IRMA-GEDDON

jcanracerjcanracer Posts: 4,209 Moderator
With all the news being about Hurricane Irma, I just wanted to take a moment and wish you all to be safe regardless of whether you are evacuating or hunkering down like me. I'm sure everyone has a plan for securing their homes and vehicles, but remember to secure your kayaks! If they can't fit in the house, I remember someone filling their kayak with water from the hose last hurricane to weigh it down and also chaining it to a tree. Don't bother with tarps/kayak-covers as they will just catch the wind and help the storm lift your kayak/canoe and toss it about like a rag-doll.

On a lighter note, if you had any successful pre-hurricane fishing sessions, go ahead and share them :cool:
I got a nice kingfish and about four almacos (only kept one) on Sunday out of Pompano Beach. Waves were less than a foot, current was slow, and the bite was deep: everything was on vertical jigs, live bait didn't even get touched. Live bait bite might have been different if I had a downrigger though.

Be safe y'all
:beer
Hobie Kayak angler for life!

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  • BasstarBasstar Posts: 426 Deckhand
    Great advice and best wishes to you Sir.
  • timmcollinstimmcollins Posts: 789 Officer
    Best of luck to all.
    Have a plan, prepare for the worse, leave to north of Orlando if you can.
    Property can be replaced.
    Remember to have extra water and food for your pets. Don't be the A hole in Houston who chained his dog to a tree and left.
    "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, martini in one hand, Cheeseburger in the other, body well used and worn out and screaming WOO-HOO What a Ride!"
  • NoreastSalt3295NoreastSalt3295 Posts: 480 Deckhand
    Best of luck to all on the East coast at this point. Hunkering down in SW FL for now.
  • timmcollinstimmcollins Posts: 789 Officer
    Best of luck to all on the East coast at this point. Hunkering down in SW FL for now.[/QUOTE

    Looks like she's headin your way. Stay safe.
    "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, martini in one hand, Cheeseburger in the other, body well used and worn out and screaming WOO-HOO What a Ride!"
  • jcanracerjcanracer Posts: 4,209 Moderator
    Interestingly the forecast shifted west, so be careful my Naples and Marco Island people; Tampa get ready!
    Hobie Kayak angler for life!
  • krhyde1066krhyde1066 Posts: 78 Deckhand
    All Joking aside, please be careful guys.. This is a monster storm that you cannot play with.. I'm worried about the guys that post on here, locally from central to south Florida... Also my father lives in West Palm Beach..
    Please don't take chances, and be super safe.. i'm looking forward to seeing posts from all of you guys, in the near future..
    Be safe, take care and fish on!
    Yours Sincerely
    karl Hyde
    krhyde1066
  • inshore daveinshore dave Posts: 529 Officer
    Everyone stay safe.
    2014 Hobie PA14-Dune
  • jcanracerjcanracer Posts: 4,209 Moderator
    Made it through without damage to the house. Kayaks and cars were packed up in the garage and sustained no damage. I'm very grateful.
    If I wasn't headed to Orlando this weekend, I'd be planning to go fishing this weekend!
    Hobie Kayak angler for life!
  • John McKroidJohn McKroid Posts: 1,426 Officer
    jcanracer wrote: »
    Made it through without damage to the house. Kayaks and cars were packed up in the garage and sustained no damage. I'm very grateful.
    If I wasn't headed to Orlando this weekend, I'd be planning to go fishing this weekend!

    Good news...now just need to get the power back so we can stop sweating and maybe think about charging batteries to go fishing :)

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