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Old 04-30-2011, 11:57 AM   #1
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Fulish and myself slipped out around 8pm and worked the west end of Dauphin Island. Early morning we had a guy welding an axe approach us not once but twice west of the Katrina Cut. I will have more than a Titanium gig next time I go. My guess was the three of them were big time under the influence of something. For those not familiar with the area it is only accesible by boat - not the place you would want to be "axed in" (or any other area) they had canoes.

The water viz was poor with a few spots being fair. No doubt we ran over many flounder but did manage a few dozen.
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Old 04-30-2011, 01:35 PM   #2
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WOW, nice catch! I believe i would have took out the canoes, you know self defense kind of thing!!!
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Old 04-30-2011, 02:49 PM   #3
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Looks great!!!!!!
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Old 04-30-2011, 07:57 PM   #4
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I guess it's good thing I didn't make a late nite run down that way looks like ya'll cleaned um up WTG Tell us more about the Ax Man.
BTW Never leave home unarmed u never know who u might meet in the middle of the night.
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Old 04-30-2011, 09:49 PM   #5
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I carry a pistol in my truck at all times. In my business (Real Estate) you venture into areas that you sometimes you need two pistols. Never thought I would need it out on the boat.

There were three guys on the beach. Their setup was a dome tent, two canoes (one might have been a kayak) and a bonfire. They were about 300' from waters edge. Maybe in their late 20's early 30's. Based on the bizarre actions of the one (with axe) and one other (stare down/flicking cig. butt our way) I think drugs or booze were involved.

I used my cell phone to call my brother and reported it. I should have called the Police and filed a report. If I had my weapon what would I have done different?

#1 I would thought clearer (kept hearing banjos...you know the tune)
#2 Not been pizzed at having weapon 8 miles away from me.
#3 Known that my permit had not be paid in vain.
#4 Maybe fired a warning shot as he approached us the second time....axe swinging.
#5 Maybe emptied the clip into the canoes.
#6 Would not have emptied the clip into him unless everything else failed.

One thing I know for sure is that I will never question again the need for personal protection.
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I think a well placed gig may have stopped any further advance by Ax Man?
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Old 05-03-2011, 08:46 AM   #7
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Overkill DI Police have their own boat that I've seen them patrolin around the East End. Not sure if they know how to get to the west end are not.
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Old 05-03-2011, 10:06 AM   #8
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Thats why I keep a pistol on me or in my boat at all times. I was on the rocks at Katrina cut a couple of weeks ago and had some guys scare the piss out of me. They were standing on top of the rocks and didnt alert me to there presents until I was on top of them. It was just a bunch of kids wanting to see what I was doing. Nothing like getting a "Hello" within about 10 ft of your boat when your focusing on floundering. Nice haul never-the-less.
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