to pack an extra set of warm clothes to put on the boat during the colder months. I will take an old pair of undies (non-skidmarked), old pair of red/green tube socks, old pair of PUMA sweats and keep them in a CONVERSE bag on the boat in case of a mishap.
I had a tourney on Pboy (3/24) and one of our guys (no names) fell in somewhere up north. He is 60+ years old and just think if he didnt have a partner it could of been tragic. No way with all of those clothes on he could of pulled himself back into the boat plus the 40 degree water temp.
Thank the good Lord he is okay.
I think we all have our stories. When I lived in Pensacola, Florida I was out fishing one day and the wind blew me up against a piece of timber. I stuck my foot out to push off the piece of wood and it was dry-rotted and snapped off right at the waterline and in I went. Thank God it was Florida and it kinda felt good.....except for my pride! lol