Amputee Fisherman Loses Prosthesis to Fish Until Other Angler Gives Him ‘Hand’
There are a lot of tall tales told by fishermen. This next one could easily be mistaken as fiction — but it is definitely true.
Amateur angler Jack Wiseman was one of eight disabled veterans invited to take part in the Professional Tarpon Tournament Series in Boca Grande, Florida this past weekend, when a hooked tarpon he was fighting yanked off his prosthetic hand and dove back into the water.
All of a sudden it became an expensive fishing trip for Wiseman. Until he got a little luck.
Another fisherman hooked the same hungry tarpon and reeled it in, prosthetic limb attached and all!
“Somebody else hooked that same fish and our rod, with my hand, was still attached and they brought it back to us. So that’s my fishing story,” said Wiseman.
Now that’s a story to tell his grandkids for years to come.