Stupid move=saved by nice Mullet fisherman! - Pensacola Fishing Forum

Go Back   Pensacola Fishing Forum > General Discussion > General Discussion

Like Tree18Likes
  • 13 Post By boatnbob
  • 4 Post By sealark
  • 1 Post By FishWalton
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-06-2015, 12:37 AM   #1
Senior Member
boatnbob's Avatar
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Gulf Breeze, FL
Posts: 525
Default Stupid move=saved by nice Mullet fisherman!

Well, stupidity got the best of me today. Took out the Mastercraft to give it a shakedown pre sale rundown. We took it down to Dead Man's Island with the wife and dog. I beached the bow of the boat to hold it at the island. I had never done this, but the lazy bone got me. I didn't set my anchor out. Well, the wife wants to walk the beach.... After we turn around to return, I see my red boat drifting out with the outgoing tide. My boat is drifting out from the beach.

I make haste and realize that even if I get down to where it was, I would probably be to exhausted to swim for it. A nice gentleman was out in the area throwing his mullet net from a dark green aluminum skiff with a throwing platform. Meanwhile, my wife yells out to the guy "hey mister fisherman - could you help us" The guy pulls up his trolling motor and zips over to my wayward boat and grabs the bow line and idles it back to me. Before I could get his name or offer a reward, he left.

I always try to pay it forward by helping out others. This guy was my guardian angel and saved me from a ruined day. Thank you whoever you were! Hopefully your mullet catching got better after your kind act!


19 Semi-V Carolina Skiff
2- Hobie OB's w/sail's and outriggers
Mastercraft X1 (she gone - sold)
boatnbob is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Sponsored Links
Old 05-06-2015, 08:22 AM   #2
Senior Member
Grand Slam
sealark's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Pensacola, Sherman Cove Marina
Posts: 8,907

Commercial fisherman aren't they such jerks (Joke). On the water you have no enemies. Everyone with a boat should remember that.
I Dont know where I'm going but I damn sure know where i've been
sealark is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-06-2015, 08:47 AM   #3
Green Eggs And Ham
Grand Slam
Boat-Dude's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 8,269

Mullet guys FTW!!
Boat-Dude is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Old 05-06-2015, 10:09 AM   #4
*^* JaiBo *^*
Grand Slam
Jason's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: (North Baker,FL) KRISPY KREME pro staff!
Posts: 27,438

Glad you had a good outcome brother....don't pay taking shortcuts on the water.
Boatless Again, How long? Who knows...

Philippians 1:21

21 For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.

Jason is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-06-2015, 10:29 AM   #5
White Marlin
FishWalton's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: De Funiak Springs, FL
Posts: 3,921

These things can sure happen when we make a simple mistake. Glad there was nearby help that lended a hand. Last week I was over on Fish Pond Drain off Lake Seminole and noticed one of these high dollar ski boats drifting by the house. No one in the boat. Watched it a while and when no one came to retrieve the craft I decided to go claim salvage rights. Took it in tow in the direction from which it came and found a couple of guys on a dock waving. There went my salvage! That had beached the boat the evening before without securing and a slight water rise floated it down the creek about half a quarter mile.
boatnbob likes this.
FishWalton is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Pensacola Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
How Did You Find Us?
Tell us how you heard about Pensacola Fishing Forum.


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:14 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 RC 2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.