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Offline Nuke Jayhawk Mom

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I know it is a silly question, but my son, who is in Boot Camp right now, has the impression from the recruiter that when he is not scheduled to be "working" on the ship (on watch?) and he is out at sea, that he can literally drop a fishing line off the side or back of the ship and do some deep sea fishing... hmmm.
  [lies]

I am thinking, no...but thought I'd ask for comments from those who have been a Navy Nuke on an aircraft carrier. ;D

Would you mind sharing any experiences with this? If this isn't true, then for any nuke fishermen  :old: out there--were you able to fish during any of your time while at port (on liberty or whatever it is)? Or, any advice on how, when or where he would be able to fish during that LOOOOONG time out at sea?

(Not adept on Navy lingo just yet... working on it)  :stupidme: Please be kind haha!  [quit]

If my questions make no sense, let me know haha and I will try to clarify as best I can.  :-\

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Offline HydroDave63


-were you able to fish during any of your time while at port (on liberty or whatever it is)?

Ummm, I sure wouldn't eat the shrimp or the fish from Karachi, Pakistan (been there, done that, got the intestinal scars to prove it! :( )

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Well thank you for replying! heehee.

I was afraid that no one on here likes to fish and were just thinking, "huh?"  ;D  I know, I know. Why reply to a post about fishing...it obviously isn't as fun as lurking... lol

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Offline scotoma

I don't know about a carrier, but I imagine that it would be difficult to catch anything cruising at several knots. I know fer sure that you can't fish from a submarine. ;)  :-*

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Plus the joys of being topside when they are pumping CHT tanks overboard, not sure I'd want to reel in any brown trout during that evolution!  :P

Offline Frank Cable

 Guys did it on the USS America all the time.

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Currently, this type of activity is not allowed aboard carriers.

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I don't know about a carrier, but I imagine that it would be difficult to catch anything cruising at several knots. I know fer sure that you can't fish from a submarine. ;)  :-*
au contraire - you just have to be on the surface. Whilst in the south atlantic, our sonar chief informed the captain that we were in the midst of a good school of fish. Surfaced, fished and had mahi mahi (dolphin) for supper. Caught about 15 of them, avg several pounds each.
I was the cook that cleaned and cooked them  8)
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Well well well! Seems a bit encouraging... awesome! Thanks for the responses...

...some of which graphically depicted some really super gross stuff haha.  [poo]

What about ports, I heard from someone else on here that they are pretty toxic...but what ports did you go to that you were able to go on really great USO planned fishing excursions, any that stand out? (so I can tell my SR about them when he's struggling through A school, for him to look forward to)  ;D

Oh, and one more thing  [OT] what is the  [jerry] smiley reference...I don't get it--aka not in the club on that one yet...

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Oh, and one more thing  [OT] what is the  [jerry] smiley reference...I don't get it--aka not in the club on that one yet...

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lol ok I get it...
And I don't bother with the green tea latte stuff. Gimme the triple venti white chocolate mocha and I'm good to go. :)

I think I will end up doing the upgrade I suppose... Just need to see that my son will actually make it to A school... let alone through it haha...

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I think I will end up doing the upgrade I suppose... Just need to see that my son will actually make it to A school... let alone through it haha...

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Well, if you are fishing in a foreign port of call, you are fishing in the local area's toilet.   Few sewage treatment plants exist in foreign ports.  Much of what we call "Third World Countries", are very primitive in that respect. 
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oh ok got it Marlin, thanks.
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I guess I just figured Gold Members wouldn't appreciate freeloaders like me coming into their site for sneak peeks and insights...  [sherlock] so I thought it may be frowned upon if I didn't literally "pay my dues" haha.  [protest]

Happy to keep my thin skin, sensitive, nonviolent, overly empathizing, save-the-world-complexed, complete crybaby, ignorant, girly ways  [GH]  [Bubbles] :'( [whistle]
...which is yet another reason I don't support the  [navy sub] "women in subs" initiatives...because that's just how girls are.  [stir]

I shall steer clear of the wild west area!  [banned]

And to you, fritzon, for your comments, I thank you for enabling me to again use the icon expressing my sentiment of "ewh, gross." [poo]  lol  and I would not like to learn any more about the grossness of ports in Third World Countries. If one should choose to share more yucky stuff, I will have to find a paddle. haha   [spank]
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au contraire - you just have to be on the surface. Whilst in the south atlantic, our sonar chief informed the captain that we were in the midst of a good school of fish. Surfaced, fished and had mahi mahi (dolphin) for supper. Caught about 15 of them, avg several pounds each.
I was the cook that cleaned and cooked them  8)

you bastid!!!!

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Currently, this type of activity is not allowed aboard carriers.

That's a shame. I had a collapsible pole and reel along with a small Plano satchel for my tackle. Some places you anchored you just didn't want to do it (previously comments about sewer dumping in the harbors.) Other times we anchored in some pretty nice spots.

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D

 


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