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Old 10-04-2012, 01:33 PM   #11
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If you're launching somewhere away from a pier, like Pickens or Perdido, make sure you look back and find a landmark near where you're parked. Sucks paddling back to the beach to find that you are half a mile away from where your truck is.
Thats true especially if paddling.
Its easy to let the wind pushbu out way to far.
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:34 PM   #12
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Make sure you've got a pair of bolt cutters with you or something else that you can shear a hook with. Hook in hand = no locomotion.
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:40 PM   #13
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Also if you have to cross a channel look out for boats. I almost ran over a yakker who was in mid-channel at dusk, dark clothing, no flag. And a dark-green yak.

And, there was 500 feet of shallow water they could have been paddling in with no danger.

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A real danger is getting run over by a boat! It can be really hard to see you guys once the afternoon chop starts from the west. A little spray and glare on the wind shield and it can be VERY hard to see you guys out there. I have seen a few (very few) with a flag sticking up. I can see that pretty good. To the guy that almost got run over, what i was shouting at you as i went by was "I CAN'T SEE YOU WITHOUT A FLAG! GET A DANG FLAG BEFORE WE READ ABOUT YOU IN THE PAPER!!!!
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:38 PM   #14
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Use frozen waterbottles for ice and not real ice, that way if you ever need the water to drink you have it.

I have a somewhat waterproof case for my phone I use that I then put in my dry bag. Plenty of service out to 5+ miles and I won't be anywhere close to that far out. Waterproof VHF is good but I'd much rather use my phone.
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:17 PM   #15
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Watch out for dolphins. They aren't the cute friendly creatures the liberal media portrays them as....they are dicks!

oh, and get yourself a rape whistle. Good for getting peoples attention if needed.
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:45 PM   #16
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I almost hit a guy 2 weeks ago, 2 miles out the pass going from West to East crossing the pass. Didnt see him until the last second. He was at the bottom of the wave until I was on top of him.... he acted pissed, he looked winded and beat pretty good, I offerred a ride in and he gladly accepted.....

I would not suggest going out more than a mile at most. You have to get back, wind and current can be a bitch..... PLEASE get one of those orange bicycle flags if your going to go out there......
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Which flag color do you guys thinknis most visible onthe water?
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Also if you have to cross a channel look out for boats. I almost ran over a yakker who was in mid-channel at dusk, dark clothing, no flag. And a dark-green yak.

And, there was 500 feet of shallow water they could have been paddling in with no danger.

The danger of being run over is very real. A couple of weekends ago we saw a guy outside of the pass at Destin catching bait from a yak. He may be the stupidest person I've encountered on the water in a long time. That is like having a death wish. I've seen guys out in the gulf in yaks before that were almost impossible to see b/c of yak color, rolling swells, etc. Be safe and make sure you can be seen. Also, catch some fish!!
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I have a neon red flag that I deploy when near boat traffic. I've been told its visible from good distance
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:24 PM   #20
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Hell I went out with a friend of mine in his boston whaler and was almost killed. Guy driving the boat was turned around not paying attention. He could of killed us. Luckily we made it out ok and his waves pushed us away from him at the last second. We blew the air horn and whistle but the guy must of been deaf because he didnt see us until we were already behind him. Had no clue he had clipped the stern until after he passed by us. Crazy thing is I had my first black tip shark on the line and it was 6ft. First time experience in Pensacola Bay. Funny thing is my friends jumped in the water right before he clipped us. They had no clue I had a six ft shark on the line at the time until they were already back on the boat. I pulled it up as the guy in the other boat circled back around to see if we were ok.
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