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I have a bone to pick with all the nuthead jet boaters out there. When you are passing a smaller boat that is fishing or anchored, SLOW down! I don't mean throttle back to half (creating an even worse wake). Slow right down (will a few extra seconds kill ya?) or, if you have to prove your manhood, then punch the throttle and stay on plane and get the %&%$# by me. I can't believe how many whackjobs there are out there (if I sound mad I am :wallbash:

I have a jet boat too (20' North River) but I show respect to my fellow boaters. Its when I am in my 14' tin boat with my elderly dad that I get really cheesed off by all the nutbars out there (some guides included btw). One day a little boat is going to be swamped.

You know the only thing you can't teach a human? COMMON SENSE..either you have it or you don't.

Now..for all the responsible jet jockies :beerchug:
 
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I see it all the time where we are fishing, also another thing that bugs me, is the area we fish is REALLY WIDE !!!! and they go full speed in close to where we are fishing... WHY DO THEY HAVE TO COME SO CLOSE !!! go out in the middle there is no need for them to be buzzing the beach.... Some poeple in those boats are friggen ignorant... People were yelling at one boat causeing a huge wake first thing this morning you could cast and hit the damn boat.... Just cause jetboats can scream through low water doesnt mean they have to everytime... just dont get it :wallbash:
 

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Hear, hear, Rivahman.

It's about time someone started this thread.

I can't believe the lack of consideration on the water for other boaters by these guys. and I thought driving on the roads was dangerous because there are so many bad drivers ::)

Whatever happened to common sense, let alone common courtesy?

A few weeks ago, myself and a friend were anchored close to the mouth of the Vedder/Sumas along with several other boats and the number of idiots that roared up between us, the other boats or the shoreline without due care and attention was astounding.

Seriously, is it a major inconvenience to throttle back and travel at less than 10k so you don't make a wake and disrupt others enjoying the water?

And so as to not paint everyone with the same brush, THANK YOU to those of you that do pay attention, that do know the rules on the waterways and that do slow down as a courtesy to others. It is MUCH appreciated.
 

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Really, its not just jetboats. It's common courtesy for any boat to slow down as you pass an anchored boat or a smaller boat. Some people seem to lack the common sense to do so. I've been out on lakes in my canoe, and lost tackle as a boat whipped right behind me.
 
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Really, its not just jetboats. It's common courtesy for any boat to slow down as you pass an anchored boat or a smaller boat. Some people seem to lack the common sense to do so. I've been out on lakes in my canoe, and lost tackle as a boat whipped right behind me.
I had a 12 ft lund boat with a yamaha 8 on the back we were fishing Cultas Lake for the pike minnows the day after the pike minnow derby and some A$$hole in a big ski boat buzzed us cause he thought it would be funny, well to say it wasnt funny when 2 of us were ejected out of my boat and the front half of my boat was under water and lost $600.00 bucks in gear :mad: Still pisses me off to think about it. My boat was sold a week after that happened, luckly my kid wasnt with me !!!! if he was i dont want to think of what would have happened that day...Ever since that day i have no respect for people in there boats flyin around close to other people in smaller boats or people shore fishing...
 
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Holy crap Fish Freak, that's a serious situation you had to contend with. He actually swamped the bow? He must of been prety close. Who do you report this kind of thing to?
RCMP
I called my uncle who is RCMP all he said did you see the vehicle the boat belongs to I said no LOL !!! How the hell am i going to see the vehicle when im swimming with my boat to shore and making sure my buddy is still around as he cant swim. All i said is the only thing i did was finger him after we fell out, we werent to far from shore thank god but far enough for everythign to sink , it was deep there... but my uncle said its pretty tough to do anything when there is boats everywhere and a pile of boat launch's on that lake... he said to stop going there cause all they get is reports of idiots being idiots there.
 

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I totally agree! I think its just common courtesy to go wide and slow down a little so you dont slosh the crap out of people in their boats as I cant imagine having a small car topper and getting sloshed around in that!
One time my husband and I were fishing up by Rosedale and this IDIOT came in so short he almost took our anchor line off! Most guys have the decency to go wide and come in straight to their picked fishing spot but this guy came straight across! I yelled at him and then he came screaming in full throttle like you wouldnt believe aiming right at us and stopped dead 4 ft in front. Looked like he was going to try and hit us!! He had a little girl and his wife in the boat! This guy was a screaming IDIOT! Then when he took off and turned around he went right into my line and got it stuck in his propeller taking off all the line on my reel. My husband grabbed my reel and the line broke off. I have never in my life seen such an idiot and he scared the life out of myself and my daughter. This is the type that should NOT be in a boat!! So sometimes its not worth saying anything cause you never know whats in the guys head!
 

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I personally think it is too easy for anyone to get a boat nowadays. The operators card doesn't mean a damn thing until they make it Mandatory for everyone. I also believe we need more RCMP out on the water checking for operator cards for those young punks driving their daddy's boats. When it comes down to the Fraser, well there are idiots all over the place (Just look at Peg Leg ::) )

All it takes is common courtesy mixed in with a little common sense to make yourself a decent boater out there.
 

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I have too had many scares on the water with just not jet boats but all kinds. I would love to name one individual on the river who all most took me out twice in the same year. :pissed: I still see him on the water very popular boat. It would be nice for manufactures or dealers put simple operators guide line decal right were the operator sits.
 

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Last year my buddy and I were fighting a big 12+ foot Sturgeon only to have Mr. GUIDE and some clients do donuts around us as we were being towed about. Thanks for the extra rocking action to contend with.

Once I was in a belly boat fly fishing in Knouff Lake and a boat raced by me so close I grabbed on to the straps on the side of my belly boat afraid that I was going to flip over. The guy pulled a donut and then headed right back at me but a fellow in another boat caught his attention and he stopped. At least the fellow had the thought to cruise by slowly and ask if I was OK and appologized.

Personally, I don't agree that Jet boats are more of a problem than any other type on the river or on a lake as I've seen my share of prop boat operators being idiots as well. Bottom line is more attention is required by a lot of them.


GOFISH 8)
 

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Hey guys

Unfortunately the operators card is currently only required for boats under 4 meters so you don't even require one for a 20 foot boat with 200hp but the guy in the 12 footer with the 9.9 does. I hope i am not the only one that thinks this makes no sense what so ever. I believe the sole purpose of the operators card was to target the jet skiers.

There should be some form of proper licensing for operating a boat because there are way to many yahoos out there that have no respect for other boaters.

The best thing to do would be to try and get the reg number of the boat and report it to the RCMP or Coast guard enough complaints about the same boat should get some kind of result

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If it makes anyone feel a bit better about the nutbars on the Fraser, I was fishing with my son and nephew at the mouth of the Vedder 2 weeks ago when some bone head in a jet boat passes us within 10 feet at full speed then hits the sand bar and gets stuck, then has the nerve to ask us for help. Needles to say all three of us just made him real mad by making cat calls, laughing at him then picking up anchor and moving. :happy:


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If it makes anyone feel a bit better about the nutbars on the Fraser, I was fishing with my son and nephew at the mouth of the Vedder 2 weeks ago when some bone head in a jet boat passes us within 10 feet at full speed then hits the sand bar and gets stuck, then has the nerve to ask us for help. Needles to say all three of us just made him real mad by making cat calls, laughing at him then picking up anchor and moving. :happy:


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what a dink !!!! I wouldnt have helped him either...
 

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I hate to say it but have had simmilar experiences with jet boaters. The reasoning probably is
no leg to pick up your line but thier action is still negligitable without due care for stationary or slower
moving people. It's just common sense.

I had the pleasure of fishing below the crossing one year and heard a boat hauling up the cannal when
I thought to myself, how far is this fool going. We're talking these water levels in the beginning of Aug.
Well this dude and his mate in a 18ft. open top jet screamed right past the vedder River Campground
in 6in of water with his fist in the air....ROCK ON DUDE....!!! Marko
 

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I haven't had a run in with one yet, but if I ever do, I will picking up rocks and throwing them, hoping he comes back. As far as licencing goes, I am truly amazed that there is no enforcement. With the way it is nowadays, so easy to get credit for anything, all these kids out there screaming around. Only a matter of time before someone gets seriously hurt. I got myself a small boat a year ago that I am in the process of rebuilding, I went out and got my operators card soon after cause I knew i would need one. It should be mandatory to have one before you can buy a boat. You can't take your new car home without a licence, why should there be a difference, the amount of boat traffic these days, it needs to change.
 
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