June 18, 2013 at 10:01am
I took my boat out two weeks ago at Bayou Des Allemands. Came in around 11:30, and there was a LDWF agent in a State truck with no trailer behind it parked on the other side of a van. I saw him as I was walking to my truck/trailer. He got out to approach me, but I went in the Porta-Potty. He went back to his truck, and I came out and went back to my boat and fished for another 30 minutes. Went back to the launch and he was gone, around noon. I saw a guy who lives next to the launch, and I asked him what he was doing there earlier, said he was checking trailers. I went straight to the inspection site I use for my vehicles and got one, had tried twice in the past two weeks, but it had rained and the road was damp, and he would not issue me one. First sticker I ever got for trailer in 45 years of pulling one. The guy told me he has been issuing many, many for trailers. He wasn't even sure what he was supposed to be looking at. He checked my lights and tire condition, as well to see if I had safety chains. I told him that I heard he was supposed to check and make sure there was sufficient means to hold the boat to the trailer, as well as road worthy, ( fenders on trailer, etc). Bought the $20 for two years. It ought to be for three years, pain in the ----.