Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
fear_no_fish

boat launch Etiquette

17 posts in this topic

As anyone who has fished Mille Lacs over the years has noticed the lake is far shallower then it has been. I refuse to go on the weekends anymore because of the shear maddness of people who insist on not waiting thier turns to launch and trailor thier boats. With a drastic increase in fisherman popluation attracks more and more (Contact Us Please).Everyone seems like it has to be a big race to get your boat out of the water first. Things go much faster if everyone would just wait thier turn. People have become very inconciderate when it comes so such an easy task. Many acesses only have a very narrow lane to manuever a boat without hitting bottom.Anyone who has fished this lake enough this year im sure has run into the boating (Contact Us Please). The person who is somehow so much more important than you are and is in such a hurry they lack the process of thinking! There is no hurry,your causing more of a headache for everyone else.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I why do you want us to contact you?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The (Contact Us Please) is from FM........bad words must have been used in those areas.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have seen this many times this year as well. The thing that got me this year was at the casino access. The guys that are too good to put their boat on the beach and idle in a circle right in front of the entrance to the launch. Having to wait for 10-15 minutes for their partner to park the vehicle and stopping anyone from coming in or going out. I have all the patience in the world, but that really got me steaming. There was only one other boat on the beach and a line trying to get off the lake in some very shallow rocky water.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, the "(contact us please)" comes into play even if you type something like i*d*i*o*t .

For example, you can't even say "I am an i*d*i*o*t" and actually type out the word. Here is an example...

I AM AN (Contact Us Please)

As far as the boat launches are concerned... I haven't had many problems, but I don't doubt things happen. This is especially true to consider all the i*d*i*o*t*s crowding others out on the fishing structure have to launch somewhere. I'm sure the same manners apply to the same guys.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It must be the same everywhere. I go out of Izatys and there is always some bozo who runs his boat down center of channel when I am coming in or leaving the harbor. There is a reason the buoys are red and green (red return, green going). If people would just slow down, think and move over a little we would never have any problems. I bet the public accesses are a nightmare....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was up at father hennepin a couple weeks ago. when we came in to the ramp there was a boat tied to the dock and another ideling in front of the dock. everytime we tried to get close to drop someone off to get the truck, we were cut off by the ideling boat. we finaly managed to get by him, and he says "yeah just go right ahead" in a sarcastic tone. My bro in law was driving and says, "we are just dropping someone off". I don't think we were wrong to drop off someone to get in line at the ramp. The guy ended up having to tie off at the dock and was waiting for the other boat to move off the dock. I don't think we should have to wait, ideling in the channel, just because he has to tie off at the dock and we didn't. It just seems that tensions run high at the launch, but I don't think we were in the wrong.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Why does it have to say (Contact Us Please)? Why not <CENSORED> or something more appropriate. Makes it seem like someone wants to give the poster a good talking to.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We were coming off the lake in cove bay and some older guy that had already landed his boat pulled up in front of the landing and started to unpack his boat rite there. I simply asked him to pull up so the rest of us could get out and his reply was "I had to wait an hour to get out" saying it as though everone should have to wait for him because he had to wait. That ticked me off. Then his wife just sat there and staired at me for aprox 2 min before I asked her what she was looking at.

Just because someone made him wait he made everyone else wait. Now thats not rite and rude.

Duck

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Quote:

It must be the same everywhere. I go out of Izatys and there is always some bozo who runs his boat down center of channel when I am coming in or leaving the harbor. There is a reason the buoys are red and green (red return, green going). If people would just slow down, think and move over a little we would never have any problems. I bet the public accesses are a nightmare....


Reg and green ... pass between them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

the red and green bouys are very important for every boater! "red return, green going" is a good way to remember. the green is on your right (starboard, same as the green light on the bow of your boat) when you are leaving the harbor. when you are returning, red will be on your right but be aware of the location of the green bouy because you must go between them. if its too foggy to see just make sure the red bouy is on your right. thats a standard naval navigation. ive been amazed watching hunters web cam. so far ive seen two boats come into the harbor on the south side of the red bouy. i hope nothing happend to their rigs.

my ex-father-in-law was a retired navy vet. his cabin faced west on big kandy. on the north corner of it he had a green light. the south corner had a red light. i made a comment to him one night after coming in late from fishing how nice that was... no-one had said anything to him about it for a long time. he had a chuckle...and another long navy story...

best of luck,

regards,

minnesotatuff

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Duck,

That lady was probably staring at your WEAGLE BABY tattoo!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

B420 that's some funny shiiiiiiit!!! Duck I heard about your new body art and I hope it didn't scare the little ladies, he,he.....

mr grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

"Then his wife just sat there and staired at me for aprox 2 min before I asked her what she was looking at."

Next time say "Shake your head. Your eyeballs are stuck."

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

mstuff,

Great advice, I would like to add that when you are further up north, such as LOW that it all changes as then the water flows to the north and not the south. The most important thing to remember is Red Right Returning, meaning keep the red on your right when you are going upstream or against the current.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Last time as was at the casino access the same thing happened. Two oldtimeres in a new truck and boat thought it would be smart to unpack their crp right in front of the landing. I asked them to move as i tried to go around them. They said were almost done. I got around them, but noticed they sat there for 15 more minutes unpacking. Some people just shouldnt own a boat. crazy.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

B420, Yur probably rite. If she wasnt so old and ugly, I would have let her touch it.

Meat-Run, The little ladies like it. HAHA

Duck

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • RuddyDuck
      Let the cold begin! Though, now I am seeing snow in the forecast for Sat evening and Sunday. Boy, hopefully that misses. 
    • Xplorer
      With the high wind's this week I really dont see much ice forming until at least the weekend.  Looking like I will be planning on hauling the ATV or sled up for the trip between Xmas and New Years again this year.  
    • Xplorer
      I went and looked at a couple smaller 'early ice" lakes in the Cloquet area on sunday afternoon and there is nothing going on, and even tho the temps are gonna get colder, the wind this week will most likely not allow any of them to cap off til at least the weekend. Looking like its gonna be closer to Xmas before I'll be walking out for early ice this year (that's 6" for me LOL)
    • vanwalleye
      I asked my sales guys that question a couple weeks back, when I picked up mine and he told me 4-6 hrs, I'm guessing that can change depending on the temps and stuff
    • ZachD
      I am guessing he is using the vexilar edge or whatever the open water graph is called since he said he has fish alarm Personally I never use fish alarm or fish id on electronics   I am no expert either but here are some images that may help you