Originally Posted by tlars
There is a flip side to all of these comments. Last year my wife and I were fishing a submerged island in McKenzie Bay. We had a marker out to orient us to the spot on the spot. Nature called for both of us so we went to a nearby small island. We were gone about 15 minutes. Upon returning, 3 boats, all with MN tags were on the spot. We quietly moved near the marker and started fishing. We got apologies from all three boats and they moved on. The courtesy of those three boats made our day!
Great point. And you can be sure that many times a boat who drives by you was thinking about the spot you were on but decided to go elsewhere to give you space. Our mind only remembers the jerks, though. I believe the majority of fishermen are considerate.
A question for you who fish in Canada --- do you experience jerks like this every year you go up to Canada, or is it the exception and not the rule?