Jones said his heart was pounding as he tried to get out. He believes that the water has dropped 6 inches since Wednesday. He's running light on fuel and credited Diet Dr Pepper with lightening his load enough to traverse the mud flat.
In fact, he may siphon some more gas out tonight. Tomorrow he said he'll try to run in on the big motor and hope he doesn't "intersect a big stump."
We'll follow him out to the channel. He seems to have a handle on the process.
John Crews is still in there.
Waders, push poles and emergency flares may add weight to the boat, but they're essential for anyone who fishes the Red.