This big fish story is the real thing


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Dave Lamoureux has Fortitude.

I’m not talking about his 12-foot recreational kayak by that name. I’m talking about the intestinal kind — with a capital F.

Lamoureux’s idea of a good time, The New York Times reports, is to go fishing in his kayak in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Cod for tuna — really big tuna.

This month, he “caught” a bluefin tuna that weighed 157 pounds.

Fishing, for Lamoureux, means clipping his rod to a harness on his chest and hanging on for dear life as the fish races off, pulling his kayak  at speeds up to 15 miles an hour. Just another big fish story? You be the judge.

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“He is a hero at bait shops up and down Cape Cod,” The Times’ Charles McGrath writes of the 42-year-old daredevil. “On the fishing blogs, a few grumblers call him a dangerous idiot.”



About jerrylanson

I teach, write, coach and sing, though you're not required to listen to the latter. I'm a journalism professor at Emerson College in Boston. My third book, "Writing for Others, Writing for Ourselves," was published in November by Rowman & Littlefield Publishing. You can read a sample chapter at My passions are politics (generally liberal in outlook), music, mountains, golden retrievers and my grandchildren, though not in that order. Please stop by and mix it up with me. I always answer those who post.
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