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Fortunately I don't have to deal with launching my boat at a ramp.  However, if I did, I would probably come unglued if someone messed with my boat or any equipment.  Based on that, I would never admit to catching anything at the ramp.

What I find most appalling is some peoples forwardness in such conversations.  it is one thing to meet someone who admits they are taking their kids fishing and would love any advice on what to do.  It is another when folks demand to know how many you caught, what you caught them on and where.

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(i had a long story at first that I edited to avoid a whining.)

basically, when I admitted a great catch they riffled my stuff checking for the hot bait on the rods.  They just asked about my catch, but in hindsight I regret sharing.  Not saying you shouldn't share to worthy folks, parents with kids, regulars you know and love.

But these guys where knuckleheads and I regret opening my mouth.

 

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Suggestion: Remove baits from rods before trailering boat and do not put baits on rods until you leave the area.

Suggestion: Don't tell everyone what you caught or where. If necessary, lie.

Suggestion: There will always be people who have no idea what they are doing when bass fishing and they think that they can just view your baits and go out and catch fish one cast after another. It is part of bass fishing and you have to put up with it.

Now, if  you really want to blow their minds rig all rods with the Banjo Minnow (or some other worthless bait) or throw some around the boat and tell the guys at the ramp that the bass just ate them up. Then laugh your way home.

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As my departed bass fishing buddy would answer to the never ending nosey guy when asked what we caught them on,.."Cod!"

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I don't see why it's bad to help a fellow fisherman with information, even if they're nosy. I don't have a boat and I bank fish so maybe I'm out of my realm here but I thought everyone was all about community and spreading the hobby/sport of fishing.

I'm not a people person by any means but I'll talk fishing with anyone that wants to talk fishing.

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7 hours ago, HardCider said:

never mind.  had some guy rifle through my boat looking at my baits while getting truck.  no big deal.  just not cool

 

Down here you don't approach someone's boat without permission... Ya might get shot or your ass whipped!

It's called respect!

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Rifling through someones boat without permission is stupid and/or dangerous, that said I will show and tell all to any who ask - it usually isn't a specific lure but some details you have worked out that have made you successful on a given day.

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When im bank fishing or talking to a bank fisherman i dont mind sharing. But when im fishing off my boat i wont say a word. Those guys will go to your spot and take even the bluegills. Happened to me once and i learned my lesson. 

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I dont have the nerve to look through someones property. 

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Looking through your stuff isn't right.  A

s far as sharing information goes, who cares.  We are all out there having fun and trying to enjoy our limited time on the water.  I'm sure someone helped every single one of us out when we started fishing.  You hear all the time how fisherman are so nice and outdoors people awesome of the nicest people in the world yet as soon as soon as it comes to stuff like sharing information, that goes out the window.  

If i give some info to a guy and he does better than i do, more power to him and he is better than i am on that day....

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I'll any information with anybody!

That doesn't mean you can put your fingers on my stuff without asking permission!

My kids & grandkid don't ;)

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12 minutes ago, flyfisher said:

  I'm sure someone helped every single one of us out when we started fishing.  You hear all the time how fisherman are so nice and outdoors people awesome of the nicest people in the world yet as soon as soon as it comes to stuff like sharing information, that goes out the window.  


 

The day I caught my first bass on a Texas rig and change my fishing forever came from the advice of a compete stranger . 

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Since I almost always fish on someone else's boat, I LOOK at everything...what other co anglers have rigged coming in and going out. What boaters have rigged on the 20 rods they have tied down on the deck etc. 

But to actually rummage through someone else's rod locker or storage compartments? That takes a lot of b***s

To me that's like being invited to someones home and ducking into thier bedroom closet to see what he has hanging there!

 

Mike 

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8 hours ago, Catt said:

I'll any information with anybody!

That doesn't mean you can put your fingers on my stuff without asking permission!

My kids & grandkid don't ;)

This........I see a bunch of regulars and even a few outsiders at the little lake I fish the most and we always ask each other where they are what they're catching them on.  BUT...We also ask each other where we're going to avoid stealing a guys spot.  I'd never touch another man's gear without at least asking or getting an invite.  With that said, I will also share what I got and vice versa.  A couple of weeks ago, the fish were SLAMMING Fire&Ice Culprits but I didn't have any with me (stupid, I know) and wasn't catching anything.  A regular got close and I noticed he was doing well so I asked and he told me the F&I's.  I laughed and said I left them at home..oh well.  He was heading in so he tossed me his pack and said to catch him next time as he had a bunch.  I did well the rest of the day and you can d**n well bet he'll get a couple of packs in return.

I admit to mostly being a total a**hole in everyday life, but you put me on the water doing what I love and I turn into the nicest guy in the world......unless you're acting a fool

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I don't mind helping another fisherman out but if someone is messing in my boat without permission they're looking for a cussing!!!

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I don't ever want someone rifling though my stuff at any time.  We would have a problem if they went on the boat without permission.  At the same time I never have a problem telling someone what I caught them on.  I have even given some young people the bait I was using.  I also know having the bait is a SMALL part of knowing how to catch them.  You need to know how to work the bait that day, because everyday brings changes to your technique.  If you can't figure it out, you could go home skunked ,while someone else kills them.  Isn't it strange how someone always figures out how to catch them, even on the toughest days.:lol:

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Say what?!!!!  Nosing through your stuff?!!!!  I can easily envision someone taking a peek over the side but actually touching your stuff?!!!!  No way!!!!  I'm not generally a confronting fellow but I'd ask them what the (expletive) they were doing and would they kindly get their paws off my stuff.

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19 minutes ago, geo g said:

I don't ever want someone rifling though my stuff at any time.   

All right , what ya hiding . LOL

 

Yeah , I dont want anyone nosing in my tackle box thats for  sure .

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"Fish aren't biting today.  Should have been here yesterday."

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47 minutes ago, scaleface said:

All right , what ya hiding . LOL

 

Yeah , I dont want anyone nosing in my tackle box thats for  sure .

Just my little friend!!!!!:rolleyes:

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It never surprises me how desperate some bass fishermen can be to find out what exact lures people are using!I have had lots of creeps follow me around bank fishing just to see what I am throwing. Most of these creeps don't talk to me,they just follow me wherever I go and very few are decent enough to come up to me and start a conversation.There's been several instances where these creeps have grabbed  one of the rods on the floor or opened up my tackle box to see what I am using without my permission to do so! 

6 hours ago, scaleface said:

I dont have the nerve to look through someones property. 

 

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I would think that by now you here have realized that I dont mind offering info, I actually enjoy helping others out. 

But the reason my old fishing buddy used to scream out "COD!" at a nosey angler, was that he was letting the nosey guy know in his own way,...Back off, dontchabemessin with my stuff!  Because we get alot of that up here.

 And thats where I too stand, I will offer info, a few decent spots, what color worked, where, etc.,...but you start rifleling thru my stuff????,.. your about to find out why my buddy nicknamed me hamma, the extremely aggressive, dangerous, and painful way.

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Maybe they are rangers looking if you use any illegal bait lol

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3 minutes ago, JustJames said:

Maybe they are rangers looking if you use any illegal bait lol

Don't matter.  Still can't mess with my stuff

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