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The Graybeard has a memory like an elephant, and that's a complement John. This thread is about Peter T. Dressler..please read on.I seem to recall Brother Tom Hughes was sitting next to me at the time. Anyway Marty was using photos of the SF fishing the CCNPP to tout the winter fishery. It wasn't too long after that SF showed up on the message board. His bait of choice was the 7" BA and his deep jigging technique made use of 10# Fireline, which was still kind of new stuff back then. He called it Force Fishing and after things got totally out of hand, Wild Bill suggested we use the term LTJ in order not to make any sparks that could lead to another Flame war.
It appears there is some question to how and where did the 'Superfish' come about...he's my take.
"The Rest of the Story"
During the late fall and early winter of 1998 Marty Gary and I would meet during seminars given by him, for the DNR, or ones that I presented at various locations. Marty knew my fondness of Bass Assassins Lures. He would say, "Tom you've got to meet Pete Dressler, he's the only angler I know that likes Bass Assassin Lures like you do."
In February of 1999 I received a call from another WWA board member, Peter VonMehren (aka PetervM), who asked me to go fishing with him and Pete Dressler. He said they planned to fish the Calvert Cliff Nuclear Power Plant discharge, but it was too windy and wanted to know if it was possible to fish the discharges on the Patapsco River. Pete Dressler wanted to meet me and this would be a good time. I said, "Sure we can fish them so lets meet at the Boston Street ramp at 11:00 am." Pete Dressler and Peter VonMehren arrived on time, I met Pete Dressler, launched his 20' Grady White and enjoyed a great day of catching. Pete Dressler returned the favor on March 3, 1999 as the same crew fished the CCNP discharge.
Thread - Author: Tom Hughes, Topic: Striped Bass Fishing at Calvert Cliffs--REPORT (fished 03-05-99). After posting this report Pete Dressler joined the WorldWideAngler message board, aka Peter T. Dressler. His first post was on the Topic above on March 11, 1999, 12:42PM.
'Self Proclaimed Superfish'
Thread - Author: Dwayne - Topic: Anyone fishing, posted March 06, 1999 07:47 PM
Reply - Author: Peter T. Dressler, posted March 11, 1999 at 01:40 PM
Hello Fellow Anglers,
"I am the "Superfish" and am the "Badest" guy on the Bay." ......and so on and so on.
And that's the rest of the story......................................................
There are many different opinions of Mr. Peter T. Dressler. Mine stands as such.
Many anglers are now catching fish, that might not be without Peter T. Dressler's help. He shared his hard earned knowledge with others for the sure love of fishing.
Thank you Peter T. Dressler for all you have given, and the time we spent togather fishing. Your kindness will live on and the 7" Bass Assassin is what it is becauce of you.
Capt. Tom Hughes
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PS My computer both old and new are giving me trouble and I'll be off line probable until Monday (no longer I hope).