up date ????? 08/31/17

There is many reason people have cancelled fishing trips with captains, this is one I had never heard of or even considered.

This person cancelled a charter fishing trip on the gulf, as they were convinced that the excessive rain fall here and in Texas had made to water level in the Gulf Of Mexico rise to an un-safe level.????? @!%$*&!@
Talk about urban legend and myth combined with a total lack of understanding the world.
Ok let just say they were going fishing in 90 feet of water out in the gulf. and if it was possible to raise the water level of the gulf so you would be in 96 feet? oh how horrifying?

Now lets just break this down, The gulf of Mexico is connected to the Caribbean sea/ocean, connected to the Atlantic, which connects to the pacific, and Indian and Japan, so on. So to raise the water level in the gulf the waters have to rise in all of the oceans everywhere.
So why during a hurricane does the water come up and destroy things on land?
this is called Storm surge. So How storm surge work, it is about the surge, or in other words the wind pushes the water on to the land, the water really does not rise so much as it is pushed in, like keeping water up your driveway with a garden hose, stop the water from the hose and it all runs off. still not get it? try this Picture the wind as an invisible dam, which holds the water in front of it while moving forward like a one way valve, when the wind stops it opens the valve and the water flows back where it was from.

Just FYI often we forget how people who are not, out doors people view the world, I find it funny, sad, and slightly dangerous.
The real world is not a nice place, and it is un-safe in so many ways, but these are real dangers, and making stuff up and not learning the real story can and will put you in danger. Ask questions from people who live it. and then ask again, then it is up to you find the truth. I look at many things and change my mind about issues and threats, or how to do things, as I acquire more information. Life is not a static issue and neither is information. Both thing always need to be up dated. Take the time to learn better ways of understanding,  One last thing. sometimes the more I learn, is that I might even find out or  confirm I had been doing it right after all. Or not.

Stay safe, stay informed.
Fishin Frank

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