I know it has been reported recently about rogue huge waves on Allatoona. Yesterday we hit one and not sure what made it. Water came all the way across front of bow of pontoon leaving about 4 inches deep on a 25 foot pontoon. Second wave damaged front of wrap on boat and dislodged front door. Anyone know of a good dent removal company. I know that several of you have reported unbelievable waves even while night fishing.
About 4 years ago during a morning trip during the middle of the week. Kevin Kelly (monday nite fame) and myself ran into a pair of 4 to 5 ft wave all by it's lonesome self in the pass area. No boats anywhere and much much bigger than the waves that marlin boat puts out (one that drives from the 2nd story). When you see that marlin boat you need to slow the heck down...
We were idling at the time when we saw the waves thankfully, I trimmed up the motor to get the nose up and said hold on and we crested the first one and absolutely nailed the 2nd one and we took over foot of standing water in the cockpit of the boat. My ice box filled up with water in my triton. We literally were sitting in water up to our arse while it pumped out.
I've fished Toona for 12 years. On 4th of July, memorial day, during tornado's, hurricanes, 50mph wind. I have never seen the lake to where I can't run it at atleast 3/4 throttle. But that one/two wave on a sunny summer day during the week was a doozy. I lost sight of the shore (not counting the trees) in between those troughs no lie. Strangest thing I have ever seen. Had to be some kind of earthquake/tsunami is all I can think of.
Post by hiteckredneck on Jul 6, 2012 1:47:46 GMT -1
I was hugging the bank heading back to Kellog Ramp when the biggest yacht of the day met me heading south between Illinois and Galts. It was casting an eight to ten feet high wake. My boat seemed like it was headed straight up and then straight down like 6 Flags ride but strangely I did not take on any water. This was late afternoon 7-3-12 and needless to say I won't be back until this Holiday Week is over.
Bob, I agree with you. When you consider how high off the water the top of the rail is on that pontoon, it was one big mother wave. What I hate is it smashed in the front left side panelling on a relative new boat. The wave knocked one of the lady passengers off the front seat, not bounced off but waved off.
I have heard of something called a "Sympathetic Wave". Lots of smaller waves combine bounce off walls, shoreline and other barriers. The wave oscillates back and forth gathering more smaller waves. It finally breaks in the shallows or cancels itself by being out of sync with a returning wave. I have experienced those large waves on Allatoona also. They seem to come out of nowhere. They are generated by the big boats. If you see a big boat, SLOW DOWN!! You don't see the big wave till it's too late. If your sitting still try and turn your bow (front) into the wave. Rolling over will ruin your day.
Earth Quake causing a Tsunami on Allatoona? Maybe, but highly unlikely. Not enough mass or distance.
When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the Fire Department usually uses water.
Is allatoona big enough to be effcted by a seish(spelling)?
seismic and the answer is like Tinker said, "highly unlikely" it would be foolish to say absolutely not. Those huge yacht waves can roll for miles. If you ever see a huge wave it is most likely formed when they make a fairly hard turn wow plowing underway. The combined results of the waves thru the turn can be disastrous!
A seish is different from " seismic", its caused from lunar gravity or in northern areas, the earth wobbling on its axis. Lake superior will without warning rise up to 6 feet, for just a minute or two, and when the water goes back out you get a nice wave going across the lake. Unfortunately we know from experience it can take a jeep with it. Consequently i also know that a ford 8n can pull a jeep off the bottom of a lake.
In the case of the wobble, imagine someone tipping a bowl of ceareal ever so slightly, in tbe case of lunar gravity, imaging a cross section of the lake-- the point directly under the moon with a little higher sueface piled on from the gravity of the moon.
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