Let Me Becourtesy; style; opinion;
Posted May 29 2012 - 04:20 AM
However, my lake has a no boats restriction, so I am stuck bank fishing. I have kidney problems. Some days I can move around a bit and others not so much. There's a particular point that's really good to fish almost year round. Problem is it takes almost an hour to get there. Needless to say, once I am there I will be there for at least 5 hours (usually sitting while fishing).
One day I was fishing and this other fisherman was ranting about how you can't stay in one spot and if you're in a tournament you can't sit still. I mean he was real angry and rude about it. First, I wasn't in a tournament (looking forward to that). If I was, then the boat would actually be moving and not me. Second, I am happy to take suggestions and often try to study other people to broaden my understanding about the sport, but I'm not big on listening to bitter angry people when I'm not doing any thing that will affect them. If I decide to use a texas rigged shoe string, then that's my business. If I decide to squat the whole time I am fishing, that's my business too (although that would be painful).
Point is this: There's a difference in trying to help some one and just being rude to them. Not everyone is on the same experience level, the same budget level, or even the same health level. I got into fishing because after 2 1/2 years of not being able to work and being stuck in the house, I felt imprisoned and depression was taking a major toll. Since I've been fishing, I feel better mentally and physically (although I still have a few bad days). Being courteous will get you further in life and will lengthen the list of friends that you can count on and have fun with.
Posted May 29 2012 - 05:47 AM
Fish anyway you want and enjoy the outdoors.
There are no set rules in fishing.
Post some pics of what you catch, too.
Posted May 29 2012 - 05:53 AM
Rude is a boat running up next to you, encroaching on your spot on
the bank or on the water. Unless you initiated the conversation, I just
can't imagine anyone else caring anything about what you are doing.
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Posted May 29 2012 - 06:56 AM
Posted May 29 2012 - 07:47 AM
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Posted May 29 2012 - 10:23 AM
Happened yesterday(memorial day) go figures that everybody was out. Some guy saw me catching some nice ones and asked when I was gonna move down. I just shrugged my shoulders and go "when I feel like it". Told him he was more than welcome to fish beside me. While I kept catching he wasn't....he got frustrated and left after I wouldn't tell him the exact lure i was using...LOL....some people really amaze me at the immaturity level they are at.
Posted May 29 2012 - 10:30 AM
Posted May 29 2012 - 10:55 AM
Grimlin, I can tell you from first hand experience that it doesn't always matter what the other person is using. There's a guy I fish with once in a while who seems to have the gift of Jimmy Houston (or just pick your favorite pro). He will throw a weightless worm, let it sit and then shoot the breeze with you. Next thing you know he's got a bass on the end. One day he was casting a spoon and caught a rock bass, a smallie, a crappie and a bream. I would try the same exact thing and nothing doing. Just like your signature says, a lot has to do with your confidence in you lure. You can take most lures and fish them at least 4 different ways. It's all part of the fun.
I agree,many people don't understand that concept though. Specially the occasional weekend angler. If he would have been nicer to me i probably would have handed him the grub I was using(even though he still may have not caught anything). Thing was I was also using black plastic stickbaits as well....I think he was just frustrated he wasn't catching anything and i was. I know that river system really well....people don't seem to understand that. I have a good understanding of where the fish were at.
Posted May 29 2012 - 11:55 AM
Posted May 29 2012 - 03:14 PM
FWIW KVD has made a huge amount of money finding a spot or two and camping on them. Keep doing what you're doing man. There are few things that make a man feel better than enjoying God's creation with a rod and reel in your hand.
Posted May 29 2012 - 04:32 PM
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