published December 18, 2009 by Ben Adams

Safe Boating Tips: 6 Tips That Can Save your Life

I do most of my guiding for rainbow trout in the tail-race waters below a hydroelectric dam here in Hot Springs, Arkansas. The majority of that time is spent navigating my boat in and out of shallow water and around rocks and sandbars that are made more hazardous by the swift currents that are present from the release of water from the dam.

I learned early in my fishing career the value of safe boating and this knowledge has made me a better fishermen — not to mention saving my neck more times than I care to remember. I think that discussing a boating safety checklist has value and will increase your chances of having a successful trip.

For most of us, we’ve’ been in a boat and on the water so long we don’t give safety a second thought. Things like wearing a life jacket are obvious. But there are several other safe boating tips you can exercise that will help you enjoy your time on the water, and more importantly, could possibly save your life.

Check out the full list of safe boating tips from Arkansas fishing guide Shane Goodner.

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