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MWard4400    0
MWard4400

I am going to vent on the guy with his wife or girlfriend who pinched me out of my fishing spot on Sunday.

You have a relatively new Crestliner open boat with 150 Opti, single counsel. your boat looked new ....without numbers yet.

My boat is a Black/Beach Lund 1850 Tyee GS 175 Evenrude with 9 hp kicker.

Wayzata bay about 1:30

I was the ONLY boat within 500 yards of the dock... I was working a small group of fish. You started out about 500 yards away with the other boats but made a bee line towards me when I made a mistake and let someone see me catch a fish. You long casted into the area I was fishing... you caught a fish.... the crappie you caught was nice.... about 10.5 to 11 inches.... that was all she wrote you never even hesitated to move in on me, At one time you were close enough that I could have poked you with my fishing rod ( 6 to 10 feet) Your wife told you, you were too close... so you moved..... about 30 feet, then you cut between me and the dock. You pinched me off of the area that I was fishing in. After about 1/2 hour I had enough.

I told your wife that you could have the area that you pretty much had me pinched off from it anyway. I also told you and your wife that you were "POOR Sportsman" your wife and you both herd what I said because you both were looking down inside the boat.

WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE WHO CLAIM TO BE SPORTSMAN AND HAVE ABSOULTLY NO ETHEICS.

You come and anchor or start fishing so close that you restrict the fishing of the person who was there first or worse you cut them off as you did.

THAT WAS ABSOULTLY RUDE!

I know your type... and its all about you.. yep you're the 30 to 37 year old that everything has to be about you. and it was. Other people mean nothing to you as long as you are getting what you want.

For those of you that are 30 to 37 and are a class act I am truly sorry, I mean no offence.

For those of you that fit the above category of "all about me"...... lose it.... it is very unbecoming.

Those people that will be fishing this coming Saturday at the contest... fish with some class. If you are going to be 25 to 30 feet away from another boat or closer... have the courtesy to ask if the other boat would mind... you'll be surprised how many will say "sure... go ahead"... you have just shown class.

I am still ticked off.

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MSRiverdog    5
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I had one like that last year on the river, I was on a drift on the right side, 2 guys were fishing the left side, when I got almost across river from them they hurried up and got right in the path of my drift, within 75 feet and fished the spot I was drifting to, glad they got over to the side a little, it would have been a shame if my boat would have accidentaly drifted into them. Well rigged john boat, jet, with a ton of decals for some fishing store. It ain't just the newbes that are jerks, they've set the rules for how I act to them in the future. They'll be back. wink.gif

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Sonicrunch    0
Sonicrunch

Stop posting in MY forum.

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onthejob2    0
onthejob2

I don't see why an age is included in your e-mail? There are poor sportsmen out there, regardless of age. Its sad to say it, but thats how it is.

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andrew chadwick    0
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try fishing the french river. you catch a looper and look up and 3 guys are with in actual TOUCHING distance. Im not exagerating. you could stick your elbow up and hit them in the nose. its rediculous.

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Griggs    0
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ummm?

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turn_in_poachers    0
turn_in_poachers

Where to start on this topic...........so many cases.

this happened to my brother in law and I just this past sunday. my bro in law didnt say much, he's just like that, but I got pretty angry. The dude was in arms reach, couldve rubbed elbows with him. He was invading my "personal space", which is arms length all around you.

I didnt say anything to his face; you never know whos carrying a gun or a knife these days. but I did b*tch loud enough that he heard me. didnt matter cause he didnt understand a lick of english. So, being the bigger man I switched spots. If he's that desperate to catch fish that he's willing to come within 1 foot of me, then he can fish there. Ill just move. Im going to stop here cause this is one issue that really gets to me. I think if I wouldve talked to him face to face, I wouldve went off on him.

I agree with what was said on here, if youre going to do this, ask first. Youll be surprised at how nice some people are.

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The Grebe    0
The Grebe

Within say 50 miles of the twin cities, the more popular lakes really get hit and one can't expect solitude, but you should be able to expect at least enough room to cast around your boat!

Thursday we were out on a lake west of the metro and we were hitting afew crappies. A boat spots us pulling in a double and squares a corner right towards us.

This dude pulls up with his swell outfit with the 600 horse motor and all the amenities on it and he and his babe get within 15 feet of our anchored boat.

My partner mentioned how close they were in a muted voice and I answered back in a very loud voice..."Yeah, next thing you know they'll throw the F'n anchor into our boat!"

I know they heard me, cause both of them went stiff as a board and their necks got real long! It didn't take them but a second to get the hint and move off aways.

Some people are like that, let someone else do the work and find the active fish and then they stake a claim to the bounty....then they act real indignent when someone gets an attitude at them.

It's not a bad thing joining the group once in awhile, we all do it now and then, but give the other group members a little consideration and some space, for crying out loud.

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Abrams    0
Abrams

Honestly when I fish any lake within the metro I expect it. When it happens in Canada I get pissed but not on any lake within the metro. Now I fish mostly rivers and non-motorized lakes. It almost never happens on such waters.

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BoxMN    15
BoxMN

Grebe, you are right, and over the years I have just come to expect that. I never go into a group, but if the group is a bit deeper than I want to be (early season) and I have to motor through them to get shallow, I will use electric anyway. And if somebody wants to come real close, I really don't care, as long as they don't obviously park over the spot I was throwing bobbers to.

I was in a boat with a buddy on mille Lacs opener once, and I could not believe how close those guys get on sucha big lake. I don't go there for opener anymore.

Also, it isn't always the weekend warriors who crowd you. I was on Whitefish Chain, on a very small hump, and a guide came barreling up, and within 15 yards of us, and acted like it was his personal spot. Heh. It takes all sorts.

Or when bass fishing a shoreline or docks, and another boat pulls up in front of you and goes THE SAME WAY! Heck, at least go the other way. But, on the busy lakes you just to be ready for it and ignore it, or move, or you will spend the whole day being ticked off.

Good topic, I am sure many people have learned from this, and maybe will be more cordial but also more considerate on the water.

BTW- if you go to Bald Eagle north end you really need to be patient these days wink.gif

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youngie22

It is crazy 'round here some times. Makes it so you can't even get a good hookset made w/o motors starting. My worst experience ever was on Winni 2 years ago. I made it up early before the rest of the group. Grandpa had a boat reserved for me at Beckers, the resort we stayed at, Got boat ready, got bait, and looked at the lake map w/ resort owner and was sent on my way. Made it out to the lake saw the point to fish, and rigged up 5' UL w/ jig and minnow wnd started my drift. BAM nailed nice keeper, Bam another. To give you a picture in your mind. Twenty some kid in rental boat w/ no electronics, pole, jigs, anchor and bait. W/ in less than 5 minutes I think I had the every boat on the lake around me. I knew my drift, had a couple points on shore to line up to know I was on course. THere were people so close it was like being on Pool 4 this month. I kept backtrolling in a straight line right trough the new comers to get to the top of the drift. I got bad looks, and I gave bads comments. So, it all worked out. Gramps, aunt and uncle find me later in the heart of the boats, ask me how I'm doing... I say awesome, then hold up my stringer, one short of my limit, and tell grandpa to hop in this boat or take some of my 'Eyes. All worked out but... EVERYBODY GIVE PEOPLE SOME SPACE, OR YOU MAY GET AN ACCIDENTAL RAPALA REALLY, REALLY CLOSE TO YOUR EAR.

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SFBOY    0
SFBOY

AMEN brother. I used to muscle in on people until last summer when I turned 38. wink.gif Ok, I have never done that kind of thing. Believe me, its not limited to an age group. Had it happen many times ice fishing, and many times during the summer. Very frustrating. Not much different than finding someone in your tree stand opening morning. Nothing you can do about it, but shake your head and wonder what kind of parents raised such a jack@#$. I dont think it has anything to do with being a sportsman or not. These types of people most likely live their lives like this. Unfortunately, I dont think it will ever stop.

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CrappieAttitude    0
CrappieAttitude

I also get really pissed when people hang around your marker buoys that you have thrown out. Not only the crowding, but taking advantage of your time spent locating a particular spot.

Some times when trolling, I feel like running right through their lines. The only negative thing about this is that I would need to spend extra time peeling line out of my prop. Maybe it would be worth it if they were trolling raps. grin.gif

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Dkoy    1
Dkoy

I usually don't care anymore, cause there are just some stup!d a$$'s out there that you can't do anything about. What really really ticks me off is when they see me pound a few fish, they move in, cast a couple times no luck, sit down and blast off with their 250 horse leaving me holding for witts!!!!

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fishinchicks    0
fishinchicks

Don't own a boat, so shorefish all the time. We were at a lake with a fishing dock, throwing in the limited space available from a dock, and a boat came from across the lake to drop a kid off at the fishing dock (railings all around, not far from the boat launch dock), and fished right over our baits. I was using a top water, so it was pretty obvious. Ticked me off pretty bad. Just because we are on the shore doesn't make us less important!

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rangerforme

Two years ago we were fishing some sunfish that were about 10 yards off shore and we were probably 20 yards off anchored all by ourselves and wouldn't a boat comes and parks right between us and RIGHT where we were casting. So its us, about 5 feet in this boat so we couln't even cast towards shore. Needless to say words were exchanged, they blamed it on the wind for blowing them right into that spot. They decided to leave right about when my buddy was gonna said loudly to me that he was just going to jump in their boat and fish, and no he wasn't kidding.

Makes an hour drive out of the metro almost worthwhile.

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SFBOY    0
SFBOY

not sure an hours drive would help. had that happen to us on Blackduck NE of ORR two years ago. Jerks live all over the place, there's just more down here.

that was a retired guy and his wife. was really tempting to strip down to my tighty whities and pull them up like a sumo wrestler, throw on a Village People CD, (if we had one), and fish.

If anyone tries this, let me know how it works. shocked.gif

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nofishfisherman    10
nofishfisherman

Thats a great idea, I'll have to go buy myself a leopard print speedo that I can wear on all metro area lakes. That should keep the other boats away. Although the sun reflecting off my white legs would allow people to see me from 4 miles away.

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skiinglady    0
skiinglady

Thank You, SFBOY! You actually made me laugh out loud! That is quite a visual you gave us there. I'd love to hear if you ever try it and what kind of reaction you get.

I'm still laughing!

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Sonicrunch    0
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Quote:

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ummm?


Just teasing. grin.gif

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andrew chadwick    0
andrew chadwick

this is when you start casting INTO the other boat, snagging their gear. pull out the muskie rod and start smashing lures right into the water within inches of their boat. It should give them a hint. If it doesnt then you might actualy have to hit them with you lure.

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nofishfisherman    10
nofishfisherman

Just take off the treble hook of your biggest spoon and give it a cast. That way whenever we see a guy with a dent in his forehead the shape of a spoon we'll know what kind of guy he is.

Its the fishermans version of the scarlet letter.

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archer59    0
archer59

Anyone who spends any amount of time on the water has had these encounters. I had a boat troll between me and the shore with only 20 yds, and me casting a 10" Suick. It was all I could do to stop myself from a little target practice. But this sort of behavior is to be expected. I go out in most weather, and rough conditions seem to keep these encounters to a minimum.

Fish on,

Nick

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markkstanley    0
markkstanley

I have an opera CD on board and tend to play it. Why? People who like opera and fish (a very small minority) wouldn't crowd you in the first place. Those who hate opera and fish (almost everybody) won't even come close to the racket. For those who might care Wagner is a better deterrent than Verdi. Most times though I just move to find a another spot. I like exploring anyway and that gives me a reason to quit being lazy and go elsewhere.

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TrophyEyes    0
TrophyEyes

I actually had a guy run into me last year up on Pelican. I have some Red paint on my white Lund thanks to this guy. Now that is too close. To make things worse it was a guide. His clients were so embarrassed that they asked to be returned to the dock. I know because I was "in" the boat with him. I got so mad I almost took a swing at the guy, but I held back knowing nothing good could come of it. It was also comforting that most likely he would get fired because of the clients complaints.

Another trick to get people away from you is trim your motor up so it is just in the water and floor it. People don't like getting wet. Fishing takes a hit, but sometimes its worth it.

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      Youth, ages 10-15, can participate in a special deer season that runs from Thursday, Oct. 19, to Sunday, Oct. 22, in 28 permit areas of southeastern and northwestern Minnesota, including in the Twin Cities metro permit area 601, according to the Department of Natural Resources.  “Youth deer season is about putting the youth’s hunting experience first,” said Mike Kurre, DNR mentoring program coordinator. “Many students get a couple days off school for teacher workshops during the youth season so the long break is a great time to plan a hunt that can teach valuable skills and help grow a youth’s interest in the outdoors.” Deer permit areas open to the hunt are: 101, 105, 111, 114, 201, 203, 208, 209, 256, 257, 260, 263, 264, 267, 268, 338, 339, 341, 342, 343, 344 (including Whitewater Game Refuge), 345, 346, 347, 348, 349, 601 and 603. Blaze orange or blaze pink requirements apply to all hunters, trappers and adult mentors in areas open for the youth deer season. Public land is open, and private land is open if the hunters have landowner permission. Youth ages 10 through 15 must obtain a deer license. Youth ages 12 to 15 need to have completed firearms safety or, if not, can obtain an apprentice hunter validation. During the youth season, a parent, guardian or mentor age 18 or older must accompany the youth and only need a license if the youth is taking advantage of the apprentice validation option. Party hunting on a youth license is not allowed – so youth must take and tag their own deer. The bag limit for the youth season is one deer only. Youth may use their regular license or a bonus permit if they take an antlerless deer, regardless of the management designation. Bucks must be tagged with the youth’s regular license. Participation does not affect eligibility for the regular deer season; however, the harvested deer counts against the youth’s annual statewide bag limit and the bag limit for the deer permit area. If hunting in permit areas 346, 348, 349 and 603, the early antlerless only season is in effect from Oct. 19 to Oct. 22, so adults and youth can hunt at the same time in these areas; however, if a youth harvests a deer and wishes to continue hunting during the early antlerless only season they must purchase an early antlerless permit. Youth hunters in permit area 603 must have their deer tested for chronic wasting disease and cannot move the carcass out of the permit area until a negative test result is received. Properly cut-up deer and boned-out meat can be taken out of the area provided no brain matter or spinal column material is attached. Information on proper steps to follow after harvesting a deer in permit area 603 is available on the DNR website at mndnr.gov/cwd/603. CWD testing during the youth season is not required in the other permit areas where mandatory testing will occur on Nov. 4 and 5 during the first two days of the firearms deer season. More information about the youth season can be found on page 34 of the 2017 Minnesota Hunting and Trapping Regulations Handbook and online at mndnr.gov/regulations/hunting. Discuss below - to view set the hook here.
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      With 59 state forests that cover 4.2 million acres, Minnesota state forests are a great place to view fall color, according to the Department of Natural Resources. “Forests with a mix of deciduous and coniferous trees offer a wonderful fall color experience,” said Jennifer Teegarden, DNR forestry outreach specialist. “The dark green needles of conifers accent the yellow, orange and red leaves of deciduous trees.” Here are a few routes to consider: Late September Bear Island State Forest loop. From Ely head south on state Highway 1 toward Isabella for about 20 miles. Take a right on New Tomahawk Road toward Babbitt for about 17 miles. Turn right on County Road 21 for 15 miles back to Ely. Kabetogama State Forest loop. From Orr head north on state Highway 53 for 4 miles. Turn right on County Road 180 to head east for 16 miles. Turn right on Forest Road 203 to head east for about 4.5 miles. Turn right on Vermillion Falls road to head east for 8 miles. Turn right on County Road 24/23 and follow to Orr for 26 miles. White Earth State Forest starting at Roy Lake head east on state Highway 200 for 1.5 miles. Turn right on Strawberry Mountain Road to head south for 5 miles. At Norris Trail turn left to head east for 3 miles. Turn left on Height of Land Road to head north back to Highway 200. For a longer loop follow Strawberry Mountain road to state Highway 113. Turn right on state Highway 113 to head east. Turn left on Height of Land Road to head north back to Highway 200. Early to mid-October St. Croix and Nemadji state forests loop. From I35, take Hinckley exit #183 and head east on State Highway 48 for 19 miles. Turn left to head north on County Road 24 and follow as it curves east and north for 7 miles. Turn right on County Road 25 to head east for 9.5 miles. At Markville, head north on County Road 31 for about 12 miles. Turn left on Park Forest Road/Park Truck Trail to head west for 13 miles. Turn right on County Road 171 to head north for 2 miles. Turn left onto County Road 154/Kerrick Road to head west for 5 miles. At Kerrick, head south on state Highway 23 for 18 miles to I35 exit #195. Richard J. Dorer Memorial Hardwood State Forest loop. From downtown Red Wing head south on Highway 61 for 10.5 miles. At Frontenac take a right onto Country 2 to head east for 9 miles. Take a right onto County Road 3 to head east for 4 miles. Take a right onto state Highway 58 to head north for 1.5 miles. Take a left onto Hay Creek Trail to head north for about 4.5 miles. Hey Creek Trail turns into Twin Bluff Road at Pioneer Trail. Continue on Twin Bluff Road for 1.5 miles and turn left on East Ave to return to downtown Red Wing. Visit www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_forests/fall-colors.html for additional scenic routes and state forest information. Entrance into a state forest is free. State forest campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis for $14 a night. Visit the Minnesota state parks and trails Fall Color Finder at www.mndnr.gov/fall_colors to find areas in Minnesota with peak fall color. The Fall Color Finder is updated every Thursday through the end of October. Discuss below - to view set the hook here.