Angler Overboard!

CI_SeaWolf

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  • Feb 13, 2006
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    Camarillo, CA
    Name
    Tom Farrell
    Boat Name
    Wellcraft 22' W/A
    I am 150 soaking wet. I wear knee pads and I am at least on one knee when working the fish in the corner, and on bended knees when "walking the dog". I was on both knees in the corner when working a 130 lb tuna; deckhands were laughing that I am praying, but I don't care. Trying to keep my center of gravity real low at all times. This thread made me realize that if I get bit by a 250# tuna instead of a 130#, the force of a 30-lb drag can tip me over if I am not careful managing my drag and my balance. Add to that boat rocking at the wrong moment and you are overboard. I am going to buy myself a hi-viz jacket for night fishing. Thanks OP.
    the hi vis may get a bit yucky with stains,, but it is a fishing jacket!
     
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    vegasandre

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    Aug 20, 2010
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    Andre
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    Any Boat that I can go on
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