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Would anyone happen to know what organization/group had a bunch of bass boats launching out of Myette Point on Aug 13 at around 4pm?

Reason I'm asking, one of the boats (possibly associated with that group) buzzed by my father and mother in law (who are in their late 60's)so fast that they were both knocked over and fell inside their boat. They were preparing to pack it up and move to another location. They were fishing in a canal and this bass boat flew by them and yelled as he was passing, 'you should be sitting down'. The wake from his boat caused both of my in-laws to lose their balance and fall in the boat. The guy never slowed down. The boat was black and white and the driver was a bald fella in his 50's, passenger was a younger person with hair. That's the best description I could get from my in-laws.

I find that to be in poor form for whoever it was, and I can't believe someone would do that to elderly people, or anyone for that matter.

I would like to contact the leader of whatever that group was and just let him/her know of what took place.

If the person responsible would like to step up to the plate and man up....I would think more of ya.

Thanks in advance.

texacajun
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Daily Iberian
Call Don Shoopman, sportswriter for the Daily Iberian. He publishes the results of every bass tournament that occurs on that side of the Basin. He'll know what club was fishing there.
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texacajun!
that is so sad! people just don't care anymore or just don't have a brain!sounds like they thought it was funny, hope u find out who it was! give them 1 or 2 for me man!! luckily they fell inside the boat, could have been much worst!!
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Thanks
Much obliged sir. I will follow up and see where that takes me. I feel if I turn a blind eye to the situation, it only enables jerks like that to continue as they feel there is no consequence for their disrespectful behavior.

Regards.
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Fruit Jar tourny
Being they had a blast off on Wednesday, 4PM, I would guess it was a fruit jar tourny. Be there this Wednesday in the parking lot. The fellow may likely return. You can have a one on one with him. Be civil, but pack some heat, just in case.
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Probably right.
Probably was a Hawg Fight tourney on Wednesday night.

http://www.iberianet.com/opinion/columnists/hawg-fight-season-gets-underway-this-wednesday/article_8e005acc-bd4d-11e3-a0a3-001a4bcf887a.html

A special breed of competitive bass fishermen takes to the water for the first time this year on Wednesday.

Paul Resweber of St. Martinville, Hawg Fight director, recently announced the Hawg Fight season opener and the rest of the dates for 2014: April 23; May 7; May 21; June 4; June 18; June 25; July 16; July 30, and Aug. 13.

For more information call Paul Resweber of St. Martinville at 441-0672, Carroll Delahoussaye at 277-8729 or Don Shoopman at 339-2266.
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Tounament
The hog fight blasted off at 5:30 and weigh-in was at 8:30
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cry me a river
What would you like the tourny coordinator to do? Put a no wake rule when passing every boat in the basin???? Ha. Or maybe nobody should ever be allowed to get on plane. just troll everywhere!! NEWSFLASH!!! Bass Boats take off fast from a launch, its a Tourny.
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duck plucker?
so u have a car that goes 150 mph, r u suppose to drive 150 mph on the highway??? its not the bass boats fault, its the idiots driving the boat, they are just plain stupid, ignorant and dumb!!!!! a tournament, so what that means, u got the right to hurt people, because u are fishing in a tournament!!! don't make no sense at all!!! my opinion, take it r leave it!!! ps! what does cry me a river mean??? u saying, he has no right to be concerned and has no right to complain? that's how I take it, well u are so wrong!!! sounds like u are one of the guys in the bass boats, that don't ever slow down!!! maybe u are the person that did this??? u sure are taking up for them as I read it!!! suppose it was your father and mother in law, you would feel different!!!
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Duck Flucker
Understandably, often boats have to come out of the hole with some force to get on plane. However, this was not the case in this situation. As stated, my in-laws were in a canal fishing out of the way when this jerk (possibly you)came very close already on plane and threw wake causing them to fall in their own boat. As a boater you know that had to be some significant wake in a small area to cause that. My objective was to find out who the group was, contact the leader, and explain what took place. From there I would hope he would have a safety moment before their next tourney, raising awareness of responsible boating.
I don't care what kind of boat someone has, how big or how small, it is everyone's responsibility to be courteous on the water and not create hazards that aren't already there.
Keep up the the 'bass boats are fast' mindset...we'll eventually be reading about you in the paper either in obituaries or in handcuffs for injuring someone else. It baffles me that you could condone such disrespectful behavior, especially to elderly people. Your words and thoughts have proven you to be a typical prodigy of a society that is full of the sickness 'Crainius UpAssius'. Common sense goes a long way...maybe you should seek some.
To everyone else, thanks for the tips.
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texacajun!
really great comment, but I don't think duckplucker will ever get it! like u said lack of common sense !! maybe I could be wrong, just mite be stupidity or he just don't care????
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Someday it may be YOU!!!
Guys, Im new here. Ive fished the Spillway most my life. I learned something called respect from an early age from the man that taught me how to handle a boat. back then there was hardly anyone out there during the week except commercial fishermen and oil field work boats. We all were fishing from 14 foot bateaus and motors were on average around 10hp.
Even then with such small boats I was taught to slow down before I got to another boat and to idle by them. Does that sound familiar to anyone?
Well, indeed times have changed since the 50's and 60's. There are tons of people out there having fun almost any day of the week when the water is right.
There are still people out there in small boats and on up to the big tournament rigs.
Even though some folks can afford a big rig that does 70-80 mph, how many folks really need to be runnin that rate of speed in a small narrow canal passing by other folks? How are you going to feel when you get on some fish for your tourny and somebody comes into your domain with his little family all loaded up in his little boat and comes by you a couple times putting off swells that make you feel like youre fishing offshore??? Would you like that?? heck no you wont. i dont either, its wrong!And at the same time it is just as wrong to be flying by other boaters at a close distance my friends.
It is also wrong for anyone to plow the water when going through a small waterway were other folks are fishing. Common sense is the ticket and the good old Golden Rule. The waterways are all of ours to enjoy. Nobody has anymore rights than the other, No matter if your fishing a tournament with money on the line or if youre out there drowning crickets.
I truly love Bass fishing but I despise what it has created out of a lot of self centered people. Im not blaming bass fisherman because we all know how it works out there. There are just as many other types doing wrong as well..
So theres a time and a place for everything. Im asking everyone that reads this to think about how youd feel if it were you. Think of the outcome when you throw a wake on other boaters. Lets keep it safe and fun for everybody as best we can...If anyone finds fault with what I am tryin my best to say, I really would like to hear what you have to say about it. Good Luck and Safe Boating everyone...
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Someday it may be YOU!!!
Guys, Im new here. Ive fished the Spillway most my life. I learned something called respect from an early age from the man that taught me how to handle a boat. back then there was hardly anyone out there during the week except commercial fishermen and oil field work boats. We all were fishing from 14 foot bateaus and motors were on average around 10hp.
Even then with such small boats I was taught to slow down before I got to another boat and to idle by them. Does that sound familiar to anyone?
Well, indeed times have changed since the 50's and 60's. There are tons of people out there having fun almost any day of the week when the water is right.
There are still people out there in small boats and on up to the big tournament rigs.
Even though some folks can afford a big rig that does 70-80 mph, how many folks really need to be runnin that rate of speed in a small narrow canal passing by other folks? How are you going to feel when you get on some fish for your tourny and somebody comes into your domain with his little family all loaded up in his little boat and comes by you a couple times putting off swells that make you feel like youre fishing offshore??? Would you like that?? hell no you wont. i dont either, its wrong!And at the same time it is just as wrong to be flying by other boaters at a close distance my friends.
It is also wrong for anyone to plow the water when going through a small waterway were other folks are fishing. Common sense is the ticket and the good old Golden Rule. The waterways are all of ours to enjoy. Nobody has anymore rights than the other, No matter if your fishing a tournament with money on the line or if youre out there drowning crickets.
I truly love Bass fishing but I despise what it has created out of a lot of self centered people. Im not blaming bass fisherman because we all know how it works out there. There are just as many other types doing wrong as well..
So theres a time and a place for everything. Im asking everyone that reads this to think about how youd feel if it were you. Think of the outcome when you throw a wake on other boaters. Lets keep it safe and fun for everybody as best we can...If anyone finds fault with what I am tryin my best to say, I really would like to hear what you have to say about it. Good Luck and Safe Boating everyone...
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joebuck54!!
very well said!!!! if anyone disagrees with you, they probably own a very fast boat and does the same thing!!! respect for other people is going, going, gone!!!
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Wreckless opp
Just read on ldwf website.... Doing what that guy did was considered 'wreckless operation'. Any damage or injuries caused by the wake of any vessel can result in fines and legal probs. I had a similar issue in pointe aux chenes a few yrs ago. I called wildlife n fisheries n called t-bone parish water patrol. They caught the guy and threw the book at him. Gotta love karma! Lol
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flatboatcapt!!
so great, sum glad!!! they all aint nothing but a bunch of brainless jerks!!!!!!!!!
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Bass boats
Even tho i only have a small flatboat... I fish tourneys with friends that have big go-fast rigs. I fished a tourey with one guy dat blew by a boat dat was stopped n fishing. I jumped da guys case n have not fished with him since! Its my experience that not all bass boat operators drive like jackasses. But the ones that do shud b reported!!!! Tight lines n full ice chests!!!!
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Bass Boats
Guys, I hear a lot of bashing on hear towards fishermen who operate bass boats and I'm hear to tell you that not all bass boat operators are like this fool just like not all commercial fisherman are inconsiderate. There are good and bad in every discipline.

I for one will slow down to an idle for every boat I come to. I have taught my son the same thing. I have also been coming down a canal and a boat will be in a blind area hidden by a tree or in a cove or something like that. It appears in this case, since the operator saw the couple standing and yelled at them, he did it on purpose with no regard.

I take offense when you categorize anyone who operates a bass boat in the same box as this idiot.
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rway?
I don't think anyone really meant to do that, I know I sure didn't!!! btw, you sound like you are a good, logical, common sense, boat driver and your son will be too!!! too bad everybody is not!!!!
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rway
By no means am I pointing the finger at a particular group of boater, as all have their fair share of knuckleheads. In this case with my in-laws it was a bass boat that was involved.

My in-laws have basically asked me to just leave it alone but it is discouraging that there are those who just don't give 2 hoots about others and this particular jerk will get away with his discourteous and dangerous behavior....until Karma catches him. In my years on the water I have found that Karma seems to be a prominent force to be reckoned with.

So to the 'tough guy' who knocked over elderly people in their boat, I pray for you:

I pray you knock off your lower unit, your power head blows, and the hydraulic fluid leaks empty from your steering. I pray your live well is contaminated forever, your rods snap in half and your reels backlack everytime you cast. I pray you forget the plug in your boat and the bilge pumps are frozen up....Amen!

Semper Fidelis...and don't you forget it...moron! To the rest of you thanks again and my prayers for ya'll are different...much different. May your days be full of fair winds, following seas, and tight lines.

Mike
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