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sam liddiard
04-14-2010, 12:52 PM
I drove down to the boat harbor and my friend Willie was sitting on a stoll with two lines out fishing for white bass or a channel cat. His wife had kicked him of the house, said he was getting in the way. He had a big black eye and scabs on his cheek. I ask him what happend. He said he was out on the rocks on the wind ward side of the causway and slipped and fell. He is 6'3" and 300 lbs. and 70 years old. Luckly there was a guy down the shore 100 yards who saw him fall and run up and kept him from falling in the water. The temp was 37*. He and I had talked before about going by our self and agreed that we would call each other when ever we go, he did'ent call.
Be safe out there and take some one with you.

Tight Lines.
Sam

sccamper
04-14-2010, 01:27 PM
When ever I go to the lake or backpacking, I always let someone know where Im going and when Ill be back. At least they know where to look for the pieces.

azslabber
04-14-2010, 01:48 PM
You just never know what will happen.

Fatman
04-14-2010, 02:37 PM
Pretty scary!!!!!!!!! Hope he takes good advice and calls ya when he wants to go out.

Fatman

DRPEPPER
04-14-2010, 03:57 PM
His wife had kicked him of the house, said he was getting in the way.
Tight Lines.
Sam

When my wife beats me up and kicks me out of the house, I don't tell her where I am going either.:eek:
DP

GRIZZ
04-14-2010, 04:10 PM
I fish alone 90% of the time, but I also practice extreme caution when I fish risky locations. That guy should not have been fishing where he was alone. Obviously he lacks sense. I have a friend who is 84 yrs old, trip and healthy, and he thinks he can still do things he did when he was younger. He is hurting himself more and more often, but continues to put himself in risky situations. He is one of those type A, no one is tellin me what I can and can't do, and I'm gonna prove it to all you bastigas types.

crappieseeker
04-14-2010, 04:43 PM
i had to save a big fella like that one time. I do not know how I managed to catch him and get him up but I did. I fish alone mostly when it is cold. Hard to find people to go sometimes

PIGINTHEPIGPEN
04-14-2010, 04:47 PM
I fish alone about 85% of the time. Most of my fishing buddy's are into fishing for green carp.

wannabe fisherman
04-14-2010, 05:31 PM
yeah I hate fishing alone, but it's about the only way I get to fish. everyone seems to be at work or doing something else when I go.

Jiggin_Joe
04-14-2010, 05:51 PM
I would rather die fishing alone then be at home with a mad wife any day.

JJ

GCD
04-14-2010, 05:58 PM
When I fish alone, I prefer to be by myself!

Don't get me wrong, I like to fish with friends too... but fishing alone can be good therapy.

rocket rich
04-14-2010, 06:05 PM
I'm Guilty Of Fishing Alone 95% Of The Time. Only People I Fish With Are The Grandkids. I'm 70 Almost

GRIZZ
04-15-2010, 03:03 AM
When I fish alone, I prefer to be by myself!

Don't get me wrong, I like to fish with friends too... but fishing alone can be good therapy.


Amen to that.

GRIZZ
04-15-2010, 03:08 AM
I would rather die fishing alone then be at home with a mad wife any day.

JJ

Hahaha! Yikes.

Proverbs 25:24 It is better to live in a corner of the housetop (or go fishin) than in a house shared with a quarrelsome wife.

DRPEPPER
04-15-2010, 07:42 AM
Hahaha! Yikes.

Proverbs 25:24 It is better to live in a corner of the housetop (or go fishin) than in a house shared with a quarrelsome wife.

Grizz
Have you ever quoted that script to your wife?? Mine beat me up, kicked me out, and wouldn't talk to me for 2 weeks when I came back home. I think I found out how long I can stay lost too. 'Bout 2 days is tops. :D
DP

Hanr3
04-15-2010, 10:45 PM
Accidents know no age.
Majority of the time I too fish alone, unless you count the dog(s).
Everybody needs alone time.

GRIZZ
04-16-2010, 01:14 AM
Grizz
Have you ever quoted that script to your wife?? Mine beat me up, kicked me out, and wouldn't talk to me for 2 weeks when I came back home. I think I found out how long I can stay lost too. 'Bout 2 days is tops. :D
DP

First, I'm single, so no I haven't. Secondly, even though it's true, and women who are a PITA know it is true, I would never be stupid enough to quote it to one of them, or to get married to one in the first place. That may sound like I'm calling you stupid, and I am, but I'm sure your real smart in other ways. :D

skeetbum
04-16-2010, 02:03 AM
When all is said and done, you can always trust yourself. Think ahead and remember Eastwood who said "every man has to know his limitations". I fish alone some and after several posts like this, I try to spend some time thinking thru things before I do them when alone. Just 53, but things happen.

wannabe fisherman
04-16-2010, 05:42 AM
When all is said and done, you can always trust yourself. Think ahead and remember Eastwood who said "every man has to know his limitations". I fish alone some and after several posts like this, I try to spend some time thinking thru things before I do them when alone. Just 53, but things happen.

I'll bet I walk around my boat 3-4 times before it goes in the water checking to see if I missed something that needs to be done, not on the ramp mind you but in the prep area. Drain plug in transom tie downs off gear stowed etc, re-check - recheck I know I missed something, no everything's ready. coming out same thing, don't want to have anything happen on the way home, nerves on edge. That's why I don't like to go alone, I'm much more comfortable when there's an extra set of eyes looking at everything.

olddude
04-16-2010, 05:55 AM
[QUOTE=GCD;1119207]When I fish alone, I prefer to be by myself!

Sounds like a Yogi Berra quote, which by the way, if you think about them, they make a lot of sense.
I prefer to fish alone most of the time. I do, however, have a fishing partner, my 43 yr. old son, but he can't go very often due to him trying to make a living.
I have had stuff happen while alone that has scarred me but so far, so good. I make sure that I stay within my limitations and try to have a plan if something does go wrong. Mostly tho, I stay to myself and just enjoy the peace that surrounds me when I am out.

thankfull
04-16-2010, 10:56 AM
I'll second that Joe and seems I can't do anything to please her anymore.

crappiemax
04-16-2010, 01:41 PM
I have to say, I enjoy fishing with friends sometimes but I also enjoy fishing alone. It's nice to be on the water and enjoy the quiet and not have to keep up with a conversation.
My wife says I don't pay enough attention to her when she's talking. Sometimes I really enjoy her company. And then sometimes it just goes on....and on....and on....and on. You guys know what I'm talking about.

Shoemoo
04-16-2010, 08:14 PM
90% of the time I go fishing alone, but I almost always meet people when I go, so I'm almost never by myself. Drives my mom bananas, since she's positive that they're going to find my body floating in the river or something. But if you spend your time worrying about what might happen, you'd never do anything.

Ken Jones
04-17-2010, 05:24 PM
Shoemoo I live in Mountain Home I also fish CJ Strike. Give me a call 796-2273 will go catch a few crappie. Last time out we caught 300 in the narrows on CJ Strike. I sent you a private message also. I have a couple friends that I take fishing once in a while, later.