So.... we take off for a week of cruising in the Gulf off the coast of Texas
.... I know, not the ideal time just all that work will currently allow. OF COURSE we always troll some lines in the water
because if you don't have a line in the water
you definately won't catch anything. Man, did we catch something.
First some jerk in a center console RIB
comes flying up behind us withing 100 feet. You guessed it. He caught and broke our line! DANG IT.... that was an 8 dollar lure. THEN while he's untangling the line from his motor
he has the NERVE to holler at us! Something about you can't catch fish
AAAAARRRGGGHHHHHH..... REALLY! (Actual comment withheld as there were children
So, 3 days later we're 4 miles offshore
and about 10 miles south west of the entrance to Galveston Bay... and here's comes a jerk in a Center Console fishing
boat (tan top sides) with 2 big outboards. As if we're occupying the only place in the entire gulf of mexico
for his boat to motor
he crosses our line and snags BOTH of them. Before we can get a knife back to cut the lines he strips both reels.
&((*^%$#@!..... 2 more lures and 600 yards of line gone! This moron heads on out into the gulf. As we watch him all the sudden he stops..... about 2 miles on out from us. Then after a couple of minutes he turns and starts slowly motoring back into Galveston. Serves the #@@ right. There wasn't another boat within several miles of us but he decides to shoot right across our stern at full throttle only missing us by 100 feet if that.
Am I missing something? I was under the impression that when my sails
are up the motor powered small boats are supposed to stay some minimum distance away from my boat. It's no wonder people on sailboats want to carry guns