Letter from dad fishing with his son.
I’m about to come out of the closet… as an idiot unaware of the situation I was in (similar to these victims).
Okay, here goes:
After talking to the local grey haired gents in my neighborhood one summer day, I decided to go catfishing in a local park on the Del River here in lovely Philadelphia. Hey, they all told me how nice and relaxing they remembered catfishing at that spot was. Shucks, I even took my 8yr. old son! (what a pastoral picture this would make for his memories).
But… after reeling in the second of two thrashing channel cats, we seemed to draw the unwanted attention of some not exactly local yutes. Like a baker’s dozen of em, from 8-14 I’d guess. After they sauntered up, at first asking innocent questions like “what ya do wit dem? ya eets em?” and asking what secrets I had for catching fish since they “never sees none cachin none here” (I even showed one nice young man my circle hook/sliding egg sinker rig topped with shrimp tails and a piece of hot dog to keep the shrimp on during the cast). I was surprised to see a few of his buddies going thru my tackle box and taking some lures! Maybe they thought they were free? I spoke like a 50yr old would to an adolescent he caught stealing, not like Clint Eastwood in Gran Torino for crissakes! Well, they didn’t seem to like that. I chased them off, and told my son not to ever act like that, and what the hell was he doing letting them go in my tackle box?! lo… and behold… I did not chase them off it seems. I mistakenly gave them the higher ground when I stood up for my fishing spot down at the water’s edge.
Zing as a rock hit me just below my right ear. A big rock. Blood was flowing, from me! More rocks. Lots more rocks. I pushed my son safely down into a defilade (the mud bank where high tide reaches) and peeked up to spot my attackers. Boy, they were having fun! Laughing, throwing, yelling things like “hit that muthaf**ka in the head again! cee dat?” I don’t know what or why I did what I did next. I must have snapped a little. I actually took my one rod, that I was using for small stripers, rigged with the standard red and white lead headed jig of about 1/2, maybe 5/8 oz. and casted right at the f**ker nearest me. (my friends and I used to flick Kastmasters at each other during my more youthful days, and those suckers wizzing by are scary!) I didn’t hit him, but it came damn close, and when I started reeling like the devil… well that braided line is like a saw if you ever were stupid enough to touch it when a big fish is stripping line off your reel.
So the jig flying closely by, the line whipping back over the bare leg of that one guy, who ended up being the biggest/oldest, and his yell of “dat cracka cut me with fishing line!” stopped their projectile assault, and they must have retreated. A quick recon (I peeked again) saw the coast (literally, the coast) was clear, and we hopped in the car and took off!
Wouldn’t ya know I saw the miscreants riding their bikes down the ave? Scaring people off the sidewalk, away from bus stops, and scared the flower selling lady right back into her car?
Hey, Colin… I never went catfishing there again. Because… say it Colin… I. Made. Say it!
About the Author
Colin Flaherty is an award winning reporter and author of the #1 best selling book White Girl Bleed a Lot: The Return of Racial Violence to America and How the Media Ignore it.
His new book is Knockout Game a Lie? Aww, Hell No.
Both books are about black mob violence, black on white crime and the Knockout Game.
His work has appeared in more than 1000 news sites around the world, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Time Magazine. His story about how a black man was unjustly convicted of trying to kill his white girlfriend resulted in his release from state prison and was featured on Court TV, NPR, The Los Angeles Times and San Diego Union-Tribune.
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