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  • Good Relaxing Sunday except for one stupid boater

    Posted by jard on August 25, 2014 at 2:16 am

    I haven’t had many bad experiences on the lake, more just your average joe at the ramp taking forever which I really don’t get mad at, just giggle. I fished from four corners to the jones mill and caught at least one on all four of my stops including several at the long point at jones mill. Fish were all caught on shakeyhead or a fluke when they would jump with a few solid 2.5-3 lber. They weren’t on the drop but up on top on the flat part. I always love my sunday afternoons as they are mainly for me to relax and get away, not about catching fish.

    Stupid boater! I was fishing the very first point on the right in the second cut through from fate sanders, where the boulders and channel is. I threw out a bouy marker and was fishing the marker. I was maybe 10 yards from my marker and maybe another 20 to the bank so a good cast would come up just a bit short of the bank. Big maroon bass boat (triton or ranger with 225 merc) ripping from fate sanders and I saw him coming, runs in between me and the bank and absolutely crushes my marker bouy and runs over my line. Ran right over the damn thing about 10 yards off my bow while Im sitting there fishing and whole opening available behind me. I raised my arm and yelled and he flipped me off! I watched him pull into to fish the open cove after the cut through and thought twice about stopping, but only bad things would have came out of it so I left. Prolly a great thing he wasnt loading at the ramp when I got back and that the kids werent with me.

    blockel replied 9 years, 9 months ago 10 Members · 12 Replies
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  • bigmtfan

    August 25, 2014 at 3:19 am

    some people get behind the wheel of a boat and loose all common sense and courtesy…maybe they don’t have much to loose in the first place 😉

  • dwd

    August 25, 2014 at 6:29 am

    Well you handled it a lot better than I would’ve. I spent 5 years in the army. So he would’ve thought a drill Sargent was on his tail. And if I caught him at the ramp he might have caught a strike to the throat. It sounds like the guys that hit my lines while I was trolling for crappie in the spring

  • blockel

    August 25, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    That’s just unbelievable. AND the guy has the audacity to actually flip you off in the act absolutely blows my mind. Some peoples kids…

  • Brian

    August 25, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    I will NEVER understand some people.

  • simplecircuit

    August 26, 2014 at 4:56 am

    that’s a drag that the guy ran over your line and buoy. i know they can be hard to see, but i’m guessing it was clear that you were fishing that direction.
    the fact that he flipped you off is insane. a couple of weeks ago, i ran in front of some guys that i thought were fishing one direction, but were actually fishing a hump on the other side. i felt really bad about it and tried to give a “my bad” wave. i’m sure they were irritated, but it was a total mis-read on my part. the fact that the guy flipped you off is insane considering that he was 100% in the wrong – mistake or not.

    in other news… i had two odd run ins with other bass boats at Old Hickory today.
    the first was a boat that was running straight towards us on the main lake. they made a hard cut in front of us and then just shut it down.
    i’m assuming they were trying to get to a specific waypoint on a ledge and thought we were headed to the same spot?
    the passenger eyeballed us after we quickly came off plane from 70+ and slowly cruised way around them at maybe 20mph – seemed safer than trying to guess where they were going to go.
    i have no idea what they thought we had done wrong. there was absolutely no boat traffic. so, it wasn’t like they couldn’t have just made a straight line to their spot and slowed down instead of cutting straight across our path – which was a straight line.

    the second was a boat that had left the far end of a long stretch of a ledge.
    we had worked maybe 200yds of the ledge and a boat came directly towards us – which i think was the same one that had left earlier.
    they pulled right on top of the flat and shut it down maybe 50yds directly in front of where we were heading. after sitting there for a couple of minutes, they driver went up front and started fishing.
    instead of saying anything, we just pulled up the trolling motor and headed to fish some out of the way docks.

    i understand that the ledge deal can be very crowded when multiple guys have found the same stuff, but it wasn’t like there were 100 boats on OH.
    in the future, i need to not get spun out by that kind of thing and just stick to the gameplan. either way, people can be harder to figure out than the fish sometimes.

  • blockel

    August 27, 2014 at 4:27 pm
    quote simplecircuit:

    either way, people can be harder to figure out than the fish sometimes.

    LOL. Touché, my friend!

  • degaman

    August 27, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    It never fails to amaze me that with the whole big lake available, some feel it necessary to fish right on top of you.

  • jard

    August 29, 2014 at 1:40 am

    I can honestly say that this is the first real bad experience I’ve had this year. And I’ve had too numerous to count good ones. As a matter of fact, before that happened, I had a great meeting with another boat that was fishing the same ledge I was on. I personally dont mind someone coming near me as long as they are polite and at least ask to share the spot.

    btw simplecircuit, I’m 6’6″ about 280 lbs on an elevated platform on a 21″ deck boat. You may have been able to see me from the marina!

  • texasbikers

    September 3, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    Jard, I saw the same Maroon Triton, came blowing past me close to where you were. His Triton trailer matches his boat and he pulls it with a white Nissan Titan with a Harley Sticker in the rear window. Some people lose all common sense when they are running to “their spot”

  • nervin

    September 9, 2014 at 12:36 am

    Oddly enough I gave up motorcycle riding for the road version of those who either do not pay attention or care. Sadly now I have to worry about it on the water too?

  • nickbaumhardt

    September 10, 2014 at 3:20 am

    i gotta get me some buoy markers. i heard they attract fish

  • blockel

    September 10, 2014 at 2:45 pm
    quote nickbaumhardt:

    i gotta get me some buoy markers. i heard they attract fish

    Apparently they attract a-hole boaters too!

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