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Posted By: Catfish Tim

Bassholes - 08/29/21 07:23 PM

Hey guys. I have been on here before telling y'all about bass boats screaming past close enough to cast into their boat. I got this genius on video. Getting my planer board cut off was the low light of the morning trip yesterday, you'll see the highlight in the video. Spoiler alert, it was a 24 pound toad...

Another good morning on the water for Wy and I...

Posted By: Catfish Tim

Re: Bassholes - 08/29/21 07:27 PM

Guys I apologize. I have tried and tried to fix the dark screen at the beginning of this video and I can't get it to work. The raw video is fine but when I publish it to YouTube, it goes dark. I'm tired of fussin with it. Enjoy the rest of the video...
Posted By: Im RICK JAMES

Re: Bassholes - 08/29/21 09:42 PM

How far away was the bass boat? I notice you wrote you had lines out 150 yards
Posted By: Flags

Re: Bassholes - 08/29/21 09:48 PM

I do most of my fishing out of a float tube and I've had a lot of fully blinged out bass boats come ripping by me. Never understood why some insist on doing that sort of thing.
Posted By: Catfish Tim

Re: Bassholes - 08/29/21 10:16 PM

Originally Posted by Im RICK JAMES
How far away was the bass boat? I notice you wrote you had lines out 150 yards


I'm guessing the long boards were out 100 - 110 yards. The boat came between my boat and the boards so he was 75 yards maybe...
Posted By: MuglyFishing

Re: Bassholes - 08/30/21 06:19 AM

Nice Fish!! fish
Posted By: Fishin' Nut

Re: Bassholes - 08/30/21 12:56 PM

I'm not defending the basshole, but I wonder if he thought it was noodles? I've know some non catters who have never heard of planer boards when I tell them how I fish.
Posted By: Fishin' Nut

Re: Bassholes - 08/30/21 12:59 PM

Footnote to Catfish Tim: 5 gates open on G Dam last Saturday in preparation for Ida. The grass was so bad we couldn't fish planer boards. Had to fish probably 10 miles downstream before the grass would thin out enough to allow us to bottom fish.
Posted By: Catfish Tim

Re: Bassholes - 08/30/21 01:30 PM

Originally Posted by Fishin' Nut
I'm not defending the basshole, but I wonder if he thought it was noodles? I've know some non catters who have never heard of planer boards when I tell them how I fish.


I would like to give the guy the benefit of the doubt. I still think at that time of the morning when there were no other boats around with that much water, why do you have to get that close to anybody? It just doesn't make sense to me. Go wide. No need to get that close to anybody...
Posted By: Catfish Tim

Re: Bassholes - 08/30/21 01:33 PM

Originally Posted by Fishin' Nut
Footnote to Catfish Tim: 5 gates open on G Dam last Saturday in preparation for Ida. The grass was so bad we couldn't fish planer boards. Had to fish probably 10 miles downstream before the grass would thin out enough to allow us to bottom fish.


I texted Josh yesterday. I was thinking you guys were gonna get a ton of rain. Doesn't surprise me that they are dumping water ahead of the storm. That grass is a real problem. I hope things don't stay messed up too long and you can get back to catchin good fish soon. Be safe brother!
Posted By: 🍀El Gato Azul🍀

Re: Bassholes - 08/30/21 05:03 PM

Noodles or planer boards it doesn’t matter. When there is an entire lake to drive on it is very inconsiderate and dangerous for another boat to get anywhere near you when they are on full plane going fast but I see it all the time. A boat can hit a rogue wave or someone gets distracted and before you can blink there is a terrible accident. It’s also illegal to have excessive speed and wake or wash next to someone who is in the act of fishing. We’re not all fishing strait down. I have them blow right through my area full speed 50+ mph and even cut directly in front of my boat and in front of my drift line or across by lines out the back and cut me off. 50ft snd less. Very inconsiderate! In my 30+ years of boating every week I’ve never done that to another boat. I also have guys circle my boat scanning my area when I fish and they have cut my lines as well. I chalk it up to stupidity more than being an a-hole but stupidity and ignorance is not an excuse. Ignorant inconsiderate folks have ignorant inconsiderate ways! Kind of makes you want to follow em to where they are beating up the shore line and then blow through their bass run full speed!! My cousin is a Game Warden in Grayson County snd he said to take a video of the guy and his TX# and text it to your local Game Warden or Sheriffs Department. I keep both their numbers in my phone but I’ve never called the law on anyone.
Posted By: taterpop

Re: Bassholes - 08/30/21 06:03 PM

Originally Posted by Fishin' Nut
I'm not defending the basshole, but I wonder if he thought it was noodles? I've know some non catters who have never heard of planer boards when I tell them how I fish.

The key word is Thought, they don't do much of that it's wide open all the way. They never think about what a person is doing.They don't have a lot of thought about that person in a smaller boat ether .
Posted By: Oldrabbit

Re: Bassholes - 08/30/21 06:47 PM

Originally Posted by taterpop
Originally Posted by Fishin' Nut
I'm not defending the basshole, but I wonder if he thought it was noodles? I've know some non catters who have never heard of planer boards when I tell them how I fish.

The key word is Thought, they don't do much of that it's wide open all the way. They never think about what a person is doing.They don't have a lot of thought about that person in a smaller boat ether .

I Bass fish and take your post as offensive and untrue. Not all people that have Bass boats are guilty. I also Crappie and Catfish out of my Bass boat. I was taught young to respect other boaters and will come off plane to go past a person in a kayak, flat bottom, smaller boat or even a Bass boat before I will cause them to be rocked by waves. I have had my trotlines cut by folks before and they were well marked. In open water, I will go out of my way to stay away from other boats, it's just common courtesy.
Posted By: 🍀El Gato Azul🍀

Re: Bassholes - 08/30/21 07:00 PM

He didn’t say all. He said the ones that run wide open all the way. Been fishing just about every week my entire life and 9 times out of 10 when someone blows through like that they are in a bass boat. This is not an overstatement but the cold hard truth. You may have been taught the right and wrongs of boating but all the bassholes that have been blowing through my areas at full speed the last 30+ years certainly we’re not!!
Posted By: Catfish Tim

Re: Bassholes - 08/30/21 08:43 PM

Originally Posted by Oldrabbit
Originally Posted by taterpop
Originally Posted by Fishin' Nut
I'm not defending the basshole, but I wonder if he thought it was noodles? I've know some non catters who have never heard of planer boards when I tell them how I fish.

The key word is Thought, they don't do much of that it's wide open all the way. They never think about what a person is doing.They don't have a lot of thought about that person in a smaller boat ether .

I Bass fish and take your post as offensive and untrue. Not all people that have Bass boats are guilty. I also Crappie and Catfish out of my Bass boat. I was taught young to respect other boaters and will come off plane to go past a person in a kayak, flat bottom, smaller boat or even a Bass boat before I will cause them to be rocked by waves. I have had my trotlines cut by folks before and they were well marked. In open water, I will go out of my way to stay away from other boats, it's just common courtesy.


If you noticed, I acknowledged the first two bass boats that came south from the Brockdale ramp were courteous and gave plenty of room. The third guy was the Basshole. Not everybody with a bass boat is this way. But everybody who is this way, seems to have a bass boat.
Posted By: nellie

Re: Bassholes - 08/30/21 08:52 PM

Maybe I misunderstood this post but are y'all saying the boat was 75 yards which is 225 feet away is not enough room?

I fish for all species from my bass boat and a lot of places I run you don't have a choice to run 75 yard away from other boats, I do not think that is too close.

Just like some of the bank fisherman at Lavon that start waving and yelling at people running 300-500 feet from the shoreline, I have turned around after trying to figure why they were waving and realize there taking drones or kayaks a 1/4 miles out to drop their baits and sometimes balloons, how in the world am I supposed to know they have lines out that far?
Posted By: Oldrabbit

Re: Bassholes - 08/30/21 09:00 PM

Originally Posted by Catfish Tim
Originally Posted by Oldrabbit
Originally Posted by taterpop
Originally Posted by Fishin' Nut
I'm not defending the basshole, but I wonder if he thought it was noodles? I've know some non catters who have never heard of planer boards when I tell them how I fish.

The key word is Thought, they don't do much of that it's wide open all the way. They never think about what a person is doing.They don't have a lot of thought about that person in a smaller boat ether .

I Bass fish and take your post as offensive and untrue. Not all people that have Bass boats are guilty. I also Crappie and Catfish out of my Bass boat. I was taught young to respect other boaters and will come off plane to go past a person in a kayak, flat bottom, smaller boat or even a Bass boat before I will cause them to be rocked by waves. I have had my trotlines cut by folks before and they were well marked. In open water, I will go out of my way to stay away from other boats, it's just common courtesy.


If you noticed, I acknowledged the first two bass boats that came south from the Brockdale ramp were courteous and gave plenty of room. The third guy was the Basshole. Not everybody with a bass boat is this way. But everybody who is this way, seems to have a bass boat.

Thanks, I guess I mistook the jest of the post. I grew up fishing out of a 14' Terry Bass boat fishing with my dad. We fished Caddo Lake and Big Cypress Bayou and learned really quickly that the ski boats don't slow down for anyone.
Posted By: 🍀El Gato Azul🍀

Re: Bassholes - 08/30/21 09:07 PM

The picture on Tim’s post says it all. The yahoo was within casting distance and that is too close!!! My guide buddy Steve keeps a 1 oz ready for inconsiderate yahoo’s like that. You go by Steve full speed and you might just get a 1oz up side the head. I’ve seen him bounce a few off bassholes hulls and one day one of those guys called the game warden and then waited there for him to arrive. When the warden showed up to investigate he gave the yahoo a ticket and told us to have a nice day! Pure greatness!!
Posted By: HookaToad

Re: Bassholes - 08/30/21 09:31 PM

Quite frankly when I am on the water I typically like to be alone and as far away from other boats as possible. This includes "running full out" across the lake. However, when you are anchored up on the edge of and/or in the middle of the boat lane where its two feet outside the lane, then while i might not go by on plane, I am damn sure I am going by you closer than you want, and I don't care what kind of boat you are in.

My point is sometime circumstances and conditions make it impossible to stay as far apart as we would like. Your point is, as I understand it, in the example I gave, is that flying by you on pad at full speed swamping your boat or running over your lines is "assholeish", to which I completely agree. So it comes down to how each individual acts in any given situation. As my PVA buddy once told me, "some of these guys [in wheelchairs] are [censored] and I can guarantee they were [censored] before they got put in that chair". I imagine same applies to boat operators and the kind of boat being operated doesn't matter.
Posted By: 🍀El Gato Azul🍀

Re: Bassholes - 08/30/21 09:44 PM

Sounds like bass guys and catfish anglers have different views on common courtesy. Tim is a good guy and a very nice person snd if he says the guy was too close then the guy was too close. I trust Tim’s judgement. Defending some Bass boat who is obviously in the wrong doesn’t surprise me in this day and age of boating. I see bass boats pulling dumb $hip just about every other weekend.
Posted By: HookaToad

Re: Bassholes - 08/30/21 11:07 PM

I don't doubt Tim is a good guy and nice person and my post in no way differed from his views on common courtesy. I saw the picture and didn't see anything that would require the bass boat to be that close to him. My point was if someone is operationg their boat, no matter what kind of boat it is, in a discourteous manner, then that is probably how they conduct themselves in life too. In otherwords, its not the type of boat that makes someone an asshol###. Unfortunately there are some that drive bass boats, pontoon boats, jet skis, ski boats, cabin cruisers, jon boats, canoes, kayaks, rubber duckies...etc
Posted By: tmd11111

Re: Bassholes - 08/30/21 11:27 PM

Originally Posted by 🍀El Gato Azul🍀
The picture on Tim’s post says it all. The yahoo was within casting distance and that is too close!!! My guide buddy Steve keeps a 1 oz ready for inconsiderate yahoo’s like that. You go by Steve full speed and you might just get a 1oz up side the head. I’ve seen him bounce a few off bassholes hulls and one day one of those guys called the game warden and then waited there for him to arrive. When the warden showed up to investigate he gave the yahoo a ticket and told us to have a nice day! Pure greatness!!


Launch a sinker at my boat and I'll have something to launch back that moves quite a bit faster. See it all the time. Bank fishermen will set up on a channel that only 50 yards wide or less and put their lines right in the middle. Better pull them in before I pull them out.
Posted By: 🍀El Gato Azul🍀

Re: Bassholes - 08/30/21 11:45 PM

Originally Posted by tmd11111
Originally Posted by 🍀El Gato Azul🍀
The picture on Tim’s post says it all. The yahoo was within casting distance and that is too close!!! My guide buddy Steve keeps a 1 oz ready for inconsiderate yahoo’s like that. You go by Steve full speed and you might just get a 1oz up side the head. I’ve seen him bounce a few off bassholes hulls and one day one of those guys called the game warden and then waited there for him to arrive. When the warden showed up to investigate he gave the yahoo a ticket and told us to have a nice day! Pure greatness!!


Launch a sinker at my boat and I'll have something to launch back that moves quite a bit faster. See it all the time. Bank fishermen will set up on a channel that only 50 yards wide or less and put their lines right in the middle. Better pull them in before I pull them out.

Spoken like a true bass guy! Lmao!! roflmao what a joke! I’ve never had a problem with bank fisherman or any angler for that matter but I suspect you do quite often. Your not the only guy in Texas packing either! slinger
Posted By: Im RICK JAMES

Re: Bassholes - 08/31/21 12:54 AM

75 yards is way beyond casting distance. There’s no public lake you’re gonna get 150 yard radius around your boat all to yourself.
Posted By: 🍀El Gato Azul🍀

Re: Bassholes - 08/31/21 01:07 AM

Tim says he was close enough to cast inside the boat and I believe it cuz I see it often. I can easily cast to that boat in the pic and well past it. I get glitter boats flying by at 50 ft or less all the time. 50ft not yards. If you’d running up through 8 lines and 6 planer boards your a total idiot. If your defending a guy fir running up through 8 lines and 6 planer boards then your proving the name of Tim’s post with every key stroke . The name of the post says it all and guys defending it relays the post perfectly! I can’t quit laughing!
Posted By: Bluecat Bob

Re: Bassholes - 08/31/21 01:45 AM

Dang, this sure lit a fire under a few folks!

I recently started fishing from a small 16 foot boat, coming from a big pedal kayak.

In my experience 80% of folks are very courteous, it's just the few yahoo's that spoil it. I was stuck out in the middle of Texoma last winter when a 20 knot breeze literally blew up out of nowhere. I was making as much progress as I could trying to get off, surfing down waves on my kayak, and I had no less than 3 bass boats come to check I was ok.

Good peeps and I sure appreciated it.

Nothing against bass boats or bass fisherman, I have done it for years, but I do smile when I see them zoom from one end of the lake to the other at 50mph, and then turn around and zoom back 30 minutes later (hides).

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Posted By: Catfish Tim

Re: Bassholes - 08/31/21 10:12 AM

Well it does seem my post has lit a bit of a fire under some folks Bob. Look, I'm not calling anybody out for having a bass boat and using that 700 HP engine strapped on the back of it to run 100 MPH on open water, heck I'd do the same thing. The issue is there were only two boats within view at that time, me and him. I tried to wave him off so he would go wide but he was going from point A to point B by the shortest distance whether I was on that line or not. THAT'S THE PROBLEM. When you have the entire lake, go wide. It's that simple. If you cut my lines your too close. Now if you want to call me out for having my lines out too far, I don't know what to tell ya. And it is 20% of the guys causing 80% of the problems, or maybe 100% of them. Some guys drive their boat just like they drive their truck. And that is without any concern for anybody else. I've been on Texoma when boats were actually bumping into each other. I know the lake can get crowded. But when it's empty and I'm still getting run over, there's no excuse for that. de

Now, it happened, it's over, nobody got hurt and I got my planer board back. Let's see who's gonna get the next toad. Tight lines guys and God Bless. God bless all of us, no matter what kind of boat we have!
Posted By: T Bird

Re: Bassholes - 08/31/21 01:08 PM

So besides watching out for your jugs, noodles and trotlines, now I have to stay 100 yards from your boat because you might be running planer boards. Nope, I don't think so.

Signed,
Basshole
Posted By: 🍀El Gato Azul🍀

Re: Bassholes - 08/31/21 01:35 PM

Unfortunately there are a ton of inconsiderate folks these days who only care about themselves Tim. There is no cure for being an a-hole.
Posted By: pineywoods

Re: Bassholes - 09/01/21 10:07 AM

Agree with most comments. Boats pass too closely.

But, one point....a boat on plane, at speed, makes much less wake than a boat just plodding along. When I was with TPWD my "boss", who by no means was an outdoorsman, would come off plane and throttle back when passing rows of crappie fishermen on Fork, creating a huge wake. The lights/lanterns on boats we passed would pitch and wave, high into the air, then down into the water. He was a douche by slowing down! On plane, at a distance, you hardly notice these metalflake monsters pass by!

Wonder if there is an element to this like the loud Harleys with riders wearing no helmets. You know, look what I have, look at who I am?

Off to kayak fish Fork this morning for C. Cats. Hope the metalflakes stay back!
Posted By: Jimbo

Re: Bassholes - 09/01/21 12:44 PM

I've had my lines cut off many times not by bassholes, but by other fishermenholes. They could clearly see me with my lines out or fighting a fish and then start doing circles around my boat within casting distance, and some have been guideholes.
The Aholes will always be out there, but I try not to let them ruin my day!
Posted By: serj5150

Re: Bassholes - 09/02/21 01:04 PM

Well I'm just glad no one got hurt and Tim still had a good video thumb when I was younger and hot headed it would definitely make me have a bad day and waste my energy being mad but now it doesn't really bother me, it just makes me sad that it just appears to not be any courtesy anymore on the Lakes confused 3
Posted By: HookaToad

Re: Bassholes - 09/02/21 02:41 PM

Originally Posted by serj5150
Well I'm just glad no one got hurt and Tim still had a good video thumb when I was younger and hot headed it would definitely make me have a bad day and waste my energy being mad but now it doesn't really bother me, it just makes me sad that it just appears to not be any courtesy anymore on the Lakes confused 3

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Posted By: Fish Killer

Re: Bassholes - 09/02/21 06:21 PM

Ill still take a bass boat wake anytime anywhere compared to the dam Wakeboarders or Wake Surfers.......
Posted By: Flip Flop Fisher

Re: Bassholes - 09/03/21 05:35 PM

Originally Posted by Fish Killer
Ill still take a bass boat wake anytime anywhere compared to the dam Wakeboarders or Wake Surfers.......


I saw 2 cigarette boats on our lake Saturday. Looked like Crocket and Tubbs coming down the river
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