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    Sad day at Pardee

    Just heard there was a drowning at Pardee on Saturday . Anyone know of the sad circumstances or if he was a sniffer ? I guess Pardee is so deep they have to call in a submersible . Sad Sad Sad for sure .
    Some people go to church & think about fishing others go fishing and think about God .
    Fishing provides time to think and a reason not to . If you have Patience and virtue an hour or so of casting alone is plenty of time to review all you've learned about the grand themes of life . You feel the wind shift and the temperature change . You simply decide to be in the present and observe the drifting clouds . Fishing in a place is a meditation in the rhythm of a tide , a season, the arc of a year , and the seasons of life . I fish to scratch the surface of those mysteries , for nearness to all things beautiful and to reassure myself the world remains . I fish to wash off some of that grief for the peace we so squander . I fish to dip into that great and awesome pool of power that propels these epic battles and epic migrations . I fish to feel and steal a little bit of that energy .
    I will be fishing tomorrow but my mind will be elsewhere . RIP and Tightlines always BF

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    Too bad and it is sad. Over here the water below the surface is very cold, it does not take long to loose your life. I think water removes heat at a greater rate than air for sure, otherwise it would not be used for cooling engines. Not wearing a PFD is a big thing as well. We all have them, but need to wear them......Jetspray
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    Re: Sad day at Pardee

    Very well said!
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    Re: Sad day at Pardee

    Heard about a father that drowned on the Yuba yesterday trying to save his daughter.

    Too many deaths lately.

    https://fox40.com/2019/07/14/crews-a...-his-daughter/
    Here they come!

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    Re: Sad day at Pardee

    Always sad to hear of a fellow boater/fisherman drowning. I read the news flash about it but details were sketchy. Apparently someone in a boat spotted the victim struggling in the middle of the lake. As they approached him he disappeared under water and never resurfaced. At least in the story I read there was no indication of where he came from, if he fell overboard from a boat or what. There may be subsequent articles with more details.
    Heres the sad reality, as with about 99% of the drownings the victim was not wearing a pfd. Such an easy simple thing as wearing a PDFs would save most lives from drowning. That point is made over and over but people just don’t get it.
    When ever I go out in my boat by myself the pfd goes on before I step into the boat and stays on until I step on to the dock. Even when I have several people with me we wear the pfd’s. It’s like putting on the seatbelt in the car, wouldn’t think of driving a foot without buckling up.
    No one ever thinks this is the day I drown. By wearing a pfd you can prevent that day from happening. I hope the people who read this and don’t normally wear a pfd start doing so. You never know when wearing a pfd can make the difference between going home at the end of the day or getting a ride to a mortuary at the end of the day.
    (just saw a report that the sheriff found the boat that belonged to the victim and his truck and trailer in the parking lot)
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    Re: Sad day at Pardee

    Its very easy to make a happy Fun day that everyone wakes up to when they know they are going to go Turn Ugly when This Happens . People we all need to Think of our family and those that love us and what it does to them when this Happens , Please Play it safe . There are More Poeple that Love you than you think . Think of them and Not yourself, BE SAFE !...and COME HOME .

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    Re: Sad day at Pardee

    Terrible and sad. People witnessed him struggling and couldn't get to him in time. 82*f surface water. Buddies and I had a good conversation about this today. The main point was, if you cannot swim, and know you cannot swim you should never be on a boat without wearing a PFD at all times. He was also fishing alone.

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    Re: Sad day at Pardee

    Quote Originally Posted by BigUnInDaBoat View Post
    Terrible and sad. People witnessed him struggling and couldn't get to him in time. 82*f surface water. Buddies and I had a good conversation about this today. The main point was, if you cannot swim, and know you cannot swim you should never be on a boat without wearing a PFD at all times. He was also fishing alone.
    I agree with you but I go a step further and say even if you can swim wear a pfd. You never know what can happen out there and it can happen in a second. Another boat or pwc can crash into you and everyone out of the boat with injuries. You can be cruising at 40 mpg , hit a submerged object and be thrown from the boat. You can have a heart attack or stroke and fall overboard helpless. You can trip, hit your head and fall overboard. Lots and lots can happen. When I was younger (and invincible) I didn’t wear pfd in boats. I was involved in an incident about 15 years ago that changed my mind on that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterdog View Post
    I agree with you but I go a step further and say even if you can swim wear a pfd. You never know what can happen out there and it can happen in a second. Another boat or pwc can crash into you and everyone out of the boat with injuries. You can be cruising at 40 mpg , hit a submerged object and be thrown from the boat. You can have a heart attack or stroke and fall overboard helpless. You can trip, hit your head and fall overboard. Lots and lots can happen. When I was younger (and invincible) I didn’t wear pfd in boats. I was involved in an incident about 15 years ago that changed my mind on that.
    I have been fishing the west walker river the last 2 weeks .The river is very high and cold With that in mind I have adjusted my fishing style. And I probably should be wearing a pfd

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    Re: Sad day at Pardee

    Speaking of PFD's are there some that are better than others ? I have been thinking about getting a Kayak and was wondering . Most are coast guard approved but I don't know much about them and if I am going to get one it would have to be comfortable and hold some small gear boxes at least .
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