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Incident Report

Postby SmallieSam » Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:07 pm

First, my apologies for being absent from the boards this year. But, fishing has taken a back seat this year to getting in shape, dating, work and life in general. Also, it's simply been one of those seasons when the river conditions and my schedule don't line up for doing some decent fishing. I had a great spring, but it's been sketchy at best since then. But, there has been excitement recently, so at least I can post about something even though the fishing has stunk. My last 2 outings, I was on the Upper Broad and both trips had incidents with redneck punks throwing rocks at me from the bank. First time was a couple weeks ago, must have been 5 or 6 boys and I was out of range of their throws, so I ignored them until a couple of them verbally threatened me as well. I was close to the take-out,tired of beating a dead horse, so I called 911 from the river. Didn't see them at the take-out, didn't wait around and passed the sherrif on the hwy on the way out. Today, I was wading a section further upriver when I saw a little punk run out into an opening on the trail and dart back into the woods. Shortly after that, a good size rock went "ker-plunk" in the river only about 20' feet below where I was wading. I then noticed a couple guys bolting up the trail. That one was too close and pissed me off just a bit, but my phone was back in the car since I was wading. I'm curious if this happening because they think I'm a rich snob since I'm fly fishing? Jokes on them if they saw my current paycheck as a trainee. Doesn't make it right even if I was wealthy. Maybe it's simply because I'm fishing areas where these little punks are often hanging out and drinking on the weekends? I often fish alone and now a little concerned, with regularity of these incidents, that I'm going to have a confrontation in the parking lot eventually. Almost 20 years of river fishing now and I have not had a single issue until this season. Other than the odd, sarcastic drunk asking where was all the fish I caught. Is anyone else seeing an increase in incidents like this?
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Re: Incident Report

Postby nielson » Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:31 pm

South Carolina, right? YPJ
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Re: Incident Report

Postby crawdadcraig » Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:38 pm

I have a friend from the AFFC who's wife, while driving thru Augusta just recently, had a railroad tie dropped from an over pass onto the road in front of her causing severe damage to her car and several others. There are a lot of sick individuals in the world and they don't all live in third world nations.
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Re: Incident Report

Postby SmallieSam » Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:51 pm

First incident SC, second just over the border in NC. . .
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Re: Incident Report

Postby nokinrocks » Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:52 pm

Keep working out, consider enrolling in a Wing Chun class.

With the exception of a few militant kayakers, I normally don't have a problem.

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Re: Incident Report

Postby goshawk » Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:39 pm

Wow, sorrry for all your troubles. I've simliar incidents in other situations, but not kayaking. Dang... not sure what I'd do.

I do know I'm feeling less tolerant in some of these situaiton, but stil trying to to the work smarter not harder kind of thing.


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Re: Incident Report

Postby RobG4 » Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:55 pm

Take a sling shot and some ball bearings on your next trip. Or a full auto paintball gun. And a handgun.
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Re: Incident Report

Postby shoalieman » Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:01 pm

Sam, I carry my cell phone in a waterproof box while wading. Mainly, if I ever twisted an ankle or broke a leg I'd be able to call for help. I've also used it while wading to call 911 (game warden) cause some punks were shooting across the river and the bullets were way too close to myself and my wading partner.
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