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Well I am not sure how to begin this epic story so here I go again.
My previous experience with my boat drifting down the Harrison all by it's lonesome, would probably make most people a bit more aware ( Not me! )
After Launching my fine little craft and Hitting the bar directly opposite the Harrison confluence.
My buddy and I settled in for a little Sockeye fishing, Our timing was not great apparently as after about 2 hours, neither of us had had a sniff of a fish.
We were merrily casting away with not a care in the world, Suddenly my fishing buddy yells out " THE BOAT ".

With the amount of boats big and small, racing up and down the river the wake & current had caused the boat to slip off from the beach with the life jackets safely secured onboard. :oops:
In horror I see the mean nasty river making it's second attempt this year to swallow my boat.
I of corse have only flipflop like sandals on and sure enough my rod snags up right at this critical time.
I start to run toward the boat which is 50 yards downstream and now slowly drifting further and further out from shore.
Had t o make a decision quick. so I toss my rod on shore and dash after the boat. :idea:

I toss my wallet and smokes from my pocket towards the shore. 8)

A.) I am over 300lbs and don't dash well in flip flops on a rocky shore! :shock:
B) I blow a shoe and now am limping at a much slower pace! :shock:
C) With no lifejacket I decide not to mess with the mighty Fraser. :shock:

After Waving madly at a passing jetboat, thankfully they stop to help.
Mty boat is safely towed to shore. Thank you Thank you whoever you are!!!
Next step is to recover the Rod , wallet and smokes.
Well after dashing up and down shore like a mad thing, I am starting to get a little upset.
My rod was swallowed by the mean & nasty Fraser river, I am starting to wonder if my snag was a fish as rod reel hook line and sinker is lost and goneinto the muddy depths.
My buddy did find my wallet & smokes. ( puff puff )I figured I needed one.
We tried toossing the anchor to where we thought the rod might be No luck at all!!

Now I know I should count my blessings and I do.

But I am very sad as it was my only level wind, and as I am on disability I won't get another.
:oops:
 

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this is where some rope to a tree or even 50 ft of rope to the anchor ON THE SHORE (say 50 feet on shore) might have helped you get the boat or even keep it from floating out (too far)in the first place. just a couple of ideas to think about
 

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uncle_binky said:
After Launching my fine little craft
We were merrily casting away with not a care in the world, Suddenly my fishing buddy yells out " THE BOAT ".

In horror I see the mean nasty river making it's second attempt this year to swallow my boat.

I start to run toward the boat
so I toss my rod on shore and dash after the boat. :idea:

I toss my wallet and smokes from my pocket towards the shore. 8)

A.) I am over 300lbs and don't dash well in flip flops on a rocky shore! :shock:

Well after dashing up and down shore like a mad thing

My rod was swallowed by the mean & nasty Fraser river,My buddy did find my wallet & smokes. ( puff puff )I figured I needed one.

But I am very sad as it was my only level wind, and as I am on disability I won't get another.
:oops:
Boat=cash
"dashing"= not disabled
swimming in the Fraser= not disabled
"smokes"= more money per month than a new level wind

I'm sure you'll get it figured out.
glad your safe though.
 

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quit yesterday

I quit yesterday .
Cold turkey.

My aren't we a bit judemental.
You know nothing! Dr Phil!

I am glad I am safe too! thnx.
 

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Sounds like UB needs a safe boating course or two to me. Dont get me wrong UB but you dodged two major bullits this year, when you jumped in the Harrison to get your boat could have been your last fishing trip. Farting around at calamity point is something you never want to do. That is probably the most dangerous spot on the river this side of hells gate! :roll:
 
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