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Old 09-20-2021, 01:36 PM
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Default Boat Etiquette: How close is to close?

Imagine you've boated to a bay ten miles away on a remote Canadian Lake and you find someone casting a bay you had planned to fish. The bay is a large bay. How close is too close. Do I turn my boat and find someplace else to fish or can I say fish 100 yards away? 200 yards away? Or not at all?

If the other boat was fishing walleye, would that make a difference in how close I could fish to them? Curious what you other Walleye Central Members think is the proper Boat Etiquette distance?
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Old 09-20-2021, 01:52 PM
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So how close did you fish to the boat that was already there?
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Old 09-20-2021, 02:11 PM
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In a remote Canadian lake with a lot of great fishing bays, I would simply go to another bay to fish.

The idea of going to a "Remote" lake is to be able to fish in a solitary area.

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Old 09-20-2021, 04:03 PM
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If the bay is large enough maybe a 1/4 mile. Definitely not 100 or 200 yards. I would probably turn it into an 11 mile boat ride.
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Old 09-21-2021, 03:55 AM
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Staying 2 football fields away is definitely far enough for me.
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Old 09-21-2021, 05:15 AM
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Staying 2 football fields away is definitely far enough for me.
here to. 2oo yards is sufficient to not be close enough to spoil his fishing or his privacy. i had guys so close we tangled lines. back when snagging was legal the south end of Manistee lake would be so full of boats you felt privileged to have 150 feet. but if I knew another cove that held fish only a few miles away I might move on, but I doubt it. a few times deer hunting public land I've had guys get closer than 200 yards so why wouldn't you fish that close?

once while deer hunting I put my stand in this bottom with steep grades on both sides. i had taken 2 deer the yr before here. well before light I quietly got in my stand. come light and I had 4 other hunters surrounding me on all sides they were all clearly visibly seen by me. nobody even moved even though I was hunting from a stand.

this is just me and my opinion.
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Old 09-21-2021, 05:18 AM
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by the way, I hope both boats caught plenty of fish.
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Old 09-21-2021, 06:37 AM
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if you can hear a conversation in the other boat you're too close. If not, fish away. I would stay away and fish opposite direction until you figure out a course and location.
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Old 09-21-2021, 08:10 AM
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If I am in Canada I would find another bay to fish and come back later. If you are on Erie I have had people within 50 yards of me. Give me Canada any day of the week!
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Old 09-21-2021, 01:25 PM
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After a few trips to the North I solved that situation. Only do flyouts to single cabin lakes. That is what I consider remote. 2 guys or a group it makes all the difference to me. JMO Bob
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