December 17, 2017

Know Your Wake

Boating is part of inshore fishing, and knowing your wake is part of boating.

We’ve all seen that guy. That guy dragging a huge wake behind his boat.

Not only is this annoying, it’s dangerous.

Folks can be knocked into the water and fueling operations compromised.

You really don’t want to be that guy who caused any of those misfortunes.

Boats are not cars.

Look, the guy in the video wasn’t being malicious, he just doesn’t know any better.

If he did, he would know his boat throws a larger wake when it’s not planed off.

Experienced inshore anglers understand this and know the absolute worst way to slow down for a no wake zone is to roll through at an RPM higher than idle, but not high enough to plane the boat, usually around 1,500 to 2,500 RPM.

You are responsible for your wake.

We all need to be cognizant of our actions when boating.

Knowing what our wake is one of those things.

It’s respectful to those anglers on anchor and those tied up to the dock.

After all, the marsh becomes a better place when we are aware of our actions. :)


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Captain Devin

About the Author

Devin is a veteran of the Iraq War and former fishing guide. He founded Louisiana Fishing Blog in 2012 to share his ideas as a charter captain and still writes in it today. Since then he's created a fishing university — LAFB Elite — where he teaches inshore anglers how to safely navigate Louisiana's coast and catch more fish.

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