Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
walleyeking19

stupid people

13 posts in this topic

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

isnt that a fact

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • eyeguy 54
        when dont you look odd? ? ?    got ya
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      The walleyes that spawn at the Pike River dam are supposedly only about 5% to 8% of the walleyes that spawn on Vermilion. The rest spawn in other rivers, creeks, reefs. and  on shorelines. Cliff  
    • Wheres_Walter
      Assuming the ratios given to Cliff by the hatchery are accurate, then:   With Hatchery:  708 quarts X 100,000 eggs is 70,800,000 eggs.  Survival rate is (low end) 75%, so total fry is 53,100,000.  If 10% go back into Vermilion, that's net +5,310,000 new fry this year.   Natural reproduction:  70,800,000 eggs at 3% (high end) survival rate would be net +2,124,000 for vermilion this year.   5,310,000/2,124,000 is 2.5X the walleye fry in vermilion this year compared to natural reproduction.   I'd take a 250% return on pretty much anything!     Ancillary benefit is +47,790,000 fry to other MN waters.     I'm sure there's a downside, but I can't see it.   
    • Chill62
      We got onto the ice down there this winter one time and it was really easy to get on and off of the ice right there.  Looked very friendly for boat traffic and the way the rocks jog out to protect the access it is on my hit list if I need to find an access to launch from this summer.  If you use google earth you can check it out.
    • Rick G
      Was a heck of a fight...ul rod, 4lb test. I did likley look odd being pulled back and forth rather quickly