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Hot Sat. Hot Head.

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Iknow this subject has been touched on, but 2nd week in a row this happens. After a long hot day of fishin, we head over to slops for some nite bites. We move away from everybody trollin, and throw out a bobber, me and a buddy. Well after our 2nd fish,everybody and their brothers are trollin inside 10ft from us.twice, had to wait for passing boat just to cast. The past 4 weekends basically everyone is hitting walleyes anywhere and everywhere. So why does everyone think iam sitting on the spot. Well, my buddy calls me a hot head for making a comment to these boats.

just releasing.

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I witnessed this on saturday afternoon. The fishing slowed down and we saw a guy pull up rare 2pm walleye, within about 3 minutes you see everyone kinda slowly making their way to his spot. There were about 6 boats around him within minutes. It was actually kinda funny... with all the electronics and technology around now people still rely on the old minnesota fish finder which is spying on other boats.

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we were fishing the mud last Wed. We just had caught a double, with both being around 26" backtrolling into the wind. A boat sees this, while we're removing hooks from the fish, he anchors no more than 15 yards away from us.

I asked him if he wanted to fish out of my boat , and his reply was "what do you mean". Some people just don't get it!!

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Sad thing is this is just nature of the beast when you go to Mille Lacs!!!! not condoning it but that is the way that lake goes.......if you get a fish you have to play it cool keep the net hidden and don't have your buddy stand over your shoulder making a scene......I have been able to hide my cathces on the big lake sometimes but if you don't want to play bumper boats then don't catch fish on Mille Lacs grin.gif

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You are right, but it just amazes me at how far people will try to go or get away with. Good thing that no one has been shot out there!!! Don't laugh, people get shot everywhere else.

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Do a real number on them and go to where they were fishing and catch one over there.....then laugh. grin.gif

that's my best retaliation...

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I was also out on Saturday and witnessed this. The funny thing was, I was just getting situated with the wife and kids slowly trolling into the flat out in no mans land and the boy hooks up. We were 50 yards from the nearest boat. He is only 9 and does a pretty good job fighting fish. After a short battle, quick photo and release, I look up and there are 30 boats around. I made my way through the crowd and up to the break line and he hooks another, while they are out where he caught the first one. I just laughed.

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That is the one big reason that I avoid fishing Mille Lacs now. A few years ago I had other boats 5-10 ft from me, just cuz they saw us pull up a few fish. I could have jumped in the other boat and deck the guy if I wanted to. Another pet peeve I also have about the big pond is, don't you hate it when you anchor at a spot for a while and since you didn't move, the other boaters assume you a catching fish. Then they all convey to your spot. Mille Lacs is a great lake but there is just too much traffic these days.

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If you can go during the week, there are less people out there. It can still happen then, but it's not nearly as bad compared to the weekend.

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I find this amusing. There is so many posts on this board about how great the fishing is on Mille Lacs, and a ton of large fish pics to prove it. Yet you guys expect to have the lake to yourself. I agree that it gets annoying out there but until the fish stop biting there will be thousands of anglers in your way.

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that is why you always have a muskie rod rigged up and ready to go. start coming to close start ripping out a super mag bull dawg. worked for my bro and i when we were all by ourselves in 12ft of water catching slot eyes when a boat passed by and i was netting one.well you know what happened. i just started chucking it out in every direction. i know they have every right to fish anywhere but if you have a boat with thousands of $ worth of elect. -use em and go find some fish. there was a reason we were there-dont like fishing with the masses-no need too. funny how some people forget that the lake is FULL of eyes and structure. i would never go trolling or drifting by someone just because he was hittin em. i would feel like such a bone head. oh and after eating 8 tuna fish sadwiches(brother)...i was in shock that anyone wanted to come within 100yds of my boat!!! grin.gif thats the nature of the beast

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brood, I find it amusing how you can take a simple observation and put your own twist on it.I dont think myself or anybody else were implying that we wanted the lake all to ourselves,(although not a bad idea).Like a past quote, common sense, it aint so common anymore. Thats all.

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Brood it is not that there is an expectation to have the lake to myself. There is an expectation to not need a hardhad and eye protection to avoid the hooks and sinkers of other "Sportsman". I was taught to anchor 10 or 15 Yards farther than I could reasonably cast from another boat. Fish on or not I find it unsportsmanly to park on top of me if you see me hook a fish.

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Correct me if Iam wrong; don't walleyes MOVE around. I have noticed when I am bobber fishing on the pond that the bite is cyclical. You get a bite every 15 - 30 minutes. I believe that is why the Walleyes have tails! I think the solution is to get the fattest, ugliest lady into your boat wearing spandex and people will get sick just looking at her and MOVE... That is just one solution tongue.gif

Also,have spinners been working on the South end - going up Saturday evening and bringing an out of state person. I want to see him catch some fish. ANy info would help.

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This happend to me last week. I was up there for the week bass fishing. My father in-law was up as well and wanted to catch some walleye on bobbers. So we headed out to a hump out from where we were staying. No other boats around, just a small hump with no name. off in the distance there are two boats fishing together. About 5 minutes after I started fishing these two boats come charging right at me, stop and start idling around. One boat was yelling to the other boat how deep it was around me then they both dropped anchor right on top of me. Now I know why I could never be a walleye guy smirk.gif And talk about hard up for a spot....I have a bass boat. If your going to follow somebody around for walleye I would think you would pick a walleye boat blush.gif

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Hey I can handle people fishing on top of me. Half the time they miss out because the walleye move through and they are too close to hit the fish moving through. I just don't understand why fellow fishermen feel that it's ok to blow by a group of anchored boats at 40mph 50ft away. I have heard the term cidiots and am one, but there is no excuse for that. It's discourteous and just poor boating etiquette.

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