FWC seeks information on capsized bass boat found in Alligator Alley canal

For immediate release: July 28, 2011
Contact: Gabriella B. Ferraro, 772-215-9459

Photo: Go to MyFWC.com/News and click on the headline for this story.

FWC seeks information on capsized bass boat found in Alligator Alley canal

Officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) are asking for the public’s help in locating the operator of a bass boat found overturned Saturday night in a canal off the south side of Alligator Alley, west of the mile marker 40 boat ramp in Broward County.
For several hours in the darkness, FWC and its law enforcement partners searched land and water for occupants but without success. Officers also searched all the boat ramps along the Alley but did not locate a vehicle or trailer that could have transported the capsized boat.
Debris, including food and fishing gear, was found floating near the scene. The key was in the ignition and in the “on” position.
Attempts to locate the boat’s current owner were unsuccessful; the boat’s registration expired 10 years ago.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the FWC’s Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-3922. Callers may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward if their information leads to an arrest.

Replies

  • gotfishyfingers?gotfishyfingers? Posts: 52 Deckhand
    Weird story.
  • jakejake Posts: 326 Deckhand
    CapsizedBassBoat.jpg
    thats the boat... very strange indeed
  • fish_stixfish_stix Posts: 1,250 Officer
    Skunk apes got 'em. Already digested, no trace!
  • Fly HookerFly Hooker Posts: 4,198 Captain
    Stolen boat, were there any FL numbers etc..................
  • Night007Night007 Posts: 13 Greenhorn
    I think I saw that boat fishing at sawgrass weeks earler
  • johnDjohnD Posts: 6,388 Admiral
    Night007 wrote: »
    I think I saw that boat fishing at sawgrass weeks earler

    don't tell us tell them.
  • Docked WagesDocked Wages Posts: 2,786 Admin
    jake wrote: »
    CapsizedBassBoat.jpg
    thats the boat... very strange indeed

    That vessel looks like it was rode hard and put away wet!
    Mark Wilson
    AF1.124213220_sq_thumb_s.jpg
  • MoondawgMoondawg Posts: 214 Officer
    Weird.... That outboard looks way too big for that boat, maybe it's the angle of the picture..
    Just 'cause the sun don't shine, doesn't mean you can't go fishin'..
    http://www.sixwavelures.com
    100% Handcrafted Wooden Lures & Jig Heads
  • johnDjohnD Posts: 6,388 Admiral
    Moondawg wrote: »
    Weird.... That outboard looks way too big for that boat, maybe it's the angle of the picture..

    lol typical bass boat , 17.5' of boat with a 250 opti max , chinewalk city !! I guess the vin numbers where no help to fwc. :huh
Sign In or Register to comment.