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Subject: People on fishing piers
Name: piemel
Date: May-27-08 2:35pm

Are an eclectic mix. I spend my memorial day weekend on Paradise Pier and witnessed the good, the bad and the ugly.

My favorite charater on Friday was the one dude who kept drinking beer bottles even after he loudly announced that he ran out of beer hours ago. Somehow he had access to a magic stash of beer bottles that kept appearing out of nowhere. He and his buddy were superb fishermen by the way and I think he unhooked ever fish on the pier.

Then there are the nice folks who kindly helped me out offering me tips, live bait and all that. I wish I could remember names but camo dude with boots and pink-rimmed sunglasses sticks out. Thanks for the halibut, it tasted great on the bbq

The ugly side are the mobs of people that crowd you out, cross your lines on every cast, yell to their children and leave litter all over the place.

I am pretty sure I want to avoid piers on busy holiday weekends.... I am too old for that crap.

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Subject: Re: People on fishing piers
Name: dryfish
Date: May-27-08 4:40pm

I visit this board from time to time and don't get out to the pier much as I live in Arizona. I stop by Manhattan beach pier after going to the LA zoo on Saturday. It's wasn't too pack and was fishing near two guys that were very friendly and helpful. They offer me some mackerel for bait seeing that the squid I had wasn't working. Caught some smelt and mackerel and had a pleasant afternoon.

On Sunday, I went to Newport Beach Pier and that place was crowded. People were getting buckets of mackerel and very little else. It was good people watching however. Saw a lady clean mackerel as her husband caught them. That's new to me. With the place being so crowded, there were of course spot jumpers but that became less of an issue as every one was catching. A lot of tourist (including me) around and I didn't mind some of the ladies that walk down the pier from the beach :)! The weather was a bit cold but I won't tell them to cover up.

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Subject: Eloquently succinct
Name: dompfapops
Date: May-27-08 6:37pm

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Subject: Re: People on fishing piers
Name: pier roller
Date: May-28-08 2:12pm

to funny,,, iknow what you saying i stay out on bizz days ,,iam in a wheelchair ,,its a lot of fun ,,,,
rip some lip





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Subject: California is a crowded state.
Name: Ken Jones
Date: May-28-08 7:55pm

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