Not at all. I know you were just kidding. I also stay away from crowds but have had many "close" encounters on the lake. Many times others swarm all over you if you catch a fish or two.
Once somebody immediately went to the spot my daughter caught a 5# walleye in as we drifted 20 feet away.
Another time somebody actually bumped my boat as I was very slowly drifting.
A third instance somebody snagged my anchor rope and broke their line rather than tell me and ask me to un-snag it (think they know what my answer would have been).
Saw plenty of birds in wi. Had a pack of 4 Jake’s and another pack of 5 Jake’s. Both of those are 1 less now. They kept the toms out of the fields. Finally Sunday waited to hear a gobble then started climbing the hill to get to the gobble. Was set up within 50 yds, even could see the hens on the roost after a while. They flew down and went up the hills instead of down where I was. Found out there was a farmers field on top of that hill that I’m sure they went to for the day. The morning before the Tom I was listening too went up the hill after leaving the roost. Learned a lot and am excited for next year. I also learned within the first hr to never sneak without your gun. Was within 20 yds of a big Tom, but not for long.
Anyone heading to the WFC for the opener this weekend? I am planning on heading up on Friday morning and hope to find some Crappie on Friday before trying to some Walleye on Saturday. Last time on the water the temps were only low to mid 40's. Anyone have any updates on the water temps? I will be fishing in a Red G3 boat with a Black Talon and Yamaha kicker. Stop and say hi if you see me, I might be fishing solo this weekend. I will publish something about my trip Sunday or Monday. Good Luck Everyone! Stay safe and Tight Lines!
I've seen over 40 boats parked on a small flat on Mille Lacs before. You can whisper to the boat fishing next to you as long as you aren't running an old loud 2-stroke motor. Pool 4 in the spring can also be bumper boats and that's even more interesting because there's current.
I'm sure others can comment about how close people come when ice fishing. The only written law I'm aware of is that you cannot legally fish within 10 feet of another fish house. If someone is within casting distance of me, that is too close. That includes recreational boats too.