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47 minutes ago, Boomstick said:

That's like something out of a comedy routine. Speaking of falling out of the boat though, that might happen with me. I've developed symptoms of meniere's disease recently and I was fishing on a dam and couldn't even stand on that because I kept getting dizzy, so one of these days that might be me.

I was fishing in a freinds BassCat that had Evinrude TM, the motor turned sideways, the on/off control was on the side of the foot control and I was fighting a fish, hit the TM on, the bow swung away from me and into the lake I went....during winter!

Tom

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13 minutes ago, WRB said:

I was fishing in a freinds BassCat that had Evinrude TM, the motor turned sideways, the on/off control was on the side of the foot control and I was fighting a fish, hit the TM on, the bow swung away from me and into the lake I went....during winter!

Tom

The real question here is did you still manage to land that fish? :)

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37 minutes ago, Boomstick said:

The real question here is did you still manage to land that fish? :)

 

37 minutes ago, Boomstick said:

The real question here is did you still manage to land that fish? :)

I didn't but my boating partner did before helping me get back into the boat....priorities!

I've suggested every boating bass angler should try swimming fully clothed with shoes on and try getting back into your boat. This is unbelievably difficult in cold water, shoes must come off , so practice in warm water with help, could save your life!

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Went fishing with a friend years ago at a large pond. He weighed probably 250lbs, a big guy. We had a 10 ft Jon boat. Ray said I'll get in first. He climbed in with rod and tacklebox, but when he sat down the whole back of the boat sunk into 2 ft of water flooding him up to his waist. When he tried to stand up, he lost balance and landed in a mossbed near shore. I couldn't stop laughing! He made it to shore soaked through, with a 6" piece of moss stuck to his neck! I still laugh about it.

Went fishing with a friend years ago at a large pond. He weighed probably 250lbs, a big guy. We had a 10 ft Jon boat. Ray said I'll get in first. He climbed in with rod and tacklebox, but when he sat down the whole back of the boat sunk into 2 ft of water flooding him up to his waist. When he tried to stand up, he lost balance and landed in a mossbed near shore. I couldn't stop laughing! He made it to shore soaked through, with a 6" piece of moss stuck to his neck! I still laugh about it.

Went fishing with a friend years ago at a large pond. He weighed probably 250lbs, a big guy. We had a 10 ft Jon boat. Ray said I'll get in first. He climbed in with rod and tacklebox, but when he sat down the whole back of the boat sunk into 2 ft of water flooding him up to his waist. When he tried to stand up, he lost balance and landed in a mossbed near shore. I couldn't stop laughing! He made it to shore soaked through, with a 6" piece of moss stuck to his neck! I still laugh about it.

Went fishing with a friend years ago at a large pond. He weighed probably 250lbs, a big guy. We had a 10 ft Jon boat. Ray said I'll get in first. He climbed in with rod and tacklebox, but when he sat down the whole back of the boat sunk into 2 ft of water flooding him up to his waist. When he tried to stand up, he lost balance and landed in a mossbed near shore. I couldn't stop laughing! He made it to shore soaked through, with a 6" piece of moss stuck to his neck! I still laugh about it.

Went fishing with a friend years ago at a large pond. He weighed probably 250lbs, a big guy. We had a 10 ft Jon boat. Ray said I'll get in first. He climbed in with rod and tacklebox, but when he sat down the whole back of the boat sunk into 2 ft of water flooding him up to his waist. When he tried to stand up, he lost balance and landed in a mossbed near shore. I couldn't stop laughing! He made it to shore soaked through, with a 6" piece of moss stuck to his neck! I still laugh about it.

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9 minutes ago, Mobasser said:

Went fishing with a friend years ago at a large pond. He weighed probably 250lbs, a big guy. We had a 10 ft Jon boat. Ray said I'll get in first. He climbed in with rod and tacklebox, but when he sat down the whole back of the boat sunk into 2 ft of water flooding him up to his waist. When he tried to stand up, he lost balance and landed in a mossbed near shore. I couldn't stop laughing! He made it to shore soaked through, with a 6" piece of moss stuck to his neck! I still laugh about it.

Went fishing with a friend years ago at a large pond. He weighed probably 250lbs, a big guy. We had a 10 ft Jon boat. Ray said I'll get in first. He climbed in with rod and tacklebox, but when he sat down the whole back of the boat sunk into 2 ft of water flooding him up to his waist. When he tried to stand up, he lost balance and landed in a mossbed near shore. I couldn't stop laughing! He made it to shore soaked through, with a 6" piece of moss stuck to his neck! I still laugh about it.

Went fishing with a friend years ago at a large pond. He weighed probably 250lbs, a big guy. We had a 10 ft Jon boat. Ray said I'll get in first. He climbed in with rod and tacklebox, but when he sat down the whole back of the boat sunk into 2 ft of water flooding him up to his waist. When he tried to stand up, he lost balance and landed in a mossbed near shore. I couldn't stop laughing! He made it to shore soaked through, with a 6" piece of moss stuck to his neck! I still laugh about it.

Went fishing with a friend years ago at a large pond. He weighed probably 250lbs, a big guy. We had a 10 ft Jon boat. Ray said I'll get in first. He climbed in with rod and tacklebox, but when he sat down the whole back of the boat sunk into 2 ft of water flooding him up to his waist. When he tried to stand up, he lost balance and landed in a mossbed near shore. I couldn't stop laughing! He made it to shore soaked through, with a 6" piece of moss stuck to his neck! I still laugh about it.

Went fishing with a friend years ago at a large pond. He weighed probably 250lbs, a big guy. We had a 10 ft Jon boat. Ray said I'll get in first. He climbed in with rod and tacklebox, but when he sat down the whole back of the boat sunk into 2 ft of water flooding him up to his waist. When he tried to stand up, he lost balance and landed in a mossbed near shore. I couldn't stop laughing! He made it to shore soaked through, with a 6" piece of moss stuck to his neck! I still laugh about it.

Geez, you'd figure he'd learn better after the first time!

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-I cut the main line instead of the tag end a few times, usually when I'm in a hurry to get back in the water. One time I did it not once, not twice, but three times.

-One time I drove an hour and realized I forgot the rods.

-Didn't pass the line through the levelwind, and caught a fish before I fixed it.

Im sure if I think about it, I can come up with some other boneheaded things I've done over the years.

 

 

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About 5 yrs. ago I was fishing by myself, first time out for the year. (normally I have a friend with me on the first trip of the year) Anyways, windy (15+) high 40's, and only boat on the lake. I made a cast and was getting another rod rigged when a big gust hits and spinned me around and to make a short story long, my braided line got wrapped in my ob's prop. I tilted the motor full up and the prop is barely out of reach. The troll motor was useless in the wind, so I was at the mercy of the wind. Jumping into the water was really not an option. So while stretching to reach the line, I heard a couple of cracks. They were 2 of my ribs cracking over the transom. I got untangled though! Also hurt for a few weeks...

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Took my grandson fishing, he was about six.  As we left the launch, about 200 yards out, he was standing behind me as I steered from the helm.  "Grandpa, it's getting a little wet back here."  Forgot to put the plug in.  Grandson didn't think it was a big deal.  Son disagreed.  (we both had pfd's on)

3 hours ago, WRB said:

 

I didn't but my boating partner did before helping me get back into the boat....priorities!

I've suggested every boating bass angler should try swimming fully clothed with shoes on and try getting back into your boat. This is unbelievably difficult in cold water, shoes must come off , so practice in warm water with help, could save your life!

Tom

Another thing that can help is to put some of that sand coated tape onto the horizontal fins on the lower unit.  It helps prevent slipping when using the lower unit to get back into the boat.  How do I know that?  Never mind.

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1 hour ago, MountainMan83 said:

Geez, you'd figure he'd learn better after the first time!

Sorry! Me too😅

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9 hours ago, MickD said:

Try launching your boat with the rear tie-downs still on.

Been there with my fishing partner.  Backed him down and the boat floated over the ramp next to ours. Had to push it back over with the outboard motor to align it to pull it back up the ramp. 

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I remember a time in Hawk's channel (the Fla keys) when we heard this loud Ffffzzzzz noise for several seconds while on plane and later found my anchor missing. It had fallen overboard and the Ffffzzzzz sound was the 100 yards of line being stripped over the fiberglass. good thing that line wasn't attached to a cleat!

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The absolute dumbest thing I've ever done while fishing is ignore my wife's phone calls. I still haven't learned my lesson.

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Launched boat at dock and left drain plug out while parking the truck. Fortunately got back to ramp in time.

 

Left rods in holders while trailering boat backta camp, snagged a tree on the way and had to reel in lots of line

 

Got to camp, left travel trailer key at home, slept in the shed

 

Forgot to pull up anchor before motoring to next spot

 

Forgot to pull up submerged camera before motoring to next spot, got the tether tangled in prop on a windy day and had to beach the boat

 

While unhooking a deep hooked bass, let the phone slip into the yak pedal drive cavity which was full of water. Saved the bass, killed the phone.

 

Not all on the same day, by the way.

 

Live and learn.

 

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Got a call right after a long cast and ran over the line with the TM once. 

 

Allen

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10 hours ago, WRB said:

Tournament fishing drove 160 miles to the wrong lake...

Tom

I really need the details on this one...

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Tossed the anchor in from my 2 man once without looking where the rest of the rope was. Quickly became obvious it was wrapped around the 3 rods I had in the boat with me as they when whistling over the side with the anchor rope. 2 of them stayed tangled in the rope when I pulled it back up, had to go swimming to get the 3rd back. One of them broke as it was slamming out of the boat. 

Also tossed an anchor out once before I'd clipped it to the rope. Anchor did exactly what it was supposed to do, would have worked a lot better if it had been attached to the rope though I think. 

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