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Old 12-27-2015, 07:01 PM   #1
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Well, it had to happen, happens to everybody right??
I fell out of the yak today!

Here’s how my day progressed. A little long, sorry.
Launched somewhere in the county this morning before daylight chasing stripers like somebody else I know…daylight feeding frenzy was an underwater event so we didn’t get much of a chance at surface feeding fish.

After daylight I went speck hunting, I was trolling a jerk bait behind me as I crossed the bay when it suddenly bowed up, after a short battle I boated a lil striper about 12-13” long, cool…got the iPhone out of the WATERPROOF case, snapped a photo released to fight another day.

Continued fishing and only caught a small under slot speck, headed home. I had hooked and lost a nice bass from the lake I live on, so after a brief rest, I hopped in the yak headed to the same spot I lost the bass a few days ago. Feeling cocky, I didn’t take the time to put my phone in the WATERPROOF case.

I had fished for about an hour, throwing a zoom horny toad skipping it over the grass and then swimming it under the surface in the open holes. Made a cast and was retrieving it alongside the grass when BOOM! Surface exploded and when I felt weight I jacked her up!

She immediately headed for the bottom and the weeds but I managed to horse her around the 1st weed bed…then she dove into the weeds right by the yak, so here I am up to my arm pits digging through the weeds following my line down to the end hoping to feel a fish…she was still there. I felt for her mouth, wedged my hand in and pulled her and 15# of muck into the kayak w/ me. She weighed just over 8# on my boga grip, I got my phone, snapped a couple of pics and released her.

I fished about: 10 more minutes, that’s when it happened. For some reason, I leaned too far to my left and couldn’t recover and ass-over-apple cart I went, water was only knee deep and I only lost a small braid of braid scissors BUT…my phone was ruined…I didn’t even try it till later after I got home…nothing, DEAD!

So, that’s my fish story, gone were the pics. of the striper and the 8# bass.

Worse thing is it’s my work phone and I have to tell my boss I fell out of a kayak with it in my pocket. Not looking forward to that, good thing is…no one can call me to yell at me about it, Lol.
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Dang bud. Happens to the best of us. Try the rice trick on ur phone.
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Old 12-27-2015, 07:14 PM   #3
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Bummer! I've lost tons of items off my yak...it sucks! Glad you weren't out in the middle of the bay.

What yak you fishing out of? I've might of seen you north of oyster pile this morning?
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Bummer! I've lost tons of items off my yak...it sucks! Glad you weren't out in the middle of the bay.

What yak you fishing out of? I've might of seen you north of oyster pile this morning?
Hey Chaps, it's a 10' perception.
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Dang bud. Happens to the best of us. Try the rice trick on ur phone.
Forgot about that, I'll give it a try.
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Forgot about that, I'll give it a try.

There's a bunch of options. The dryer works just as good as rice!

Iphones are pretty easy to take apart and rubbing alcohol will fix all of the issues.

Tons and tons of YouTube videos showing disassembly and assembly. Check it out.

Awesome story though.



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Ifin you were anyone else, I would doubt your 8lb'r story.....hahaha sorry fer the luck but glad you got some fish and are getting a hang of the yak!
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First, battery out. Take the phone apart with a eyeglass screwdriver. Put the parts on the back of out style tv or cable box..on the vents. Leave it there till the next morning. Put it back together and place a call.
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Sorry about your phone, thanks for the report and hang in there.
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Ifin you were anyone else, I would doubt your 8lb'r story.....hahaha sorry fer the luck but glad you got some fish and are getting a hang of the yak!
Thanks Jason.

I might speed a bit, fudge on my taxes & run the occasional country stop sign...but I DO NOT lie about the fish weights/length that is a sign of bad character, Lol.

It was the 2nd time I hooked her in 2-3 days.
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