View Full Version : Oh My God- A Banana In The Boat!!

01-28-2007, 08:35 AM
Well, I had to bribe my significant other to go fishing with me to Camanche Lake yesterday. Let's just say she is not the most enthusiastic fisherman you could meet.

Early in the morning, I awoke, got the boat out of the garage and got it ready. I went down to the local deli and got her favorite sandwich. Then it was down to Starbucks to get her favorite cup of coffee and a doughnut. All of this was done of course while she was still sleeping. I gently woke her up and 30 minutes later we were on our way to Camanche. I was excited, a day of fishing for those large rainbows that cruise that lake.

Launched the boat by 9:00 am and 10 minutes later we were fishing by Hat Island. Trolled Rapallas for about an hour without a bump. During this time she comments that the fishing seems slow. I had been thinking the same thing, since usually by now I have at least one bow in the boat. Changed tactics and switched over to naked crawlers. About 20 minutes later we get the first hookup and being the kind of guy I am I let her bring it in. A nice 18 inch bow. We troll for about another two hours without a bump. She starts complaining that it's getting cold, the fishing is not good and she wants to go. Reluctantly, I agree and as I'm reeling in the second pole I get hit and land a smaller bow.

Later that afternoon, when we get home I unload the boat and stow all the gear while she goes into the house to relax. As I am brining her travel bag that she brought on the boat into the house I look in it. OH MY GOD, THERE IS BANANA INSIDE. I could not believe my eyes, the curse of all curses for any fisherman-the dreaded banana. No wonder it was a slow day fishing. I was lucky to have caught anything. Here is a picture of the offender.

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Well next time she goes I think I will be checking to make sure she leaves the bannanas at hoe.


01-28-2007, 08:44 AM
You had better check your spelling at the end of your post before your wife reads it....she might take offense at the way you spelled home! [smiley=rotfl2.gif] You should meet Snoose, he issues bananas [smiley=banana2.gif] [smiley=bananasplits.gif] to all aboard his boat!
Tight lines

01-28-2007, 09:53 AM
Fruit smuggling is a serious crime!!! ;D

01-28-2007, 12:43 PM
I have a good lawyer if you need one.

01-28-2007, 12:50 PM
i have always heard that a banana was not a good idea, but fishing on pyramid with my brother-in-law and on of his friends, we hooked about 26 fish. got on the lake about 1030 and had 12 to 14 by 1 pm, then the friend offered us a banana. shocked me, but that was the best day i've had there.

01-28-2007, 02:55 PM
It must be because Im a newbie. But what's the deal with bananas and fishing on the boat?

01-28-2007, 03:02 PM
To this day I ask anyone boarding my boat if they have any bananas and if they do they better get rid of them. Then again if I let the bananas on board and we have a slow day I have something to blame it on.

01-28-2007, 03:06 PM
Fin Ad, there doesn't even have to be a banana. Lets say you are taking your wife(or any one else)fishing and she puts a banana in her stuff and you check it and take it out, too late the hex is on . Might as well turn around and go home. There is a rumor out there that it takes at least 2 trips after a banana experience to thouroughly cleanse the boat. iron-man

01-28-2007, 04:59 PM
It must be because I'm a newbie. But what's the deal with bananas and fishing on the boat?
Hey Pyramid. Look it up and decide for your self. Don't listen to these superstitious maniacs. They use it as an excuse.
See the avatar below

01-28-2007, 05:15 PM
Gotta put in my 2cents worth. Many a time i've eaten a banana on board for breakfast...no jinx that i've noticed. Oh, and once lately I brought some homemade banana-nut muffins. Still caught fish...So maybe if a female brings it aboard, it has to get eaten on board???
[smiley=banana.gif] [smiley=banana.gif] [smiley=banana.gif]
Froggie [smiley=swimmingfish.gif]

01-28-2007, 05:36 PM
Last time I was on a " Pot Luck " boat we were targeting halibut , couple of the oldtimers fishing by me noticed the two bananas in my cooler , Immediately threatened to toss me over board , fat chance ! Long story made short , I caught the three biggest fish ( by far ) that day and damn near had a bidding war going on over the second banana ! Usually a banana on my boat and if any fish are biting I have my share or MORE !!! Don't believe the " banana superstitions " . ;)

01-28-2007, 05:57 PM
If you *do* bring a banana on board, at least keep it safe! Take a look at this! (http://www.bananaguard.com/version2/)

;D ;D ;D

01-29-2007, 11:00 AM
I don’t know how I missed this post. *::)
Bananas… my favorite superstition… *:D
Personally, I can take them or leave them.
I do however have fun with that superstition, as contrary to someone’s opinion, I do have a sense of humor. *
When I told a friend of mine who I was fishing with, who had one in his lunch, he had some stickers made up, that are a red circle and a slash through the picture of a banana.
It is on my truck near my stars. And I share them with friends who have a sense of humor too.
BTW, I was told by a guide who may have been kidding, that many of those grubs we are using, have banana oil in them as an attractant… [smiley=yikes.gif]
I would name the brand he was referring to, but I do not want to harm their business. ;)
Have fun, life is too short.

01-29-2007, 05:35 PM
:-? For those of you that don't know the banna story. * ;)

* http://www.azinet.com/captjim/bananas.htm

01-29-2007, 05:38 PM
banna, banna where did that come from! BANANA, BANANA! *

fishing brian
01-29-2007, 07:23 PM
I took my dad and brother to the delta a while back. My brother breaks out a bannana and starts to eat it and I freaked. I told him he just put a hex on the boat and we werent going to catch anything. He caught the first fish, the biggest fish, and the most fish. :o :o

The next trip down there my dad is setting his rod up on the way out to troll. when we reach the spot he has a dodger, with an apex rigged up with a bannana threaded onto the leader. very funny joke. ;D ;D We were using bbr's but that little rig he had cracked me up.