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Old 05-30-2011, 10:12 PM   #1
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Angry JetSki's suck!!!!!

I believe there's a special place in hell for jetskiers! All by myself enjoying a slow but steady pick of Bass. Nothing too large, but fun anyways and the solitude was especially nice. That is until my solitude was disturbed by a jetski doing a close flyby. Then he was joined by another and they decided to circle for a while waving at me a couple times like I'm part of their fun!!!!????? No, I'm not! I flip the first one the secret hand wave so he comes over and wants to know what my problem is. You mean other than ruining my fishing? I'm done. Packed up and called it a day.

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Old 05-30-2011, 10:36 PM   #2
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sucks man, jet skiers don't respond to the special wave, however a 2 oz across there seat gets there attn. so don't harbor patrol or the coast guard.
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Old 05-31-2011, 04:13 AM   #3
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That sucks Bob! It never matter where you go there is always someone there to screw up a good time!!

Almost time to get our fish on!!!
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Old 05-31-2011, 01:44 PM   #4
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The jet-ski is as popular as a cold sore in my view.
The clowns that operate them don't see anything wrong with doing a "fly-by" and swamping or flipping other watercraft, as long as they can still look amazing being a-holes. (My own past experience)

Now I know that as long as they are sanctioned and allowed in a given body of water, I have to live with them. What I don't want to or have to live with is the idiots and their complete lack of courtesy and common sense.

Why do most jet-skiers feel that EVERYONE on the water MUST know that they're there by flying 'round and 'round on a perpetual strafing run? (still my own experience)
From a kayaking stand point I have a dislike of some watercraft. Not all, because I understand that everyone should be able to get out on the water. What I dislike is that some, once again, feel like they have to let EVERYONE know that they have a boat/jetski and that THEY have the right of way no matter where they are, and that you are ALWAYS in their way.

Bottom line is that I agree that jetskis suck, but more to the point....that jetski operators suck WHEN they fail to use common sense and common courtesy while operating. (My own opinion)

I guess I'll be looking for waters with "no motorcraft" restrictions for a quieter kayak experience?......Nah, I can't be that harsh. I'll just learn to live with the occaisional jetski clown and hope they don't run into or over someone (as happens every season)?
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Old 05-31-2011, 02:43 PM   #5
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One of the many reasons I prefer to fish at night. Boat, kayak, or surf you got to love the solitude of night fishing.

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Old 05-31-2011, 02:59 PM   #6
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Those things remind me of cluster flies, buzzing around aimlessly.
Need a giant flyswatter.
I'll stick to the dark also


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Old 05-31-2011, 03:26 PM   #7
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One of the many reasons I prefer to fish at night. Boat, kayak, or surf you got to love the solitude of night fishing.
Sometimes being by yourself tooo,,,,

Jet skis remind me of mosquitos ......

Years ago I used to waterski a lot. Had a jet skier jump the wake between the boat and the skier. He could not figure out why I was so mad,,,,, still not sure how he ever missed the skier.
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