After reading Mohip's story, I thought I'd share one. I was anchored below the Trojan hole, with my new fishing partner (wife) on one of her first trips on the CR. Sturgeon was the game of the day but also enjoying a beautiful spring day. I am fully aware the big boy's have the right of way and have total respect of that, so had achored as usual out of the main channel. We could see a least two hoglines well upriver. At least 3 ships had gone by in both directions with lots of room to spare. Way up river we heard the blast to make way. This was well above the furthest hogline that extended well out into the channel. Even though we had our backs to the oncoming traffic, we routinely check to be safe. The wife was nervous and I kept assuring her we were safe, after all we are closer to shore than most every boat we could see above us and other ships had cleared with 100 yds to spare. I assured her the ship would turn with the channel, and no warning horns, so safe, right? Well, almost to late it became evident this freighter was coming thru. I gave the order to reel in FAST. Lines in, rods thrown on the deck, jump to bow and throw anchor rope off the side, engines starts with first turn, turn wheel, hit the throttle and look back to see our float center punched. All without a single blast except for the one over 1/2 mile up river. The wife still is my fishing partner and usually out fishes me. But you won't find us on the outer end of the hogline, so alwys leave a slot for "My Time" ok? We've speculated lot on this one, but know it's better not to assume a ship stays in the channel. And so explains the handle.