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Old 04-02-2012, 01:40 AM   #1
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I was at pensacola beach pier saturday with some friends and witnessed several people on there trying to lure boats in close just so they could hit them with their jigs. Why??? I realize that if they are in too close, maybe they will spook fish or spool a line or two if they catch it with their prop, but if they are a hundred yards or even two hundred yards off the pier why would you care and try lure them in with thoughts of catching bait or a cobia or whatever you can just to hit them? Those people were yelling at them that there was bait and cobia closer to the pier instead of telling them to back off. My first thought jealousy. Next is that you are a total jerk and have no respect for other peoples safety or property. You people who do this do realize that if you injure someone or damage property throwing the hooks intentionally at them you will spend a few months at the county hotel! Is that worth it? I was amazed that people were doing this... and running to their rods just to get a chance at it. I guess i just have more respect for fellow fisherman unlike a few local pier rats. I know some of you who threw those jigs are reading this, please give me your side of the story...
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:54 AM   #2
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They are pier people.... What do you expect?
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:07 AM   #3
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A few years ago, I saw the same thing at the okaloosa pier. I stepped back to watch the fools go thinking they weren't thinking of what they were doing. A couple actually hit a boat and the next thing we all knew, about 10 or 12 big charter captains had the area well covered and the insults subsided somewhat. I left before things got too interesting and on the way out saw a couple of guys, big guys, patiently waiting out at the parking lot entrance/exit to the pier. I didn't see anything in the paper so hopefully they worked things out peacefully with the lead weight throwers.

The morons seem to think they're anonymous or something??
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:02 AM   #4
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boat people should have a big enough brain to stay away from the pier anyways. I dont fish the pier anymore, there are too many idiots on it.
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:04 AM   #5
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whoever runs the pier should be fired, the krap they let people do out there is unreal
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:14 AM   #6
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So if im kayak fishing by the pier but still at a safe distance and i hook a big fish and it drags me towards the pier or threw the pier, am i going get stuff threw at me? They better hope not!
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:24 AM   #7
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I have had them do the same to me. I got out of there before they hit me or the boat. A big lead weight could kill someone. Had they hit me or my boat they better pray the deputies get to them before I do.
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:50 AM   #8
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I had a pier q*eer fire a jig off at a buddy in a kayak last summer. Exact same scenario...he had just caught a decent king on the ride back in from snapper fishing and the fish pulled him in a little closer than I would have liked. Sure as shit, some tard up on the pier starts hootin and hollering about us being too close, and fires a jig off at my buddy. Fortunately, all the meth in his system must've impaired his vision, because he didn't get all that close...maybe he was just trying to "scare" us. The funniest thing about it is the signs on the pier tell boaters to stay back a hundred feet. But the asshats on the pier get all worked up if a boat is within a hundred yards.
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:08 AM   #9
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Absolutely stupid! I seen a lady on a kayak yesterday and she had a young child with her (5 years old maybe). What if this lady didn't know to stay at a safe distance from the pier? You think the rats would have thrown jigs at her? This crap makes me want run just far enough east to not get hit with lead and spin circles, raise hell all day to keep the fish spooked for these pricks. Not saying all pier fisherman are jackass because I know they are not. Come boys GROW UP!
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:12 AM   #10
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Who enforces the rules on the piers?
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