Sunday, August 1, 2010
Jet Boat Ban on Grande Ronde...
Thank you Sweet Baby Jesus
Last fall for the first time during Steelhead Season, a guide began using a jet boat on the relatively small waters of the Grand Ronde. There's just nothing like swinging through a beautiful run on the Boggan's to Schumaker float only to have your piece and tranquility (not to mention great fishing) broken up by the roar of a jet.
Besides the ultimate suckiness of having a jet whirl buy you at 20 miles an hour, it began poising a safety issue as guys and gals were reporting the boat was almost swamping them as they fished
It looks like calmer heads ruled
Jet boaters and fisherman have reached a tenative pact to regulate when jets can use the Ronde. For the majority of the Fall and Winter Steelhead season, they're out....da motorbots that is
Read the full meal deal here, a link from the Spokesman Review