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#7015260 - 12/28/17 09:00 PM A fisherman nearly killed me today...
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Registered: 12/06/05
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Loc: Lake X
So Iím scouting today, tooling thru the stumps/timber about 20 mph in the gatortrax mudbuddy, overcast so could not see white trotline face high till last second, canít remember which hand I used, tiller hand or grab bar hand to last second get hand in front to grab and snap trot line, which took a second to regain control of boat when I look up and here comes a 2nd line face high, this time time catches me right in the face, rips my hat and oakley prescription glasses off into the lake lost, pissed as hell but glad it could have been worse.

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#7015265 - 12/28/17 09:03 PM Re: A fisherman nearly killed me today... [Re: Guy]
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Registered: 09/12/07
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Glad you're alright.

Did you cut up the trotline?

That's messed up not flagging it.
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#7015293 - 12/28/17 09:23 PM Re: A fisherman nearly killed me today... [Re: Hopedale]
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Originally Posted By: Hopedale

Did you cut up the trotline?

Enough to make me bleed, which freaked me out, it was cold as hell to start with, after trotline ripped across my face, my face was numb, I could not feel it, but I could see blood on my hand. I was worried I had a bad injury but could not feel it.

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#7015294 - 12/28/17 09:24 PM Re: A fisherman nearly killed me today... [Re: Guy]
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Messed up for not flagging it for sure. You hit much of anything doing 20 in the stumps and it probably wouldn't be too much fun

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#7015298 - 12/28/17 09:28 PM Re: A fisherman nearly killed me today... [Re: Guy]
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Dang, glad you're ok.
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#7015319 - 12/28/17 09:47 PM Re: A fisherman nearly killed me today... [Re: Guy]
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Dang glad you are alright, I have always worried about a dog getting tangled up in one while in deep water on a retrieve. However being clotheslined by one had not crossed my mind till now.
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#7015353 - 12/28/17 10:29 PM Re: A fisherman nearly killed me today... [Re: TAT]
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Originally Posted By: TAT
Dang, glad you're ok.
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#7015372 - 12/28/17 11:02 PM Re: A fisherman nearly killed me today... [Re: Guy]
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The world wouldn't miss them if they were to be outlawed...
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#7015445 - 12/29/17 05:57 AM Re: A fisherman nearly killed me today... [Re: Guy]
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Call the gw if was not flagged properly. They might keep looking and catch the tanker. Glad you're good to go though. Imagine a hook on the face and getting yanked out the boat with a hook buried. Bad all the way around.
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#7015468 - 12/29/17 06:38 AM Re: A fisherman nearly killed me today... [Re: Guy]
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I hate trotlines. I wish they would outlaw them. Glad you are okay Guy.
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#7015473 - 12/29/17 06:48 AM Re: A fisherman nearly killed me today... [Re: Guy]
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Irresponsible jerks. I can't think of one trotline that I have seen properly marked and tagged. They are only good for 10 days after set by law. Why would a line be neck high unless it was left illegally? They should all be submerged and marked with floats/buoys.

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#7015718 - 12/29/17 10:25 AM Re: A fisherman nearly killed me today... [Re: wal1809]
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Originally Posted By: wal1809
Call the gw if was not flagged properly. They might keep looking and catch the tanker. Glad you're good to go though. Imagine a hook on the face and getting yanked out the boat with a hook buried. Bad all the way around.


Sounds exactly like something that would happen to you!

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#7015735 - 12/29/17 10:39 AM Re: A fisherman nearly killed me today... [Re: topwater13]
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Originally Posted By: topwater13
Irresponsible jerks. I can't think of one trotline that I have seen properly marked and tagged. They are only good for 10 days after set by law. Why would a line be neck high unless it was left illegally? They should all be submerged and marked with floats/buoys.


It was submerged, our lakes are down that far.

I cut everyone I see...they make me nervous. Glad you're alright Guy.
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#7016484 - 12/29/17 09:46 PM Re: A fisherman nearly killed me today... [Re: Guy]
GrandmasterB Offline
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Glad you are ok

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#7016505 - 12/29/17 09:53 PM Re: A fisherman nearly killed me today... [Re: Guy]
jnd59 Offline
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Registered: 09/11/10
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If I find a trotline without a tag I cut it. If I find one across a major waterway even with a tag I cut it. I grew up using trotlines and we always put them along a timberline where no boats could go. Glad you are ok.

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