I don't have near the time on the water most these guy's have but have learned just how bad those wake's can be. No tug's or barges where I go but lots of skiers and speed boats, they drive me crazy. Bit off the subject but in my own boat as I come up on any boat sitting on the water I shut down to almost no wake to pass them and give them a wide berth. That is because in my experience even with a wide berth, the wake still hit's them. I have noticed people running around in speed boats can be very inconsiderate, all they want to do is go fast and don't care who they trouble! These days I try to fish early but mostly late afternoon as it's so far to where I can fish Most the skier's are off the water and most of the speed boats too.