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Old 06-08-2012, 11:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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yesterday I was fishing the river near my house and the banks are concrete and really steep in the area (it was a new spot for me, prolly never shouldve went there.) somehow, when I was walking down the steep concrete to another spot (I was about 20 ft above the water or so) I slipped, hit my head, broke my fishing pole and cell phone, and was temporarily knocked unconscious/dazed...about 1 min later I came to about 30 yards downriver choking down river water...almost drowned and died...but NOT QUITE

Please share some of your similar experiences.
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Old 06-08-2012, 12:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Glad your ok...

Last year I was fishing Pinewood for tigers and noticed a guy from the corner of my eye look like he kept getting hit. I got a little closer to see him trying to snag tiger muskies....Needless to say he almost didn't survive!!!
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Man, I am glad you are ok. Sounds like you really were in danger there.
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Man, I am glad you are ok. Sounds like you really were in danger there.
to think, I used to float the gunnison in the gorge, the colorado in many dangerous sections, and the yampa in many dangerous sections, yet I never came close to anything like this happening...and I went to shore fish a river with just a mild steady current and not really any drastic changes in gradient, and I almost died...shows me you gotta be careful when fishing, no matter where you go and no matter what time.

to the guy who posted about the guy trying to snag tigers, you should've cast over his head with a big treble and jerked it towards him...LMFAO....just kidding, but damn what a loser, he needs to learn how to fish for real.
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I'm the guy that posted about the tiger snagger I'm Eric, formerly fishinguitars....

I'm willing to be a lot of the tigers you see pictures of from younger kids and some db older guys have been snagged. I've seen it more than a few times...They aren't afraid of ish and will just sit and sun themselves in two feet of water. It makes me sick....

When I was younger I didn't prepare myself to fish in colder weather like I should. I'd wear the warmest gear I had, but wasn't concerned with sweat or anything.....Long story short I got sicker than a dog from a long hike. Don't think I was hypothermic(sp), but I was damn close. Live and learn.
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yeah when I was 10 or so I remember fishing for small tigers (mid 20" range) at harvey gap and I could see em...even tho I got skunked that day I still didn't try to snag any...finally got one to commit on a banjo minnow...must've thrown it past him 20 times, I bet he finally just hit it cuz I pissed him off , but I missed him...and that's definitely a good point you make eric, you gotta prepare for the weather, and you have to prepare for it being worse than you could imagine it being...it is great to talk to you again btw; used to love your crash the hatch posts.
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You too buddy.. Not trying to get off track on the post, but mad props for stepping up and being an awesome Dad. Takes a real man to do what your doing.
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You too buddy.. Not trying to get off track on the post, but mad props for stepping up and being an awesome Dad. Takes a real man to do what your doing.
Thanks...I'm glad she wasn't with me when that happened...I always make sure to take her to safe places that I already know the terrain well and have fished so she won't be in any danger. Definitely won't be taking her to this spot, even if it was good fishing; I hooked a keeper walleye but lost it in the five or six casts I had before my accident.

Keep the kids safe!!! only fish easy to access spots with kid-friendly terrain!
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After the Dynamic thread they might not be glad you got out!...

Glad youre ok...Neal said he almost did that Aurora on the dam...in heavy waves...those first steps underwater are slime covered at times worse than freshly zambonied ice...he came close to knocking himself unconscious...
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2 years ago I was fishing williams fork through the ice. I hooked into one of the few monsters into the lake and fought the fish for 36 minutes. When I got him to the hole, I reached down to grab him and he turned and swam harder than the drag, and broke me off. I drilled another hole and began drowning myself in despair and frustration. That coincidentally enough was the last time I ever used berkely vanish.
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