Wednesday, May 31, 2017
By Del Albright, May 2017
Fishing and boating of any type are busy, popular sports these days and we all must remember to share the water, like we share the trails.
No one sport has rights over another, other than boating laws governing navigation. But when it comes to fishing, jet skiing, boating, wake boarding and you name it, we all must share the water and be polite in our pursuits.
Specialty boats like bass boats can travel at speeds in excess of 50mph. Extra care should be given to both the passengers and other boaters. Jet ski and PWC enthusiasts should take care to watch for slow moving fisherman possibly trolling for trout in open water where fast speed boating is also popular.
It's just a matter of courtesy and being polite to other users so we all can enjoy the water.
Visit the US Coast Guard website for more on boating, life vests and rules of the water:
Be safe; have fun; and boat smart.