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A fisherman nearly killed me today... #7015260
12/29/17 03:00 AM
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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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Glad you're alright.

Did you cut up the trotline?

That's messed up not flagging it.



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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.

Re: A fisherman nearly killed me today... [Re: Guy] #7015294
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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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Dang, glad you're ok.


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Re: A fisherman nearly killed me today... [Re: Guy] #7015319
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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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Originally Posted By: TAT
Dang, glad you're ok.


Originally Posted By: bill oxner
I just turned it on . I was looking bird dogs in the butt this morning.


Re: A fisherman nearly killed me today... [Re: Guy] #7015372
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The world wouldn't miss them if they were to be outlawed...

Re: A fisherman nearly killed me today... [Re: Guy] #7015445
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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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Re: A fisherman nearly killed me today... [Re: Guy] #7015468
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I hate trotlines. I wish they would outlaw them. Glad you are okay 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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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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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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Glad you are ok

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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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Yes sir, they are dangerous. I almost decapitated an ex-girlfriend on one, and it wasn't even on purpose! shocked

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Glad that came out as good as it did. There are too many ways that could go really bad, hooks in the face, or the eye. It could get ugly really quick.



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Glad your ok...

but did you find any ducks?

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Originally Posted By: BDB
Glad your ok...

but did you find any ducks?

No, and I wish I was wearing goggles.

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Originally Posted By: Guy
Originally Posted By: BDB
Glad your ok...

but did you find any ducks?

No, and I wish I was wearing goggles.


Yeah goggles could help in a lot of ways between the weather, hazards and prescription eyewear

Glad you are ok

Be careful

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We actually put one of those on a john boat we hunted in Illinois. Got it out of the Savanna Army Depot. Those trotlinners in the backwater sloughs of the Mississippi where bad about leaving lines out and never picking them up. We did in more than a few with that jewel.

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Dang, glad you're ok.


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Originally Posted By: Guy
Originally Posted By: BDB
Glad your ok...

but did you find any ducks?

No, and I wish I was wearing goggles.


Goggles? Where in hell did you get that idea from lol

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Originally Posted By: bobcat1
I hate trotlines. I wish they would outlaw them. Glad you are okay Guy.

We are all screwed if we ever employ this type of approach. It would not be hard to find numerous people who hate many things you do enjoy, and yes they would support laws to take those rights away from you as well.

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