I was at a geocaching event and we were all standing around when someone said something about catching a fish from a moving car. Well my dad actually did that! So I tell this "stranger" about it and half way through I feel like she doesn't believe me. Now I'm kind of embaressed because she probably thinks I'm some kind of BS'er. So I tell my boss about it and he of course believes the story is true but also sees how someone else might think I was making it up. So now I realise I can only tell my "crazy" stories to people who know me and know I don't just make stuff up. But I'm still worried about my geocaching reputation.
Anyways here's the story.
This was about 27 years ago. I was 10 and our family made a huge trip to the fish farm. Its one of those places you pay a fee and you're gauranteed to catch a fish. You can barely get your bait in the water before you catch a fish. So we were leaving the fish farm and there was a long straight road that ran parellel to the river that fed the fish farm. My dad was riding in the back seat of the car in front of us. I was riding in the back of a truck, standing up looking over the cab. (Shocking I know but it was the 70's and parents were crazy and let kids do things like that. Its amazeing we survived.) We were running at least 45mph when all of a sudden I see the fishing pole come out of the back window. My uncle who was riding in the back with me said, "What is he doing? Surely he won't try..." About that time my dad casts out and we see the line go FLYING. I guess because we were going so fast the wind caught it and it just flew. Across the road and a little strip of land and then cleared an 8ft fence and across another little strip of land and landed in the river!! My uncle yells, "That crazy SOB!!" We figured the line would break and we'd keep going but instead the car starts to pull over. So we pull over and my dad has jumped out of the car and is winding in his line. Theres a lot of it so we're walking and my uncles are telling him to cut the line but he keeps winding it in. Finally he gets to the fence and he's reeled in most of the slack. My uncles are telling him he's snagged and just cut the line but he keeps reeling. I'm not sure at what point they realised he actually had a fish but I know my uncles went crazy. They were so excited. He actually was able to get that fish out of the water, reel it in over about 15ft of land and over an 8ft chainlink fence. It was awesome!
So anyone else have a true story no one else believes?