gotta vent folks! why are people with the most money, most expensive boats/cars/homes, and who are high up on the totem pole so short on common sense and courtesy? heres what happened today......took my 15ft jon out fishing today on the great miami river to do some channel and flat fishing. now this is a small river that is only 100 yards wide and averages about 6ft, and the only areas where you can boat are where lowhead dams were built. i had some problems last year one day with some bass fishing jerks who almost sank my 14ft while i was anchored. $@#%#'s would race up full throttle within 20ft of my boat and stop butt cold and start casting like crazy. 3 times my boat almost flipped! happened 3 times in the same day! last boat to do it got some "threats" and a few sinkers from the slingshot so they took off. NOW TODAY! i was in almost the same location where i was last year, and about an hour later i noticed a HUGE ski boat barreling up river towards me. as it sped by it created 3-4ft waves! i managed to ride that out without flipping, and these jerks just waved as they passed by me on the way back down river....ALMOST LOST IT AGAIN FROM THE WAVES! i was really ticked off but i managed to direct my thoughts elsewhere. about 15 minutes later they returned, sped right by me within 20ft, and proceeded to do a huge "doughnut" right behind my boat and then shoot downriver again! folks, i thought for sure the boat was sunk! that do-nut created what seemed to be 6ft waves! one wave crashed over the boat and i took on about 55 gallon of water. as soon as i realized i wasnt going to sink, in came all the poles......up with the anchor....bilge pump on.....and off i went in hot pursuit! (btw, im shaking now from anger thinking about it!) on the way i was planning a major assault against the crew of this boat! forget my boat, im going aboard to open up a major can of whoop ass on somebody! i caught up with them about a mile downriver they had stopped and were planning on towing a skier. here we go boys, its on now! but then i noticed 4 small children with them and my plans took a turn. (thank god, i'd be in jail now) i proceeded to give a tounge lashing from hell and 10 minutes later was on the phone with the police. btw this boat had no registration numbers either, and i let the police/rangers know this as well. once they heard that i called the police they kept motoring near trying to apologize and say sorry....."go to hell! you should show more respect to others who use this river!" "would you let a drunk driver go after apologizing? thats what you act like!" $@##%$!%#$@%#" i went ashore where the ramp was to take photos of their truck and take tag numbers for "future reference" right before the police showed up. after police showed up it turned out the boat was just purchased and they had 30 days to get it registered, but the rangers gave the boat operators one heck of an A@@ chewing. turned out there was no property damage so nothing could be done, but the rangers were highly upset! they admited doing what they done but said they didnt think anyone would get upset by it. GEEZ! i the past i never was in support of a mandatory boating safety course...but i am now!