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    Default Supersticious Bananas

    This may seem a little bit odd, but I once heard it is bad luck to have bananas on your person while fishing. Has anyone else heard of this? Does anyone know where this started?

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    All the boats I've been on in Hawaii Don't allow bananas onboard. LOL!! The day my wife snuck some on we didn't even have a bite all the other boats caught too.
    Do I believe? wellll, lets say I don't bring bananas fishing with me. Just me though

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    Bananas= No fish. I'll throw you overboard followed by the bananas if I find them on my boat! Not sure where the superstition came from or where it was started but it's out there. I don't need luck to catch fish but I don't need those things aboard to jinx me!

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    We just went on a charter out of Ninilchick and we were talking about that when one of the guys said I have some and the captain stopped the boat and made him throw them overboard.

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    its not a superstitious, its because fish hate the way bananas smell, its like the opposite of herring oil, butt juice etc. i heard it sticks to your hands and then transfers to the bait. don't know how true it is but i won't push my luck with it.
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    Just say no. Don't eat them raw or in baked items and don't wear those Fruit of the Looms because you might get a wedgie getting that label cut off. Tight lines.
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    Here is a website that explains some of it.

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

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    One of my clients caught a nice king and a limit of halibut the other day just a little while after he ate a banana. I guess he would have caught bigger ones if he hadn't eaten it, huh? And the whole boat limited on both kings and butt, too. Hmmmm.

    Women aboard a boat is supposed to be bad luck too. Anyone here want to even touch that one? Any of the lady fisherpeople?
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    We have a name for banana and peanut butter sandwiches: Halibut Calls. We always catch more and bigger halibut with those along. Or so it seems. It makes about as much sense as banning them, I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muttley Crew Fishing View Post


    Women aboard a boat is supposed to be bad luck too. Anyone here want to even touch that one? Any of the lady fisherpeople?
    I tell you what. My wife is my great luck charm. I prefer her in my boat. Not only is she much easier on the eyes, She knows and loves alaska. None of that whining about the weather or the bite. My wife has stopped more than 1 guide boat fishing on the river. Nothing like a 5'4 gal with a large bust, working the drift, feeling it and then just setting the hook in front of a group of guys. Then listening to her talk to the fishes as she fights them. That there boys and girls is the best fish porn there is. I can say, I am one lucky guy. Not only do I get to fish with a hottie, that hottie is my best friend, my lover and my wife.


    Oh and we dont take no nanners in the boat. I had never heard of that untill the mid 90's. Im sure I had taken them before and had no issues but hey, Ill run with it
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    I agree with Chuck, I can take my girlfriend to a place where I've been fishing tons of times and we aren't catching fish in my spots, she can look at a spot in the river and say, "lets fish there" and BAM! Some kinda sonar built into womens minds! Oh and they always please their man!

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    Having bananas on the boat doesn't mean a thing. We do well with or without them on board.
    And, my wife is also my hunting/fishing partner, gotta love that!
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    NO! Bananas on the boat!...


    ol ray showed up onthe yukon and tried to pack bananas into the raft and the boat...


    Daniel and I looked at each other........


    Ray never did ask where they went.....
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    I don't like bannanas in my boat either but I am not supersticious, it is the potassium in the bannana that the fish don't like.

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    I won't even let somebody with a banana touch one of my fishing rods or any of my tackle, I don't need that kind of bad luck on my fishing stuff.

    I heard the story behind the bananas on the boats comes from south america. From what I was told the bananas they used to haul up to north america, and everywhere else had poisonous insects, or snakes in the bundles, and the deck hands would get bitten, and get sick or die. So they blamed the sickness on the bananas. Not sure if it's true or not, but I don't mess with luck when fishing.

    However I do believe bringing a woman with you is one of the best luck charms out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by duckslayer56 View Post
    I heard the story behind the bananas on the boats comes from south america. From what I was told the bananas they used to haul up to north america, and everywhere else had poisonous insects, or snakes in the bundles, and the deck hands would get bitten, and get sick or die. So they blamed the sickness on the bananas. Not sure if it's true or not, but I don't mess with luck when fishing.
    The Insect part of the story is what I've heard can't remember the other, but haven't clicked the link either. But in the old shipping days they were scared of insects/snales and the sickness' they shared witht he crew

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    Smile No Banana's

    My friends and family KNOW I don't want any banana's on my boat.
    I took my daughter and son in law out this one time when after I poured coffee my daughter asked if I wanted a muffin.
    Sure that would go great with the coffee. She deliberately placed a safeway container on my console so I could read BANANA. I almost threw the box overboard when I heard her say, Dad, just a joke there really Blueberry. The little stinker had switched the labels.

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    Default Banana first timer

    First time on the boat in the salt with a new friend (thanks JAWS!!) But when I pulled out a couple of bananas and offered them out to everyone, I thought the captian was gonna crap himself, and then the bananas were gone overboard! Never got the whole story but now I know dont take the bananas with you on a fishing trip!! We got 1 King and more butts then I care to count thanks for everything JAWS!

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    i've never heard them to be bad luck fishing in general (i.e. on the bank) but they are bad luck on a boat. I think it stems from the old sailing ship days. Banana's give off a hormone as they ripen that causes other fruit to ripen faster. On the sailing ships, this meant before they reached their next port, their fruit and vegetable supply would rot faster than they could eat it.

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    Default Fruit of the Loooms

    Quote Originally Posted by akriverman View Post
    Just say no. Don't eat them raw or in baked items and don't wear those Fruit of the Looms because you might get a wedgie getting that label cut off. Tight lines.
    I believe they started removing the bananas from the label years ago because of the superstition!

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