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I for got to post this one until I saw what graphix dude said he saw the three guys doing to the skates last night. Yesterday around 11:00am on lynnhaven pier, I saw a boat with 2 guys on it pull right up to the pier at the end and start fishing, I mean within tying up distance of the pier, the older gentleman on the pier drove the golf cart down to the end and began (Going Off) he took the boat numbers and told them they were breaking the law. Fishing this close it would have been cheaper to pay the 6 bucks to fish the pier than to pay for fuel and about 15 grand on a boat. Whatcha think? ;) [/LIST]
 

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Firedog, no worse then them jet skis running up and down within casting distance. A couple ounces of lead across the bow usually fixes both of these problems though.
 

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I know what you mean flounder pounder, I was with my wife and she gets embarassed when I say things to people when they are being stupid, so I kept my mouth shut, I'm sure these guys knew better, but didn't care..
 

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LOL - I saw them too bro but I was on the beach then. What fools.

Let me add to the list of stupid things I have seen.

Another boat came on the right side of the pier (fort story side) and ran back and forth almost within casting distance causing all kind of wake around the pier for several minutes.

Lots of Garbage left on the pier or thrown in the water.

Hooks left on the pier railing with bait chunks on it (just know this is being gobbled up by some poor seagull)

People peeing off the pier near women and kids (I have to admit I have peed off the pier but not when kids and ladys could see and only at night)

Ok...so I have done some stupid stuff too - probably asked too many questions or talked to much after a few beers and I also casted my gotcha plug over a a persons line a couple of times.

Lets keep the list goin...this should be entertaining at least.

Oh - one more thing - A military helicopter flying VERY low over the pier. Makes me nervous as much as those guys crash! Doesnt seem necessary with all the other ways they can look at people on the pier from a distance. I got a cool picture of it though.
 

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Some people do some really ingnorant and stupid things. Jeesh.

Seagull pier: I had that incident some guy claiming he was "Wayne Fowlkes" was casting pyramid sinkers at boats with his heaver. He hit one boat, and the owner of that vessel came on the pier with the police about an hour later. At first he seemed unsure who it had been mr, and even asked me if I was the one. I answered heck no, I was the one who threw my arms above my head to show my hands were empty. Minutes later he pointed out the moron who had hit his boat.

The police escorted "Wayne" and all his stuff back to the police cruiser.

BTW, this stupid axxxxxx even gave me his ph number for me to call him whenever I wanted rod work done. I snickered - I know the real wayne fowlkes. I called wayne later that day and I gave his this info. Wayne had a very long talk with this individual...

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I know when I go fishing I am there to catch fish and have fun. And when I have my family there to see idiot's act the way they do and my kid's ask me what are they doing? There is a hole big ocean, what the heck. And people throwing trash on the grounf when there is a trash can is 2 feet away.
 

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One rainy day on the Ft. Monroe Pier, Kimoslobby and I were watching a father fish with his 8-year old and the son was trying to cast his Zebco reel.

Well on one cast the lead weight, which was far to heavy for the rod, didn't go out and the force of the weight, and slippery conditions flipped the rod right out of his hands and into the fast running current and it sunk to the bottom.

Miraculously, about 5 casts later the father pulled the reel/rod up about 8 feet away from where it went in. Very good save.

Even more miraculously, about 10 minutes later, with the same lead-weight the kid did it again, and 15 minutes later the father caught the rod/reel again ... and then they went home.

THROW MORE / SOME / ANY BACK

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Throwing lead at boats because they are breaking the law is the WRONG way to go about stoping them from comming to close to the pier. Just get their boat reg. numbers and call the coast guard. They will get a nice ticket, and you won't be hauled off to jail..If you hit someone with a five ounce weight you could kill them is it worth it.... JAM
 

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Guess what guys. This subject of boats and recreational fishing piers has come up again and again. As far as I know there are no laws that prohibit the use of a boat near a fishing pier. There probably ought to be but there are none on the books (yet). There is a law about setting gill nets within something like 300 yards of a commercial pier.

I also agree that throwing lead at a boat cruising up and down a pier is a dumb idea as someone could get hurt. Rotten squid now . . .

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I agree 5 oz. of lead up side the head wouldn't feel to good. I know the guys who were next to lynnhaven pier in the boat were well aware of the 200 ft. mark. We just need to be a little smarter, Two wrongs don't make a right. just because someone else is showing thier [email protected]# does mean we need to do the same. enjoy the posts
 

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All of this stuff pale in comparison to what
I witnessed on Lynnhaven Pier with my dad when I was a kid. Two drunk white guys were giving these older black guys a bunch of crap when one used the "N" word. Next thing I know the two old black men calmly walked over to the drunks, Threw a couple of punches laid them out, then we saw all this blood. Turns out one of them got stabbed! No kidding The call went out for an Ambulance and Dad's says this isn't what we came for so we left. This happened in the 1970's
 

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My days on the pier haven't been as bad as that, I think I would have gotten out of dodge on that one if I was with my son too. :D [/LIST]
 

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This one should top all the rest:

This really happened. In May of 1995 when i was still a student at Old Dominion University i would fish so much all up and down the coast, the piers, the beaches and countless "secret spots." One day while fishing for the Croakers at the Harrison's Pier (T end) i caught something very interesting. i'd never leave home without my heaver even when i plan on Spot/Croaker fishing. Believe me, if you cast out a whole spot or croaker and let it sit. Even if you don't catch anything on it-no big deal. BUT if you do get a bite-GET the net and get the camera ready. While catching Croakers nonstop my heaver started singing. Real loud and the line was going out fast! i grabbed the pole and gave it a hard hookset. A solid hookup! The pressure was so strong that i had to quickly lossen the drag to prevent the line from snapping! (25lb Berkley Big Game) With the drag almost off the thing that i had hook was still taking a lot of line. With about 20 yards of line left i had to tighten the drag all the way down! My thumb actually started smoking from me putting on the pressure! Them BAM! All the line got spooled! i was thinking OMG! That was almost 300 yards gone in just a few seconds! Then i saw what i had on the line. Get this! I hooked up to a US Navy mini test submarine!!! Kidding you not!!!! It took all my line and apparently it wrap it all up in the propeller!!!! A few minutes later a few Navy speed boats was at the scene. I saw smoke coming out of the submarine which measured about 6 feet long. I then noticed Navy divers jumping of the side of the boat to get a better look at the damaged submarine. I can see the action for the submarine was only about 100 yards off the T of the pier!! Some fellow fisherman there started laughing and having a ball!!! They started joking at how i damaged the Navy's million dollar submarine. What happened next was surprising. One of the boat came up to the pier and asked who's line they had caught-I was nevous to admit that it was mine and apologized. What the Navy gentlemen said and did was so amazing!!! I still remembered his face and the exact words. He said, "I personally apologized at what happened and I will pay for any damages" i was speecless. Here i was thinking that he would take me in because i had damaged their million submarine but instead he offered a apology and offered to pay for any damages done! I told the gentlemen that it was no problem and still apologized. He insisted that it was their fault and offered 10-15 dollars for damages....i can't remember exactly for it was not important. He said that they should not have been the close to the pier. Everytime i told this story all my friends and coworkers would laugh. This really happened and i am grateful at the outcome-what a nice gentlemen that officer was!

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Ahh...more incitement for committing assault I see; hasn't the consequences and results from last season's fiasco @ Lesner Marina suggested finding some other way to resolve boaters' stupidity/senselessness than hurling lead at them?
 

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I was in MAryland a few years ago saw 2 things happen to these two drunk men. The first guy was casting and cought his friend in the crotch with a hook. I guess there wasnt to much damage casue they continued to fish untill the guy that got it in the crotch cut off his finger cutting up bait. They left the peir then and it was a funny sight.

THe dumbest thing i have ever done was go barefoot on a peir. got a few splinter and a couple of hooks in me before i got smart enough to put shoes on. :eek:
 

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I was fishing at a pier in Kitty Hawk, NC when I saw someone "accidentally" hit someone on the PIER with a led weight. A seagull was eating the guys bait and he had a weight in his hand because he was putting together a new rig. The guy threw the weight at the seagull and ended up hitting a another fisherman on his way to the end of the pier. The guy he hit wasnt hurt (becauase the guy that threw it throws like a girl) but I mean come on, why in the heck would you throw a weight at a seagull when you can just walk five feet and scare it away.
 

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Are you sure it was his finger that got cut? How did he REALLY get that hook out of his crotch? This subject should have it's own board "STOOOPID", right under Boating Board.
The sadest thing I have seen on a pier has to be at Seagull Pier when I saw several groups of people with kids less than 6 years old huddled up in blankets at 2:45 am in the middle of November. It was 37 degrees with a 25 mph. wind, no fish to be caught anywhere on the pier, and these guys had all put down case of beer apeice. No one on the pier caught anything all night, so it was really about dragging their kids out there to stay drunk all night while they froze. I've seen worse done to fish, but after that I tried to find a cop, to no avail. :mad:
 
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