Thanks to the boat that caught the David fish

Discussion in 'Southern California Inshore & Islands Fish Reports' started by milligan, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. fishsmith

    fishsmith Captain

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    That is some scary shit and great catch by the trailing boat. Driving at night to the tuna grounds, peed on the deck many times! A couple more years and I'll be wearing depends and I won't even need to stand up. Astronaut style! PFD and depends should be CG mandatory.
     
  2. bwano

    bwano Newbie

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    I'm glad your buddy is ok.
    I believe most boating deaths, are attributed to folks pissing at the stern, and falling overboard. I almost always fish dive boat solo. I usually just do my pissing in a bucket and toss contents overboard. Often, I just piss in the scupper, as it just goes overboard. I usually wear my inflatable Stearns life jacket. Not always. I need to wear it always. I also carry the compact, hand held rocket flares, as no one but my dog will be in the boat, if I do fall overboard. And the boat will of course, keep moving, and never return.
    I fished for a few years aboard my 34 ft Salmon fishing boat, up on the San Francisco to Pt Reyes coast. It was 100% solo. The boat had no handrails, only a toe rail.

    My dog fell overboard, about 3 years ago, at Pukey Pt, in the pre dawn hours. I had dropped off divers, and was trying to watch them, and the large swells. My dog fell overboard with her life jacket on. She was about a 1/4 mile out in deep water. She is all black, and I was lucky to spot her.
    I was furious at the other diver aboard, slouching in a Dramamine stupor. He felt no responsibility for watching my dog, as I handled the boat against the swells, and watching two divers in the water, against the cliff at Pukey point. It has always been my policy, no mind stupefying seasick drugs aboard. But insolent crew disobeyed my wish.

    She now wears in addition to her life jacket, a water activated ACR strobe. This is one of the reasons I sold my 17 ft inflatable last month, and bought the 23 ft BLackman.
    I'm not trying to jack your thread, but add some additional safety points not mentioned as yet.
    This will give me the seed to look into the Autotether.
    THanks for posting, as we can all learn from this.
     
  3. Gary Schulte

    Gary Schulte Member

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    I'm glad this event worked out okay. Sadly, I had a family member not do as well. He and a partner were moving their boat during the winter in Chesapeake Bay. He went off the back without being seen. Once the Captain realized he was gone he of course turned around but couldn't find him. It didn't help much that it was freezing out. The body was recovered a couple weeks later.
     
  4. stairman

    stairman ......

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    that's one of my greatest fears being on the ocean....can't imagine the feeling of watching the boat keep going..

    did he go and buy some lotto tickets when you guys got back to shore?
     
  5. gecsr1

    gecsr1 28' Aquasport "Reel Adventure II"

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    Wow,

    Shit happens....
    Lessons learned I hope......

    But these guys are very lucky....
     
  6. Bubba

    Bubba I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Scary stuff. Everybody's worst nightmare. Glad your buddy is ok.
     
  7. Dicegame

    Dicegame Newbie

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    Glad he was able to get out of that situation. The story gives me chills.

    I always wear an auto inflate vest but now I am thinking it could hurt to add a strobe, flare gun and whistle attached to the vest somehow.
     
  8. chrissea

    chrissea Newbie

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    Guys,
    I'm glad Mike posted this.
    I was captain during this excitement. This all took about 1.5- 2 minutes of not watching what was going on
    behind me on deck.
    No Dave!
    Then ANOTHER LONNNGGGGG-couple-3 minutes heading back really slowly searching the water till seeing a boat another 50 yards ahead
    fish somebody out.
    Bad things can (and do) happen REALLY quickly.
    I hope this is a good "wake up" call for others- I know I will never relax until in the slip.
    Mike
     
  9. Shark Meat

    Shark Meat Diehard/Determined CAPT

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    That is some scary shit right there, my worst nightmare as a father and a captain especially considering all the night trips we do each year. I always try to keep eyes on anyone behind me and don't feel comfortable unless they are within my peripheral vision. This brings back primal fears of being blown off the flight deck of an aircraft carrier at night as well from earlier years.

    Glad he's okay -- they don't always turn out so well.
     
  10. The Piper Lee

    The Piper Lee Skipper In Training

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    Very cool! Thanks for the info. My kids are almost ready to be on the boat a lot more.

    And yes, the guy that said "Natural Selection" is wacked....you wouldn't be thinking that if it was you or one of your friends...
     
  11. c-goat

    c-goat HELL BENT FOR FEATHER

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    Wow!
    Lucky for sure.If it been at night...who knows.
     
  12. chrissea

    chrissea Newbie

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    The BIG lesson here for me was, I get comfortable once we are in sight of the harbor, I figure we're home. I get complacent.
    Outside or at night we're all( I hope) deligent.
    This was a cheap- but horrifying lesson for me.
    Mike.
     
  13. Blackfish

    Blackfish Fishing, a perpetual series of occasions for hope.

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    :rolleyes: No, its called "shit happens". Could happen to anyone.
     
  14. Tues

    Tues Not my job...

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    Any thoughts on hailing the Coast Guard?
     
  15. dstinger

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    "don't do anything stupid protocol"... Makes sense... "Remember your age"...makes sense as well.. Drowning still sucks
     
  16. RedBoatBob

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    I guarantee you that Mark is no longer "Captain Oblivious" but will now be acutely aware of what is going on in the cockpit of his boat at all times! Dave is one lucky SOB that another boat saw his soon to be dead ass floating out there when they did and if he didn't offer them a night in Vegas on him (hookers included) then he should be ashamed of himself. Unbelievable...
     
  17. peteking

    peteking Everybody take a look at the bad guy-T. Montana

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    "NATURAL SELECTION" were the words of my uncle after 2 days in the water after going overboard between Hawaii and the Seychelles.

    Read the book: http://www.amazon.com/dp/0978604946
     
  18. Billy V

    Billy V Seabass Commando

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  19. peteking

    peteking Everybody take a look at the bad guy-T. Montana

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    ^^^^^^^^^
    Reasonable rule...
     
  20. milligan

    milligan Member

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    Does anyone know the backstory on the boat out of Oceanside that was found off La Jolla ? Its an odd coincidence but my brother usually fishes out of Oceanside. We are at P dock and you might remember the man who had the bilge service on P dock shot himself on his boat a few years ago...I hope its nothing like that probably just a bad coincidence
    In any event I am on my way to pick out a fishing vest for his birthday, one with a bit of floatation but one that does not have that unprofessional look that will prevent it from ever being worn.
     

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