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Old 05-18-2017, 07:56 AM   #1
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I can’t seem to get comfortable with wade fishing…

I know it may be a bit ridiculous but when I’m wade fishing I have a really uneasy feeling about being out there. It really takes the fun out of it to be honest. The whole time I’m out there I’m thinking about a bull shark or a gator creeping up on me. I didn’t grow up fishing and really only started getting into it just a few years back so maybe that’s part of it. I don’t know….maybe too many youtube videos or something.

Anyone else have this problem?
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Old 05-18-2017, 08:03 AM   #2
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I have donated a half dozen stringers to the man in the grey suit. I have had them bump into me dozens of times. It will get your attn. But the fact is you are not on their menu. You aren't splashing around like something they would feed on. You are just another pier piling to them. They are around you. But you aren't in danger. Thousands of wade fisherman are in the water daily and you never hear of an incident. Now beach goers is a different story. They are splashing around like shark prey....

Now gators....dont wade in back lakes with gators. Period.

Wade with friends and see how comfy they are.

Or man there is no shame in it....i know a lot of people that generally stay in the boat.
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Old 05-18-2017, 12:27 PM   #3
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Or man there is no shame in it....i know a lot of people that generally stay in the boat.
Never get out of the boat. Absolutely godd*mn right. Unless you were goin' all the way.
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Never get out of the boat. Absolutely godd*mn right. Unless you were goin' all the way.
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Old 05-18-2017, 07:16 PM   #5
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I have donated a half dozen stringers to the man in the grey suit. I have had them bump into me dozens of times. It will get your attn. But the fact is you are not on their menu. You aren't splashing around like something they would feed on. You are just another pier piling to them. They are around you. But you aren't in danger. Thousands of wade fisherman are in the water daily and you never hear of an incident. Now beach goers is a different story. They are splashing around like shark prey....

Now gators....dont wade in back lakes with gators. Period.

Wade with friends and see how comfy they are.

Or man there is no shame in it....i know a lot of people that generally stay in the boat.
This. Only wade with fatter and slower people than you....... and give them the short stringer. You should be ok then.
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Old 05-18-2017, 07:47 PM   #6
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This. Only wade with fatter and slower people than you....... and give them the short stringer. You should be ok then.
Maybe my wife has all these figured out.
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Old 05-19-2017, 07:38 PM   #7
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Maybe my wife has all these figured out.
LOL.... yes, but your far better half took it one notch further and brought an ugly mug with her...He, errr, you, ...would also scare the sharks away!
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It is kinda like libs and conservatives.....no one is gonna change the others mind. I have wade fished since I was about 7 years old.... a long time ago...like 66 years ago. Never had a serious problem.....yeah like some, all the stories the others have told, but nothing serious. Bumped and had fish stolen by sharks, been stalked by an alligator, stepped on stingerees by accident. But over all never anything serious. I have posted stories in the past about alligators and sharks.

Like someone said before, my fears are now....
My wade fishing fears, in order:

1. Stingrays
2. Vibrio
3. Sharks
4. Drowning (surf)

I have had close calls with all but the vibrio. Oh, well, I have had a great life fishing, and not gonna worry about it now!! LOL Funny thing wading all the salt flats, and sand islands, walking across them, I have never had an encounter with or seen a rattlesnake. BUT, I know they are there.

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I know it may be a bit ridiculous but when I’m wade fishing I have a really uneasy feeling about being out there. It really takes the fun out of it to be honest. The whole time I’m out there I’m thinking about a bull shark or a gator creeping up on me. I didn’t grow up fishing and really only started getting into it just a few years back so maybe that’s part of it. I don’t know….maybe too many youtube videos or something.

Anyone else have this problem?
I've been wade fishing all of my life. I shuffle my feet and keep at least a 15 foot stringer. Sharks will take that before me. I hope.
Perhaps you can go out to a reef where it is really shallow and wade there. That might help.
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Old 05-18-2017, 08:15 AM   #10
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sharks are definitely out there, we were fishing West Matagorda over by greens this pass weekend caught several small black tips 30'' or so and had about an 8ft Bull come up and investigate circle one time and left and yes we had fish on the stringers but thankfully he left without incident.
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