September 18, 2011 at 1:19pm
So I am going to open a can of worms. Yesterday I was fishing in Lafitte, 5 min from boat launch in my bass boat. I had a guy with alabama numbers pass me 25 feet off my bow in a 24 ranger bay boat going 25 to 30 mph, he put a wave over my bow, I have his numbers and video taped him when he passed later, he slowed down this time cause i told him he's getting reported, I had several other boats meaning every freaking moron oout there not slow down, they either plow by or speed by regardless, they are less 100 ft from my boat. This is ridiculous, to top it off I watched a guy who slowed down for me and another guy fishing have a guy in a trihull pass 15 feet to his port side. This is outrageous, I will film everyone doing this from now on and turn you in. People have no rrespect out there. i called wildlife enforcement about two weeks ago cause of the same problem except it was in barataria waterway by the shrimp processing plant, i was anchoring 30 ft off the dock and no one slowed down in fact they sped by me closer. Ridiculous. Wildlife said in lafitte the only rule is no wake 300ft from a boat launch. Well that definitly is not enforced try launching at goose bayou or Joes guaruanteed to have your boat slammed around. So I was told that if I get waved out by someone, if it damages my boat or hurts someone on my boat thye are solely responsoble but you need a witness or a video camera. Well yesterday I had both, and I promise anyone who waves me out will get a ticket in the mail. I'm tired of it I go fishing where there shouldn't be any 2-3 foot waves coming over my bow and there are. I have a bad back and love lafitte I catch alotta bass out there and won't stop going. But if you find yourself on candid camera, you better check your mail box cause you are getting a ticket. Simple Solution guys : SLOW DOWN TO A DEAD IDLE, I have a 65mph bass boat and I slow for other boats, there are no fish that need to be 1 minute sooner. Hope I don't film you cause tickets aren't cheap. Just ask Mr. Alabama in a few days.