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Tropical storm Matthew
|Author||Topic: Tropical storm Matthew|
posted 10-24-2004 08:53 PM ET (US)
The wife and I towed our 170 Montauk to Louisiana for a few days' fishing, and were rudely greeted by bad weather. What the heck, we drive 500 miles to fish, so we fished. First day out, it was raining and windy. Weather so bad, there was only one other boat at the launch: out of Myrtle Grove. We fished the salt marsh around an area called Wilkinson canal. Kept getting rainier and windier. We caught several reds, a flounder, a big sheepshead, and lots of hard heads. Finally, we decided to call it a day, after about 5 hours out in the blowing rain. Made it back to the launch, back on the trailer, and the short drive back to my brother's house. That's when we found out we had been out fishing in a tropical storm! The weather was nasty, but the Whaler did just fine. Of course, the more I tell this story, the worse the weather was, (and the bigger the fish were!)
Anyhow, it was by far the worst weather I have ever encountered, and the Whaler came through like a champ. Sure was nice having that automatic bilge pump!
posted 10-25-2004 05:04 AM ET (US)
That sounds like a nice little test run. You'd be more than welcome to put the Whaler to a real test next time we get a little "weather" down here. I'll give you a call.
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