Found this about bananas. Hope it helps...
"I would however like to take issue with the story of the Bananas and being bad luck. While spending time in Hawaii fishing
I spoke with some "native" Hawaiians who clued me in to the origins of Bananas and bad luck. Back before fiberglass
and powered boats the Hawaiian men
would go out in dugout canoes and fish
for weeks at a time. They would always take Bananas. Well it happens that the Bananas would rot
about the same time they would get to far out to really catch any fish. So they associated bananas as bad luck. I learned this the hard way when I took banana boat sun screen
out fishing. We were not catching anything and I was baking in the hot sun. I was putting the sunscreen on when the 1st mate saw it was banana boat. He immediately grabbed it from my hands and threw it overboard
. Not 5 min later we hooked into a 950# marlin. So I am a true believer in the banana superstition and will not allow anything to do with bananas on my boat at any time. I look forward to possibly fishing with you this year.
Ashley & Emma