That's crazy.....an honest tax paying citizen on a nice sled that could obviously afford it, that didn't get cited to build revenue fer the state.....UN-HEARD-OF!!!:no:Never had a bad experience with FWC, when they show up i am always ready and i know the run down it seems they get me every time, so i know the drill pretty good, not to mention i know the officers too not personally but from being stopped and they tend to recognize me from the last time they stopped me. I usually offer them bottled water, gatorade, or a bag of tater chips. I have had a few warnings but never been cited, i try to stay as legal as possible. I think we have a great bunch of officers here, i have heard different things about the ones over in destin but i have no first had knowledge.
The only time i ever got perturbed was after i pulled a broken down boat back in from the gulf. They had enough people on the boat i had to pull a few people into my boat to balance the weight. At the ramp we got checked and of course i didn't have enough life vest on board, slipped my mind at the time just trying to help. there were two FWC guys, one seasoned and one obvious rookie, the rookie was gonna write me a ticket until the seasoned guy told him that i was just helping a fellow boater, we cut those guys a little slack.
Go ahead and flame away jason as i always hate all LEO.
That's crazy.....an honest tax paying citizen on a nice sled that could obviously afford it, that didn't get cited to build revenue fer the state.....UN-HEARD-OF!!!:no:
Ya'll can tell me to flame away, I just find it comical some of the crap ya'll discuss about a LEO's job and have no clue what you are talking about...It's no sweat since I run into folks all the time that don't like LEO's:yes:
Just the same as if I got on here and offered my .02 on blue water fishing. I've been many many times but do not consider myself one who could even give simple advice to someone who does this fishing.....Silly me fer thinking that if I don't know what I'm talking about, I should keep my lips zipped.... Too bad more folks don't have this thought pattern!:001_huh:
While this was not FWC, it was South Carolina DNR when I lived there for a short time.
I was checked while in my kayak with my daughter one day while out fishing. Almost the same type of experience that you had with the officer happened to us. He had special T-Shirts on board for kids he caught wearing their life jackets while on boats whether they were supposed to have them on by law or not as an awareness thing. He handed my daughter the shirt and she was thrilled etc...
One the back of this shirt it says, I was caught wearing my life jacket. Caught a nice red fish after the officer departed too!
U got that right.i got stopped a month or so ago near NAS by 2 guys in a 19ish pathfinder FWC boat. i had my 5 yr old and my 6 month old with me and my wife. Super nice guys wanted to make sure the girls life jackets fit properly and that we had proper safety gear and such.
glad they are out there, especially with all the idiots that have been on the water already this year