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mcquadeoutdoorsmcquadeoutdoors St PetePosts: 45 Deckhand
Got out on Cockroach Bay a little late as the app showed rain in the morning and then calm till the late afternoon, checked from 6am-8am, no rain so i can out there. Dropped the SUP in and paddled around to a few different coves, managed 1 red and 2 snook before the storm hit. I decided to wait it out inside an overhanging mangrove as the lightning was close and my fishing rods and paddle are all carbon fiber. After about an hour i got a break in the wind/lightning and made it back to the ramp just in time for the lightning to start and to find out i had a dead battery.  :D Thats fishing, glad i got out and ive always got my emergency gear with me.

Also: how do imbed a video?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeF52BLtF3I


Youtube: McQuade Outdoors

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  • gogittumgogittum Nature CoastPosts: 3,369 Captain
    Nicely done video.  Glad I wasn't out there with you in the storm.
  • mplspugmplspug Palmetto FloridaPosts: 16,005 AG
    At 4:50 mark.  If I saw that sky, I am getting the heck off the water.  I need to get one of those scupper anchors.   

    If I got caught in a lightning storm like that they would be pulling my body out, because I'd faint in terror and drown.
    Just dropping grenades in OT
  • mcquadeoutdoorsmcquadeoutdoors St PetePosts: 45 Deckhand
    edited April 2021 #4
    mplspug said:
    At 4:50 mark.  If I saw that sky, I am getting the heck off the water.  I need to get one of those scupper anchors.   

    If I got caught in a lightning storm like that they would be pulling my body out, because I'd faint in terror and drown.

    Wish i got some of the other lightning on camera. I didnt even keep the paddle on my board, tied if off and tossed it into the trees.
    An anchor spike is a must have for any SUP fisherman!
    Youtube: McQuade Outdoors
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