Being a Blogger who writes about girls who like to hunt and fish, I quickly realized Jessica was the silver tuna! There was something very special about her. I featured her on my blog a number of times because she was a fascinating girl in a man’s world. I listened to her light up when she talked about fishing. Her passion was only upstaged by her knowledge. Her following was beyond incredible and It did not take me long to realize why. Whenever you arrived at the bait store, she would drop everything to talk to you. It did not matter how many people were waiting to pay for their bait and get out to the water. You knew when it was your time at the register, she would take as long as you needed to get what you wanted. There was never a rush. It was never about the sale; it was aways about making sure you caught fish. That was Jessica.
This is my last post about Jessica. In her short life, her influence in the fishing world is undeniable and she clearly was loved by so many people. We will miss you Jessica Hill. “Fish On”!
Maggie, for you, writing this article must be like leaving a mark in the sand for yourself & the friends of Jessica. I think it is an appreciated tribute to Jessica & I can only imagine you have been thanked for writing it, many times. It is not known to me what happened to such a lovely young lady that found her love in fishing the ocean’s rim or known better as surf fishing at the beach and I don’t have a reason to know as I am reading about Jessica for the first time, but I find sadness in Jessica’s story and of course, I think of the sadness by the loved ones she left behind.
It seems as though, when one has any type of love for sea life, they are separated in a way from the society of land dwellers. They fish the sea & will stare out across the sea, mesmerized by each howling wave rolling in on top of the afore wave. They say sea water flows through their veins. The ocean and it’s beaches is a vast wilderness and has engulfed many that wander her shores & explore her currents. The ocean is usually quiet & on full moon nights it draws many to walk her clearly lit beaches by flickering wave reflections. I suspect on many nights Jessica can be seen fishing the sloughs in the memories of those who adored her.
Just my thoughts on Jessica and the notes she left behind, in your trust, Maggie
Gary, your beautiful words capture the sadness of losing Jessica and wonder of a true fisherman. Thank you so very much for your caring thoughts about her and the ones left behind. Sadly, Jessica was a victim of domestic violence and her family is doing good work to bring attention to this very important issue through fund raising events. Thank you so very much for your comforting message.
Losing a friend, especially someone who is nice and kind is so hard to accept. I share with your loss.
Thank you Bob… she was loved by so many people near and far.
yes! so sad for the little children left behind
Thoughts and prayers to the loved ones and friends of Jessica.
Thank you Leanne!
A great personality will be remembered forever. My thoughts and prayers are with her friends and family.
Thank you Kristie!
Very nice read.