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Old 05-06-2015, 12:37 AM   #1
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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!

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Commercial fisherman aren't they such jerks (Joke). On the water you have no enemies. Everyone with a boat should remember that.
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Old 05-06-2015, 08:47 AM   #3
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Mullet guys FTW!!
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Glad you had a good outcome brother....don't pay taking shortcuts on the water.
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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.
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