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    Was fishing at Fort Fisher on Saturday when all this was happening. The Coast Guard had a Hercules searching for the two swimmers. Stay with the hull and don't be that person that decides to swim to shore. It was blowing hard that day.

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    20 foot boat, 5 people, the given sea conditions. This was almost to be expected. Glad everyone is safe and hopefully a lesson learned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildlifer View Post
    20 foot boat, 5 people, the given sea conditions. This was almost to be expected. Glad everyone is safe and hopefully a lesson learned.
    The Cape Fear was looking rather scary as the day progressed. When I was heading back the ocean side was an abosolute washing machine. While the fort is protected trying to fish in 20+knot winds in a kayak is a PITA especially when you forget a stick it pin.

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    The river side can get stirred up pretty quick with tides and winds trying to counter act each other.
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    Glad all made it back safe. That was a bad call to head out in those seas in a 20' vessel. Some people just dont know the limits and this is what ends up happening.

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    2 of my good buddy's lost there father this Saturday. Same day different place. http://outerbanksvoice.com/2016/11/1...tteras-island/

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    Sorry to hear. Praying for the families !
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    I have been trough the Cape Fear Inlet more times than I can count. I have seen calm days and days we were pushing our luck in a 45 footer. It can get down right sloppy in the mouth of the river with waves hitting you in three directions at once.

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    Almost sunk a brand new 18 foot center console in the Cape Fear Inlet years ago with an inexperienced captain at the time. Dangerous place at times.

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