Fishing in a Tornado!

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  1. SkiMax

    SkiMax New Member

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    Well I decided to go out today and hit a resevoir here in Denver for some sauger or smallmouth. I was fishing right next to the mountains and a thunderstorm rolled in. No biggie, we have been having them everyday for a week. I put my rod down because of all the lightning and sat on a rock watching it. I looked over my shoulder, back to where my car was parked, and there was a funnel cloud about 250 yards from me. I thought about getting cover, but the only thing available was my car, and it was right under the funnel cloud! So I just sat tight and watched it go over, it looked like it wanted to touch down several times but never did. It dissipated about 1/2 mile away. Quite an experience! I have seen three now this year out here, but the other two were small and farther away. One of them did touch down, but this was definately the most nerve racking! But hey, the sauger were biting so at least I got dinner! :smile2:

    Sorry if the pic isn't any good. I snapped it on my phone.
     

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  2. tnvol

    tnvol New Member

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    Geeze! I'm glad everything turned out ok!
     

  3. drpepper

    drpepper New Member

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    Thats hard core bro. Congrats on your survival!:eek:oooh:
     
  4. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

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    :eek:oooh::crazy: I just would have sh*t myself.


    Glad you lived to tell about it.

    Had three funnel clouds just a bit upriver last year as we were loading up the boat to get out of the storms.:eek:oooh: Some of the other guys just kept on fishing, lightning cracking everywhere, rain pouring down etc.....:tounge_out:
     
  5. HRCats

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    Glad everything turned out ok and you're alright!! I've never seen a tornado before and i hope i never see another one!!!!!
     
  6. jeremiad

    jeremiad Well-Known Member

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    I'm glad you're safe, bro!

    Around two years ago I raced a tornado home to ensure that my family was safe. I could see the classic wedge cloud reaching down to the ground from several miles away. Thank God, the funnel cloud missed our house by a couple of hundred yards.

    It was an awesome sight watching the tornado cross the four-lane highway in front of our house as I turned into the driveway (on two wheels)!
     
  7. 40oz

    40oz New Member

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    You were lucky, just think you could have woke up fishing in OZ :smile2:
     
  8. ncriverrat

    ncriverrat New Member

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    awsome pic, id been right there with ya man, ive been bow huntin in simular conditions, dad always told me son if your gonna b dumb u gotta b tough:crazy:
     
  9. JEFFRODAMIS

    JEFFRODAMIS New Member

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    i use ruby slippers for catfish spinner bait!

    iw as fishing in a thrusday with tornando warning going on and hail coming down lol...in the city park LOL:roll_eyes::smile2:
     
  10. Mickey

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    I'm glad were hearing the story first hand from you and not reading a sad article about you in the papers.
     
  11. stoney53

    stoney53 Well-Known Member

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    that picture of the tornado is as close as i wanna be to one man glad your ok
     
  12. fishinfreak19D

    fishinfreak19D New Member

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    thats intense,makes me wonder what id do in tha situation (curl up in a ball and cry like a baby till its gone).... glad everyting turned out good tho
     
  13. big-muddy

    big-muddy New Member

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    i remember that. i was there for that one
     
  14. SkiMax

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    It wasn't that scary. It never touched down so it wasn't that nerve racking. Definately makes me wish I woulda majored in meteorology and storm chasing though! :big_smile:
     
  15. Snagged2

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    Yea, Good for you,, That's gettin after it..
     
  16. catman-j

    catman-j New Member

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    SHAT OR SHOT?:smile2:
     
  17. jeremiad

    jeremiad Well-Known Member

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    That's funny, Max!

    I know what you mean. We had a horrible storm at our house a few years ago (not the tornado posted earlier :embarassed:), with hail raining down the size of golf balls. We were absolutely terrified as I herded my wife and daughter to the basement and told them to stay there.

    My wife then asks, "Where are you going?"

    I said, "I have to see this!"

    I captured most of the storm on video, complete with windows shattering and siding breaking. It was quite a storm!

    I had to laugh when I looked around and found my wife standing behind me.

    I asked her why she left the basement. She said, "I figured that if you are going to die, then I might as well die, too!"

    Until people experience the full force of nature for themselves, it is hard to comprehend how compelling it is to stand there and watch rather than run for cover. It truly is an humbling experience to watch such an awesome display of God's power.
     
  18. SkiMax

    SkiMax New Member

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    I would rather see a funnel cloud go over head than golf ball sized hail! But you are right, natures fury can sure humble you in a second and be glad for the chances to experience it.