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Ok, Which Firefighter Ran Up Onto The Channel Coming Into Clewiston?

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My buddy called me yesterday and needed a phone number of a guy that tows people in off Okeechobee.

He said he was flagged down by some dude who went off the channel by the marker and ran high and dry. He said they tried to help he guy but couldn't budge the boat.

From what he was explaining it was just outside the locks coming right into the rim ditch.

I told him him all the hose dragger's are out there for their tournament it had to be one of them.

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It was actually a Broward officer who assisted him, but hey anyone can run a boat up on shore you aint nothing till you sink one out there. :cry3:

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Running up on a shallow can happen very easily if you are not familiar with the lake.

I can just picture the guy high and dry rooster tailing his V-8 to trying to get free.

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Those markers are horribly placed coming out of Clewiston..

No it wasn't me.. this time.

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I've only fished the lake a handful of times, but the rim ditch out of Clewiston seems pretty straight forward and easy to run. How did the dude do that?

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My buddy said he must have had his foot or a tackle bag on the floor trim button and trimmed up not realizing it.

Can happen to anybody.

I tore a lower unit completely off in one shot like it was cut off by Darth Vaders saber.

Iv stuck my boat too many times to remember. Before GPS's it was a crap shoot.

And most recently sunk one.

Nothing happens to you if you sit on the couch.

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My buddy said he must have had his foot or a tackle bag on the floor trim button and trimmed up not realizing it.

Can happen to anybody.

I tore a lower unit completely off in one shot like it was cut off by Darth Vaders saber.

Iv stuck my boat too many times to remember. Before GPS's it was a crap shoot.

And most recently sunk one.

Nothing happens to you if you sit on the couch.

I have been very lucky, no incidents. One time, I was east of Clewiston is the rim canal and I was going to make a left into that cut that goes straight into the lake. There is a channel marker there, but I forget the number. At the last minute, I decided to come off plane and fish the cut out to the lake. As I am pulling into the cut, dropping the trolling motor, I see that the water is only a couple of feet deep with lots of boulders right in the center of the entrance of the channel. If I would have came off plane a few seconds later, I would have dropped right into that boulder shallow. On either side, it is deeper, but right down the middle, shallow. I never noticed it before that day.

I never take the lake for granted or assume anything, it can bite you.

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My buddy said he must have had his foot or a tackle bag on the floor trim button and trimmed up not realizing it.

Can happen to anybody.

I tore a lower unit completely off in one shot like it was cut off by Darth Vaders saber.

Iv stuck my boat too many times to remember. Before GPS's it was a crap shoot.

And most recently sunk one.

Nothing happens to you if you sit on the couch.

best.line.ever

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