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#11838717 - 09/20/16 08:10 AM Respect Lightning
fouzman Offline
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Registered: 01/20/09
Posts: 43880
Loc: Houston, TX
http://www.bassmaster.com/greg-hackney/respect-lightning

Always a great reminder. I used to fish through lightning, too. Until I was almost killed by it on Lake Fork and on a golf course. If I can hear thunder and see lightning, I'm outta there these days. You should be, too. A fish, a check and bragging rights just aren't worth the risk.
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#11838723 - 09/20/16 08:14 AM Re: Respect Ligtning [Re: fouzman]
RedRanger Offline
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Registered: 08/20/03
Posts: 21473
Loc: Frisco, Texas
I just roll the bones.
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#11838729 - 09/20/16 08:15 AM Re: Respect Ligtning [Re: fouzman]
krawlin 47 Offline
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Registered: 02/24/08
Posts: 16357
Loc: Sachse Texas
You know me and lightning! I don't need much of a reason to get back to the safe refuge of my trailer when there are storms in the area! bolt martini

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#11838802 - 09/20/16 08:49 AM Re: Respect Ligtning [Re: fouzman]
Mr. Incredible Offline
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Registered: 05/27/14
Posts: 109
scientists recently recorded a 200 mile long lightning bolt. Oklahoma . Think it can't reach out and getcha?

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#11838867 - 09/20/16 09:14 AM Re: Respect Ligtning [Re: fouzman]
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Registered: 07/10/10
Posts: 6436
Loc: Whitehouse, TX
I finally heeded this advice this weekend on Gilmer. Saw the storm coming and tried to stick it out for a while, but I got so nervous about it the fishing wasn't fun so I got to the truck. Good article.
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#11838895 - 09/20/16 09:23 AM Re: Respect Ligtning [Re: fouzman]
RedSkeeter Offline
Bedazzled

Registered: 04/12/05
Posts: 13475
Loc: Emory, Texas
Yeah, it's not worth it, for some odd reason Fork is a killer. I watched some guys fish right up to the time a storm rolled in Sunday morning.. Big boomers and wind, I was glad they made it under my boat dock. I've spent a few hrs under bridges and docks myself..
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#11838899 - 09/20/16 09:23 AM Re: Respect Ligtning [Re: fouzman]
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Registered: 01/25/08
Posts: 12756
Loc: Justin, TX.
I have spent many a hour laying curled up in the bottom of the boat; waiting for it to pass and clipped up on my spot. I guess I have been lucky after 50 years of throwing that Halloween Spinner Bait in bad weather. My number hasn't been called yet.




Edited by Donald Harper (09/20/16 09:26 AM)
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#11838911 - 09/20/16 09:27 AM Re: Respect Ligtning [Re: fouzman]
OzzieFish Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/24/03
Posts: 2923
Loc: Carrollton, TX USA
The storms were great from Momma Bee's dinning room last weekend :)Ham and Eggs were too.

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#11838920 - 09/20/16 09:33 AM Re: Respect Ligtning [Re: RedSkeeter]
fouzman Offline
Methuselah

Registered: 01/20/09
Posts: 43880
Loc: Houston, TX
Originally Posted By: RedSkeeter
Yeah, it's not worth it, for some odd reason Fork is a killer. I watched some guys fish right up to the time a storm rolled in Sunday morning.. Big boomers and wind, I was glad they made it under my boat dock. I've spent a few hrs under bridges and docks myself..


I'll never forget night fishing Monti when a bad storm rolled in. We spent a coupe hours under the railroad trestle and, when it got daylight, we looked like a couple blackfaces. That coal dust had been dripping all over us for hours. Boat was a mess roflmao
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#11838927 - 09/20/16 09:40 AM Re: Respect Ligtning [Re: fouzman]
Cast Offline
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Registered: 07/31/12
Posts: 5286
Loc: North Texas - God's Country
I've spent too much time and money repairing lightning damage to transmitters for me to disrespect lightning.
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#11838988 - 09/20/16 10:12 AM Re: Respect Ligtning [Re: RedRanger]
tbates Offline
Angler

Registered: 03/18/12
Posts: 300
Loc: Lubbock
Originally Posted By: RedRanger
I just roll the bones.



Ha! That's what I do!!!

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#11838995 - 09/20/16 10:16 AM Re: Respect Ligtning [Re: fouzman]
04champ Offline
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Registered: 04/22/15
Posts: 5812
I heard my line buzz once during the storm on Sunday morning. I just kept my rod tip down for a bit. Just like stumps on Roberts... if you can't see it, it ain't there

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#11839016 - 09/20/16 10:27 AM Re: Respect Ligtning [Re: fouzman]
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Registered: 06/21/11
Posts: 1961
I think as we get older family and good friends mean more to us then a fish and we head in for a drink rather then take the chance. I think when we are young the old ten foot tall gets us or it could be by the time the storm rolls in we are looking for a excuse to go take a nap. LOL

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#11839023 - 09/20/16 10:31 AM Re: Respect Ligtning [Re: fouzman]
lipjerk Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/04/09
Posts: 1864
Loc: Lantana,Tx
Not me, I have a healthy respect for lightning. There are too many people counting on me coming home, especially bill collectors roflmao

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#11839040 - 09/20/16 10:38 AM Re: Respect Ligtning [Re: fouzman]
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Registered: 01/25/05
Posts: 5217
Loc: Liberty
I'm out when it comes to lightening. Has a bolt hit about 25 feet from me once while bank fishing at rollover pass and it literally knocked me off my feet. To close a call and I learned my lesson.
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