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Here's a cool etching (I think) of a beach scene title "Squidding for Bluefish at Asbury Park". I'd say it's turn of the century, maybe some history buffs could tell better from the clothing style. Clearly it's from a time when big blues were on a population upswing. Those look like bunker scattered on the beach.

 

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That's very cool Rich icon14.gif

 

Except the big hotel in the background looks more like the Essex&Sussex in Spring Lake icon25.gif Not sure, maybe there was a big hotel in Asbury like that waaaay back then?

 

The handlines are super cool...gotta love 'em!

 

TimS

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That's very cool Rich icon14.gif

 

Except the big hotel in the background looks more like the Essex&Sussex in Spring Lake icon25.gif Not sure, maybe there was a big hotel in Asbury like that waaaay back then?

 

The handlines are super cool...gotta love 'em!

 

TimS

 

That was my first thought also Tim. Looked like the Essex and Sussex. Notice nobody's swimming. eek.gifcwm31.gif

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Notice nobody's swimming. eek.gifcwm31.gif

 

That's nothing...look closer - even the seagulls (skyrats) were ascared icon25.gif

 

TimS

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If you look further down the beach though you can see the stack from the old power plant, which is still there next to the casino building.

That hotel is probably just one that was there and long gone, as much of the town is these days.

I'd like to try hand lining one day, just for old times sake.

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hey! no spot burning wink.gif that is more recent than some magazine reports published every week biggrin.gif

 

Neat pic rich, i wonder if they were using tins or bait.

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I'm gonna guess tins - cause there's two things about "squidding" that makes it squidding - first, using "squidding" line, generally a braid of some sort, probably linen or cotton at that time. Second, using "tin squids"...back when they were made of tin and not some chrome plated white metal smile.gif

 

Did yah see EdJ? He's the guy sitting down...probably the mayor back then as well wink.gif

 

TimS

 

[ 05-19-2005, 03:19 PM: Message edited by: TimS ]

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I probably should have read the title of the etching a little more closely redface.gif

 

I did spot Uncle EdJ in the pic but didnt want to embarass him by revealing his age...but in gnome years hes only about 40 wink.giftongue.gifHappyWave.gif

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the fish look to be in the 10# range. I can`t imagine handlining blues of this size,gotta do a number on your hands,don`t see anybody wearing gloves eek.gif . Cool pic icon14.gif

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Since we're talking about historic Asbury stuff, does anyone remember an old lighthouse by Deal Lake ?

 

From Going Fishing By Negley Farson c.1940

 

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I can`t imagine handlining blues of this size,gotta do a number on your hands,don`t see anybody wearing gloves eek.gif

 

When I was a kid, I remember using a handline off a pier - couldn't afford a rod and reel back then. Even little porgies felt like big fish with that line. I can't imagine pulling up big blues with it.

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