Survival Fishing in Flamingo Everglades


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What an adventure!!!!

Thanks for the pics and story mate. Canoe fishing is fantastic as you really are a silent assasin geting into places that normal craft just can't go.

Just one word of advice from someone who does a hell of a lot of open water canoe fishing.....outriggers

They stabilize the boat and eliminate the chance of flipping. They don't interfere with fishing 99.9% of the time and they are removable (obviously) for safe lake fishing. Also three people can stand in the canoe and fish on a very stable platform. The outriggers also priovide some excellent floor area (use a series of straps) to store crab pots, oars, etc etc.

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am i getting this correct?

your wife called the coast gaurd and they dropped you off a radio?

but they did not get you untill the next morning?

i would love to hear more detail about how you slept, did you sleep on the boat and pulled it up into those sticks? did you guys snuggle for warmth?

when did you get picked up? who picked you up? who brung you back to get the boat?

any pic's of the rescue party?

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» am i getting this correct?

» your wife called the coast gaurd and they dropped you off a radio?

Wife called the coast gaurd don't know how they found us. We had paddel about 15 miles.

» but they did not get you untill the next morning?next day

»

» i would love to hear more detail about how you slept, did you sleep on the

» boat and pulled it up into those sticks? did you guys snuggle for warmth? Yea my brother and I had to snuggle to keep warm

» when did you get picked up? who picked you up? who brung you back to get

» the boat? I had a friend take me back out again.

»

» any pic's of the rescue party? No,,,

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» I worked four day on my boat hope to be back out in Dec for a few days of

» fishing.

That would have been a harrowing experience. Paddling a fully laden canoe, designed for fishing, 15 miles would have had you exhausted.

When you sit back and have a good think about it keep in mind the following.

1. Outrigger (single or double). Rigged up well it provides great storage (rig up canvass sling inbetween the outrigger support poles).

2. Second sealed deep cycle battery for Electric motor. An electric can push a canoe 8 miles on a full battery charge depending on prevailing head winds. On long trips, I always take 2 batteries and the electric even if using my Petrol 4 stroke Yamaha. I just assume it is going to fail.

3. Flares.

Having said all that...**** can still happen :-)

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» » I worked four day on my boat hope to be back out in Dec for a few days

» of

» » fishing.

»

» That would have been a harrowing experience. Paddling a fully laden canoe,

» designed for fishing, 15 miles would have had you exhausted.

»

» When you sit back and have a good think about it keep in mind the

» following.

»

» 1. Outrigger (single or double). Rigged up well it provides great storage

» (rig up canvass sling inbetween the outrigger support poles).

» 2. Second sealed deep cycle battery for Electric motor. An electric can

» push a canoe 8 miles on a full battery charge depending on prevailing head

» winds. On long trips, I always take 2 batteries and the electric even if

» using my Petrol 4 stroke Yamaha. I just assume it is going to fail.

» 3. Flares.

»

»

» Having said all that...**** can still happen :-)

I have the Deep cycle battery, and I even had a second one, but lost it when the boat when under. I was able to use the other battery to help push us forward. I had a flare kit which I used to single for the radio.

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» » am i getting this correct?

» » your wife called the coast gaurd and they dropped you off a radio?

» Wife called the coast gaurd don't know how they found us. We had paddel

» about 15 miles.

» » but they did not get you untill the next morning?next day

» »

» » i would love to hear more detail about how you slept, did you sleep on

» the

» » boat and pulled it up into those sticks? did you guys snuggle for

» warmth? Yea my brother and I had to snuggle to keep warm

» » when did you get picked up? who picked you up? who brung you back to

» get

» » the boat? I had a friend take me back out again.

» »

» » any pic's of the rescue party? No,,,

ok, so is what you are saying: the coast gaurd dropped you off a radio the night before but left you out there and came back again the next day to get you?

why wouldn't they just bring you back when they dropped off the radio?

(pardon me, it's just very hard to understand you sometimes)

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Sorry most of the times I'm at work, and people like to look over to see what you are doing....

Yes the Coast gaurd left a radio behind to make sure we where O.K. The reason they left us there is because the Rangers will not go out @ night after people. Only the crazy travels those waters at night...did I say I had a night time trip in mind for next time.

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» Sorry most of the times I'm at work, and people like to look over to see

» what you are doing....

»

» Yes the Coast gaurd left a radio behind to make sure we where O.K. The

» reason they left us there is because the Rangers will not go out @ night

» after people. Only the crazy travels those waters at night...did I say I

» had a night time trip in mind for next time.

LOL, well that sucks. i would have asked (maybe demanded! ha ha ) that the dang cost gaurd tie my boat to theirs and towed me back in.

what if they had left you there and you happened to DIE that night out there? i wonder how that would play out with your families and the public.

there is all sort of wild gators and water riff-raff looking to eat you.

hahahahaha

i just find it odd how the cost gaurd decided to leave you there overnight when they could have just helped you then.

:-D

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Hi Everyone I post most of my fishing trip here good, or bad. Last week end my brother, and I headed deep into the FLA Everglades to do some fishing. Our boat took on water, and Engine stop working.

In other words I was pulling my boat to shore, and had to paddle for 20 miles pushing 400 pound boat. I lost my maps, GPS, and had to sleep there over night. My cigars even got wet, and into the night the temp went down to 55 as a cold front came in.

Here is the part of the map for this trip:

Note some where on the right side of this map is where I had to sleep that night.

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Started the day with a nice Trapon, and great cigar.

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My little friends:

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We hit this spot had almost 10 Sea trout within seconds:

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From no where the tide changed, and some wave came into our boat. My Engine gave a slow start, and the pump that push water out of the boat stop working. My boat took on water, and went under...flipping. I had to bring it in to shore, and try to get everything I could. I was able to later fix the pump, and push out the water very fast.:-(

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20 miles deep in the Everglades to Trapons creek then 15 more miles if we make it that far. No maps, GPS..........

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Night time falls...temp start to fall within the 60's-50's.

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My wife had call the Rangers, and Coast Guild: They droup a Radio:

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Day break will the Sun come up?

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Can you find the cigars on the boat. Yea we smoke them all.

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Time to go home. I had to come back for my boat a day later.

Well that was my fishing trip:;-)

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