So tonight I had a new experience. I was shooting the Ohio River in southern Indiana and a barge comes through. No biggie. I've passed hundreds if not thousands of barges safely in my lifetime. So the guy is about 50 yards upriver, and absolutely BLINDS us with his spotlight. No big deal, he's just looking out for us. Well we were about 15 yards from the bank on the INDIANA side. All of a sudden, he gets on his loudspeaker and blasts out, "PROCEED TO THE KENTUCKY SIDE NOW." He was moving very fast for a barge, and was pretty close, so it would have been suicide to try and cut in front of him. So we stayed where we were at. Now, I have the utmost respect for barges, they are the most powerful thing on the river and can be dangerous. So I'm giving him the benifit of the doubt. Maybe he knew something I didn't. So I thought nothing of it. We were about 50 yards from the barge. A completely safe distance. All of a sudden, a giant bighead breaks the surface right next to the boat. I hit the lights, we all three lay into the fish, after fighting him for about 30 seconds, I hear over the loudspeaker: "TURN THE LIGHTS OFF WHILE I PASS. PLEASE AND THANK YOU YOU LITTLE F***HEADS" he then proceeds to blind us with the spotlight again until he was well downriver, I hear again: "HAVE A NICE DAY YOU C***SUCKERS". So, first he tries to order is to make an unsafe maneuver, second, blinds us with the light, and third starts cussing me when I am doing nothing wrong and am just trying to enjoy the river. Btw, we were the only boat on the river at that time so I know he was talking to us. Anyone see a problem with this? Didn't catch the name of the barge or get any numbers.