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FishermanHart

More Courtesy (Fish Etiquett) on Boulder Lake Please!

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FishermanHart

I was fishing the evening on Boulder Lake. I got there after 3:30 set up away from people, but in a spot I was confident there would be fish. I was setup and fishing by 4:00 as most of you know that fish this lake it can be very slow up to dark. I poke around and get ready for the evening bit. At around 5:05 or there after My graph came alive and soon after I landed my first fish. Now I was thinking this is still early, but was ready for next bit time went by and Now it was 5:30 sun down or nearly down. Hear come some yak drives up almost 15 yards from my fish house and looks at me. I look and then just sat down cuz my graph was comming alive again. Then he starts driving(I'm think wee) then he stops even closer yet, gets out and ask if it ok to set up where he had been last week. I grumbled and said I suppose just setup up quick. I sat down a caught my second fish and that was it. It took him 15 minutes to drill 4 holes by then it was 6:00. I was pissed. I hope people will get out there sooner then 5:30 or don't set up next to me. Anyway thats my rant. Just asking for more Courtsey people

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SKIPPERS KID

Sorry for your night bite but you will never see courtesy on the Ice or on the water what a bummer for you.

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yukon

When someone pulls to close to me in the summer I just drop my pants and fish in my lucky purple g-string. You would be surprised how fast people move away. I have not tried this approach in the winter.

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DuluthMedic

Hows the ice out there...Heard the ice is getting thinner by the day near the dam. Can I still get through the ice with out extension?

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FishermanHart

I was going to start drilling holes when I left, but I tried to be the bigger man. I ended up with three nice crappies and 1 - 12"

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FishermanHart

The ice is just fine. Just stay on the road and there will be no problem. There is areas in the middle by the dam that get so shallow that its squezzs the water and thats the reason for open water.

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nunnu

I don't understand why this crowding thing would happen on any lake larger than a muddle puddle. I try to make it a rule, NEVER to park within 100 yards (hopefully more) of anyone (unless I know them and it's a plan).

If you think about it, fish are just about everywhere in a lake. Wouldn't people rather have their "own" area and privacy anyway? I know I would.....Like they say,...nothing draws a crowd like a crowd (even if the fish aren't biting) smile.gif.

According to my record, Just dont follow me out..... smirk.gif

P.S. I like Yukon's idea!

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only ice

I was on the Lake the other day at 7:15 am. Wanted to set up in a spot that I fished a few day before. Well 2 people were there and it looked like they had been there bit. So I went a good 200yds past and set up.2hrs after I had my Fish! Didnt need to hot hole them and make noise!!

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tearin' lips

Maybe the same guy that drove by me last time I was out there. Literally five yards away from me and just stared me down, like I did something wrong. He was probably looking for fish so he could set up there, but luckily I didn't have any at the time...Some people just need to figure out how to get a life! It's only a fish, and that is why they call it fishing, there is no such thing as your "spot" on the lake that no one can fish. And if people are out there just to catch a limit everytime, to heck with them...that's not what fishing is all about(though it is nice to catch fish)...

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apAngler18

I was out on Wild Rice sunday and had two cars drive right on top of me..oen guy came two feet from crushing one of my tip ups, I had friends up from the cities and it is too bad because they are all now convinced that people up here are all jerks..stinks how a couple people can ruin someone's perception of a bunch of good people..anyway..keep a safe distance away from other anglers if at all possible..happy fishing

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