Fishermen Have No Bananas Today; Superstition, No Matter How Fruity, Is Common Belief among Anglers
Schneider, Jason, The Florida Times Union
Byline: JASON SCHNEIDER, The Times-Union
They have $150,000 boats with $20,000 engines.
They use six different reels and radar that can pinpoint a small school of baitfish 200 feet under water.
But it's all for naught if there happens to be a banana on board, at least according to those doing the fishing at the BellSouth Greater Jacksonville Kingfish Tournament.
"There are no bananas on my boat," said Russell Stewart, who landed a 45.45-pound kingfish on Thursday. "I don't care if it's Banana Boat suntan lotion or banana-nut muffins, it's going overboard."
Stewart's not alone in his dislike for bananas.
It's a commonly held …
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Publication information: Article title: Fishermen Have No Bananas Today; Superstition, No Matter How Fruity, Is Common Belief among Anglers. Contributors: Schneider, Jason - Author. Newspaper title: The Florida Times Union. Publication date: July 23, 2004. Page number: Not available. © 2007 The Florida Times-Union. COPYRIGHT 2004 Gale Group.
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