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toosleaux
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Got inspected by the Coast Guard at the public landing in Golden Meadow
I have been fishing for decades and have never had this happen. Got me for a non-functional horn, no throw device and no whistle on board. Supposedly I will now get a letter in the mail and have to show proof I fixed it. Anyone been through this process? I'm paranoid I'll have some fines associated with this.


jimbeam
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re: Got inspected by the Coast Guard at the public landing in Golden Meadow
Did they roll up on you with a guy standing behind a machine gun on the boat? Because one time in Big Lake they rolled up on us with a guy standing behind a machine gun.


toosleaux
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re: Got inspected by the Coast Guard at the public landing in Golden Meadow
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Did they roll up on you with a guy standing behind a machine gun on the boat? Because one time in Big Lake they rolled up on us with a guy standing behind a machine gun


This was at the landing with my boat still on the trailer.


Loup
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re: Got inspected by the Coast Guard at the public landing in Golden Meadow
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Because one time in Big Lake they rolled up on us with a guy standing behind a machine gun.


I've had that happen in Black Lake near the strategic reserve.


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LSUfanNkaty
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re: Got inspected by the Coast Guard at the public landing in Golden Meadow
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Did they roll up on you with a guy standing behind a machine gun on the boat? Because one time in Big Lake they rolled up on us with a guy standing behind a machine gun.



HA!!! We had the same thing happen to us before in Texas...

Those Coasties take that shite serious


Jack Daniel
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re: Got inspected by the Coast Guard at the public landing in Golden Meadow
You must look like a drug smuggler


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jimbeam
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re: Got inspected by the Coast Guard at the public landing in Golden Meadow
Puddle Pirates don’t play, baw.


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Boudreaux35
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re: Got inspected by the Coast Guard at the public landing in Golden Meadow


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KemoSabe65
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re: Got inspected by the Coast Guard at the public landing in Golden Meadow
No fine, just purchase a whistle and throw. Probably want a receipt of purchase as proof. Any noise making device will work in place of a horn. Dad used a bull horn he made as his noise making device and caught heii for it several times. Throw has to be in reach which mine is not but if i see them coming it always is. Have been boarded and the always ask if i have any weapons and i reply my knife, they say don't reach for it


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Lonnie Utah
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re: Got inspected by the Coast Guard at the public landing in Golden Meadow
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This was at the landing with my boat still on the trailer.


Loading or unloading?

If you weren't on the water could they PROVE you were going boating that day?


redneck
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re: Got inspected by the Coast Guard at the public landing in Golden Meadow
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non-functional horn


mine is probably out too, haven't fricked with it since last time I got checked

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no whistle


interesting, I thought only jetskis needed a whistle

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no throw device


gotta have this baw, this is one of the few things that is literally checked every time you get pulled over (at least in my area)


toosleaux
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re: Got inspected by the Coast Guard at the public landing in Golden Meadow
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Loading or unloading?


About to unload. I was unstrapping the boat and putting my poles into it from the truck.


mack the knife
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re: Got inspected by the Coast Guard at the public landing in Golden Meadow
ya'll know why the coasties don't wear life jackets?
because if they fall out of the boat they just stand up and walk to shore - bunch of shallow water sailors.


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baldona
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re: Got inspected by the Coast Guard at the public landing in Golden Meadow
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About to unload. I was unstrapping the boat and putting my poles into it from the truck.


Any decent lawyer could easily get this throw out.

But as said, just correct it and you should be fine. Look into the whistle, we keep one on the boat anyway but you don't always need a whistle and a horn.

No throwable is definitely a big no-no though.


Barneyrb
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re: Got inspected by the Coast Guard at the public landing in Golden Meadow
Doesn't a boat cushion (with straps) count for this?


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dtett
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re: Got inspected by the Coast Guard at the public landing in Golden Meadow
I got checked coming back from duck hunting. They had the rib boat with the cab right there at the landing. I was good to go but seemed a bit ridiculous.


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TimeOutdoors
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re: Got inspected by the Coast Guard at the public landing in Golden Meadow
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I have been fishing for decades and have never had this happen. Got me for a non-functional horn, no throw device and no whistle on board. Supposedly I will now get a letter in the mail and have to show proof I fixed it. Anyone been through this process? I'm paranoid I'll have some fines associated with this.


For the life of me I do not understand why people take boats out without the proper gear. What is this $30 worth of equipment. A throw device and a whistle? I mean seriously, why would you not have this?


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Dtiger19
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re: Got inspected by the Coast Guard at the public landing in Golden Meadow
They checked me at the landing Saturday as well. Everything was good on my boat and they were very friendly. How’d you do fishing? Tough day for us. 5 sheepshead, 3 trout and 1 red along with a few throwbacks.


Mahootney
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re: Got inspected by the Coast Guard at the public landing in Golden Meadow
You musta looked suspect baw.
That or they got quotas to hit too.


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toosleaux
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re: Got inspected by the Coast Guard at the public landing in Golden Meadow
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They checked me at the landing Saturday as well. Everything was good on my boat and they were very friendly. How’d you do fishing? Tough day for us. 5 sheepshead, 3 trout and 1 red along with a few throwbacks.


Terrible Saturday and Sunday. Limited out on specks yesterday, fished a little point in Bayou Blue a little ways off the Lake. It was a pleasant surprise after two days of being wind-blown and cold over the weekend with no fish.


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