got a hunch to go back to my hole .. took my boy with me ,, got to my ramp and they had dropped the water since last week about 6 feet ,, 7 hour drive , at ramp on time .. no water ... next ramp is 20 minites away ,, and a long ruff ride to get back to my hole .. .. got there .. about 730 am .. hydrilla so thick i cant even get to my blind ,,, day one shot ,, pretty much couldnt hide my boat ,, but did get some brush on it .. and tried to0 salvage the day,, just after we got set .. there are a a several hundered mallards , and bluebill .. in site .but in the middle of the river .. and very land shy ..and really anything shy.. we ready i tell the boy ,,,here da come .. and go flaring at boat,,, then we look and notice , the decoys really close to shore .;. .. oh no ..they droped the water 1 foot since we get there ... for the rest of the day ,, we prying and pulling the boat out of mud .. my back ...killin me , we leave to set back up mon .morn .. get to ramp on time ,, get to our place ,, no wind at daylight ,, we worked several groups of birds , but no commentments to land or shots ,, by 9 30 we had the 25 mph northwest wind , and howling ,, we are in troble .. a long ride with that wind behind us ,, weather idiot said 5 to 15 mph ,
BOYS .. I ANIT GONNA RISK MY SONS LIFE OR MINE ,, THAT WAS THE MOST TERRIFIED ,I HAVE EVER BEEN ,IN A BOAT . 14 FOOT FIBERGLASS , 35 POS JOHNSON ,, it was stupid , and we waited for a break , so we hit it ,, had to stop on a small island , to rest ,cuz my arm was give out ,tryng to twist the throttle ,, we ,i prayed we would make it ,, did nt want to scare the boy anymore than he was ,, and out of my astonisment ,, the alabama marine police , just showed up , out of nowhere , so he followed us back to ramp ,,,, there were 4 foot rollers all the way back ,, riding each one , like a surfer , if the boat had stalled at any time during the run ,, well ,i dont feel good about what would have happened .. first time i prayed for my life in a long time ,, point is like the guy said ,, northwest wind on the river is never good so careful ..