|10-01-2021 01:11 PM|
It depends if you are fishing wing dams below the dam at Redwing on the Mississippi in Mar or the solitude of a remote Canadian lake in June or somewhere in between.
In Redwing I have politely fished all day while occasionally sticking my foot out to make sure our boats did not bump together.
In Canada I have moved if someone parked with in a 1/4 mile of me.
It all depends on the day and the place. Locally if someone is on a structure I go on buy to the next, if someone pulls up on a structure I am fishing I go find a different spot. If the fish are smacking I stay put, most times that hot bite is limited to some something pretty specific so it drives them crazy watching you smack fish while they only pick up the odd straggler.
People are like cows when it comes to boats. Park two boats in one spot and 30 mins later there will be 6 boats and they will work that area over for hours not catching a fish or finding their own structure.
As soon as I see a group I think good place for them and hunt a quiet place with what I may know to have similar structure.
|09-28-2021 02:43 PM|
if you can huck a beer can in the boat. way to close.
if they are talking normal volume and you can hear . to close.
i like to be at least far enough, if they wanted to say something they would have to yell pretty loud.
also gotta watch for groups, have been in a spot with 3 buddy boats all anchored having a good time. and some random will come up and comment on the music choice or something... not realizing we are all one group. it may look like community spot but sometimes its not.
|09-28-2021 01:07 PM|
If I'm on the structure and you're coming in, I'd prefer a couple hyundred yards. I like it solitary, so if I came in and someone was there already, I'd just move on.
Even in Canada, while there are lots of "spots" there are only a few really good "spot on the spots" on any given structure. I'd rather not share the really prime piece with an incoming boat, and would prefer to not try to mess up someone else's hot spot.
|09-25-2021 05:46 PM|
|davT||It all depends. Every spot is different. It depends how deep it was, water clarity, structure, wind, current, what they were fishing for, what you were fishing for, how good they were, how good you are, how many in each boat and most important - how many fish were there. If someone harmless comes in, I wouldn't mind.|
|09-24-2021 08:16 PM|
I looked forward to seeing my adopted family. None of it would have occurred if I hadn't offered to share a spot on a lake.
We still stay in touch. All 4 children have done very well in their endeavors and we exchange many pleasantries thru out the year.
I don't assume the results would always be this fortunate, but that's how it worked for me.
|09-24-2021 06:08 PM|
|Jimballan||Find another spot, that’s why you up there solitude & peace👍|
|09-24-2021 05:41 PM|
|09-24-2021 04:47 PM|
I guess I'm the odd one. If I was the person in that boat in the bay you drove to, I would hope you would come on over and say hi. I would certainly invite you to fish right next to me if you wished.
I've caught lots of fish, but making a new friend never gets old.
Plenty of fish to be caught, and I'm happy for you if your the one catching them.
|09-23-2021 08:06 AM|
Go where the fish are and the fishermen ain't.
|09-23-2021 05:07 AM|
|last chance||i mean come on now we only cast maybe 150' let alone 200 yards. I wouldn't even notice a boat that far away. how much water do you need to fish?|
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