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#10880927 - 05/29/15 12:26 PM Flood fishing story
JohnButte Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 07/05/12
Posts: 958
Loc: Lake El Butto, Pearland
So work was closed Tuesday due to flooding. I figure might as well walk down to Lake El Butto (retention pond in my neighborhood) and see if fish are biting. Caught a couple decent bass in the 1 1/2-2 lb range on a black buzzbait. Hook into a nice 3 lber. She gives me a good fight so I go into fish fighting stance, using my body slightly leaned back for leverage. She comes to surface and gives a hard headshake, throwing the lure. Now I am off balance. Ordinarily El Butto has flat banks, but they are currently underwater and I am fishing on a muddy slope. First one foot slips out, and the other loses traction. Now I am spinning in a circle on the mud, holding my rod in the air because I may fall and get wet or hurt, but the rod's expensive. Next thing I know, somehow I am airborne. I don't remember jumping, but I am definitely traveling through the air, in the direction of the pond. All I can figure is the energy transfer from the lost fish fueled a helicopter style spin in the mud, which generated enough lift due to no traction to launch me. Anyway, I have just enough time to accept that I am going for a swim, when I somehow land on both feet, on the regular bank, which is now about 8 inches under water.

That's right, I stuck the landing. So I look around to see if anyone saw my performance so I can take a bow, but alas, no watchers.

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#10880935 - 05/29/15 12:28 PM Re: Flood fishing story [Re: JohnButte]
Smurfs Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/31/14
Posts: 2223
Loc: Fort Worth
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#10880949 - 05/29/15 12:30 PM Re: Flood fishing story [Re: JohnButte]
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Registered: 02/21/08
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Loc: plano
roflmao I can picture it. I would have gone in the drink.
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#10881051 - 05/29/15 01:03 PM Re: Flood fishing story [Re: JohnButte]
Duck_Hunter Offline
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Registered: 03/24/14
Posts: 10935
Loc: North Texas
Haha this is great. I'm glad you didn't get hurt or break your rod.
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#10881226 - 05/29/15 02:05 PM Re: Flood fishing story [Re: JohnButte]
Sparlin Offline
Angler

Registered: 07/15/13
Posts: 396
Loc: The Colony, Texas
Great story!
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#10881300 - 05/29/15 02:30 PM Re: Flood fishing story [Re: JohnButte]
Bigron119 Offline
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Registered: 06/28/07
Posts: 4182
Loc: Lufkin, TX
Originally Posted By: JohnButte
So work was closed Tuesday due to flooding. I figure might as well walk down to Lake El Butto (retention pond in my neighborhood) and see if fish are biting. Caught a couple decent bass in the 1 1/2-2 lb range on a black buzzbait. Hook into a nice 3 lber. She gives me a good fight so I go into fish fighting stance, using my body slightly leaned back for leverage. She comes to surface and gives a hard headshake, throwing the lure. Now I am off balance. Ordinarily El Butto has flat banks, but they are currently underwater and I am fishing on a muddy slope. First one foot slips out, and the other loses traction. Now I am spinning in a circle on the mud, holding my rod in the air because I may fall and get wet or hurt, but the rod's expensive. Next thing I know, somehow I am airborne. I don't remember jumping, but I am definitely traveling through the air, in the direction of the pond. All I can figure is the energy transfer from the lost fish fueled a helicopter style spin in the mud, which generated enough lift due to no traction to launch me. Anyway, I have just enough time to accept that I am going for a swim, when I somehow land on both feet, on the regular bank, which is now about 8 inches under water.

That's right, I stuck the landing. So I look around to see if anyone saw my performance so I can take a bow, but alas, no watchers.



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#10881329 - 05/29/15 02:41 PM Re: Flood fishing story [Re: JohnButte]
Indianation65 Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 05/07/13
Posts: 7264
Loc: Richardson, Texas
Because you are Texan, and despite the fact that you landed on your feet, the Russian judges still would have given you at best an 8.5, just to spite you. They would have deducted simply for the tiniest of splashes.

Addendum: Your choice of routine "music," might have helped.

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#10881464 - 05/29/15 03:35 PM Re: Flood fishing story [Re: JohnButte]
phototex Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/13/14
Posts: 1284
Loc: Coppell, TX
Glad you and your rod ended up OK!
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#10881521 - 05/29/15 03:59 PM Re: Flood fishing story [Re: JohnButte]
crapyetr Online   sleepy
Extreme Angler

Registered: 09/20/14
Posts: 1346
Loc: Nacog TX
God wink...angel saved you!!!

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#10881527 - 05/29/15 04:02 PM Re: Flood fishing story [Re: JohnButte]
Airik Offline
Angler

Registered: 07/07/12
Posts: 304
Loc: San Antonio, TX
Reminds me of the time I launched my boat before sun up at LBJ.. When I go by myself I would tie a rope to the trailer, back the boat in, get out and tie the boat to the courtesy dock.. Welp, my rope came undone and my boat floated a 100 yards or so out into LBJ.. Luckily, it was a warm summer morning.. Cause I had to swim out to get my boat..
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