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Bass Club BS... #12622097
02/11/18 07:41 PM
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So I go to my favorite lake yesterday (Saturday) an hour before sunrise and find a line to launch. After waiting 30 minutes I finally launch only to find that there are no available spaces at any of the numerous docks slips to tie off on while parking. Then I realize that there are Bass Club tournament fisherman blocking all of the slips while they gather in the parking lot picking their a**es and waiting for sunrise (which is still 30 minutes away). So I guess if you are not part of their "precious" little tournament you have to tie off at the launch and go park, which off course blocks the ramp and slows down everyone else from launching. And bonus points for the jerks that were running full speed in zero visibility fog and not even using running lights. You know who you are. At least I hope they enjoyed watching me hammer 3 to 5 pounders right in front of them all day, because of course once I caught a fish I was immediately surrounded. At one point I had 10 boats around me.


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Re: Bass Club BS... [Re: markson] #12622115
02/11/18 07:52 PM
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Did you try asking them there at the ramp to share some tie up space? I doubt coming on here and making a vague post about a bass club fishing an unnamed lake in Texas is probably gonna do much but cause a lot of needless drama and such.

Maybe next time get some TX numbers and find the TD at the ramp when you see someone you suspect in a tournament operating a boat in an unsafe manner. You could have also addressed the ramp issues and the sportsmanship issues in person as well.

Re: Bass Club BS... [Re: markson] #12622117
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Originally Posted By: markson
So I go to my favorite lake yesterday (Saturday) an hour before sunrise and find a line to launch. After waiting 30 minutes I finally launch only to find that there are no available spaces at any of the numerous docks slips to tie off on while parking. Then I realize that there are Bass Club tournament fisherman blocking all of the slips while they gather in the parking lot picking their a**es and waiting for sunrise (which is still 30 minutes away). So I guess if you are not part of their "precious" little tournament you have to tie off at the launch and go park, which off course blocks the ramp and slows down everyone else from launching. And bonus points for the jerks that were running full speed in zero visibility fog and not even using running lights. You know who you are. At least I hope they enjoyed watching me hammer 3 to 5 pounders right in front of them all day, because of course once I caught a fish I was immediately surrounded. At one point I had 10 boats around me.


Pull up to the bank and get off, pull up to the ramp, bunch of different options unless youíre the dainty type that has to have a dock to get off their boat.


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Re: Bass Club BS... [Re: Clark3] #12622127
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Originally Posted By: Clark3
Originally Posted By: markson
So I go to my favorite lake yesterday (Saturday) an hour before sunrise and find a line to launch. After waiting 30 minutes I finally launch only to find that there are no available spaces at any of the numerous docks slips to tie off on while parking. Then I realize that there are Bass Club tournament fisherman blocking all of the slips while they gather in the parking lot picking their a**es and waiting for sunrise (which is still 30 minutes away). So I guess if you are not part of their "precious" little tournament you have to tie off at the launch and go park, which off course blocks the ramp and slows down everyone else from launching. And bonus points for the jerks that were running full speed in zero visibility fog and not even using running lights. You know who you are. At least I hope they enjoyed watching me hammer 3 to 5 pounders right in front of them all day, because of course once I caught a fish I was immediately surrounded. At one point I had 10 boats around me.


Pull up to the bank and get off, pull up to the ramp, bunch of different options unless youíre the dainty type that has to have a dock to get off their boat.




It is not about being "dainty" it is about common courtesy. Every available spot on the docks and the bank were taken for over an hour, thus requiring blocking the ramp while parking. And I am purposely being vague because maybe this happens a lot at other lakes and all Clubs and members seeing this might think about changing their take off policies. But then again they might just write it off like you do because I am being "dainty".

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Re: Bass Club BS... [Re: markson] #12622141
02/11/18 08:08 PM
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Originally Posted By: markson
Originally Posted By: Clark3
Originally Posted By: markson
So I go to my favorite lake yesterday (Saturday) an hour before sunrise and find a line to launch. After waiting 30 minutes I finally launch only to find that there are no available spaces at any of the numerous docks slips to tie off on while parking. Then I realize that there are Bass Club tournament fisherman blocking all of the slips while they gather in the parking lot picking their a**es and waiting for sunrise (which is still 30 minutes away). So I guess if you are not part of their "precious" little tournament you have to tie off at the launch and go park, which off course blocks the ramp and slows down everyone else from launching. And bonus points for the jerks that were running full speed in zero visibility fog and not even using running lights. You know who you are. At least I hope they enjoyed watching me hammer 3 to 5 pounders right in front of them all day, because of course once I caught a fish I was immediately surrounded. At one point I had 10 boats around me.


Pull up to the bank and get off, pull up to the ramp, bunch of different options unless youíre the dainty type that has to have a dock to get off their boat.




It is not about being "dainty" it is about common courtesy. Every available spot on the docks and the bank were taken for over an hour, thus requiring blocking the ramp while parking. And I am purposely being vague because maybe this happens a lot at other lakes and all Clubs and members seeing this might think about changing their take off policies. But then again they might just write it off like you do because I am being "dainty".


Iím trying to be nice. Itís a public lake they have just as much as a right as you do. If you donít like it let your state representative know you want to ban bass clubs, pick a different lake, go back home, Join the club, anything besides complain on a forum rather than talking to them.


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Originally Posted By: Clark3
Originally Posted By: markson
Originally Posted By: Clark3
Originally Posted By: markson
So I go to my favorite lake yesterday (Saturday) an hour before sunrise and find a line to launch. After waiting 30 minutes I finally launch only to find that there are no available spaces at any of the numerous docks slips to tie off on while parking. Then I realize that there are Bass Club tournament fisherman blocking all of the slips while they gather in the parking lot picking their a**es and waiting for sunrise (which is still 30 minutes away). So I guess if you are not part of their "precious" little tournament you have to tie off at the launch and go park, which off course blocks the ramp and slows down everyone else from launching. And bonus points for the jerks that were running full speed in zero visibility fog and not even using running lights. You know who you are. At least I hope they enjoyed watching me hammer 3 to 5 pounders right in front of them all day, because of course once I caught a fish I was immediately surrounded. At one point I had 10 boats around me.


Pull up to the bank and get off, pull up to the ramp, bunch of different options unless youíre the dainty type that has to have a dock to get off their boat.




It is not about being "dainty" it is about common courtesy. Every available spot on the docks and the bank were taken for over an hour, thus requiring blocking the ramp while parking. And I am purposely being vague because maybe this happens a lot at other lakes and all Clubs and members seeing this might think about changing their take off policies. But then again they might just write it off like you do because I am being "dainty".


Iím trying to be nice. Itís a public lake they have just as much as a right as you do. If you donít like it let your state representative know you want to ban bass clubs, pick a different lake, go back home, Join the club, anything besides complain on a forum rather than talking to them.

Wow, you are trying to be nice by calling me "dainty". And now your over reaction to my "complaining" tells me you might be the type that would stand around and watch the ramp being blocked over and over for over an hour with no concern for any one else. I think this forum is a perfect way to broach the subjects and get people thinking about it instead of taking it personally and reacting with name calling and such.

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Re: Bass Club BS... [Re: markson] #12622155
02/11/18 08:20 PM
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courtesy docks are first came first serve at my lake. I have watched ski boats tie up and drink beer for hours, while waiting for someone else to come and park in the trailer only spots with no trailer. Part of the public use. I hate to inform you, much of the public sucks. Even some bass club members


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Re: Bass Club BS... [Re: markson] #12622159
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What is the purpose of these type of posts? If you just want to rant on the internet....cool.

Id be willing to bet you said nothing to the anglers that "crowded" you too.

If you have a problem with someone on the water, man up and say something to them on the water instead of whining about it on a public forum

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Re: Bass Club BS... [Re: markson] #12622169
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That situation is when I go in to "bumper boat" mode. I own an '07 for a reason. Excuse me while I slide in between these shiny new rigs. I knew I could squeeze it in. It's called being considerate. Not drawing attention to just tourney folks, but I would guess that 50% of the bass boaters out there possess none of consideration and common sense. Yes, I'm getting old but not very grumpy.


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Re: Bass Club BS... [Re: markson] #12622171
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That's definitely annoying. But, it's an inconvenient side-effect of public property. Maybe shift leisure trips to Sundays to avoid the bulk of the tournament crowd?

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Originally Posted By: Okie Poke
That situation is when I go in to "bumper boat" mode. I own an '07 for a reason. Excuse me while I slide in between these shiny new rigs. I knew I could squeeze it in. It's called being considerate. Not drawing attention to just tourney folks, but I would guess that 50% of the bass boaters out there possess none of consideration and common sense. Yes, I'm getting old but not very grumpy.

Yeah, I can see by some of the over reactions and creative interpretations of my post that I was right in not "confronting" people at the dock or being explicit in the details of my experience. Who knows what kind of idiocy I would be exposed to if I engaged these type of people face to face.

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Re: Bass Club BS... [Re: markson] #12622187
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Originally Posted By: markson
Originally Posted By: Okie Poke
That situation is when I go in to "bumper boat" mode. I own an '07 for a reason. Excuse me while I slide in between these shiny new rigs. I knew I could squeeze it in. It's called being considerate. Not drawing attention to just tourney folks, but I would guess that 50% of the bass boaters out there possess none of consideration and common sense. Yes, I'm getting old but not very grumpy.

Yeah, I can see by some of the over reactions and creative interpretations of my post that I was right in not "confronting" people at the dock or being explicit in the details of my experience. Who knows what kind of idiocy I would be exposed to if I engaged these type of people face to face.


You can easily "confront" people when you have an issue with some respect and calmness. You don't have to acta fool or anything. Simply ask if they would mind moving over a bit to make room for others. The rest in regards to unsafe boaters is simply common sense. Hard to argue as a TD when someone hands you boat numbers and a phone video showing the situation. Most people have smart phones and a quick pix or video goes a long way.

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Week day fisher here, too much stupid at the public ramps on the weekends. That's just the start... as you observed, once you get past the ramp circus you get to deal with boats, jet skis, pontoon boats hauling [censored] in all directions oblivious of surroundings, rude morons fishing up on you or cutting you off... if I wasn't self employed and not able to fish weekdays I wouldn't fish. I do it for the peace and quite and relaxation.


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