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    Re: Bozo on the river

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    Re: Bozo on the river

    Quote Originally Posted by Ldubs View Post
    Makes sense. No hate mail from me. But when they have the whole empty lake, I wish they would turn the pointy end just a little so I don't feel like I'm being buzzed. Haha

    Truth is most fisherman in boats are pretty good guys. Like everything else, it is usually just a few rotten apples.
    He must of knew he was doing something wrong I just lifted my arm while I was talking, HEY maybe I'am Italian and talk with my hands!LOL!

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    Re: Bozo on the river

    It is part of the reason why I do no longer fish most weekends, unless family invites me to do so. I have seen about anything you can think of even being crowded on the Pacific Ocean when I bring a good fish on board and some other boats see that. Or mooching or anchor fishing on a lake and having someone troll around your boat while you have lines out especially when bobber fishing. Thing is mostly to make it known that you do not wish to tangle their lines because you were in their way. You can always move, or even come back another day. I had one incident when fishing San Pablo Dam a few years ago when guys were throwing rocks at my boat (I was carrying that day with a 357) I pulled anchor and headed to the dock and caught some rangers there to complain. I took one on my boat as I have a 20 ft Jetboat, the other followed me in a rental boat. They rounded up the fellas because I think they did not have premits or lic's........Jetspray
    2003 Alumaweld, 19'6", Chevy vortec V-6, SD-309 american turbine jet, T-8 Yamaha kicker, waiting for the tackle fairy to show up to fill my boxes

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    Re: Bozo on the river

    Makes sense. No hate mail from me. But when they have the whole empty lake, I wish they would turn the pointy end just a little so I don't feel like I'm being buzzed. Haha

    Truth is most fisherman in boats are pretty good guys. Like everything else, it is usually just a few rotten apples.

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    Re: Bozo on the river

    At the risk of a boat load of hate mail, I’ll speak to bass boats and other shallow draft/jet boats. It’s commonly accepted among the bass fraternity to run on plane rather than slow and plow at 5mph in many relatively close situations - rationale being that many shallow draft boats generate far less wake on plane than anything except for a dead slow crawl.

    I’m not advocating running 50mph within 20’ of another craft, but with 80’-100’ or more of spacing that is how we/they treat each other in most instances.

    In extra tight areas in rivers or the delta or those with blind corners, common sense and safety dictate safety first and slow speeds even if it means more waves/wakes.


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    Re: Bozo on the river

    Same pathology as road-rage. Those who get it, don't do it. Those who don't get it, aren't going to...

    If it's truly dangerous, video it for the authorities. If it's just rude, let it go. Life's probably given him three ex-wives and a Viagra prescription already. Best revenge is to blow him a kiss, and enjoy the rest of your day.

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    Re: Bozo on the river

    When I come up to a guy fishing or trolling I give a wide berth. If I can't do that then I slow way down. Just seems like good manners to me. I'm sure there are some guys that don't realize what they are doing and then there are the guys who just don't care. If the former, be nice and try to explain if you get a chance. For the others, don't let em ruin your day.

    Thing that I never understand is the guys in the big fancy fast bass boats who come blasting right by me. They have the whole lake. Don't those things turn? Haha

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    Bozo on the river

    Yesterday we were fishing the Feather river just about 50 feet from the first pump on left side of the river , and about 40 feet from shore. When two boats going full speed or close to it .one boat slowed and stopped to drop anchor. While the other boat cut in front of other boat that had stopped and continued up stream and cut in between us and the shore. He had some 75 % of the river to his right why he cut in between us is beyond me. While I was talking I raised my hand he was close enough to see and stopped along side of us and asked I needed something I said no, partner said slow down. He replied buy saying your on the F-in river and he made a hand jester and left. He really needs a lesson on safe boating. I am sure he was a guide, he had his name on back of his boat. If anybody seen this boat and the name on the back send me info. As he lft and was driving down river gave us another hand jester , I think he really loved me.LOL!

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