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#12829945 - 07/16/18 09:04 AM "Wake Enhancement Prohibited"
wtf242 Offline
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Registered: 10/26/16
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Loc: Austin, TX
Hopefully this catches on at other lakes.
I saw this on the Keep Austin Fishing facebook group. Evidently It's in Sandy Creek arm of Lake Travis.

I don't think many people realize how much damage these wake boats do to the banks of lakes. Lake Austin banks are super eroded right now ever since all the grass was killed


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#12829961 - 07/16/18 09:11 AM Re: "Wake Enhancement Prohibited" [Re: wtf242]
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#12829995 - 07/16/18 09:38 AM Re: "Wake Enhancement Prohibited" [Re: wtf242]
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Actually heard of some people trying to get that passed a few years ago as a state law on public waters, due to the damage to property and environmental concerns.
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#12829998 - 07/16/18 09:43 AM Re: "Wake Enhancement Prohibited" [Re: wtf242]
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Only one problem with what I see. It says wake "enhancement" prohibited yet they limit the speed to 5 mph. If you produce a normal "un-enhanced" wake you should be able to go any speed.

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#12830020 - 07/16/18 10:01 AM Re: "Wake Enhancement Prohibited" [Re: wtf242]
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I was there yesterday and it doesn't stop much when you have 25ft+ cruisers everywhere. I had a couple pass pretty close and the wave was as big as a wake boat full of water

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#12830029 - 07/16/18 10:07 AM Re: "Wake Enhancement Prohibited" [Re: Jaret Latta]
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Originally Posted By: Jaret Latta
I was there yesterday and it doesn't stop much when you have 25ft+ cruisers everywhere. I had a couple pass pretty close and the wave was as big as a wake boat full of water


That lake in particular is just ridiculous! They need to impose a lot of restrictions on it. I'm really surprised it even holds fish .... and big fish.

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#12830060 - 07/16/18 10:35 AM Re: "Wake Enhancement Prohibited" [Re: Jaret Latta]
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Originally Posted By: Jaret Latta
I was there yesterday and it doesn't stop much when you have 25ft+ cruisers everywhere. I had a couple pass pretty close and the wave was as big as a wake boat full of water


Conroe is the exact same way!
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#12830066 - 07/16/18 10:41 AM Re: "Wake Enhancement Prohibited" [Re: wtf242]
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So I guess this is aimed at the wakeboard boats that take on ballast to make their wake larger?

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#12830094 - 07/16/18 10:59 AM Re: "Wake Enhancement Prohibited" [Re: Ken A.]
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Originally Posted By: Ken A.
So I guess this is aimed at the wakeboard boats that take on ballast to make their wake larger?


Probably....every other boat in a dock is a wake boat. But you add in all the giant cruisers and it doesn't matter on a Saturday. It all mixes together. I even had a plane take off from the water next to me. I heard this roar coming and thought it sounded strange for a V8 and turned to see one of those amphibious planes come by then take off.

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#12830179 - 07/16/18 12:29 PM Re: "Wake Enhancement Prohibited" [Re: Jaret Latta]
wtf242 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Jaret Latta
Originally Posted By: Ken A.
So I guess this is aimed at the wakeboard boats that take on ballast to make their wake larger?


Probably....every other boat in a dock is a wake boat. But you add in all the giant cruisers and it doesn't matter on a Saturday. It all mixes together. I even had a plane take off from the water next to me. I heard this roar coming and thought it sounded strange for a V8 and turned to see one of those amphibious planes come by then take off.


heh yeah I took a day off from work and went fishing on Travis to avoid all the party boats and a freaking airplane lands near me on the water

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#12830440 - 07/16/18 03:57 PM Re: "Wake Enhancement Prohibited" [Re: Jaret Latta]
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Originally Posted By: Jaret Latta
Originally Posted By: Ken A.
So I guess this is aimed at the wakeboard boats that take on ballast to make their wake larger?


Probably....every other boat in a dock is a wake boat. But you add in all the giant cruisers and it doesn't matter on a Saturday. It all mixes together. I even had a plane take off from the water next to me. I heard this roar coming and thought it sounded strange for a V8 and turned to see one of those amphibious planes come by then take off.

Im never surprised these days at what I see on these pleasure boater lakes. Makes we not even want to bother fishing them during the summer

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#12830467 - 07/16/18 04:22 PM Re: "Wake Enhancement Prohibited" [Re: Huckleberry]
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Registered: 04/26/14
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Loc: Spicewood, TX
Originally Posted By: Huckleberry
Originally Posted By: Jaret Latta
I was there yesterday and it doesn't stop much when you have 25ft+ cruisers everywhere. I had a couple pass pretty close and the wave was as big as a wake boat full of water


That lake in particular is just ridiculous! They need to impose a lot of restrictions on it. I'm really surprised it even holds fish .... and big fish.


I live on Lake Travis and I agree completely.

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#12830571 - 07/16/18 06:25 PM Re: "Wake Enhancement Prohibited" [Re: wtf242]
BMCD Online   content
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Registered: 11/01/02
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The start of restrictions will not bode well for bass boats.

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#12830637 - 07/16/18 07:28 PM Re: "Wake Enhancement Prohibited" [Re: BMCD]
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Loc: Burleson
Originally Posted By: BMCD
The start of restrictions will not bode well for bass boats.


Exactly, next it will be nothing more than 9.9hp on a fishing boat.
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#12830649 - 07/16/18 07:35 PM Re: "Wake Enhancement Prohibited" [Re: Stickchunker]
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[/quote]

Conroe is the exact same way! [/quote]

Yeah, it was unbearable by 11 o’clock yesterday morning. I felt sorry for those that had to fish until 3 o’clock in a tournament yesterday

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