Let’s talk about launching a boat. Here are a few things I do to make it easy and safe for everyone. First, I pull over to the side and out of the way of others. Then I put the drain plug in the boat. This is probably the most important thing you can do, as many boats are lost each year because of this little task. Next, I take off the back tie straps if I’m using them. Finally, I load anything from the truck into the boat.

When you’re launching a boat, please don’t back halfway down the ramp and then decide it’s time to get the boat ready. All this does is make everyone mad. Make sure the boat is ready before you back down the ramp.

If it is dark out, and if you can, please turn your headlights off; parking lights will work just fine.

When you’re at the bottom of the ramp, headlights aim right up, and the next guy comes down, blinding him. It really sets people off when they can’t see. It is also a good idea to make sure your door is shut when you get out to grab the boat.

An open door can block the other launch lanes. Tie the boat to the dock and get your truck parked as soon as you can. Please don’t stop and say hi to your buddies until your truck is off the ramp. Remember, the next guy is just as excited to go Salmon, or Sturgeon fishing as you.

I hope everyone has a safe boating season this year. Remember to wear a life jacket at all times, file a float plan, and carry a first-aid kit. Also, be sure to have the right safety gear on board, like a fire extinguisher, whistle, and flares. Tight lines! I hope you catch plenty of salmon and walleye.


your Guide standing next to the boat.

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