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  • Stolen Trailer

    Posted by lynna on October 8, 2013 at 2:09 am

    Arrived at Stewart Creek Boat Ramp at noon today just as a man and his son discovered their trailer had been stolen. They said they had been on the water since about 6:30 AM. Their trailer padlock was still behind their truck. It wasn’t cut, so it was either picked or they forgot to lock it. Thought everyone on here might want to know. Sure hate that someone would be that low down.

    philip-nichols replied 10 years, 7 months ago 7 Members · 8 Replies
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  • degaman

    Member
    October 8, 2013 at 2:52 am

    It’s sad that people stoop so low. I’ve had pretty good luck over the years with my driver’s side window being smashed once over night. Now I leave it unlocked. Hopefully, since my trailer is not in the best of shape they will leave it alone.

  • bclifton

    Member
    October 8, 2013 at 10:52 am

    I have heard of some things happening around the stewart creek boat dock over the years. I have been very lucky so far, but most of the time I go to Fate Sanders just because there are more people there. I can’t believe people are getting so low to go and mess with us fishermen.

  • blockel

    Member
    October 8, 2013 at 5:37 pm
    quote bclifton:

    I have heard of some things happening around the stewart creek boat dock over the years. I have been very lucky so far, but most of the time I go to Fate Sanders just because there are more people there. I can’t believe people are getting so low to go and mess with us fishermen.

    Is there a fee to launch at Fate Sanders?

  • degaman

    Member
    October 8, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    No fee at Fate Sanders. Something to consider as the lake levels drop; the dock at Bryant Cove is raised or lowered accordingly. So, even when the lake drops 7 feet to winter level, the dock is still accessible. This is especially nice if you fish that part of the lake.

  • simplecircuit

    Member
    October 11, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    These are the same reasons I always launch out of Elm Hill.
    Water levels dropping don’t affect the docks, people are always around.
    The downside is the $5 fee and during the summer the insane amount of traffic.
    I used to put in at Vivrett a lot back when I was fishing out of an old Tracker 175 and towing with a 78 F150 with rusted through floorboards.
    I had too many run ins [literal and figurative] with drunk boaters and just people “hanging out” at the ramp.
    j.

  • shad3036

    Member
    October 20, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    I always put in at Long Hunter Park. Never had or heard of any problems there. I also like it there because it is near the middle of the lake so I can easily travel either direction that I want to go.

  • tomlida1

    Member
    October 27, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    I’ve thought about this happening before and wondered what I would do. I guess you would just have to go to marina and tie up till you got another trailer. Someone with a good saw can probably cut trailer locks pretty easily. I haven’t found one that is have felt really secures it yet

  • philip-nichols

    Member
    October 29, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    I’ve never had any problems at Stewart creek but yesterday when pulling my boat out if the water I noticed 2 guys in a old white van driving around real slow looking at all the vehicles (suspicious) then parked and watched every move I made while loading my boat. Once I pulled the boat up to top of the ramp to stow all my gear they decided to Lear I guess it was very obvious that I had a glock 40 strapped to my side. Lock your stuff up bet you can and keep an eye out guys and gals.

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