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I fished my buddy's dink factory pond a couple hours yesterday and caught 7. It was almost direct sun the whole time. But about halfway through the trip a cloud came over and the wind picked up a bit. I saw a dust devil near the pond where my buddy had plowed a deer food plot. It moved on down into the pond and started to spin the water. It was actually lifting water off the pond in the familiar tiny tornado motion. My mind couldn't immediately process it. My first thought was that fish were chasing bait out of the water. Then i figured it out. As it came across the pond, it spread out to where it just looked like a circular wind. It came right by me and I held onto my handles tight. It just rocked me a bit and went on past. It left a trail of foam on the water. It continued on land on the other side. I'm almost 50 and have never experienced this first hand in my entire life. It was quite a sight to behold.

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My buddy claims he saw one go across the river and pelt a fellow boater with debris. He went and talked to them after it passed and they said "yeah, that was a little crazy"

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I've seen some pretty scary waterspouts on Lake Ontario.

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Got chased by one down in the FL Keys, and one magically materialized in front of us as we were landing in a sight seeing tiny Cesna in the Atacama desert a while back. A little scary, not gonna lie.

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I saw a trash tornado at wal-Mart .☺️

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I had a dust devil throw me off my bike into the ditch.  I got some pretty good road crash from it 

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Whirlwinds can happen anywhere the terrian is flat enough to get them going.

We don't see many in the mountainous terrian, the ocean they get get big water spouts and when I lived in Arizona some dust devil were big,never experienced a water spout on a lake. Missed a tornado on lake of the Woods by a day, it leveled trees on 1 side of a bay crossed the water and countinued tearing down trees on the opposite side, that would have been a big water spout!

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I had a small dust devil turned water spout pass right over me while I was fishing on a fly-in lake in Canada. Lasted only a few seconds but we got soaked.

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I've seen some pretty big dust devils run onto the water and swirl it up pretty good but never get close.

 

I've seen a couple actual tornadoes too and I'd be fine never seeing another.

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Must of been quite the experience seeing a waterspout so close too you while kayak fishing! I have seen a couple waterspouts while fishing on a boat in the ocean and a huge one while shark fishing from land that was less than 100 yards from me. Fortunately it did not cross my path and I caught a nice sized shark a short while later.

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17 hours ago, Bluebasser86 said:

I've seen some pretty big dust devils run onto the water and swirl it up pretty good but never get close.

 

I've seen a couple actual tornadoes too and I'd be fine never seeing another.

"We are not in Kansas anymore"

Tom

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Good story.

 

Never have been close to one although we did see them in the Gulf of Mexico a few times when I was a teenager fishing with my uncles and cousins.

 

Quite a sight to see and I am glad you are OK.

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Saw one big waterspout going down the St Johns river around 8 years ago or so. I was around a mile and a half from the river and thought it was a tornado. It looked like it was heading for my daughters house but it was further away than it looked.Thank God.

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1 hour ago, WRB said:

"We are not in Kansas anymore"

Tom

Rarely ever anywhere else unfortunately. 

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34 minutes ago, Bluebasser86 said:

Rarely ever anywhere else unfortunately. 

Same here.

One thing I have noticed since moving to the kc area 6 years ago.

There are a lot of nasty storms with hail and potential tornadoes.

We had storms in Iowa, but nothing like Kansas.

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