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Fishing Mishaps

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1Fishing Mishaps  Empty Fishing Mishaps on Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:56 pm

SP Dan

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I went fishing at LAH this morning and at about 07:30ish the bite turned off until about 09:00 hrs.
I had plenty of Sandy's (quite a few were legal) but no legal Spotty's and no Calico for my Bass trifecta.

So I decided to kick just less than a 1/2 mile to my Calico hole. Along the way ... I landed another nice legal Sandy but upon release .... it turned around and it swam back towards me ... ramming right into my right side bladder. I didn't think too much of it then ... when about 10 minutes later my butt was getting real wet on the seat! Mad Hmmmm!

I went to squeeze the right side bladder to check it and it was already 1/3 deflated!
Thank goodness that I always carry an inflation hose with me on my float tube in the pouch behind my seat, I broke it out and started puffing air back into the punctured bladder.[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

I continued onward to my Calico hole and I landed one for my trifecta and a few more legal Sandy's as well.

At this time, I am approx 1/2 mile from my launch site, I began kicking back towards it because I was loosing air too quickly. I'll bet that I must've blown air back into the bladder at least a dozen times if not more.

PS ... I did land my (1) legal Spotty, right at the end of my session at my launch site!
Ha ha ha! green happy Go figure!!

I finally got back home, I removed the bladder, I poured a 1/2 cup mixture of dish soap, red dye and water into the punctured bladder, closed the Boston valve, inflated the bladder with air, swirled the concoction around coating the inside the bladder and then I looked for the red dye to be leaking from the puncture.[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
I turns out that my bladder showed the signs of 9 stabs in one area in-which two of the barbs had successfully penetrated my bladder.[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
The bladder is repaired, it is back inside the float tube, inflated and ready for tomorrow's session.

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I DON'T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT IT! lol

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2Fishing Mishaps  Empty Mishaps on Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:29 pm

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Guess that kind of adventure makes it interesting, Dan. Last Wed I was at HH, all the way down at the bridge, when one of the pedals on my drive fell off. (I know, FT guys are saying "serves your right") But, I was a long way from Seabridge where my car was parked--and the downside of a pedal drive tug boat is that it paddles like --well, a tug boat.

I managed to get to the little beach along PCH near the bridge, and get out of the boat, get my tool kit out of the well, and eventually get it repaired. Cost me about 30 minutes of valuable fishing time. I am sure that I missed a legal Butt during that time.

Usually, when I return home and my wife asks me how it went, I am happy to report "no disasters and a few fish." I am a floating fishing disaster looking for a place to happen.

Glad you made it back.

(I launched at Mother's Beach, LAB, about 0600 today, Saturday. Saturday is a floating circus in that area in June. They need traffic cops. The rowers are the worst. Fast, going backwards, not maneuverable, but entitled to all of the water anyway. Not again. Six spotties total,and three came in a 15 minute span, so that is a statement about the other 4:45. A wise man said, "don't leave fish to find fish", but I am working on certain dock techniques that a superb fisherman showed me, and those didn't come from the docks.)

3Fishing Mishaps  Empty Re: Fishing Mishaps on Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:55 pm

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Thanks for the heads up Dan.


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4Fishing Mishaps  Empty Re: Fishing Mishaps on Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:36 pm

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Wow that is one heck of a story. Thanks for sharing and the pictures of the almost 9 holes is pretty scary. Glad its all back together.


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5Fishing Mishaps  Empty Re: Fishing Mishaps on Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:09 pm

SP Dan

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Thank you to everyone for taking the time to chime-in to my Saturday's mishap story. Cool lol

SP Dan      <"))><


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6Fishing Mishaps  Empty Re: Fishing Mishaps on Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:36 am

Enrique

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Wow, good to hear you got ot ok Dan! Your a brave man. I think i would have headed in if that were me out there. Tight lines brotha!

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7Fishing Mishaps  Empty Re: Fishing Mishaps on Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:52 pm

Floatingbassturd

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That fish was out for revenge!!! Lol. Glad you made it back without swimming.

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8Fishing Mishaps  Empty Re: Fishing Mishaps on Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:17 pm

SP Dan

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Wow, good to hear you got ot ok Dan! Your a brave man. I think i would have headed in if that were me out there. Tight lines brotha!

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Thanx Enrique! Thumbs Up
Tight lines to you as well Brotha!


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9Fishing Mishaps  Empty Re: Fishing Mishaps on Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:18 pm

SP Dan

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:That fish was out for revenge!!! Lol. Glad you made it back without swimming.

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Me too Brotha! Thumbs Up
Best of luck to you in the Tournament!


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