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Old 05-24-2017, 04:02 AM   #81
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I can’t seem to get comfortable with wade fishing…

I've been wading close to 20 years now and (knock on wood) haven't had any encounters with sharks, rays, gators, or snakes. They are there and I see them on occasion. Like others mentioned, pay attention to your surroundings and shuffle your feet. I prefer to wade in the winter and spring, but have a few places I wade in the early summer. Vibrio is a scary thing and I will not wet wade if I have any cuts on the parts of my body that will be submerged. If I see an occasional alligator (5' and bigger) I will keep an eye on it and head to the shore or boat if it decides to have an interest in me. I try to avoid areas that I know have alligators though. I have had too many encounters with big trout over the years and that's a huge part of why I wade!

Try wading in the winter and early spring with others and stick close to them until you are comfortable. Nothing wrong with staying in the boat either, whatever is enjoyable.


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Old 05-24-2017, 08:33 AM   #82
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Couldn't write this in a script.......I waded a familiar area yesterday afternoon. Water was dirty so I could see maybe 6-8" depth. I get about 30 yards off the shoreline and I'll be damned if I didn't see a black "log" submerge and never come up again. This thread immediately popped into mind and I quickly made it back to the boat.

Like the OP I'm fairly new to wading (almost 2 years) and while I do love doing it from time to time, in certain conditions I still get leery about it. Sharks don't worry me but gators...nah I'm good.
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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?
it can feel creepy especially when alone, but think of the thousands of man hours that are wade fished and rarely are there horror stories. its more dangerous driving thru houston at any given time. my biggest fear is reaching down to grab that trout by the neck and a big 'ol shark does the same.....that would cure me, gators are more threatening than a shark, be careful after a big inland rain event
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Old 05-31-2017, 03:12 PM   #85
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