Biggest fear while out fishing?

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  1. Andrew Kirkland

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    After reading a recent thread (It may be 12 pages) I began to think about what I "fear" the most when I am out on the water. Initially I remembered the time where I nearly drowned when I was much younger after being in a raft that flipped over a log jam, I was not wearing a wading belt and the long and short of it is that I was sure that was my end until my buddy pulled me from the river and emptied my chest of water. Since then I keep that memory as a reminder to be careful on the river.
    Certain places that I park I think about being broken into tweekers and the such but I don't necessarily fear this, because unfortunately it has become part of the deal. On the same note i have never had a violent or even near violent encounter on the river with tweekers or fisherman.
    I guess maybe I fear being skunked, but then again this is part of the deal.
    I'm curious what some of your fears are while out fishing?

    AK
     
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    1. getting skunked,
    2. bit by a rattlesnake or
    3. walking between momma bear and her cubs or
    4. getting lynched by a steelhead like Backyard
    5. getting flashed by a 300lb fat girl on the yak - she had so many jello rolls you couldn't tell which ones were her tits
      still haunted by that nasty memory. never ever ever ever want to have that happen again.
     
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    Forgetting to pack some TP.
     
  4. Andrew Kirkland

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    How could I forget that one, well I guess I know how:beathead:
     
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    1. Getting skunked
    2. Losing my sun glasses
    3. Breaking my rod
    4. Windy weather
    5. Losing my last pat's
    6. Hooking my eye
     
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    Breaking an ankle while wading.
    Falling in.
    Hitting a submerged rock while sledding.
    Running into Mumbles with his hat off.
     
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    1. Moose, Im from Montana, I'm scared shitless by Moose, they are some ornery SOB's, I'd rather see a Griz than a big ole' stompin mad momma moose.
    2. Stumbling onto the afore mentioned jello-roll-bahama-momma given her babies daddy the ole' how ya do in the weeds
    3. Running from a moose and tripping on bahama-momma, unwillingly becoming a participant in their coitus, only to be stomped by momma moose, my corpse found half naked along with bahama momma's oh the shame my poor family will have to endure
     
  8. steelydan

    steelydan Newb seeking wisdom

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    Falling on a rock and not being able to move with no cell phone service.
    I like to get away from the crowds and one time I tripped and hit my knee on a rock...momentarily numbed my leg and I was really concerned that I had a serious injury.
    I did recover and was able to walk out, but the memory stuck with me.

    I carry a whistle on my 'fishing' keychain to try to signal.
    I usually file a vague 'flight plan' with my wife but by the time rescuers got to me, I'd be bear/coyote/crow food.
    Strangely, drowning on a river is not a concern.
    I have been a strong swimmer and rarely wade into an area that I couldn't get out of pretty quickly.
    Human predators are second....I have been in urban and rural environments that were challenging and I don't pretend to control my circumstances all the time.
     
  9. Gary Thompson

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    While fishing I fear no evil, for I'm in Gods hands.
    Being flashed by the 300 lb woman, now that is scary!!!!!!
    Never met a moose or bear so I might get scared.
     
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    1)"rednecks" using bait and beer.
    2) car broken into, even if nothing is stolen....you still end up with a broken window.
    3) Wardens when i happen to forget my License or i think my barb is pinched...when its not.

    I too have always been a strong swimmer and have been in some near scary water situations, but I remember that if i do fall in with waders... To Bend The Knees!!!
     
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    1.running into Coach Duff while wearing my sidearm
    2.Slow, painfull death.
     
  12. Ed Call

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    Now that ain't right!

    I guess my greatest fear is wandering across a small shack in the middle of freaking nowhere while the operators of said shack were up to manufacturing pracices that are known to be no good. I know that sometimes this can lead to a protective assault and I don't want any part of that. I fish alone a lot. I guess falling or floating and falling in would be the worst "more likely" event that gives me some concern. I've never seen a grizzley close enough to worry, and only a rare black bear. I've never seen a Moose, but here they are nasty SOB's. My greatest fears would be an accidental fall or an encounter with the wrong person at the wrong time.
     
  13. Bill Dodd

    Bill Dodd Bill's in a time out.

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    Yea but I always have two good socks to go to if needed..lol...

    BD.

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  14. Jim Speaker

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    Now, I don't go walking around thinkin' about this crap, I'd have no fun at all out there... but I make quite a bit of noise and when I hear some f'd up noise or catch the scent of a stinky-ass bear or other animal, this is my tick list of stuff I don't want to encounter up close and personal, or have happen:

    1. Moose
    2. Grizzly
    3. Drowning (though my inflatable pfd would probably have to puncture prior to clawing my onto shore/structure for that to happen)
    4. Black Bear with cubs or cornered
    5. Coastal Brown Bears when there are no salmon around
    6. Cougar (the actual animal, not the inebriated college sports fan)
    7. Coastal Browns Bears when there are lots of salmon
     
  15. Bill Dodd

    Bill Dodd Bill's in a time out.

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    WOW I call 1-5 fishing.
    # 6 won't happen if you stop fishing after #2 happens.

    BD.

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