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Winter Blues Tournament on Wheeler #13394433 01/06/20 03:02 PM
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Three boats sunk due to rough weather.

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Kirk Long (Kikr) March 4, 1959 - June 19, 2009
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Re: Winter Blues Tournament on Wheeler [Re: Fishin' Nut] #13394518 01/06/20 04:11 PM
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Mother Nature is unforgiving!! No doubt those anglers were lucky to be so close to help. Most of us winter catfisherman have gotten ourselves in a pickle at least once. I’ve taken some giant waves over the bow of my other boat that made me question everything I was doing. Huge set of waves came over the bow and completely swamped the entire boat. Everything that was in the bottom of the boat including cooler and tackle box were floating in the lake. Thank God I was scanning at the time and was able to punch it and get going before more waves overtook me. I decided right then and there that if I was going to continue to fish the rollers I would absolutely need to get a bigger boat that was better suited for those sticky situations. I let someone know when I’m fishing the rollers and where I plan on fishing just incase something goes wrong. Glad everyone was ok.


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Re: Winter Blues Tournament on Wheeler [Re: Fishin' Nut] #13395337 01/07/20 05:11 AM
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Re: Winter Blues Tournament on Wheeler [Re: Fishin' Nut] #13395448 01/07/20 01:37 PM
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Update: Wheeler Lake run East/West. The TVA is dumping large volumes of water due to recent heavy rains (which I can verify). At the time the tournament was starting a cold front blew through with wind gusts up to 35 mph. The water from the dam was going West, the wind was going East. Where the two collided is where Ingalls Harbor is.

Dieter Melhorn has footage and a report.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOlpCFdRtbQ&feature=youtu.be

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Kirk Long (Kikr) March 4, 1959 - June 19, 2009
I guess the Lord needed a fishing buddy more than me.
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Ive seen Tawakoni out of control a time or two as well scared


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Re: Winter Blues Tournament on Wheeler [Re: Fishin' Nut] #13404290 01/14/20 06:23 PM
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I've seen some sketch on Arrowhead, Twok, Lavon, Eagle Mtn, Bridgeport, Sam Rayburn. Got reeeal sketch on Arrowhead once. That lake can get rank. So can Benbrook. I'm just not that mad at the fish.

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