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Posted By: Magnum_Bob

Armed? - 05/12/21

Do you guys fishing offshore go armed in person or with them conveniently stashed? Just curious. Seems like it would be prudent to be armed to me. Mb
Posted By: ltppowell

Re: Armed? - 05/13/21

Saltwater fishing is hard enough without a gun dragging your drawers down.

Storage is easy to access though.
Posted By: NYNY

Re: Armed? - 05/13/21

Anyone who goes ANYWHERE unarmed is a fool.
Posted By: Magnum_Bob

Re: Armed? - 05/13/21

Didn't mean to offend anyone. Never been on a saltwater boat or on any ocean and don't believe any of the MSM crap on tv. I didn't know and so I asked. NYNY I don't leave my house unarmed period. Just wanted to hear from someone like Lt who is in the business what is considered prudent. Mb
Posted By: 44mc

Re: Armed? - 05/13/21

in 50yrs. of going out of the inlet have not been on a boat without a firearm on it .and never with just one kind . same inlet no more than 50 miles out
Posted By: ltppowell

Re: Armed? - 05/14/21

Sorry if I misunderstood the question. The boat is always armed. My person, not so much.
Posted By: Magnum_Bob

Re: Armed? - 05/14/21

Thank you for the answers. I have no idea of the hazards that is why I asked, hear about truck guns was curious about boat guns. Mb
Posted By: stxhunter

Re: Armed? - 05/14/21

In the glove box. Wes with my sps101, after several trips I did have to pull it apart and clean it real good. Bre caught that shark on my little TLD5 reel.

Posted By: TheKid

Re: Armed? - 05/14/21

I knew a little fellow when I lived in Alaska named Harry. He bought a J frame from us and carried it everywhere, everyday. He had us cracking up when he told the story of going on a party boat halibut charter and shooting his own halibut when the deckhand was tied up helping someone else. Seems it may have surprised the passengers and crew!
Posted By: Magnum_Bob

Re: Armed? - 05/14/21

Stx, that 357 pacify sharks ok? You eat a shark like that or what? Mb
Posted By: stxhunter

Re: Armed? - 05/14/21

Originally Posted by Magnum_Bob
Stx, that 357 pacify sharks ok? You eat a shark like that or what? Mb

kills them fine, yes most sharks are good eating if bleed them out and get them on ice.
Posted By: stxhunter

Re: Armed? - 05/14/21

By the way Pat, that was when we took Bart's son and his friends this past summer.
Posted By: TrueGrit

Re: Armed? - 05/18/21

When we're fishing the truck guns become boat guns. I have a 10/22 boat paddle that I've shot thousands of rounds through it at flying fish. Coming out of Port Fourchon one morning there was 2 coyotes on the west rocks, in just 3 shots there was none. There's also hogs and deer in the marsh.
Posted By: AcesNeights

Re: Armed? - 05/19/21

Originally Posted by Magnum_Bob
Do you guys fishing offshore go armed in person or with them conveniently stashed? Just curious. Seems like it would be prudent to be armed to me. Mb


Yes!
Posted By: jdollar

Re: Armed? - 05/20/21

Why would I? No pirates in the FL Gulf and never heard of a boat jacking. Fish aren’t armed either......
Posted By: K1500

Re: Armed? - 05/20/21

Speaking from a freshwater perspective, boat launches and the drive to and from can often be sketchy, especially after dark. Even if you don’t need the gun in the boat, do you want to leave it in your unattended truck at the ramp? I’ve never had a fire, but still carry a fire extinguisher.
Posted By: Guthry

Re: Armed? - 06/17/21

Armed
Posted By: Mike_S

Re: Armed? - 06/17/21

Only carry on days ending in y.
Posted By: Gooch_McGrundle

Re: Armed? - 09/09/21

I always carry. Just gotta remember to take it off before going for a swim.
Posted By: eaglemountainman

Re: Armed? - 09/11/21

If I'm not actually carrying, I'm usually not more than an arms length away from a handgun, with few exceptions. When on the boat, its stored under the leaning post cushion. There's also a black and stainless 870 secured inside the console.
Posted By: eaglemountainman

Re: Armed? - 09/11/21

Originally Posted by jdollar
Why would I? No pirates in the FL Gulf and never heard of a boat jacking. Fish aren’t armed either......


How long you been fishing the Gulf...or was that sarcasm?
Posted By: Magnum_Bob

Re: Armed? - 09/15/21

I appreciate the response, no experience at all on offshore boating that's why I asked. Mb
Posted By: dpd

Re: Armed? - 09/17/21

ALWAYS armed in the woods or on the water .... no exceptions.
Posted By: hasbeen1945

Re: Armed? - 09/22/21

It’s better to be safe than sorry. Hasbeen
Posted By: joes64gto

Re: Armed? - 09/26/21


Carry an airweight S&W in my pocket even when surf/wade-fishing. Easy enough to keep dry with it in a zip-lock bag.
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