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Author Topic: Ice fishing lost a young pioneer and Guide Today...R.I.P. Jim Hudson  (Read 3527 times)

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Re: Prayers for Jim Hudson
« Reply #20 on: Jan 26, 2013, 10:30 PM »
 My prayers go out to Jim's family. Jim was a guide that John Gillespie had on Wisconsin Waters and Woods several times and the show that was recorded this week that aired today here in the Chicagoland area featured Jim and his guide service in the Ashland area catching some nice Brown Trout. The Ice conditions I saw on the show seemed like the Ice wasn't all that great for ATV travel, it looked real thin. I don't know the the circumstances in which this life ending tragedy happened, but this was a very Tragic ending for a truly experienced Guide. Stay safe everyone. 

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Wow, what else is there to say except that really sucks.

Be careful out there.

Please update with the official cause of death, these incidents, while brutal and sucky, serve as a very effective warning tool for those of us that venture out onto the ice each winter to do what we love.

I would really like to see an ice related death database, much like what is found in the climbing world--no BS or stories, just the plain facts of what happened and why so that others can learn from these tragic events.


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 Always sad to here of incidents like this drives home the point that no matter how much experience you have ice fishing that anything can happen at any time. My prayers to his family and friends.

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Re: Prayers for Jim Hudson
« Reply #23 on: Jan 27, 2013, 12:32 AM »
was definately a blind sider getting this call today, we truly lost a great fisherman and friend today, im glad i got the chance to talk to him one more time yday before this happened, as for the ice on C Bay, it always looks thinner than it is due to water color and clarity, however the area where he went in today is where the bay drops off into the real deep water of Lake Superior, that area freezes over late and some years not at all but the lake trout there are huge, cant comment on how the ice is in that area but i would guess pretty thin, in any case this absolutely sucks and im beyond shocked, RIP buddy.

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This is shocking...

Thoughts and Prayers go out to him, his family and friends.
"Many fish their entire lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after."-Henry David Thoreau

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Wow!?!? What are you supposed to say in these instances? My first thought is that he died doing what he loves, right? But then the overwhelming reality of reality sets in that a man died. A man died. Inevitably we all will, but hopefully not so untimely. I love my life, and those that I have chose to call my family. I have had close friends and family die of "circumstance". I want to say my heart goes out to his family, but is that good enough? Life is so fleeting and precious. I think that all we can do in these rare times is really take the time to think about what is important in our lives and think about the ones that we love. Leave no word unsaid, leave no embrace undone, no kind word unsaid. Your love must leave a ripple in the pond. None of us are perfect, but we all mean something to somebody.
 I am a fishing guide and I try to make a living at it. Life is not always easy and sometimes it does not matter what precautions we take the grim reaper takes us at his will. What I'm saying may be wrong but I feel the only way to deal with these very unfortunate realities is to embrace life and try to better our lives and those around us. Love those people in your life that have seen something in you that nobody else saw. Live your life and do what you want to do. This all sounds like the typical BS that that you hear but its true. I have been through my older brother dying and my best friend in high school. I have dealt with all of this. This is not stuff to take lightly or to take too seriously, all we have is this life. And none of us will get out alive! Sounds corny and kitschy but its true. Take care all, and my condolences to Mr. Hudson's family. :'(

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Very sad out come for all involved, friends and family.

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God bless him and his family.  Be careful out there.

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Wow!?!? What are you supposed to say in these instances? My first thought is that he died doing what he loves, right? But then the overwhelming reality of reality sets in that a man died. A man died. Inevitably we all will, but hopefully not so untimely. I love my life, and those that I have chose to call my family. I have had close friends and family die of "circumstance". I want to say my heart goes out to his family, but is that good enough? Life is so fleeting and precious. I think that all we can do in these rare times is really take the time to think about what is important in our lives and think about the ones that we love. Leave no word unsaid, leave no embrace undone, no kind word unsaid. Your love must leave a ripple in the pond. None of us are perfect, but we all mean something to somebody.
 I am a fishing guide and I try to make a living at it. Life is not always easy and sometimes it does not matter what precautions we take the grim reaper takes us at his will. What I'm saying may be wrong but I feel the only way to deal with these very unfortunate realities is to embrace life and try to better our lives and those around us. Love those people in your life that have seen something in you that nobody else saw. Live your life and do what you want to do. This all sounds like the typical BS that that you hear but its true. I have been through my older brother dying and my best friend in high school. I have dealt with all of this. This is not stuff to take lightly or to take too seriously, all we have is this life. And none of us will get out alive! Sounds corny and kitschy but its true. Take care all, and my condolences to Mr. Hudson's family. :'(

Very well put, I hope everyone that visits this site reads this post.
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So unfortunate.  My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone close to Jim.

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TinkerJohn... Lost my brother almost a year ago. he was only 27. The same way of thinking was instilled into me since.
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Terrible tragedy. My prayers go out to the Hudson family.
Lake Superior is awfully greedy when it comes to people, it seems.


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Wow!?!? What are you supposed to say in these instances? My first thought is that he died doing what he loves, right? But then the overwhelming reality of reality sets in that a man died. A man died. Inevitably we all will, but hopefully not so untimely. I love my life, and those that I have chose to call my family. I have had close friends and family die of "circumstance". I want to say my heart goes out to his family, but is that good enough? Life is so fleeting and precious. I think that all we can do in these rare times is really take the time to think about what is important in our lives and think about the ones that we love. Leave no word unsaid, leave no embrace undone, no kind word unsaid. Your love must leave a ripple in the pond. None of us are perfect, but we all mean something to somebody.
 I am a fishing guide and I try to make a living at it. Life is not always easy and sometimes it does not matter what precautions we take the grim reaper takes us at his will. What I'm saying may be wrong but I feel the only way to deal with these very unfortunate realities is to embrace life and try to better our lives and those around us. Love those people in your life that have seen something in you that nobody else saw. Live your life and do what you want to do. This all sounds like the typical BS that that you hear but its true. I have been through my older brother dying and my best friend in high school. I have dealt with all of this. This is not stuff to take lightly or to take too seriously, all we have is this life. And none of us will get out alive! Sounds corny and kitschy but its true. Take care all, and my condolences to Mr. Hudson's family. :'(

Very well written!
Jim was very respected in the fishing business world, never heard a negative word said about him. He did things out of the goodness of his heart and to educate, RIP Jim... Prayers to all who knew him...

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Re: Prayers for Jim Hudson
« Reply #33 on: Jan 27, 2013, 06:33 AM »
very sad r.i.p. Jim

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An untimely tragedy.......... my thoughts and prayers go out to Jim's family and friends.

Every time I hit the ice, and especially on the very coldest days, I think of Jim. Some years ago he posted a Sno-Suit for sale on lake link well before ice season. I asked him about it and it seemed to be a lot more than I was looking for. A few weeks later I won a musky tournament and had some extra cash so I contacted him again. Still didn't have any takers.

I deer hunt on Madeline Island so we made an arrangement to meet so I could inspect the goods. We met at the ferry and I was impressed with the quality (of course) it looked new, and the price was about two thirds of retail. Turns out it was some promo gear he was given for his In-Fisherman spot. Since he had other promo gear from both Strikemaster and Vexilar he was obligated to wear it was really never going to be used by him.

I made him a cash offer and he accepted. Now a little bit of Jim is with me every time I fish.

On another note, my wife has been battling ovarian cancer for going on three years; the outlook is not good. Often it's very hard for her to stay positive and focus on what is right in front of her. Things like Jim's tragedy should be a lesson to all of us, no matter what our situation is, that no one knows when their time will come. It has nothing to do with being good or bad or whether or not it's deserved; it just is. The previous advice to enjoy life each and every day is right on.

Jim, may your lines always be tight.............. and again, my deepest sympathy to his family.

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Jim was the featured Fishing Guide with John Gillespie on Wisconsin's Water & Woods TV show this week.  I never had the pleasure of meeting him, but he seemed like one of those guys you couldn't help but like - probably one reason his Guide Service was so successful.  My deepest sympathies to Jim's family.
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Very sad,  Always hate hearing about accidents on the hard water.  It is a love, and a passion out there but it is also a very dangerous place.  RIP
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Very sad news my prayers go out for the family. How long will it be before we have snowmobiles that float for ice fishing, something similar to a jet ski? So you maybe only get wet up to your waist. I have seen to many die this year already on snowmobiles going through the ice, one guy I knew only about 20 miles from me on early ice.
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So sad. I met him at a fishing show. What a loss this is. He was a great guy. Very likable. Words cannot describe my feelings.

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  My condolences to the extended Hudson Family!! As suggested one of my jigs will honor him this week! R I P Sir...
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