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DTro

Craziest Barge experience I ever had

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DTro

Sat night we were fishing down by the Airport and found a nice spot where we could nose up onto shore and throw out the back anchor. The front anchor was carefully wedged into some big rocks up on shore.

Later that night LFC radioed us that a barge was coming upstream....a big one.

I had no idea.

This thing was like 3 wide and 5 long. We called the barge on the radio to give him a heads up on our location. We thought we would be fine on shore.

This thing passed by us and I kid you not, the waves it was throwing up from the engine had to be 6-8ft high!

As he went be we were totally sucked upstream, uprooted both our anchors, snagged our lines, and tossed us about. This was a very big boat with 3 200+lb guys! We didn't have a chance.

And as a parting gift... when they were about 1/4 upstream they gave us a nice fireworks show from their deck.

Crazy stuff shocked.gif

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aanderud

When he says "sucked upstream", he means it. There was a lot of flow that night, at least 3-5 mph, yet we were pulled upstream a good 50 feet. Had to let slack out because the anchor was not holding us in place. I think being nosed up to shore made it worse than if we were in the water, actually. Never seen anything like it.

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rushing

That barge was my first experience with them. Crazy stuff for sure! We dont see things like that around here.

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Larry FlatCaster

Dtro, Adruded, Hanson, WWG

you guys get your panties bunched every time a big one goes by.

Dtro you've seen them. I gave the radio and heard your call out to them. Its the way it goes.

Hanson, WWG, remember the time the barge rubbed the swing bridge... Rumble! shake! shuddder! ripple! we were 10FT from it passing in front of us.....shocked.gifshocked.gif

My comm: To the Capt of the MARY J.... Do you guys always rubb the bridge...... Nope!!! We barely knicked her... LOL

Welcome to the river mates!!!!!

thanks

LFC

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DTro

This was totally different.

I swear, he had that thing WOT. In fact he turned on the back spot light so we could admire the water he was throwing.

The barge was nowhere near us and still managed to toss us around like a toy boat.

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Larry FlatCaster

Dude!!!!!

He was doing just like we ask him.... Turn it up and kick it....

It get the bottom turned over and the fish start biting....

You know the drill..... grin.gifgrin.gifgrin.gifgrin.gif

Oh Yea.......

I forgot the thank you guys for the KFC chicken buckets.... PLURAL... on my hood when we got back. smirk.gif

1 piece...... You guys.... No wonder you didnt boat any.... to busy doing the Finger licking goood on the Colnol Sanders recipe... cool.gifcool.gif

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hanson

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Dtro, Adruded, Hanson, WWG

you guys get your panties bunched every time a big one goes by.


And I will continue to get my panties in a bunch. I'll never feel comfortable around those things.

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Larry FlatCaster

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Dtro, Adruded, Hanson, WWG

you guys get your panties bunched every time a big one goes by.


And I will continue to get my panties in a bunch. I'll never feel comfortable around those things.


Hanson.....

Its time for the Capt. and you and I to get some ZZZZZZZZ.

Nite mate!

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hanson

You probably didn't have the kind of work day I had. Will be up for awhile. frown.gif

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Grant

who's boat?

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Shack

LFC sure gives good advice. I never even have brought my marine band down to river before. Only used it up on Mille Lacs. LFC told me about communicating with barge captains at the KOTC G.T. and it hit me, bring marine band.

I have always noticed after a barge goes by or even when a barge goes by, a bite is sure to follow.

I can not wait until the next time I am down on river and tell a Tug boat captain to "Spank the onion" or "giver the onion" when they go by.

The Barge is one of those things that makes a trip down to river a little more exciting. You never know when you are going to get sucked in. cool.gif

I remember one time at the confluence at Miss and MN. We had one of those triple wide and god knows how long barges come by. We lucked out, cause my two other boat buddies and I held on for dear life to a snag on the west side. We still talk about that, when we roll by that snag.

I figured LFC could of told the capitan to gooser up by DTRO's/wwg's boat. I am sure he is getting to know all the capitans very well. grin.gif

LFC, what was your boats handle again?

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PierBridge

That 3 wide deal is insane.

Who's Marine radio, did WWWG get his fixed I always bring my portable when I fish with him.

LFC did you eat that 1 piece of chicken they left you? grin.gif

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LFC, what was your boats handle again?


I believe its "Cat Catcher One".

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LFC, what was your boats handle again?


I believe its "Cat Catcher One".


Close.... "Cat Catcher Won"

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DTro

We were in WWG's boat and his radio only transmitted, so we called out to barge and he replied on his loudspeaker grin.gif

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Close.... "Cat Catcher Won"


Oops, I have never actually been in your boat besides the time it was beached at KOTC gathering. Otherwise I would have gotten it right. [smiley :whistling: ] tongue.gif

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Larry FlatCaster

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Close.... "Cat Catcher Won"


Oops, I have never actually been in your boat besides the time it was beached at KOTC gathering. Otherwise I would have gotten it right. [smiley :whistling: ] tongue.gif


Its all cool Mate!

I'm hoping one of these days we can hook up and fish together..... We text and talk enough while on the water it the next best thing. But not the same.

You better be in on the BPCL next year.... wink.gif

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Flaco651

If not this year there is always next. We both know and fish with a lot of different people so finding time can be hard. Especially with the little time we have left this season.

As for the BPCL, it sounds like a lot of fun to me. I guess we'll see what happens next year.

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wastewaterguru

I LOVE BARGES.

So did you eat the chicken or not Larry. We tainted it....so I really hope you didn't!!!!!

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I LOVE BARGES.

So did you eat the chicken or not Larry. We tainted it....so I really hope you didn't!!!!!


That would explain the suffering on Sunday...... confused.gif

Here I thought you guys were trying to be thoughtful.

Lucky for us we had more chips and salsa, the chick is still in the bucket.

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Just kidding ya on the tainting thing.

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Just kidding ya on the tainting thing.


I know!!! grin.gif

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