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#10945764 - 06/28/15 09:40 PM Helicopter Trouble on Cedar Creek Lake
GoFishNow Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 09/28/07
Posts: 1520
Loc: Coppell TX
Mid-day Saturday on Cedar Creek Lake there was a small helicopter at very low altitude (40 or 50 feet?)chasing along side boaters. We were fishing just south of Crappie Island along with a few other scattered boats also sitting still fishing. The copter had already made four or five passes by us, chasing some very fast power boats. A little while later, hear comes this boat headed towards us with the driver and all the other occupants looking up at the copter, not looking where they were driving. They almost ran over us and weren't even aware due to the distraction. It was scary close. They barely missed us just out of luck. The two guys in the copter were obviously having a great time but it proved to be a dangerous situation on the crowded lake.
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#10945782 - 06/28/15 09:51 PM Re: Helicopter Trouble on Cedar Creek Lake [Re: GoFishNow]
Diel11 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 10/27/11
Posts: 681
Loc: Frisco, TX
If it was a white helicopter they chase boats and take pictures. You can then go to their website and buy the pictures. I've seen them on Lake Lewisville and Texoma before. I think it was boatpix.com

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#10945805 - 06/28/15 10:07 PM Re: Helicopter Trouble on Cedar Creek Lake [Re: GoFishNow]
Dawg gone fishin Offline
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Registered: 09/14/12
Posts: 553
Loc: Kaufman, Tx.
Seen them as well I was at the spillway when he was buzzing around.
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#10946064 - 06/29/15 07:40 AM Re: Helicopter Trouble on Cedar Creek Lake [Re: GoFishNow]
BMART Offline
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Registered: 04/17/12
Posts: 182
It was def a close call
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#10946132 - 06/29/15 08:12 AM Re: Helicopter Trouble on Cedar Creek Lake [Re: GoFishNow]
flyingmonkey70 Offline
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Registered: 08/20/14
Posts: 101
Loc: Coppell/Cedar Creek Lake
I saw the chopper on Saturday pretty much in the same area you were at. It took me a few minutes to figure out what he was up to. I can confirm that it is very distracting. I love aircraft, so to have something flying (50 feet is conservative) right over you is kind of cool. But you still have to watch where you're going. Be safe out there!
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