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Angler lands his 'fish of dreams,' has heart attack, dies
Outdoorpressroom.com ^ | September 1, 2011 | Justin Burnett

Posted on 09/01/2011 3:02:10 PM PDT by girlangler

Friends say Dan Dodds of Coupeville, WA, fought the big king salmon nearly 20 minutes, running up and down the beach at Keystone Spit and wading waist-deep into the water before finally landing the 28-pounder he called "the fish of my dreams."

Minutes later, Dodds, 62, suffered an apparent heart attack and fell face down in the water. Efforts by fellow anglers to perform CPR failed, and he was pronounced dead at Whidbey General Hospital. "If I have to go, I’d like to go in that manner," said angler and friend Joe Biller. Whidbey News Times.


TOPICS: Outdoors; Pets/Animals; Sports; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: fishing; mortality; outdoors; salmon

1 posted on 09/01/2011 3:02:14 PM PDT by girlangler
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To: girlangler

ummmm great ?


2 posted on 09/01/2011 3:04:19 PM PDT by onona (Busted !! (got caught looking at Allegra's tagline :( .)
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To: girlangler

Too bad he didn’t get to bar-b-que it. RIP fellow fisherdude!


3 posted on 09/01/2011 3:08:50 PM PDT by waterhill (Little 'r' republican:)
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To: jazusamo; Grammy; billhilly; george76; SJackson; proud_yank

Ping


4 posted on 09/01/2011 3:09:34 PM PDT by girlangler (Fish Fear Me)
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To: girlangler

Talk about sleeping with the fishes.


5 posted on 09/01/2011 3:10:30 PM PDT by bgill (just getting tagline ready for 6 months after you vote in Perry - Tried to warn you he's a RINO.)
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To: girlangler

Somebody probably told him he had to throw it back.


6 posted on 09/01/2011 3:13:15 PM PDT by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: girlangler

Coupeville resident Joe Biller hoists up the 28-pound salmon caught by Dan Dodds, also of Coupeville. Dodds died shortly after catching the fish.


7 posted on 09/01/2011 3:17:51 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: girlangler

There are worse ways to go. RIP, Dan.


8 posted on 09/01/2011 3:21:22 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: girlangler

Gone in a blaze of glory . . . wouldn’t mind making my exit in a similar fashion.


9 posted on 09/01/2011 3:26:14 PM PDT by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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To: RatRipper
. wouldn’t mind making my exit in a similar fashion.

I'd prefer going out after having found the winning Powerball ticket in my yard (I don't gamble), taken 40 years to spend through the fortune, and passing after having had my last $1000 a plate steak and lobster dinner.

10 posted on 09/01/2011 3:35:35 PM PDT by LouAvul
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To: girlangler

I would have agreed if he got to eat it with his family with a beer around a fire then died that night in his sleep.


11 posted on 09/01/2011 3:39:56 PM PDT by dila813
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To: dila813

Perhaps his buds will grill it up for his wake.

I would hope that mine would.


12 posted on 09/01/2011 3:45:31 PM PDT by waterhill (Little 'r' republican:)
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To: girlangler
Bravo... Well Done, Well Done Indeed!!! might as well go out on top doing what ya love
13 posted on 09/01/2011 3:45:37 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: freedomlover

Wild fish, looks to be a hen. Got some sea lice too. You might be right. According to the regs, he might have been supposed to release it.

Another couple weeks and I might get my license here. The fish are fairly easy to catch but there are so many damn rules and clauses and regulations and exceptions and special rules you are almost guaranteed that if you go out fishing you will break AT LEAST one of them!

One of the best and closest salmon rivers in the state I used to fish all the time and now all you can use is a 1/2 inch hook there, well any fish worth catchin would chomp on the hook, chew it up, and spit it out!!

I’ve caught bigger than this one, but only twice.


14 posted on 09/01/2011 3:57:58 PM PDT by djf (One of the few FReepers who NEVER clicked the "dead weasel" thread!! But may not last much longer...)
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To: waterhill

My Brother’s ashes are in two of his favorite fishing spots and when his pals, or my other Brother or I, go to those spots a cold beer is pour in before a line is wet. One is in the Keys and the other off Ft. Myers.
Damn Right, what you said!
God Bless all Fishermen and Fisherwomen!


15 posted on 09/01/2011 3:57:58 PM PDT by GOYAKLA (Re-flush Congress in 2012, some crap remains!)
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To: JoeProBono

Then he died happy.


16 posted on 09/01/2011 4:04:13 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: GOYAKLA

Thst is coolness right there! ( About your late brother. He must have been a good dude. RIP )

God Bless The Fisherdude/ dudette.


17 posted on 09/01/2011 4:15:08 PM PDT by waterhill (Little 'r' republican:)
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To: girlangler

Sounds like Dan Dodds went out doing what he loved to do.

RIP, Dan.


18 posted on 09/01/2011 4:18:12 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: All

“Every man has a fish in his life that haunts him.”

Negley Farson (1942)

The one that haunts me is a big brown trout in the South Holston tailwaters (Virginia/Tennessee border). He followed my offering up to the drift boat, then swam away as I spotted him.

I almost had a heart attack when I saw his size.


19 posted on 09/01/2011 4:18:32 PM PDT by girlangler (Fish Fear Me)
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To: GOYAKLA

Awesome — that’s the way I’d like to be remembered, like your brother.

What’s the saying “God doesn’t subtract the time spent fishing from ???”


20 posted on 09/01/2011 4:22:13 PM PDT by girlangler (Fish Fear Me)
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To: girlangler

Wow... RIP, Buddy. So many of us should be so lucky.


21 posted on 09/01/2011 4:25:55 PM PDT by Ladysmith (The evil that's happening in this country is the cancer of socialism...It kills the human spirit.)
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To: freedomlover

Kudos to you. OMG...I read your post and almost fell over laughing. Thank you for that.

on a more serious note: RIP Fisher-man.


22 posted on 09/01/2011 4:26:33 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Palin/Perry, Perry/Palin, Palin or Perry, Perry or Palin. 2012 Any questions?)
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To: JoeProBono; Salamander



"Indian Larry" ping.

23 posted on 09/01/2011 4:28:42 PM PDT by shibumi (Goi! Rode, Goi!)
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To: girlangler
"If I have to go, I’d like to go in that manner,"

I have to say I would agree.....at my age, dying of a heart attack on a softball diamond would make me happy.

Of course dying in bed with a 24 year old nympho would leave a smile on my face too..........

24 posted on 09/01/2011 4:31:01 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (FREE YOUR BREASTS! FREE YOUR MIND!)
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To: Hot Tabasco

LOL, you’re bad!!!!


25 posted on 09/01/2011 4:36:53 PM PDT by girlangler (Fish Fear Me)
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To: girlangler

“The one that haunts me is a big brown trout in the South Holston tailwaters (Virginia/Tennessee border). He followed my offering up to the drift boat, then swam away as I spotted him.

I almost had a heart attack when I saw his size.”

I was fishing in a small stream that feeds into the tailwaters below Lake Tenkiller for rainbows. I looked up and saw a monster striper working his way thru a school of trout and heading right for me. With just a fly rod and reel and four pound test line all I could do was stand there and think about my striper rig back home.


26 posted on 09/01/2011 4:38:16 PM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: SVTCobra03

LOL, been there (in that position).


27 posted on 09/01/2011 4:41:10 PM PDT by girlangler (Fish Fear Me)
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To: SVTCobra03

LOL, been there (in that position).


28 posted on 09/01/2011 4:44:21 PM PDT by girlangler (Fish Fear Me)
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To: shibumi


29 posted on 09/01/2011 4:47:22 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: jazusamo

Yes it does Jaz. How are you doing? I’m in Indiana now looking out the window at one of the best small bass lakes I’ve ever fished.

A front is moving in early next week, and I hope to fish ahead of it.


30 posted on 09/01/2011 4:47:34 PM PDT by girlangler (Fish Fear Me)
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To: girlangler

All’s well here, girl. Sounds like you’re going to get into some great bass fishing, knock ‘em dead! ;-)


31 posted on 09/01/2011 4:59:49 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: girlangler

Bing Crosby collapsed on a golf course. Some guys are just blessed that way.


32 posted on 09/01/2011 5:07:08 PM PDT by jimfree (In 2012 Sarah Palin will have more quality executive experience than Barack Obama.)
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To: girlangler
I’m in Indiana now

If you've got a boat, lake Erie is walleye heaven. Lake St. clair is fishing heaven and if you've ever thought about muskie fishing, LSC is becoming a musky fisherman's paradise. They're catching them in the neighborhood of 50 - 56" now and throwing them back to grow bigger..........

Here's a local site where you can keep track of what's going on on the lake.....

Lake St. Clair Fishing Network

33 posted on 09/01/2011 5:13:37 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (FREE YOUR BREASTS! FREE YOUR MIND!)
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To: girlangler

Sounds like he died happy.


34 posted on 09/01/2011 6:22:59 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (We kneel to no prince but the Prince of Peace)
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To: girlangler
"If I have to go, I’d like to go in that manner," said angler and friend Joe Biller.

Or, you could go the way Nelson Rockefeller went.

35 posted on 09/01/2011 6:24:47 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Hot Tabasco

Thanks for the info.

BTW,curious about your tagline (LOL).


36 posted on 09/01/2011 6:29:28 PM PDT by girlangler (Fish Fear Me)
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To: girlangler
>>> Angler lands his 'fish of dreams,' has heart attack, dies

Been there done that


37 posted on 09/01/2011 7:21:04 PM PDT by tlb
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To: girlangler
curious about your tagline

That was the slogan of a group of libtard women somewhere on the east coast who want to legalize women going topless. There was a thread about it here a week or so ago........

I thought I'd give them some support.......no pun intended...LOL!

38 posted on 09/02/2011 3:24:13 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (FREE YOUR BREASTS! FREE YOUR MIND!)
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To: girlangler

Did he have a Federal saltwater permit?


39 posted on 09/02/2011 3:27:48 AM PDT by Jim Noble (To live peacefully with credit-based consumption and fiat money, men would have to be angels.)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Got it. Pretty funny. I bet that was a hilarious thread.


40 posted on 09/02/2011 12:43:45 PM PDT by girlangler (Fish Fear Me)
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