Sunday, May 1, 2011

Midlands Angler Survives Harrowing Day

Sumter resident and tournament angler Mitch Seruya had a great day of fishing during the April 16th Carolina Angler's Team Trail on Lake Marion. With over 20 pounds of fish in the livewell and a storm approaching, he decided to head to the weigh-in spot over 2 hours early for the sake of safety. Due to the storm's early arrival, he didn't make it to the weigh in, but instead ended up clinging to the rocky shoreline of the Santee National Wildlife Refuge's Cuddo Unit, known locally as a hotspot for huge numbers of large alligators.

To see more details of Seruya's ordeal, check out the July issue of South Carolina Sportsman Magazine, where his story will be featured in the "Reader Report" section.

PhotoByMitchSeruya: With nothing to do but watch and wait for help, Seruya photographed his Ranger taking a beating by the April storm which brought lightning, a tornado, and hail his way, as well as 6-foot swells in Santee's big water.

1 comment:

  1. Geez, that is some muddied up water. I bet his boat will never be the same color inside.