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Old 05-27-2019, 11:46 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by jazzman View Post
They of course have to stay 150 away, but anyone trolling still has to abide by the right of way rules.

I did have several people crossing from my port fail to yield me the right of way yesterday (not fishing boats).

I'm not going to even uncover my boat today
You do realize that when fishermen are trolling, they are doing less than 2 MPH right? They are generally on a specific course.

Failure to yield, to me, seems kind of silly to suggest. You would be the one closing in on them at a higher rate of speed and if they change course because "you have the right of way"..... It might take them a minute or two.

Expecting them to full stop so you can fly by with "right of way" while they have tackle in the water is not going to happen either.
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