Had the misfortune of a couple of unnessary mishaps at the Cape today. The first involved a Sea Pro boat operated by some orientals that crossed my bow from my port side. The operator of the boat was constantly looking back at his trolled lines instead of paying attention to where he was going. When I blew my horn to alert him to the danger involved, he continued to troll across my bow with his lines passing under my boat. His lines picked up all four of my lines and proceeded to practically spool one of my wire line reels. I hope that his prop did not sustain too much damage as the remaining line on my reel was coiled up into a tight coiled spring when it finally broke off. The second instance involved a large cruiser that was sitting stationary in the water, and had been for some time. We trolled wide around him only to find that he had three stretch 25s still in the water that were floating some 40 to 50 yards behind his boat----why he had not reeled them in is way beyond comprehension. Another boat passed between my boat and his picking up all the lines from my boat and all the lines from the cruiser. Once again, a wire line reel got spooled! A loss of approximately $100 in fishing line and lures between these two less than smart boat operators. Why do people not have more consideration and learn proper boat operation?
I lost two of those great G & H Lures MOJOs in the process. That is quite a loss as these Mojos are the best around.
it happens to everybody not just you. guys who dont care about anybody else execpt for catching fish. ill be trolling around and somebody all the sudden be coming stright for us. there are some idoits out there. hate to hear that. did you catch any fish?
Its always the same story, the more people involved in something the more goof balls you attract. Works with hunting, camping, off roading you name it, they come. Always a hand full that mess it up for the majority. Thats why I don't like fishing in crowds unless I know the people around me. Most of the time I am the guy on the outside. Fishing is just as good anyway!
Frankly, after the second mishap, I did not have the where-with-all (patience) to continue fishing--put everything away and headed back to Back River. I had fished off of Fisherman's Island earlier in the day with only Dog Fish for the effort--thought that the Cape would be better, not worse. Seems like that there are just too many inexperienced, boat operators out there---weekend or not! The state ought to mandate the requirement for a boat operators license within a year, not the extended period they now permit.