Your Most Embarasing Long Range Experience.

Texlee

Well-Known "Member"
Jun 3, 2012
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Vernon, Texas, USA
Name
Alben Lee
Boat
Excel
Back in the late 80's on a 10 day on the Q105 at Alijos fishing for Wahoo. Hung one in the port corner that went up towards the bow like a bat outta hell. Had to run up the rail to keep up. Ended up snagging my shorts on a jig attached to a rod in a holder along the house. I have to say that the shorts were really old and flimsy. Ended up tearing apart the entire seam on one side so there was nothing left to hold em up. And i was free balling as well. So basically i had to finish the fish off bottomless with my ass and junk out for all to see. Got the fish. While i was on parade for everyone (including a couple females) all I could hear was a bunch of dudes whistling at me like i was onstage at a Tijuana strip club. For the rest of the trip anytime I was on a fish or entering the galley i got the whistling...

That was pretty embarrassing. But it was funny as hell too
I never wear any drawers. They're overrated. Maybe I ought to rethink my ensemble for my 10 dayer just in case.
 

backlashjack

Scallywag
May 14, 2007
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700
113
Alta Loma, CA
Name
Jackson
Boat
Sold the boat, now I just rent a stateroom on the EXCEL
OMG. I'm not even sure where to start.
If you know me, we'll just leave it at that, LOL.
 

jbs49

Newbie
Nov 2, 2012
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37
18
Panama
Name
Joe
Boat
N/A
Last year aboard a 15 day trip I was having a good time, getting bite. I was handing off a few fish, couldn’t hang back to back. Anyway, there were a few sharks around, but not many. If you got bite, (slow pick) it was pretty sure bet a tuna, mix grade. I had a couple buddies I meet aboard sort of always standing by, got bite, good hook set, good run, hand off. Just when I handed off, still in my hands I felt that hammer thump, no doubt. Couldn’t say Shark, my buddy was all smiles, he had a good fight and was still smiling. Boy I felt embarrass and a little shame for not tell him SHARK. I did tell a few watching during the fight. But you never Know. I knew.
 

bdubs73

Well-Known "Member"
Feb 7, 2008
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423
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San Diego
Name
Brian
Boat
none
My first 3 day trip I thought I was hot stuff and jack poled a 10lb Tuna over the stern rail so forcefully it flew right on top of the bait tank and hit the deck hand in the leg. I apologized 1000xs in three days.
 
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Brass_Slacks

Well-Known "Member"
Oct 30, 2014
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406
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36
Name
Hank
Boat
Public
When I was about 23 I thought I could keep up with the guys drinking on the stern on a travel day. Haven't been able to drink tequila since. Never puked so much in my life.
 

pmurphy

Member
Jan 8, 2007
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Tucson, Arizona
Name
Pat
Boat
Hobie kayak
So many to choose from, including a couple of times that weren't funny because I was "That guy."

I was throwing jigs at the bow with a new custom rod and my favorite reel, an Avet HX. On the backswing, the treble hook caught on one of the trash bags stored on the bow. The rod loaded up as I tried to cast. Then, at just the worst moment, the jig broke free of the bag and that rig shot out of my hands like a catapult. Pretty good distance, too! I was able to laugh it off because I had already caught enough fish on the iron to establish a little credibility and save face.

I still flash back to that moment sometimes when I'm casting....
 
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Aug 12, 2006
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Walnut Creek, CA. Displaced San Diegan
Name
Gerry
Boat
Any party boat thats going out that day.
I don't have anything too embarrassing, but...
On my first long range trip with 5 buddies on the Polaris Supreme we were told we may need to make bait overnight. I am a very sound sleeper, and can sleep through almost anything including fire alarms at times. I told my friend in another room and my roommate that when they here the call go out on the speaker system to wake me up. Needless to say neither decided to wake me up at 3-4a.m. when the call went out. Next thing I know someone turns on the lights and yells into my room "wake up or you wont be using any bait today". Nothing like your own VIP personal wake up call by the Captain to start your day. Got on deck, and I looked at my friends who were to busy laughing to catch bait.

Gerry
 

No Cal Lou

No Cal Lou
Oct 1, 2009
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Green Valley, Az
Name
Lou Salatich
Boat
none
Many many years ago on a boat I have forgotten the name of, but it was one of those boats that had the heads outside under the wheel house. This particular day I was fishing right by the head door and it was pretty rough weather that day. Anyway, I am hooked up and following my fish towards the bow and the boat took a good hit from a wave and this guy comes tumbling out of the head with his pants down around his ankles, I trip over him and my rod goes overboard. Neither one of us lived that down as we both got our balls busted for the duration of that trip.