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#12206111 - 04/18/17 09:49 PM Serious boating question...
bloo_rainger Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 12/19/07
Posts: 2363
Loc: Tarrant
When on a lake like Grapevine and the ski boats have kicked up a four foot wave I'm not sure how to best handle this situation. I have taken them on head on and have had them swamp my boat and almost completely throw me out. Any advice would be great.

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#12206123 - 04/18/17 09:54 PM Re: Serious boating question... [Re: bloo_rainger]
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TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 3947
Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
Wish I could help, but my eyes are always closed when I hit the wave and I don't know what happened...only that I survived.

I'd like to know also
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#12206135 - 04/18/17 10:01 PM Re: Serious boating question... [Re: bloo_rainger]
lipjerk Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/04/09
Posts: 2085
Loc: Lantana,Tx

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#12206152 - 04/18/17 10:06 PM Re: Serious boating question... [Re: bloo_rainger]
Fisherdad58 Offline
Angler

Registered: 10/28/16
Posts: 305
Loc: Ellis County, Texas
4 footers...Wow. Thats some big waves for fresh water.
Best advice is dont do that.

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#12206170 - 04/18/17 10:15 PM Re: Serious boating question... [Re: bloo_rainger]
bloo_rainger Online   content
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Registered: 12/19/07
Posts: 2363
Loc: Tarrant
To help clarify my question I am questioning what to do while I'm fishing and all of I sudden a four foot wave closes in on me. When I say four foot I don't think I'm exaggerating by much. I'll just call them wave boats but they will kick up a wave that will roll across the lake and all of a sudden it's on top of you. As I said I have literally been thrown in the air and come crashing down in my boat. I have an 185 ranger.

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#12206173 - 04/18/17 10:17 PM Re: Serious boating question... [Re: bloo_rainger]
pil,b Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/30/11
Posts: 1344
Loc: abilene,texas
They should be a law against the wake boats that are designed to make waves> the dock owners just love them. fish

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#12206182 - 04/18/17 10:26 PM Re: Serious boating question... [Re: bloo_rainger]
361V Offline
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Registered: 11/21/08
Posts: 4408
Loc: somervell county
Rogue waves!
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#12206371 - 04/19/17 06:43 AM Re: Serious boating question... [Re: bloo_rainger]
dr.juice Offline
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Registered: 03/31/07
Posts: 193
Loc: Denton,Tx
45 to parallel them and let them roll under you.
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#12206379 - 04/19/17 06:46 AM Re: Serious boating question... [Re: pil,b]
the skipper Online   content
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Registered: 07/04/11
Posts: 2224
Loc: nederland, TX
Originally Posted By: pil,b
They should be a law against the wake boats that are designed to make waves> the dock owners just love them. fish

Legally, they are responsible for their wake and any damage it causes. People need to start holding them responsible

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#12206390 - 04/19/17 06:54 AM Re: Serious boating question... [Re: dr.juice]
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Registered: 08/20/03
Posts: 22722
Loc: Frisco, Texas
Originally Posted By: dr.juice
45 to parallel them and let them roll under you.


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#12206421 - 04/19/17 07:14 AM Re: Serious boating question... [Re: bloo_rainger]
bassmanrudy Offline
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Registered: 01/30/15
Posts: 596
Loc: Bossier City, LA
My girlfriend's family has a "wake board boat" and bloo_rainger you aren't exaggerating those waves are SUPER HIGH!! They have ballast tanks in them that help keep it low to generate such a BIG wake... As for riding them out I've hit em about every which way(depending on if I see em coming) and the 45 degree angle like mentioned seems to best!

I do wish dock anglers would hold them accountable! you have one bass boat on plane causing minimal wake zoom within 200' of a dock and they raise bloody he// but those wake board boats at the same distance causing a major wake they don't do sh// about!!
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#12206463 - 04/19/17 07:31 AM Re: Serious boating question... [Re: bloo_rainger]
bradnitro175 Offline
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Registered: 07/11/08
Posts: 4340
Loc: Dallas,tx
I trim down and slow down,but a run a 4 blade prop

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#12206490 - 04/19/17 07:45 AM Re: Serious boating question... [Re: bloo_rainger]
sprigsss Offline
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Registered: 02/11/11
Posts: 418
Loc: Snyder, TX
Last time out on Alan Henry i had a wake setter pass within casting distance.

He went about 100 yards past me made a circle and came right back. It was like it was almost intentional.

Both times i grabbed my remote and went to the back of the boat. First Iake sure im away from all rocks. k Tried to hit the wave somewhere between dead on and 45 and took a wave over the bow both times.

Ive almost been thrown out by the dam before because of the same thing. That time i was on the bow. Now i go to the back of the boat to ride it out and i at least know i will stay in the boat.

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#12206638 - 04/19/17 08:58 AM Re: Serious boating question... [Re: bloo_rainger]
bogey♂ Offline
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Registered: 02/21/08
Posts: 15089
Loc: plano
I just ride it out at 45 deg. then my feet get a wet on the 3rd or so wave from it coming over the bow, but I keep on fishin'
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#12206655 - 04/19/17 09:06 AM Re: Serious boating question... [Re: bloo_rainger]
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Registered: 10/21/05
Posts: 63718
Loc: Computer
The ocean boats on Texoma put out surprising wakes. Just be aware of your surroundings and move to water deeper than the wave...
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