brown trout all day!!!!
brown trout all day!!!!
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Amen to all the above. Some places have signs about fishing from docks, some don't. I've had encounters with SO many fishing lines out from a bridge I practically couldn't pass underneath. Seriously? Don't just "point" pull in your damned line if a boat is coming through.
Not just the docks, but the launch ramps too - seriously - throw the stick for your dog somewhere else, or if you're wanting to wade and wet your toes - fine, but NOT on the launch ramp, or if so - MOVE YOUR backside when boats need to use it!!! We don't have other options, you do!!!
So - my favorite - I'm coming into load out, and there's not just one, but TWO pickups PARKED on the launch ramp while these bozos jetski around. Seriously? And it's NOT like they hurried over to clear out a space so I could unload.
A parking brake was about to get released is all I can say!!! I know (in my experience) most jetskiiers don't have a braincell between the ears in the first place, but seriously? Leaving your rig parked on the loading ramp? Frigging bozos and Benson!
One trip to UL - bunch of kids swimming from the launch dock to the private dock, one could barely make it. Got yelled at by some boaters that they'd get run over.
Like maybe by that monster wakeboard boat coming INTO the harbor on full plane, only to barley drop down the throttle as they neared the dock. Yup, more Bozo the clowns! Where's Barney when you need 'em!
Next time - I'm taking pictures!
Bet I know where that happened! My boat trailer isn't too conventional, but I try to get out asap, and then pull up out of the way. If it isn't busy, or no other boats are around, then I don't feel as pressured to get out as quickly.
As for the bridge thing, I would just keep on going. They need to understand that there is only one place for a boat to go under a road at, and that is under the bridge. I have always thought fishing off of a bridge was kind of lame anyways.
Had an experience last year at Deer Creek on the Island Ramp. The wind was coming up and two guys that work for the concessionaire decided it was a good time to swap jet skis on two different trailers. They backed both down the ramp and began switching craft. Mean while, 8-10 boats stacked up on the water, in building waves, while these two clowns were playing around. They didn't appreciate it when I yelled at them to get the *&&^ off the ramp! I was actually amazed that they did so that people could recover their boats.
I fish by myself most of the time and it never ceases to amaze me that I can launch or recover my 18 ft. Skeeter in less time than it takes most people to do the same with someone to back in and someone else to drive the boat !!! Go figure !!
Saw one lady get of the truck and just walk off and never did see her come back.
Light travels faster than sound.
So some people seem really bright until you hear them talk.
there's some entertaining Youtubes on "launch ramp escapades". Some time-lapse that are just funeeee. Others fall into the "fail" category.
Had one episode myself - with my son in the boat, ready to launch and drive over to the dock with the Electric, while I parked the ride. I drop him in, then he's hollering "there's water coming in" I reply "yeah, it's ok, it just sweats the rivets at first", he yells back "no, I mean REALLY FAST"
you can guess.... plug? Oops. FAIL!
Load back on the trailer, tip out the water, and he exclaims "I am NEVER doing THAT again!"
Of course every time I offer (the 13yr old) to drive the truck out, he says YES YES YES!!!! (he'd probably put it in reverse, so, uh yeah - we'll wait! Driving years are coming TOO soon!)
There have beensome that except help. Usually females about .03 secs from tears when there Hubby is on the water trying load and yelling directions.
I have seen the line be at least 30-45 minutes long at AF boat harbor, with all that time sitting in line, you would think they would get all their gear ready to go? Nope. still takes them 20 minutes to get a rope, kids, towels and about 32 bags of crap out of the rig and put it in the boat.
A good boat shop will take people out and show them how to load and unload. unfortunatly, there are not many good boat shops left. The first one that comes to mind was the old Four Winns shop n Boise. During your test ride, they used to make you load/unload succesfully before they gave you the boat.
Don't blame the kids, blame the parents.
SmellyJelly is not a lip balm or sunscreen!
"The walleye run is that 2 seconds between when it hits, and you put the boat in neutral. " Troll
God gives you one chance to do it right,...There are NO coincidences... DON'T BLOW IT...fish at EVERY opportunity you can squeeze out of Life!
The launch at Maple Grove campground was entertaining last weekend. My favorite was watching a Black Chev's back end sink at Oneida yesterday. 3 Fords to the rescue!!!! That launch is not for big boats and 4x4's with wide wheels.
I've experienced first hand being screamed at during the launch at Newton. At that point I sat down, folded my arms, crossed my legs and didn't budge an inch! Then watched the jerk load all by himself. It was funny and there were half a dozen boats waiting to launch.
Needless to say I never got yelled at again.
Smiles Always and no screaming!
QUEEN OF THE EYES
Exactly that happened at Starvation earlier this year while I waited to retrieve. To top it, when the boat was finally released and floated, they couldn't start the engine, and between their trailer and the now-floating lifeless boat, they blocked access to all of the slots until they paddled out of the way.
Took us about 1 minute to drive on and pull out and we left while they were parked on the ramp. We went to clean a few fish and about 30 minutes later that rig was still in the same spot.