By Chris LottmanPublished November 09, 2018 07:53:08After months of hunting in Florida and New Jersey with a friend, Joe Haggs decided to do the same thing again in a bid to get some more fish for his family.
Haggs had been working in the water near Lake Worth, Florida, for the past four months.
When the weather started to get colder, the sun started to come out and the temperatures dropped, and he could barely swim.
He took out his GoPro camera and began filming himself as he paddled toward the water’s edge, hoping to catch some rays.
He eventually made it to shore, but it wasn’t long before he realized that the tide had turned too.
“It was a bit of a scramble,” he told VICE News.
“I knew I was going to die.
I wasn’t going to make it.”
Hagg, who was on his way to a local fishing trip, got into his kayak and began paddling out to sea.
“The water was still really, really cold,” he said.
“And I was worried about the weather and what I was doing and what my family was doing.”
Hagg said he made it out to the shore and waited for the tide to turn, which eventually did.
“The water wasn’t too bad, so I didn’t need to worry about that.
The whole thing took less than three minutes,” he explained.
Hagg’s friend also had been fishing in the same area, but was able to get out of the water, despite the low tide.
The two of them headed back to the boat to get ready to leave the shore.
“I was like, ‘We gotta do something,'” Hagg said.
Higg said that as he was leaving, he noticed a line sticking out of a small patch of land in the middle of the lake.
“That was my last thought before I just started paddling.
I was just like, I gotta go out and catch some fish.
I just had to get back.”
After paddling for about an hour, Hagg eventually found the right spot, and caught a glimpse of the line.
He quickly pulled up to it and began to paddle, but after a few minutes, he began to get nervous.
“My stomach was just beating so fast.
I started to go down a little bit.
And I was like I gotta stop.”
Hogg said that the line didn’t seem to move at all, but when he finally made it up to the edge of the island, it was a little awkward.
“When I first saw it, it felt like it was sticking out,” he recalled.
“But when I got up there, it actually kind of moved, and I was able just to get in and paddle.”
Hogg said he was able “to go back and get out the next day.”
Higg also said that he did not have to stop fishing for the rest of the day.
“Just a little while after I got out there, the tide was back up and I started paddining again,” he shared.
“By the time I got back home, it had turned out to be about three or four minutes of my day that I didn, you know, actually get back out there and catch any fish.”
Higg said he did catch one fish on the way back, but said that it was “just a little rough.”
Huckers father, James Hagg Jr., has had a couple of similar experiences in the past.
The younger Hagg had been hunting fish in Louisiana with his brother-in-law, when he saw the line sticking up from the water.
“At first I thought, ‘Oh my god, I’ve got to catch that,'” he said, explaining that he was “stuck on it.”
He told his dad, “It’s probably just a fish.”
James Hagg Sr. also has experienced fishing issues in the area.
“Sometimes I get a little nervous, because I don’t know if I’m going to be able to paddle,” he admitted.
Hogg did get one lucky catch, but that wasn’t the end of it.
“After I got to the bank, I was getting excited, and then I heard this little boom and I thought something was wrong with my camera,” he added.
“Then, I went out there with my dad and got the camera out and I said, ‘I’m going back out.'”
James Hogg Jr. said that when he got back to his home in New Jersey he took out the GoPro and started filming.
“All of a sudden I started having to slow down a bit,” he noted.
“Because the wind was coming in and out and it was getting really cold.”
Huffing &Out was not the only news outlet to report on Hagg getting stuck in the lake’s water, as several other outlets also reported on the story.
One outlet, the