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Stupid dangerous things to avoid.

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Some are obvious, like lightning. Others one may not expect.

We often here about waders filling up and taking people down. This is B.S.  But, there's something you can do that really is dangerous in waders -wade out into soft bottoms.

There is a spot on a popular steelhead river I used to fish that captured and killed more than one angler. It's a tall clay bank that erodes into the stream and creates something akin to the storied "quicksand". If an angler gets a boot stuck, and falls over into the water, he can not right himself, and drown.

I had something like this happen while wading a bass pond. I stood just  bit too long in one soft spot and my boot stuck. I realized what I'd done, for what it was, a really dangerous predicament, looked around and there was no one around. I eventually pulled free, but it scared me. I continued my wade fishing by avoiding larger cattails and wading where the reeds grew (n harder bottom).

Watch out! Think ahead. You'll catch more fish, and bigger ones too, with  the rest of your life than you would in that potentially dangerous moment.

Hmmmm...This maybe should be in the Everything Else section.

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thanks for bringing that to my attention, i wade a lot in a pond with some relativley soft bottom.

i remember once i was walking along thru thick hydrilla and then all of a sudden i walked into a hole that was up to my neck! really freaked me out. my waders didnt fill all the way up but i got some water in the boots of em.

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I used to wade a lot when I lived up north.But here everything is silty and very nasty.So ends my wading career.That and seeing a pair of lizard eyes watching you across the surface of the water from 10 ft away will do it too ::)

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Oh how true those big Florida lizzards don't play nice. especially when she has some of these little guys around. :o

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Glad to here you are ok. I was in Panama one time and I got stuck in a very nasty mudpit. It was  up a little over my knees, not a good feeling considering there are jaguars and snakes around. When I managed to get out about 20 minutes later it felt like all my energy was sucked out of me.

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i just wade without the boots just wear a swim suit and wear this...

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all a guy could ever ask for that and a floating tackle box :)

HAHAHAHAHA X2 I'd like to have that hat!!!!

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