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walleyeking19

stupid people

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it seems everytime i go out fishing there are people that come within 15ft of your boat. like tonight i had two people come very close to my bobber. i was just wondering if anyone has had this problem.

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I dont get alot of this. But when i do, i address it right away. Its not nice for this to happen. Have a little respect, and let the people fish the lake. There is a ton of water, they dont need to be right next to you.

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Some people need to read the state regs. on Boating rules. Maybe carry an extra book and give it to this n***mmmm skull.

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It's not even rules, it's just common decency.

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remember, nowadays, common sense aint so common. ... paul

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isnt that a fact

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I usually go out of my way to stay clear of others when out on the water, but accidents do happen.

I fish the upper Mississippi river a lot so often times I meet up with others (canoeists, Kayakers, and other boaters) at inconvenient spots. I always try to slow way down (and even come to a stop) so as to minimize the possibility of causing any problems to others.

However the other evening as I was heading for the landing, I beleive I inadvertently caused some other fishermen a great deal of apprehension. I'm coming down the river at dusk when I see the lights from an anchored boat come on - a boat of 3 or 4 catfish fishermen who are anchored in the channel. Rather than slowing down (I'm in a 12 ft aluminum boat with a 9.8 horse merc, so I'm not going all that fast to begin with) I decide to just take the other much shallower side of the river. Just as I am about to come broadside with the anchored boat I realize (in the dusk, remember) that their lines are not out behind their boat in the deeper channel, but rather that they have cast their lines out into the shallower water on what is now my side of the river. There was at least 40 or 50 feet between us, which normally would have been more than a safe distance for me and my little boat, but to late I realize I am driving right accross their lines which are only a couple feet down in the water below me. blush.gif

Fortunately I don't think I clipped any of their lines. But I wasn't slowing down to find out either as I was up on plane in just a couple feet of water.

So if that boat load of catfishermen sees this post I would like to apologize for crossing over your lines. Sorry. frown.gif

And be safe. wink.gif

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i was out on twin fishing last sunday and had about five pontoons come by me with 15ft and there was over 250 ft of water they could go around me mad.gifmad.gifmad.gif ps i wasn't fishing walleyes so i really didn't need the chop smirk.gif

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You guys are talking about people using their outboards and passing at speed right? Somtimes I pass within 30 feet or so of an anchored boat when I am on the bow mount electric motor.This would be ok right?

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If I am on a piece of sturcture first and sombody starts drifting through the middle of it and I continue my troll to come within 20' of them, I am a stupid person. I hope not mad.gif

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Howardepgco, Welcome to your next favorite web site. 30 ft does seem a little close for lakes. But then again I have also fished the Miss.R. in Red Wing in the spring. 30ft space between boats there is a big gap.

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So.. I was woundering.. Would using roman candels as a deterent be considered illegal? Just a thought. We had a guy cross our trolling lines so close behind the boat didn't even have to raise our voice to say that we have lines in the water.

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I like to have 200' of anchor rope in fron and behinde me. Then when I'm done fishing and people haven't respected my space, I have a few more fishing lures. grin.gif

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