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So I decided to decided to go fishing this morning in my little jon boat w/ only a trolling motor even though the wind was howling.  I found a quiet cove, close to the boat ramp, that was semi-protected from the wind, and fished for a while with no luck.  I was trying to learn to fish the jig-n-pig and I started to tell the difference between rocks and tree limbs.  Then about 12 o'clock another guy in his big ole' bass boat comes to my spot and pretty much forced me out of there.  He throws both of his anchors in literally 10 ft from my boat, and starts fishing the brush I am.  I don't understand!!!!  I could not believe he did that, Its a 14,000 acre reservoir!  I WANTED TO JUMP IN HIS BOAT AND KICK HIM IN THE STONES!

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There will be idiot boaters anywhere you go. You just gotta ignore them and not loose your cool.

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Odd today i fished and i anchored about ten feet from someone and fished the brush pile. What a coinsidence.... Just kidding but on the real.. I just had a bass tournament today on a 72 acre lake  :o with 9 boats and everything went well... suprisingly!

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Dont get violent, just start catching fish in front of him   8-)

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Man I hate when that happens.

I would summarize that the other boater knew of the brushpile and he was going to fish it no matter if anyone else was fishing it or not.

You did the right thing by moving away.

No telling if the guy had a gun or was just a nasty person.

Now the big question for you:  "After the adventure with the other boater running you off your spot, would you render him help if he needed it later that day?"

Easy question - difficult answer.

I would think my hearing and eyesight would have taken a rapid turn for the worse as I made distance between us.

What is your take?

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That is a good question.  I guess I would save him if he was drowning, but I might let him squirm around in the water for a minute.  ;)

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That is a good question.  I guess I would save him if he was drowning, but I might let him squirm around in the water for a minute.  ;)

You are a better man than i am....that's for sure....

I think i'd something would happen to me like sam.

"what comes around goes around"

I live by that quote.

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I hate it when your in your spot, and it seems like no other boaters are in that area.  Then another boater comes not very far from you, you just think "most the lake is clear why come right where I am?"  Then I just think maybe this is a good spot, and i fish it even harder.

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My line for this situation ,...spoken in a very calm voice , is this

"Is it really necessary,...considering this is a 14,000 acre lake, for you to sit on my lap?  I mean, I know as a tax payer you have every right to anchor 10 feet from me in a spot I have been working for 2 hrs but there has to come a time when etiquette has to come into play., No?"

If he gives you crap,...just pull up and leave.  Find out which club he is in and be at the lake his next tourny is at.  I'm sure he'll appreciate the close company for 8 hrs. ;)

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I had that samething earlier this year in the lower Cape Fear river near the ocean. I was anchored on a section that dropped from 10 to 35 ft deep. This drop off ran a good ways under water because I had fished in futher down the river. These idiots in a Deckboat kept pulling up right beside me a drifting down the ledge, must have been drifting for Flounder, anyways the last time they did it they got so close that I could have literally smacked them in the head with my 7ft pole. It aggrevatd me to no end. I mean this part of the river is close 2-3 miles across include the flats. Rather than get confrontational and get my wife upset I just moved. Besides I had been there an hour only caught a few small croakers, so it was not even a hot spot.

Big T

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I think I would have rather stayed home and watched the Titans game,  I should have known it was a bad day by the amount of trucks towing their bass boats going the opposite way I was on I-65.

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Find out which club he is in and be at the lake his next tourny is at.  I'm sure he'll appreciate the close company for 8 hrs. ;)

;D

As funny as that is....i'll promise you he'll act like he don't remember doing that to you.

It's like driving in a car...no matter how many idiots are out there driving most of them don't even know they are doing anything wrong.When you do it to them,they'll swear they never do that to other people.

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I call people like that... OBLIVIOTS

They seem to be oblivious as to why or what they are doing.

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i hate the people that pull up on where your fishing. it happens though, and always will, theres not much you can do about it, except if you see him again you can follow him all day, they really love it when you do that ;D ;D ::)

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If he gives you crap,...just pull up and leave.  Find out which club he is in and be at the lake his next tourny is at.  I'm sure he'll appreciate the close company for 8 hrs. ;)

;D

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With him that close I may accidentally make a bad pitch with 1oz jig into the side of his pride and joy.Oh,sorry I didnt see you I forgot my glasses today.

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Same thing happened to me fishing a tournament on Toledo Bend two weeks ago. I had a grass bed point that I was catching a few fish on and this idiot pulled right up on me. instead of causing a scene I invited him to the spot cranked up the big motor and gassed it. No idea if he stayed there or not. Just felt good to do it. Went and found enough fish to finish second. He actually did me a favor as the next spot had a better quality of fish and I would have never fished it if it hadnot been for this idiot. Go figure.

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Just because the dude has a big boat doesn't necessarily mean he has a clue.  I was recently fishing in a club tournament.  There is a particular spot that is known, but not easy to find on this lake.  Last year my partner and I loaded the boat there in the first 15-20 minutes of the tourney.  Lots of people talked about it, but I had it GPS'd.  So I pull up on the spot, get the boat positioned and start throwing crank baits - after about the third cast, this other club member pulls in with his brand new Triton (he has only had for about 2 months) and drove right over the spot.  My partner and I had to stop casting or we would have thrown over the top of him.  He smiled and waived as he passed by - while I stood there with a I don't understand look on my face.  To this day, he doesn't know what he did.

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Some people are just plain ignorant.  I know I had probably one of the only calm spots on the lake but still its not like im gonna be able to go very far in my 12'ft pelican boat.  There were 2-3 ft swells and whitecaps out in the channel.

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When that happens to me I take a picture of the person and the boat and put it on the forum for all to see.  That way others know to look out for the inconsiderate folks.

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Sometimes its better to just let it go.  Maybe he wanted some company to chit chat.

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Went to my favorite lake on Saturday, but only had a couple of hours of daylight when I arrived.

Good news, only 5 trailers in the lot!

I immediately headed for my new favorite rock pile, only to see another boat 30 yards away. I momentarily debated fishing the spot anyway, since I was running short on daylight, but I decided to give us both a little space and I headed to my second favorite spot.

On a crowded lake, you just have to squeeze in and try to be courteous, but on a big, wide open reservoir I don't see the point.

Part of what I like about fishing is just being alone in the wilderness. He took that away from you and that sucks.

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I would have said "ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?!" and if he looked clueless I would have educated the man on manners.

If he ignored me, I would have jumped in his boat.  ;D

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I used to fish public waters acouple of years ago. I'm a bank fisherman, 99% of the fish i catch are from the bank. I remember having similar problems like you and all the stupid questions people asked. Now i am lucky to fish in private waters with no people. My advice to you is just leave the spot. If thats one of your favorite spots, you can come back later when that person done catching nothing. I remember fishing with a friend on a public lake. I caught a 12in bluegill then released it back in water. Then this guy shows up in his boat in front of spot where i released the fish, yelling in angry voice "DONT KEEP THAT BLUEGILL".  It just shows how stupid people can get, ::) getting angry for keeping a bluegill.

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Find out which club he is in and be at the lake his next tourny is at.  I'm sure he'll appreciate the close company for 8 hrs. ;)

;D

As funny as that is....i'll promise you he'll act like he don't remember doing that to you.

He can "act" however he chooses, but at the end of the day, he'll "know" that every time he tried to cast towards structure, a red john boat kept motoring into his target water. :)

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