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#10786059 - 04/21/15 09:48 PM SAFETY TIP !!!!
skeeter james Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 05/16/14
Posts: 503
Loc: Corinth,tx
Here is a experience from this past weekend I want to share with everyone so hopefully you don't end up like I did:

Been out bass fishing for several hours and I told my buddy that was with me "let's go somewhere else ". I have a lowrance hds 7 mounted on the front deck beside the trolling motor recess tray. As we startedttrolling out of where we were, the trolling motor bumped a stump under water. No big deal, happens occasionally. Well, it knocked me a little off balance. No big deal again, except that the main motor had gotten tangled on a big limb under water at the same time. So as I stumble a little all the sudden the limb pulls the boat back like a spring!! Over the front of the boat I went....
Normally it wouldn't be a big deal BUT, my foot got hooked under my ram mount as I was falling. So I'm head under water with my foot stuck under that mount....
My arm is bruised like you wouldn't believe and I have a big gash in my leg from the screws on the bottom side of the ram mount.
If my buddy had no have been with me, I believe I would have drowned..
Big thanks to Hoy!!!!

So, my point is guys, try and make sure there is nothing you can get tangled or hung up on in case this should happen to you.

Sorry for the ramble, BE SAFE PEOPLE !!!!!
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#10786080 - 04/21/15 09:54 PM Re: SAFETY TIP !!!! [Re: skeeter james]
Donald Harper Offline
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Registered: 01/25/08
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Loc: Justin, TX.
WOW. Great story. It could have ended much worse; but glad you survived the ordeal. Thanks for sharing
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#10786094 - 04/21/15 10:00 PM Re: SAFETY TIP !!!! [Re: skeeter james]
TwoLakes Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 08/04/09
Posts: 653
Loc: Texarkana, AR
Not a good situation. Sounds like you could have broken your ankle/leg in that predicament. Glad you are OK.

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#10786117 - 04/21/15 10:07 PM Re: SAFETY TIP !!!! [Re: TwoLakes]
skeeter james Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 05/16/14
Posts: 503
Loc: Corinth,tx
Thanks guys! Yes sir, at first my buddy thought it had broken my leg. But it was the way my leg was hung and the screws stuck in my leg that had me where I couldn't move.
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2013 Skeeter FX21 with a 250 SHO... Love this boat...

North Texas Bass Tournaments
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James Moore
CEO and president of NTBT
214-458-8024

Feel free to pm me here or call or text me with any questions, ideas or suggestions.

James Moore
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#10786205 - 04/21/15 10:55 PM Re: SAFETY TIP !!!! [Re: skeeter james]
borntofish1 Offline
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Registered: 06/03/12
Posts: 382
Loc: argyle,tx
I have actually thought about this happening before. Since you have brought it up, I think this exact same thing can happen while fishing solo and your rod strap is in place holding rods with treble hooks lures, you fall over from lack of balance. Your shoe is caught in lure that is strapped down making it impossible to fall in completely leading to drowning.

This has never happened, but easily could. Especially, for you guys like me with multiple cranking rods on deck while fishing out deep in high wind unstable condition solo.For that reason, I always release my rod straps after getting to my spot.

Just my thoughts.

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#10786227 - 04/21/15 11:08 PM Re: SAFETY TIP !!!! [Re: borntofish1]
skeeter james Offline
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Registered: 05/16/14
Posts: 503
Loc: Corinth,tx
Borntofish, excellent point, thanks for adding that !!!
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2013 Skeeter FX21 with a 250 SHO... Love this boat...

North Texas Bass Tournaments
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James Moore
CEO and president of NTBT
214-458-8024

Feel free to pm me here or call or text me with any questions, ideas or suggestions.

James Moore
214-458-8024

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#10786229 - 04/21/15 11:10 PM Re: SAFETY TIP !!!! [Re: skeeter james]
outfishdya Online   happy
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Registered: 04/19/06
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Loc: Highland Lewisvillage
Glad you didn't get seriously injured or worse. Bruises and cuts will heel. Plus, you and Hoy need to take a few Fridays off any how.
I put that limb there so you and Hoy would stay off my hole.
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#10786260 - 04/21/15 11:37 PM Re: SAFETY TIP !!!! [Re: outfishdya]
skeeter james Offline
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Registered: 05/16/14
Posts: 503
Loc: Corinth,tx
Haha, something told me you had something to do with it.... See you Friday!!
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Formerly known as progator james
2013 Skeeter FX21 with a 250 SHO... Love this boat...

North Texas Bass Tournaments
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James Moore
CEO and president of NTBT
214-458-8024

Feel free to pm me here or call or text me with any questions, ideas or suggestions.

James Moore
214-458-8024

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#10786524 - 04/22/15 07:53 AM Re: SAFETY TIP !!!! [Re: skeeter james]
FMJshooter Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/24/08
Posts: 1390
Loc: Belton, TX
Crazy stuff. I always keep a buttseat upfront and lean on it when moving, three points of contact is always better than two.

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#10786622 - 04/22/15 08:28 AM Re: SAFETY TIP !!!! [Re: skeeter james]
BassSAT Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/21/02
Posts: 1571
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
I had a incident happen to me, I was fishing Lake Austin solo, I was getting ready to move from that spot to
another, when I grab the trolling motor cord to pick it up it busted half way up and I go flying off the boat,
hit my back on the gunnel then into the water...

I know have those stainless steel trolling motor cables you buy at Academy...

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#10786855 - 04/22/15 09:47 AM Re: SAFETY TIP !!!! [Re: skeeter james]
Bissett Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 07/09/13
Posts: 4006
Loc: Broken Arrow, OK
Dang that's scary. I'm more worried of fallign off the boat on top of a sharp stump than getting my foot hung on something but I guess it could definitely happen.
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#10787467 - 04/22/15 12:48 PM Re: SAFETY TIP !!!! [Re: skeeter james]
redskeet100 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 12/17/08
Posts: 1614
Crazy, glad you are alright. I never used to fear stuff when fishing alone, but since having kids and getting a little older I am way more overly cautious and nervous about stuff happening while out alone.

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