Left the house around 7am this morning for Lake Tyler. Lake Tyler is not far from my house so I'm at the lake at 7:30am, launched the boat, and I'm on my brush top by 7:45am. Beautiful morning, except for a dark cloud moving in from the southeast. Sprinkled off an on for the first hour and then the flood gates opened. So I tucked tail and motored backed to the marina. Finally get everything loaded up and I'm back in the truck, soaking wet and not a fish to show for all my troubles.
Poor me most of the drive back to the house and I'm thinking - man, why is it every time I decide to go fishing it's raining or the wind is gusting 25-30mph. But, as I get closer to the house I'm seeing mostly clear skies to the east, towards Lake Murvaul, and it's looking like the sun is trying to break through.
Get back to the house, put on some dry clothes, and I'm on my way to Lake Murvaul. 12pm, and FISH ON! Caught this one on one of Pepop's jigs:
Tossed him in the livewell and caught a couple of more just like him.
Now, I'm thinking I'm going to load the boat and then my Xi5 twisted off my NMEA 2000 network cable:
Has anyone ever had this happen to them? How do I fix it and most importantly how do I prevent it from happening again?