April 28, 2016 at 9:01pm
Yesterday 4-27-16 my dad and I were scouting for a tournament this coming Saturday. Our last stop of the day was some canals on Bateman Island. On our way out we were leaving a canal and getting back into the atchafalya river. At the mouth of the canal where it meets the river we hit what we thought was either a small log or even a gar fish. It didn't feel like much but when we put the boat on the trailer we had a pretty big hole in the bottom of the boat. There's a dent about 2 feet long and then where the 'pipe' hit the weld where the pad and transom meet it ripped a chunk of metal about 2' x4' out of the bottom of the boat. I don't have GPS coordinates for the object but will post a screen shot of where its at on google earth. Be careful out there!