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Fayette accident #13433785 02/10/20 02:42 PM
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I read on the news that a boat sunk Saturday night with 5 people on board. 2 made it to shore. 2 bodys recovered and one still missing. Accident happened after 10 pm.

Re: Fayette accident [Re: TomRom] #13433870 02/10/20 03:38 PM
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It was five cast netter guys in a flat bottom boat. A friend of mine saw the boat loaded down with guys that same afternoon and he said it was real close to sinking then because it was over loaded with people.

Re: Fayette accident [Re: TomRom] #13434011 02/10/20 05:18 PM
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I think we saw the boat by the discharge. They dropped 2 of them off on the bank with a net and ice chest. They were paddling with no motor and the boat didn't have a lot of freeboard with just 3 in the boat. IMO, it looked like a 12x36 aluminum - 14x36 at the biggest. We saw that boat about 2:00. Man that sucks. I wonder if the 2 survivors were the 2 on the bank if it was actually the same boat we saw. It looked to be like they came from the Park Prairie launch

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Re: Fayette accident [Re: TomRom] #13435122 02/11/20 01:11 PM
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I have seen that boat several times, usually near the discharge. Last time there were two guys on the north side of the discharge, and two in the boat, including one girl. It was a rough day on Fayette that day, I don't see how they got back to either ramp.



Re: Fayette accident [Re: TomRom] #13440383 02/15/20 08:46 AM
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Normally the boats I see out there are only there during the day. Reports are they had no life vests and alcohol was found on boat. It’s sad people died even though they were on the lake illegally. I haven’t seen any game wardens out there in several years and used to get checked every other trip.

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Originally Posted by Bass Junkie
Normally the boats I see out there are only there during the day. Reports are they had no life vests and alcohol was found on boat. It’s sad people died even though they were on the lake illegally. I haven’t seen any game wardens out there in several years and used to get checked every other trip.



I know some are saying it happened at night, but technically I'm sure that is correct. The information is authorities 'received a call at 10pm'. And I think at least 1 article said it came from the 2 survivors, but even if it came from family at home my bet is it happened very near sunset (6:00-6:30).

Personally, I see more game wardens on Fayette than all the other lakes put together. I was just checked there the week prior. Last year, I was checked no less than 4 times and saw them at least 2 dozen. They finally I guess recognized my boat and quit checking me. But they definitely were looking for a particular type most of the time.

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Originally Posted by barbarian
Originally Posted by Bass Junkie
Normally the boats I see out there are only there during the day. Reports are they had no life vests and alcohol was found on boat. It’s sad people died even though they were on the lake illegally. I haven’t seen any game wardens out there in several years and used to get checked every other trip.



I know some are saying it happened at night, but technically I'm sure that is correct. The information is authorities 'received a call at 10pm'. And I think at least 1 article said it came from the 2 survivors, but even if it came from family at home my bet is it happened very near sunset (6:00-6:30).

Personally, I see more game wardens on Fayette than all the other lakes put together. I was just checked there the week prior. Last year, I was checked no less than 4 times and saw them at least 2 dozen. They finally I guess recognized my boat and quit checking me. But they definitely were looking for a particular type most of the time.



Bizarre, I've fished Fayette well over 100 times and have never been checked a single time.


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Last time I saw a game warden on Fayette was over 12 years ago. That was Eric Nigren (sp) and I'm not sure if he is still in the area or not.



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