In 1998 my guest, experienced strip pit angler, John Madsen, and I fished a strip pit in central Illinois for an episode of Dan's Fish 'N' Tales®. Also in this show we discussed how this lake was developed, and with the help of some old footage showed the type of equipment used. Brad Mosier was my cameraman/producer, and was putting away the equipment when John became the only guest I have had who fell overboard. This all happened in the boat ramp area as John was about ready to take a photo, leaned back, and went overboard - seat, camera and all. His only words when he came back up were, "Friday the 13th".