom. One bait on a float.

The bottom rod started singing; I grabbed it and put it in gear.

As I watched the line get tighter I couldn't help but to sneer.

I set up one time sharply and felt something head shake down deep,

And even with both thumbs clamped down, the line still managed to creep.

Then the other rod just started screaming as something just cooked out due east.

I was thankful had just gone over the reel, you could tell that the drag was well greased.

I stood there in quite a dilemma, just me and my boat and two fish.

If only I had two other hands… Well this was certainly no time to wish.

Well this grouper will certainly rock me if he manages just one more inch.

Or that Wahoo is going to strip me. Just what can I do in a pinch?

Then I fell on my back as the deep rod went slack, but I didn't have time for the pain.

For the other rod just kept on smokin’, like I hooked into some kind of train.

It was hard to get the rod out of the holder, but I got it out just in time.

Because all of my line was almost gone, inside the spool started to shine.

I didn't see the other boat coming. It just snuck up out of the blue.

And yep, sure enough, you guessed it, it just cut my line right in two.

There I was just standing in the bow of my boat.

By Dan Dawson Sr. ;)~


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Dan Dawson Sr is a Native South Floridian and a very diverse writer. He has a love for poetry, outdoor, spiritual, health, design and fiction.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
12th Dec 2013 (#)

Nice poem!

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author avatar Dan Dawson Sr.
12th Dec 2013 (#)

I'm glad you like it. I hope it gave you a little mental vacation!
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