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Posted by Creek Chub
8/1/2017 6:06 AM
I saw some pics of a white hull boat with only the nose and the trolling motor out of the water Sunday.
Does anyone know who it was and if they are okay?
Posted by Hook1
8/1/2017 10:29 AM
I think they were rescued. Some of our guys were talking about it at our weigh in. Sounded like a cruiser wake did them in. Don't know all the details though.
Posted by TR20bh
8/1/2017 2:15 PM
I heard today that they speared a cruiser wake. somebody got them to an ambulance at Harbor Lights. Tow Boat got the boat towed back to Island Cove.
Posted by Springmillvol
8/1/2017 2:56 PM
Hope everyone is ok. Speaking of cruiser wakes, how do you guys handle your boat when you know you are about to get swamped by a yacht that blows by you 30 yds away and sounding like a kiss concert? Do you turn into the wake? I did that a couple of weeks ago and had about a foot of water come over the front.
Posted by Hook1
8/1/2017 3:00 PM
Sometimes you can quarter and cross over. Sometimes slower is the only decent way. I have a lightweight aluminum boat so there's not a good way for me, that's why I said decent lol. The worst is when you hit one at night because you can't see and prepare for it.
Posted by Dropshot
8/1/2017 3:07 PM
We had 3-4 who decided they wanted to run right beside us on the river Saturday night. Brutal.
Posted by JEEPnFISH
8/1/2017 4:23 PM
Sunday crossing the dam it looked like you could jump boat to boat and not get wet! Most were huge boats it seems.
Posted by Fhixon
8/1/2017 4:54 PM
Just my 2 cent but i think twra needs to get it under control.
I know it a public lake but most of these big boats have no respect for others
Posted by drdetroit
8/1/2017 8:32 PM
I thought they are responsible for their wakes??? I guess you need a video to prove your case.

Dr Detroit
Posted by Lx545
8/2/2017 4:12 AM
I went to the lake saturday after getting skunked on the river. It was down right scary. I turned back and headed for a slough. Very easy to lose a small boat if you arent careful.
Posted by SlabDog
8/2/2017 4:59 AM

Fhixon - 8/1/2017 5:54 PM Just my 2 cent but i think twra needs to get it under control. I know it a public lake but most of these big boats have no respect for others

While the number of people in general that lack respect for others has increased a great deal in my lifetime, I've found that respect for others diminishes even more so, as folks move up the ladder of financial success in todays world. Not all, of course, but in a high percentage of cases this is true. These boats are a prime example. They simply don't care. I've been on this river for many years. I'm 65 and lived here all of my life. Cruisers have always been on the river, but very few ran like they do now 40 or 50 years ago. The old Cris Craft cruisers were made here in Chattanooga and were very popular in the 60's and 70's. They were fairly plentiful back then and it was a much more rare occasion that you ever saw one making a wake like these AH's today. 

According to this article from BoatsUS from 2015:

 http://www.boatus.com/seaworthy/magazine/2015/october/boat-wake-damage-liability.asp

This article says that every boat owner is responsible for damage or injury caused by his wake colliding with another boat the same as if the boat collided with the other boat. Boat insurance covers this of course, so that's little deterrent to rich fat cats. They can be sued for damages and injury and prosecutors can bring criminal charges if someone is killed, say drowning for instance, due to the wakes collision with another boat due to negligent operation. Of course, identifying the offending boat would be required. Maybe we should all start taking pictures of these AH's and include them in writing the TWRA about the problem. At least if you're boat is sunk by one of them, you'd have a picture that may help identify the offending AH. 

 



Edited by SlabDog 8/2/2017 5:02 AM
Posted by Hook1
8/2/2017 6:04 AM
I've had my boat since winter of 2009. I'd see the big cruisers regularly but they were mostly just idling up and down the river slowly. Maybe it's a younger generation buying or inheriting these boats, I don't know but it seems now they wanna see how fast they can go and they have the bow up in the air making a six foot wake?? I had my two older boys out Sunday and it didn't go well. They couldn't hardly stand and fish. They mostly just sat down because the water was so rough.
Posted by Mbryan185
8/2/2017 6:16 AM
I had some younger people come past me sunday on a big wake boarding type boat. they were on plane and moving pretty good. just before they got to me they slowed down. their transom went down wake went up. I want to hope they didn't do it on purpose but I feel like they younger generation doesn't care about anyone and just likes to mess with people
Posted by jb366
8/2/2017 7:12 AM
I left a school of 3 & 4 pounders Sunday on a ledge because I was either going to get ran over or put a swimbait in someone. I was sitting 75 yards outside of the main channel and these morons were running by 30' from me looking at me like I was in the way.

I fish every weekend and I think I've seen twra twice and all I hear is how underfunded they are. If they would show up and write a few tickets to earn their checks that wouldn't be the case.

Also I can see how someone in front of sequoia got swamped by a yacht. You'll have 10 boats anchored across the channel fishing for cats leaving no room to run
Posted by fischnrod
8/2/2017 8:32 AM
jb366 - 8/2/2017 8:12 AM

I left a school of 3 & 4 pounders Sunday on a ledge because I was either going to get ran over or put a swimbait in someone. I was sitting 75 yards outside of the main channel and these morons were running by 30' from me looking at me like I was in the way.

I fish every weekend and I think I've seen twra twice and all I hear is how underfunded they are. If they would show up and write a few tickets to earn their checks that wouldn't be the case.

Also I can see how someone in front of sequoia got swamped by a yacht. You'll have 10 boats anchored across the channel fishing for cats leaving no room to run




It was in up from the intake where the power lines go across towards Ware Branch not where all the catfishing takes place
Posted by SpurHunter
8/2/2017 8:50 AM
jb366 - 8/2/2017 8:12 AM

I left a school of 3 & 4 pounders Sunday on a ledge because I was either going to get ran over or put a swimbait in someone. I was sitting 75 yards outside of the main channel and these morons were running by 30' from me looking at me like I was in the way.

I fish every weekend and I think I've seen twra twice and all I hear is how underfunded they are. If they would show up and write a few tickets to earn their checks that wouldn't be the case.

Also I can see how someone in front of sequoia got swamped by a yacht. You'll have 10 boats anchored across the channel fishing for cats leaving no room to run


I was just outside the channel a week ago, there was ONE other boat up there. He was in the channel about 60 yards from me, and we were both casting into white bass. a 25-30' cabin boat came by FOW and split us, snagging my line in his prop. He never even glanced my way, I hope it ruined his seals.
Posted by toyota4x4h
8/2/2017 9:22 AM
Just have your phones at the ready and turn on the vid as they come by. That way you are recording if any damage happens and you get their boat id. Im gonna start doing that.
Posted by scooby-doo pole
8/2/2017 12:38 PM
Whatever happened to this inconsiderate butthole that terrorized everyone on the Chick with his 5ft high wake everytime he was out on the lake?!?!



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Posted by jb366
8/2/2017 12:42 PM
scooby-doo pole - 8/2/2017 1:38 PM

Whatever happened to this inconsiderate butthole that terrorized everyone on the Chick with his 5ft high wake everytime he was out on the lake?!?!


Prison is what I heard
Posted by JEEPnFISH
8/2/2017 2:11 PM
I hear the Miami Vice theme when I look at that picture.
Posted by Hook1
8/2/2017 5:18 PM
Yeah I was told that boat belongs to the Feds now and he's in prison.
Posted by Rob Lee
8/2/2017 5:19 PM
As info, I just emailed Tony Sanders, TWRA District 4 Commissioner. I would encourage others to do the same. Tony.Sanders@tn.gov
Posted by JEEPnFISH
8/2/2017 5:30 PM
If I'm up early enough Saturday morning ill call his radio show. 102.3 fm at 5am til 7am.
Posted by Rob Lee
8/2/2017 5:32 PM
Good info. Thanks.
Posted by SpurHunter
8/2/2017 11:37 PM
jb366 - 8/2/2017 1:42 PM

scooby-doo pole - 8/2/2017 1:38 PM

Whatever happened to this inconsiderate butthole that terrorized everyone on the Chick with his 5ft high wake everytime he was out on the lake?!?!


Prison is what I heard


No idea if that is true but he traded that boat in for a larger one, had to drive it all the way to Florida.
Posted by jb366
8/3/2017 6:24 AM
SpurHunter - 8/3/2017 12:37 AM

jb366 - 8/2/2017 1:42 PM

scooby-doo pole - 8/2/2017 1:38 PM

Whatever happened to this inconsiderate butthole that terrorized everyone on the Chick with his 5ft high wake everytime he was out on the lake?!?!


Prison is what I heard


No idea if that is true but he traded that boat in for a larger one, had to drive it all the way to Florida.


I heard that too. Supposedly he got mad about people reporting him to twra every time he went out so he bought a bigger one but got busted before he could destroy every dock and boat in the river.
Don't know if any of its true, that's just what I've heard but u haven't seen or heard of the titanic on the lake this year so who knows
Posted by black knight
8/3/2017 8:04 PM
Rob Lee - 8/2/2017 5:19 PM

As info, I just emailed Tony Sanders, TWRA District 4 Commissioner. I would encourage others to do the same. Tony.Sanders@tn.gov
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Getting back to the original post, did anyone get the numbers off the cruiser? If so, we're they held responsible?
Posted by bodeanie
8/4/2017 6:31 AM
I will add one more. This past Sunday afternoon, my wife and I were up the lake about a mile and a half below the Hwy 60 bridge fishing a ledge. It was just getting nice, as the sun was getting low, the north wind had died somewhat and the wake boats and water spiders had pretty much called it a day. I had just commented on how nice it was when I heard it coming way up the river long before I ever saw it. When it came into view I thought this is would not end well. It was a big sucker, identical to the big commercial boats that you see in the harbor at Destin. I mean at least a 50 footer, and he was moving. I bet he was approaching 50mph, and throwing at least a 5ft wake. There was another boat about 300 yards up river from me fishing the same ledge, and I had already made the decision to be ready to have everything put away and cranked up by the time the destroyer got down to him. But then the strangest thing happened. The captain of the large vessel got within about 100 yards of the first boat, backed her down and idled past us both. Probably took 10 minutes or so, but he eased past us both before hammering down again. Impressed the heck out of me, and I threw him a wave and an tip of the hat as he went by. Wished I had snapped a pic, but was so thrown off by his behavior that I just plumb forgot. Anyway, kudos to the captain for being considerate of others.
Posted by SpurHunter
8/4/2017 7:01 AM
jb366 - 8/3/2017 7:24 AM

SpurHunter - 8/3/2017 12:37 AM

jb366 - 8/2/2017 1:42 PM

scooby-doo pole - 8/2/2017 1:38 PM

Whatever happened to this inconsiderate butthole that terrorized everyone on the Chick with his 5ft high wake everytime he was out on the lake?!?!


Prison is what I heard


No idea if that is true but he traded that boat in for a larger one, had to drive it all the way to Florida.


I heard that too. Supposedly he got mad about people reporting him to twra every time he went out so he bought a bigger one but got busted before he could destroy every dock and boat in the river.
Don't know if any of its true, that's just what I've heard but u haven't seen or heard of the titanic on the lake this year so who knows



i know he had to take his to Florida to trade and bring back the new larger one. I dont think he ever made it back with it, at least I havnt seen the crying about him this year. LOL

Posted by derek81
8/4/2017 7:46 AM
bodeanie - 8/4/2017 6:31 AM

I will add one more. This past Sunday afternoon, my wife and I were up the lake about a mile and a half below the Hwy 60 bridge fishing a ledge. It was just getting nice, as the sun was getting low, the north wind had died somewhat and the wake boats and water spiders had pretty much called it a day. I had just commented on how nice it was when I heard it coming way up the river long before I ever saw it. When it came into view I thought this is would not end well. It was a big sucker, identical to the big commercial boats that you see in the harbor at Destin. I mean at least a 50 footer, and he was moving. I bet he was approaching 50mph, and throwing at least a 5ft wake. There was another boat about 300 yards up river from me fishing the same ledge, and I had already made the decision to be ready to have everything put away and cranked up by the time the destroyer got down to him. But then the strangest thing happened. The captain of the large vessel got within about 100 yards of the first boat, backed her down and idled past us both. Probably took 10 minutes or so, but he eased past us both before hammering down again. Impressed the heck out of me, and I threw him a wave and an tip of the hat as he went by. Wished I had snapped a pic, but was so thrown off by his behavior that I just plumb forgot. Anyway, kudos to the captain for being considerate of others.


There are still courteous people left out there. I've had several do this, they wave, smile and hammer back down after they pass
Posted by jb366
8/4/2017 8:06 AM
derek81 - 8/4/2017 8:46 AM

bodeanie - 8/4/2017 6:31 AM

I will add one more. This past Sunday afternoon, my wife and I were up the lake about a mile and a half below the Hwy 60 bridge fishing a ledge. It was just getting nice, as the sun was getting low, the north wind had died somewhat and the wake boats and water spiders had pretty much called it a day. I had just commented on how nice it was when I heard it coming way up the river long before I ever saw it. When it came into view I thought this is would not end well. It was a big sucker, identical to the big commercial boats that you see in the harbor at Destin. I mean at least a 50 footer, and he was moving. I bet he was approaching 50mph, and throwing at least a 5ft wake. There was another boat about 300 yards up river from me fishing the same ledge, and I had already made the decision to be ready to have everything put away and cranked up by the time the destroyer got down to him. But then the strangest thing happened. The captain of the large vessel got within about 100 yards of the first boat, backed her down and idled past us both. Probably took 10 minutes or so, but he eased past us both before hammering down again. Impressed the heck out of me, and I threw him a wave and an tip of the hat as he went by. Wished I had snapped a pic, but was so thrown off by his behavior that I just plumb forgot. Anyway, kudos to the captain for being considerate of others.


There are still courteous people left out there. I've had several do this, they wave, smile and hammer back down after they pass


I don't have as big of a problem with *most* of the yachts as I do with ski boats and pontoons. The yachts tend to run mid channel and *usually* come off of it when they have to pass close.
But the others will run by you within 20-30 feet no matter where you're at. They do still wave though
Posted by Rob Lee
8/4/2017 8:34 AM
And jet skis! I had a guy torment most of the day. I would have moved but I was on fish. He had just as much right as me...only he was an inconsiderate ass.
Posted by Hal
8/4/2017 3:54 PM
Just what is the TWRA good for, it's not enforcing boating laws when it comes to the destroyers, (crusiers) and especially at night.
Posted by Hal
8/4/2017 4:02 PM
Posted by Rob Lee
8/5/2017 7:52 PM
I got a response from Captain Joe Busch of the TWRA. If I knew how to post to forum I would do it. He said still under investigation and there was NO reason to believe the cruiser was at fault in that both boats were underway. Standard BS lip service response.
Posted by Aries 181
8/12/2017 11:18 AM
SpurHunter - 8/3/2017 12:37 AM

jb366 - 8/2/2017 1:42 PM

scooby-doo pole - 8/2/2017 1:38 PM

Whatever happened to this inconsiderate butthole that terrorized everyone on the Chick with his 5ft high wake everytime he was out on the lake?!?!


Prison is what I heard


No idea if that is true but he traded that boat in for a larger one, had to drive it all the way to Florida.

I talked to one of the guys at Island cove this morning and he confirmed the Pershing 74 left for Florida and neither the owner or any boat ever came back to this marina. Good riddance either way.

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