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  • MissedMissed O-townPosts: 509 Officer
    edited May 20 #32
    I got long pants, a big floppy hat, long sleeve shirt with hood, and gloves on 99% of the time.  Skin cancer is real and the shirts I have are real light, not hot at all and I don't get sun burn.  I wear the shirt and long pants when snorkeling and scalloping too.

    Never been one for covering my face tho.  Put sunscreen on my face.

    The sun is good/healthy in small doses during not peak hours.  Otherwise it will ruin your skin and maybe kill you.
  • kellerclkellercl Posts: 9,524 Admiral
    I wear a face mask almost 100% of the time when on the water.  That reflected sunlight is no joke.  

    Part of the reason for me covering up is once I start catching fish, I know I'll forget to reapply sunscreen.
    #Lead beakerhead specialist 

    "Soul of the mind, key to life's ether. Soul of the lost, withdrawn from its vessel. Let strength be granted, so the world might be mended. So the world might be mended."
  • jt904jt904 Central FloridaPosts: 98 Deckhand
    drove past a family who rented like a 21' cc and was just floating down the icw in st. auggie wave me down, apparently they ran out of gas and we were not far from a ramp so I tossed them a rope and pulled them in my 17' key west stealth. Just idling towards the dock and I guess they  thought they were close enough and let go of the rope without me knowing...next thing I know my motor seizes up, IM like you have gotttt to be kidding me. Luckily I just put the throttle in neutral and the rope came right off my prop. Some people are just clueless and dont deserve our help LOL
    176 Key West Stealth 
  • poncedoradoponcedorado Posts: 540 Officer
    One of my favorite things when fishing around a bridge, inlet, or other place with structure and current is the amusement from watching the huge numbers of people who have no idea how anchoring works. 

    I also recall two guys in one of those sail kayak things trying to get back in to ponce inlet during peak outgoing tide vs east wind. they tried different angles and moving a little bit north and south until they eventually flipped and we went and helped them.

  • Tony RomaTony Roma Posts: 1,067 Officer
    If being young and dumb were illegal a lot of us would of spent some time in the joint;)
  • Soda PopinskiSoda Popinski GrovelandPosts: 15,404 AG
    Tony Roma said:
    If being young and dumb were illegal a lot of us would of spent some time in the joint;)
    That's true but i've got brothers and sisters in their late 30s and mid 40s who still act the fool once they jump on a jet ski.  It's like all sense just goes out the window.  
    You can't pet a dead dog back to life 
  • kellerclkellercl Posts: 9,524 Admiral
    One of my favorite things when fishing around a bridge, inlet, or other place with structure and current is the amusement from watching the huge numbers of people who have no idea how anchoring works. 

    I also recall two guys in one of those sail kayak things trying to get back in to ponce inlet during peak outgoing tide vs east wind. they tried different angles and moving a little bit north and south until they eventually flipped and we went and helped them.

    I love kayak fishing, but I am exclusively hitting shallow water.  I just don't have the nerve to hit open/deep water.  For brackish water and tidal creeks it is great.  I can get into water that boats cannot.  
    #Lead beakerhead specialist 

    "Soul of the mind, key to life's ether. Soul of the lost, withdrawn from its vessel. Let strength be granted, so the world might be mended. So the world might be mended."
  • ANUMBER1ANUMBER1 Posts: 12,304 AG
    jt904 said:
    drove past a family who rented like a 21' cc and wais just floating down the icw in st. auggie wave me down, apparently they ran out of gas and we were not far from a ramp so I tossed them a rope and pulled them in my 17' key west stealth. Just idling towards the dock and I guess they  thought they were close enough and let go of the rope without me knowing...next thing I know my motor seizes up, IM like you have gotttt to be kidding me. Luckily I just put the throttle in neutral and the rope came right off my prop. Some people are just clueless and dont deserve our help LOL
    Sounds like two yahoos as you weren't aware of what was happening. 
    I am glad to only be a bird hunter with bird dogs...being a shooter or dog handler or whatever other niche exists to separate appears to generate far too much about which to worry.
  • Turner River TerrorTurner River Terror Posts: 9,234 Admiral
    edited May 21 #41
    Full Plane Boot scooting thru the 10 K Islands and I whippe.d around a corner and here sat a Big Honkin Party Barge...3 ft. out of the water on a midstream Oyster Bar...waving me down.
    I idled close and they started yelling ..Where are we..Help.
    I told them where they were at for Sea Tow or the Rental co.
    They asked if I could pull them off...Yup , With a Gantry crane...Bye

    Killin and Grillin :grin
  • rock_fishrock_fish Posts: 12,073 AG
    edited May 23 #42
    Skin cancer is an inevitability for me as it runs in my Florida side of the family. When fishing I'm always in a long sleeve shirt, buff, and big straw hat. I also don't like chemicals, like in sunscreen. Being covered up is easier than stopping and reapplying while fishing, too.

    Bought a bunch of those SPF shirts with collars from Cabela's 10 years ago for 5 pesos a piece. Best clothing investment I've made
    Proud supporter of the anti fishing, terroristic (lol what?) movement known as Greenpeace.
  • kellerclkellercl Posts: 9,524 Admiral
    Some sunscreen has aloe vera, which I learned a few weeks ago is a carcinogen.  Literature suggests/claims it doesn't cause cancer via dermal absorption only orally...  but after reading about it, I'm not a fan of aloe vera.  I'm staying away from it.  
    #Lead beakerhead specialist 

    "Soul of the mind, key to life's ether. Soul of the lost, withdrawn from its vessel. Let strength be granted, so the world might be mended. So the world might be mended."
  • gogittumgogittum SW New MexicoPosts: 2,016 Captain
    rock_fish said:
    Skin cancer is an inevitability for me as it runs in my Florida side of the family. When fishing I'm always in a long sleeve shirt, buff, and big straw hat. I also don't like chemicals, like in sunscreen. Being covered up is easier than stopping and reapplying while fishing, too.

    Bought a bunch of those SPF shirts with collars from Cabela's 10 years ago for 5 pesos a piece. Best clothing investment I've made
    Are there any numbers on those shirts ??  I'm fair skinned and would like to check them out.  I did recently buy a hat - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07G2KWGD1/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 - that looks kinda funny, but really gives good coverage.  It'll be mostly for the boat.  
  • rock_fishrock_fish Posts: 12,073 AG
    gogittum said:
    rock_fish said:
    Skin cancer is an inevitability for me as it runs in my Florida side of the family. When fishing I'm always in a long sleeve shirt, buff, and big straw hat. I also don't like chemicals, like in sunscreen. Being covered up is easier than stopping and reapplying while fishing, too.

    Bought a bunch of those SPF shirts with collars from Cabela's 10 years ago for 5 pesos a piece. Best clothing investment I've made
    Are there any numbers on those shirts ??  I'm fair skinned and would like to check them out.  I did recently buy a hat - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07G2KWGD1/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 - that looks kinda funny, but really gives good coverage.  It'll be mostly for the boat.  
    No, they were on sale/clearance. They were Cabela's branded, solid color SPF shirts. They are ugly so they probably needed to get rid of them.


    Proud supporter of the anti fishing, terroristic (lol what?) movement known as Greenpeace.
  • cortrcortr Posts: 406 Deckhand
    Dermatologists recommend mineral based sunscreens with titanium or zinc oxide. Much safer on the skin than some of the chemical based products and less toxic on environment 
  • LostconchLostconch Posts: 988 Officer
    The shirts at BP and other stores (Kohl's  I think) have an SPF rating on them. 3 cancer surgeries in the last year makes you pay attention to that.


     
  • PangamanPangaman Posts: 909 Officer
    Worst I have seen was fishing for squid in Rhode Island off a causeway. It was crowded and me and my brother in law were fishing in the crowd. Our arms were touching together we were so close. Next thing we see is a rod tip come between our heads and an asian guy drops his squid jig between us. We just had to laugh it was so ridiculous.
  • NightFisherNightFisher Ponce InletPosts: 16 Deckhand
    I'm only out on off hour or days. The past three times I've been to the ramp during peak hours:  I've seen a some dunk their truck, came with in inches of getting run over by a 25 SeaRay(first day owner liquored up owner), and saw a belligerently drunk couple break up after a day at the sandbar. The boat ramp brings out the worst in people but boating/fishing brings out the best. 

    As far as sun protection I'm all about protection. Hooded long sleeves, hat, and long pants. SPF 70 on the hands. Keeps me cooler and more energized through the day. I haven't had a sunburn in a couple of years. No desire for another. 
  • NightFisherNightFisher Ponce InletPosts: 16 Deckhand
    Pangaman said:
    Worst I have seen was fishing for squid in Rhode Island off a causeway. It was crowded and me and my brother in law were fishing in the crowd. Our arms were touching together we were so close. Next thing we see is a rod tip come between our heads and an asian guy drops his squid jig between us. We just had to laugh it was so ridiculous.
    What panga do you run offshore? I have an imemsa 18 for inshore. 
  • swampdogswampdog Central FloridaPosts: 2,740 Captain
    When I was a teen I tried keeping up with my buddies, bathing suit only at the beach and a ball cap. I’m red headed and suffered the consequences, darn guys would be brown in no time. I just burned and peeled and got those big water blisters. I now see the dermatologist annually and wear all the long sleeves, pants, socks, hat and buffs. 

    I did play a googan one time when I dropped my son off the trailer, and parked the truck. Walking to the ramp/dock I was excited to get fishing and as I overtook another fisherman walking fast, I said loudly you’re not gonna beat me and started to run, he broke into a run as well, then we both died laughing and strolled along together. 
  • jetmech2jetmech2 Panhandle Posts: 1,205 Officer
    Bigfish5 said:
    I could write an entire book on googans and the antics I’ve seen.  They’re mostly entertaining if anything.  When I see a bunch of dudes all decked out in the same fishing costume, with the same exact 3000 spin reels, same exact floats, same exact color of hi vis braid, same exact truck, same boat, same saltlife decal, I can’t help but smile.  The funniest thing about it all is they’re all dressed like they’re horrified of the sun, meanwhile their lady has on next to nothing, just some fanny floss and maybe a pink saltlife ha

    Yes, what is the deal with all these guys wearing the long sleeve shirts, and bandanas over their face covered up like they work at 3 mile island.   To me it is a simple case of monkey see monkey doo!     They see the guy on youtube doing it so they want to look all PRO or something.    It is hard to take that guy very serious.   and yes, i do think it looks stupid.   but I am old and hate everyone so there you go!   
    I agree. 
    They look at me crazy because I’m wearing cut off blue jeans a old T shirt and barefoot. 
  • Turner River TerrorTurner River Terror Posts: 9,234 Admiral
    Squamish Cell Surgery on my face next month...
    I'm covered with every clothing known to Man...but for 50 years I skied , Surfed , Diver , Boat Captain...half naked...dang
    Killin and Grillin :grin
  • PangamanPangaman Posts: 909 Officer
    Pangaman said:
    Worst I have seen was fishing for squid in Rhode Island off a causeway. It was crowded and me and my brother in law were fishing in the crowd. Our arms were touching together we were so close. Next thing we see is a rod tip come between our heads and an asian guy drops his squid jig between us. We just had to laugh it was so ridiculous.
    What panga do you run offshore? I have an imemsa 18 for inshore. 
    pangamarine 22' marquesas
  • jetmech2jetmech2 Panhandle Posts: 1,205 Officer
    Pangaman said:
    Pangaman said:
    Worst I have seen was fishing for squid in Rhode Island off a causeway. It was crowded and me and my brother in law were fishing in the crowd. Our arms were touching together we were so close. Next thing we see is a rod tip come between our heads and an asian guy drops his squid jig between us. We just had to laugh it was so ridiculous.
    What panga do you run offshore? I have an imemsa 18 for inshore. 
    pangamarine 22' marquesas
    Nice boat. 👍
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