What happens when a fishing rod is struck by lightning

AN American Angler has had one of the scariest moments of his life recently. Billy Alstrom and four friends consider themselves lucky to be alive. Apparently they were catching bait in Jupiter Florida when Billy’s rod got struck by a bolt of lightning. One of his friendswas sitting on the seat that got struck and Billy is pretty sure if it wasn’t for the slicker jacket she was wearing there would have been a different outcome.

“I can not describe how lucky I feel that no one was hurt,” says Billy.

“I think my boat is going to be out of commission for a while though. I definitely have a new found respect for Mother Nature.

“Being stuck in the middle of a lightning storm with no power to anything after being struck was the most helpless feeling in the world!”

There is a lesson there for all boaties and anglers!

(Images: Billy Alstrom).

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