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6 hours ago, Crow Horse said:

I'm sure a video of this event would have been hilarious, especially my facial expression while rigging my yak for a days fishing and I turn around to be face to face with an emu. Emu_1.4.1.jpg.63a59d41082056e6ffe9b8cf91da67ed.jpg

It was one of the highlights of the season.

Hahaha! My boss once tackled an emu on the interstate 

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23 hours ago, Eric 26 said:

what the heck are Emus doing running around by either of you two.

In my case, it must have escaped from a local or not so local farm. The local ranger was aware of the emu because of reports of it for several days but they were not aware of any local farms that had them. Maybe someone's pet but we'll never know for sure. Liberty Mutual field office?Emu.jpg.d62326c17730aec7b0d7521646bc0aaa.jpg

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@Crow Horse I can only imagine as I’ve only seen them in person at the zoo😉 Not to mention if I’m not mistaken they are still a “Raptor” incapable of flying but still have the claw to defend themselves 😬 As I just looked it up they have 3 claws😬

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I think I told about this in the latest catch thread, a week or 2 ago I was skipping docks.  Across a creek channel, kinda behind me 2 boats pulled up at one of the fake "Christmas trees" installed by the state.  (They're marked)  They started yelling at each other "I was here first" with all kinds of profanity.  About that time I caught a decent size Bass.  (I was probably 20 to 30 yards away)  I held the bass up and yelled "Y'all either need to fight or fish".   The both fired up their boats and left without making a single cast.  I guess they were embarrassed because they were acting like idiots.   

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There is a guy who lives right along the river. He has his boat parked next to his house. He spray painted not for sale on the port side of his boat because people would stop and ask him how much he wants for it. Now keep in mind most houses down there have a boat or two on their front yard. Maybe even an inflatable swimming pool.

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I was at the end of a local jetty, one fine afternoon, fishing for snook. I had my hoop net with me, as usual, which is used to lower down and bring heavy fish up. Next to me was another guy fishing. Seemed like a nice guy, likable enough. So we struck up conversation. He was from north Florida, down visiting family. And he loved to fish...caught everything under the sun lol Lotta experience, he said. We talked about this and that, the usual fisherman jargon. Next thing I know I hook into a really nice snook. When I get the fish tired out and near the jetty, I politely asked the guy if he wouldn't mind giving me a hand by lowering the net so I can land my fish, which is the usual jetty protocol. "No problem," he said, reaching for the net. He grabbed the net, picked it up, and then--rope and all--flung the whole friggin thing into the ocean like a big Frisbee! I just kinda looked at him, then at my 40 inch snook below.....I still chuckle over that one! 

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The funniest moment to me was when we found our tent disappeared.  One time, we went fishing/camping.  After the afternoon fishing, we went back to our camp site, and we didn't see our tent.  Three of us looked at each other and all our face expression was "I don't understand?".  We looked around, and found the tent on the other side of the cove, floating on the water by the bank.  We moved our boat over there.  My buddies told me to get in the water, and grab the tent.  I said why me?  They said because you're the lightest.  That totally made sense, because they were about 100lbs heavier than I was.  The good thing was nothing like our cloths and foods weren't wet, because the tent was floating.  

 

Another funny thing happened at the same camp site a few years later.  I and my buddy when there with a few kids.  It was a super hot day.  It was way too hot to fish in the middle of the day.  We put some soda cans in the water, hoping they would stay a little cooler.  Kids left a few cans above the water, which we didn't know.  A couple hours later, we heard big explosion.  We were like "what was that?"  Then, another big noise.  We went there to look at it.  It was the soda cans exploded.  I guess it was that hot.  On the way back from the fishing/camping, we heard it was the hottest day in the history on the radio.

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 Earlier this year I took my wife one and my kids fishing and we brought one of our friends and he daughter with us  well at the end of the day I was back at the boat ramp and was coming about and dealing with a little cross breeze 3 of them hopped out of the boat and I went to line up next to the dock  and I sed I had to hit the throttle well as you see one of my brand new lures hooked into my wife’s rear end  and in my defense I did say that I was about hit the throttle lol  the big joke was should I throw her back lolResized_20230507_183632(1).jpeg.8b615a021f21c0c8ad6aaa1b43dfacf5.jpeg

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I’ve told this one in other threads in the past .

When we were still teens , I took a friend bass fishing for the first time. On either the first or second cast he said he thought he had one. I told him to go ahead and set the hook, which he did. The rod doubled over and he was so excited. After a brief fight he brought it up to the boat . I reached over to lip it for him, and lipped a ……

cowboy boot !!!😂 Somehow the hook and bait had gone right between the pull up strap! 

He had such a look of disappointment. I told him to cast back over there quick, and maybe he’d get the other one!😀😀

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 nearly fell out of the boat laughing!

He still gets a little aggravated when I bring that up to this day…

By the way, that’s the same friend in my earlier post  that pulled the big worm across his brothers neck when we were seeing a lot of cotton mouths along the river !!

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Wasn't funny at the time but just a couple of months I backed my boat and trailer into the Tennessee River, got out and walked down to the water, promptly slipped on algae an cracked the back of my head on the concrete ramp. Got soaking wet but had the trusty change of clothes in the emergency pack in the toolbox. Spent the whole day fishing with a goose egg knot on the back of my head. My fishing buddy reminded me of it yesterday and we got a laugh!

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Yeah the slimy moss is the 'widow maker' of the southern marinas.  Glad you made it out of that one okay.

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My experience was not funny but embarrassing. We pulled up to the dock in my brother’s boat. There were 3-4 other boats waiting to pull out. I got out and started walking up the ramp. I heard this guy swearing like crazy. I looked around and saw a truck having a problem backing down the ramp. The truck went back and forth a couple of times with the guy still swearing at the driver. I walked over to the truck and saw a woman crying. She said it was her husband who was yelling. It turns out she had never backed a trailer up before and he had her do it. I told her I would help and she said her husband would get mad. I told her he could yell at me if he wanted but there were other people waiting to get their boats. She moved over and I backed the trailer in the water. The clown started swearing again when he saw me get out of the truck. The woman thanked me and the guy was still yelling at her as he was going up the ramp. What an idiot

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4 hours ago, looking45 said:

My experience was not funny but embarrassing. We pulled up to the dock in my brother’s boat. There were 3-4 other boats waiting to pull out. I got out and started walking up the ramp. I heard this guy swearing like crazy. I looked around and saw a truck having a problem backing down the ramp. The truck went back and forth a couple of times with the guy still swearing at the driver. I walked over to the truck and saw a woman crying. She said it was her husband who was yelling. It turns out she had never backed a trailer up before and he had her do it. I told her I would help and she said her husband would get mad. I told her he could yell at me if he wanted but there were other people waiting to get their boats. She moved over and I backed the trailer in the water. The clown started swearing again when he saw me get out of the truck. The woman thanked me and the guy was still yelling at her as he was going up the ramp. What an idiot

I ran into a similar situation last summer. The guy wasn't swearing at her, but a woman was struggling to back the trailer in and was very frustrated, and getting no help from hubby. I had her pull up and get straight, then walked next to the drivers window and coached her in. She got it in one try with a bit of coaching. She and I had a pleasant conversation while tying down. Hubby didn't even wanna look at me. Lol.

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This may be how y'all do it, but to instruct someone who's new at backing a trailer have them put one hand at the bottom of the steering wheel.  Move that hand the direction they want the trailer to go.  This accelerates the learning curve for most new backers.   

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Launching in salt water, the ramp sees lots of bigger boats, and bigger brain moments. Especially when the tide and wind are moving also. My favorite story is I pull up to the ramp, 3 stereotypical new yorker guys with a brand new truck and 30ft center console are staging their boat. They can barely hear each other over the music. I launch my boat, park the truck and get back to the boat. Do my last check, engine's idling nice and pull away. They start driving towards the ramp. 

 

I get out in the bay after a 3 mile drive, start fluke fishing. Time goes buy, i finish my limit with a 3rd keeper fluke and start prepping the boat to go back in. 

 

I Can hear the music coming, and the engines roaring, here come the guys from the ramp, doing 55mph through a slow speed zone under a train bridge. Took them over an hour and a half to launch and get out to the bay. 

 

I've had the displeasure of watching them trying to load the same boat also on other days. They sure do give boating licenses to anyone. 

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This guy is unloading his rods & is getting ready to pick up his stringer of fish and leave.  PLOP  goes his sunglasses into the water.  He sits down in the boat and starts using his fish net to recover the glasses. GOTCHA !!  He takes the glasses out of the net. PLOP again. At this point. I just leave the boat with rods & fish.     

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I heard this the day after it happened a couple of years ago. Two close friends were fishing an electric only state park lake. A few hours into the morning they saw something in the distance and motored over to find some huge guy flopping and flapping around in the water trying turn his little kayak right side up. They finally got him into the 14' jon boat and flipped his kayak over with little or no help from the guy and then...

 

... the bungee cord holding the lid on his still floating big styrofoam cooler popped off and as it sank all 12 empty beer cans floated away. 

 

So they scrambled to grab as many as they could before they sank. The guy was asleep by then.

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