Deer Hunting and Fishing Tips

 
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Fishing Line: Static Electricity

Fishing with lightning a big no no!

If you’ve ever experience your fishing line floating above the water or flying up in the air, this means there’s static electricity and lightning is on its way.


This has happened to many fisherman even on a clear day and the suns out. Remember even though it doesn’t look stormy out, lightning can still strike.
Which means get off the water and go home.

Even though this is a simple thing and most fishermen already know about it, there’s still many fishermen that are inexperienced. Simple tips like this can help prevent young fishermen from being caught out in a storm.

And always remember to keep your rod tip down if you immediately see lightning.

And if you’re a fisherman that owns an all aluminum boat like me (Crestliner), get off the lake soon as possible if you see any signs of a storm.

Remember metal is a huge conductor of electricity! Da Greek Yooper told me of a story of three fisherman out on an aluminum boat, they were coming in after noticing a storm on the horizon.

The one fisherman was standing up in front when all of a sudden a lightning bolt shot down from the sky and struck the fisherman right in the chest.

The fisherman immediately fell to the grown afterwards, luckily they didn’t have to revive him, he was still alive. But he had a huge burn mark in his chest, it was just amazing he survived the lightning strike.

So fishermen please take caution before going out on the lake. It’s always good to checkout your local news on TV or weather.com for a forecast. Safety comes first before going out fishing on the water.