I fished that fishery once with my boat at the behest of a friend that wanted to go. Never again, and if I had known how it was going to be I would not have gone that time. It aint for me. Seems like there are altercations there every day.
We go from a boat every year. We are one of the smallest boats on the water, just a little raft. We don't ever have any issues, but that is because we avoid the big rodeo down where many of the other boats fish. We stick to the upper stretch, just a little blow the Ames bridge. We get our fish every year and don't have the craziness others seem to seek out down lower. If that was the only place to fish by boat, I wouldn't fish from a boat either, but there are other areas that are much safer if you seek them out.