Boating

Discussion in 'LOCAL ILLINOIS TALK' started by Bad_fisherman21, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. Bad_fisherman21

    Bad_fisherman21 New Member

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    Im 14 years old.I was wondering if it is ilegal for me to be out on baldwin lake fishing in a jon boat by myself.
     
  2. kennylee

    kennylee New Member

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    Ryan, you have to complete a boating safety course and get your Boating Safety Education Certificate to operate a boat by yourself, if not you have to have a parent or a gaurdian in the boat. hope this helps. I found this info by googling illinois boating law.
     

  3. Bad_fisherman21

    Bad_fisherman21 New Member

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    hey thanks man...that kinda sucks cus my dad doesent like fishing so i cant go all day long like i like to in my boat:angry: all well atleast ill still be able to fish in a boat
     
  4. big-muddy

    big-muddy New Member

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    a 14 year old out on baldwin in a jonboat by himself? i would say that would be a bad idea.
     
  5. catfisherman369

    catfisherman369 Floyd

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    If you was to go anywhere by your self in a boat be sure and wear a life vest .
     
  6. catinaldatime

    catinaldatime New Member

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    u just had to pick a lake that haz 6 foot white caps,u have to be very careful on that lake buddy,that lake is unsafe for any angler at times dont matter how old ya are,just watch the weather before u go and pay attention to wind speed,it only takes a little wind and it gets ruff,be careful.
     
  7. Bad_fisherman21

    Bad_fisherman21 New Member

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    Lol come to think of it i have seen some huge waves and my boat will get tipped in a second lol.....im prolly just gonna take it out in the stripmines or a creek or something to be safe...thanks for all the help guys
     
  8. big-muddy

    big-muddy New Member

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    wear a lifejacket and be careful out there. make sure your parents know where your going.