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    Was fishing Greers Ferry Lake the year after the dam was completed. We got to a shoreline where almost every cast was rewarded with a bass. But all the action attracted two of Arkansas' finest, who motored up and asked to see our license. All was in order, until they decided to move on to check someone else. Their motor would not start. We tolled them across the lake with constant laughter about whether we would be doing this if we had been over the limit. They were embarrassed and we played it for all it was worth. By the time we got to the shore, the help they had radioed for took up where we left off. Everyone was laughing and enjoying the situation.

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    I agree with you!

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    A long time ago when I used to bass fish. I was fishing a day and half tournament. I was in lead with one bass being a keeper. The next morning everyone took off to their favorite places. I had came upon a pontoon boat that had been hung up on a big rock all night long. Anyway hooked a rope to it and it took a very long time to pull the person boat loose. It took so much time didn't have time to do any fishing. You know I ended up winning that tournament. The wife said because I took the time to help someone in need.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retired2Fish View Post
    I have not had to be towed yet but have been close! I have towed others. Would not want to leave others stranded on the water or be stranded myself so I try to be sure my equipment is ready to go and able to get back. I agree that what goes around comes around.
    I agree wholeheartedly in Karma because over the 60 years I've been fishing, I have towed, rescued capsized fishermen, given away tons of fileted fish of all species to friends, neighbors and strangers. In December '16 I fished a Crappie.com slabfest promoted/hosted by Slab detector on Lake Harney(Florida). Fishing alone I had a really good catch of quality longline fish and final startup back to weigh-in went well. About 2 minutes later my overheat alarm went off so I shut down to take a look. Trimming up my Yammie I saw no impediment(eg- grass, plastic bags etc.) on my lower unit intake vents so I re- started to check peehole out put= NADA! Taking some emergency weedwacker line, I attempted to free up any blockage within peehole line= NADA! With perfect Florida weather I pondered my plight while weigh-in deadline fast approached. Although I have Towing coverage both on and off the water, I decided to try Slab's cell number he provided me while he fished with me during a Georgia Lake Blackshear get to-gather a few years back. Hoping his Indiana # was still in service, he answered with a hello Doug(all is good). I explained my plight and he said "where are you"? I said "on the other side of the lake"...he said "what lake" I said Harney, he replied "that's where I am"(I had no idea). He said "hold on a minute" had to(didn't have a choice,lol). I heard him ask "does anybody still have their boat in the water and wants to do a rescue"? Instantly, I thankfully heard a response. The good Samaritan turned out to be a new member(Howard OCurran, thanks again Howard, Slab). Well, the rest is the typical rescue scenario with the all so important "Pay it forward" overtones. Thankfully, I was allowed to weigh-in my catch taking 3rd place. One never knows when their "help flag" presents itself. Oh yeah, problem was water pump which thankfully I could replace myself=$$.

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