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Old 08-13-2019, 10:12 AM
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How close is too close?

How far away is just far away enough so not to be an annoyance?

Interested in the answers because I think everyone has their own ideas on this. I've seen guys complain when another boat was an 1/8 of a mile away.
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Old 08-13-2019, 10:56 AM
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I troll and some of you here stay in the same spot like you own it and if that's the case then I'm gonna troll right by you over that same live bottom spot. I've been on a straight course for 2 miles and someone decides to pull in front of me 300 yard ahead. So its a 2 way street. Its fine when its once in a while but some of you competition fisherman think its your ocean. When everyone's fighting over the same live bottom areas and I go thru once and hour I think its BS that some hover over it. I for one could care less what someone else is catching....but I know where I want my boat to be because that's where I catch fish.
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Old 08-13-2019, 11:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Fish'nFool View Post
How close is too close?

How far away is just far away enough so not to be an annoyance?

Interested in the answers because I think everyone has their own ideas on this. I've seen guys complain when another boat was an 1/8 of a mile away.
50 to 100 yards when i'm hooked up would be nice. if not, 25 yards port or starboard is cool with me. I'd prefer a little more but I understand everyone wants to get on the spot. and it's pretty much a cardinal sin to troll right behind someone, following their track.

these distances increase when we're fishing the stream. mainly cause we run lines wayyyy behind the boat sometimes.

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Old 08-13-2019, 11:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Simply Livin View Post
I troll and some of you here stay in the same spot like you own it and if that's the case then I'm gonna troll right by you over that same live bottom spot. I've been on a straight course for 2 miles and someone decides to pull in front of me 300 yard ahead. So its a 2 way street. Its fine when its once in a while but some of you competition fisherman think its your ocean. When everyone's fighting over the same live bottom areas and I go thru once and hour I think its BS that some hover over it. I for one could care less what someone else is catching....but I know where I want my boat to be because that's where I catch fish.
just out of curiosity what's the description of your boat?
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Old 08-13-2019, 11:26 AM
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I had a guy in a new Yellowfin get so close to the back of my boat that I could have jumped on his boat from my motors. I was live baiting 10 miles off with a nice slick that I started 2 hours prior. My lines were touching the front of his boat he was so close. I yelled at him and he told me to F off, he's fishing this slick. I explained that that slick is coming from my chum bag and he tells me to F off again, and that I don't own the ocean or the slick. I decided to start pelting him with 2oz lead sinkers, he finally moved. That was a long time ago when I was a lot younger and more of a hot head. Now if that happens, I just move.

It happens bait fishing all of the time, but that doesn't bother me much. I actually explain to the people on the other boat how I'm finding the bait on the bottom machine and it works a lot better than having the GPS on the screen and just following the guys catching. Usually they are happy with it since they are new to fishing and just didn't know. What really annoys me is the big sport fish charters running their radars looking for stopped boats so they can come over and catch what you're on. I had one guy come flying up from miles away and cut me off from a log that I was catching dolphin on. He did tight circles with his bow thrusters to basically push me off of it so his customers could catch fish. I called him on the radio and he said tough shit, I have customers that want to catch fish. I don't mind sharing, heck, I've caught my 2 or 3, then called other boats over to get some too. Just be courteous.

Only 2 oz sinkers? .
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Old 08-13-2019, 01:25 PM
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The sad thing is, the people that really need to be seeing this don't have a clue that THT exist!! All they know is gas up the boat and go.
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Old 08-13-2019, 02:50 PM
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Exactly how are you guys hailing other boats on the radio without knowing the vessel name?
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Old 08-13-2019, 03:56 PM
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Exactly how are you guys hailing other boats on the radio without knowing the vessel name?
use vessel description.
for example: "27' onslow bay with white hull sides and blue bottom, at south east bottoms. this is Tim (random name for ex.) on the all white sea hunt off your starboard side. you copy?"
I'll respond "this is Evan on the onslow bay I hear ya"
if you called on 16 you then NEED to ask for me to switch to the channel of your choice, I will gladly do so, if you don't I'll ask for you to switch channels. if it's on a commercial channel like 18 or non-commercial channel like 68 we'll just have the conversion on the channel you hailed me on.
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Old 08-13-2019, 04:50 PM
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I fish on Lake Erie as a number of other THT'ers do so they will know what I'm talking about.

When the perch are hitting you will find packs of boats anchored up in many different areas. Mostly everyone stays their distance and are very cordial. However there is always one DB with a big cruiser coming back from, or going to the islands in our area that motors right through the center of the pack and usually putting up some good wakes.

Nothing else steams me more when this happens during fishing.

I will however help someone who motors up quietly asking if the bite is on.
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Old 08-13-2019, 05:51 PM
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Originally Posted by outcast19v View Post
The sad thing is, the people that really need to be seeing this don't have a clue that THT exist!! All they know is gas up the boat and go.
They definitely know it exists! They troll the site looking for fishing reports...
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Old 08-13-2019, 06:15 PM
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Most of the time once they see your pistol on your side they stay away. Seen a guy install a couple of rifle holders on the sides of his tee top. Had an AR15 for one and tactical shotgun for other one. Said he never had any issues after he took guns out and installed so they could be seen. If you are not anchored the best thing to do is pull away. I always pull away when someone gets a fish on. I have caught enough fish that it does not mean that much anymore. Lines in my motor are not good!
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Old 08-13-2019, 06:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Fish'nFool View Post
How close is too close?

How far away is just far away enough so not to be an annoyance?

Interested in the answers because I think everyone has their own ideas on this. I've seen guys complain when another boat was an 1/8 of a mile away.
Inshore: if I can easily cast a popping cork into your boat, you're too close.

Offshore: 25 yards from the sides, cross 200 yards from the stern and please don't run the same track right behind me.
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Old 08-13-2019, 06:42 PM
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We primarily bottom fish in the 110-170 ft range. I'll sit on live bottom and the herd will run up on.me and troll right by us
​​​​Guessing around 50 ft or so from either side. In one of my angered moments, I fly my anchor, pretending to pull off the spot. As soon as I see him turn I'll run right over his lines with a 28 lb anchor. Watching all his stuff get buckled over........I honestly do my best to stay as far away as possible from other boats. Find my own fish and stay safe .However I will not hesitate to cut anyone off who does not show proper etiquette. Yes, to some im an asshole. To those who share the waters and do the very best to use common sense? Much appreciated and tight lines. To those who feel it's ok to run up on someone who's tight on a fish? I hope a gaff finds it's way into your Achilles.
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Old 08-13-2019, 07:35 PM
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Originally Posted by ADAM87 View Post
They definitely know it exists! They troll the site looking for fishing reports...
that's exactly why I don't post reports very often. if someone pm's me I'll tell you the info I have but I ain't giving up freebies anymore.
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Old 08-13-2019, 09:07 PM
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It would be weird in Homosassa if someone came closer than a couple of hundred of feet while I was fishing regardless of what they see me catching. (four grouper and nice cobia this weekend btw)

I guess living in a rural area where you can't be anonymous and get away with being an asshole has its perks after all.
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Old 08-14-2019, 11:14 AM
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We had a similar thing happen while trout fishing. We found a school of them off of a point, nearly every cast we were catching one, it might not have been a keeper but they were mixed in. We were off of the school a bit, and had to cast a decent distance to them. 3 Guys pull up in a CS and park it right on the back side of the point. They fly right through the area where we were pulling them from, then toss an anchor on the bank and set up on the shore. Needless to say they didn't get many useful cast in the whole time they were there. I made sure to sling my Top Dog as far as I could every single cast. They didn't pull in a single fish and picked up and left, about an hour later. Had they come beside us and not been dicks we would have told them where to anchor and where to cast. It was a fun day trying to see if I could just get a few extra feet out of my cast into the wind.
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Originally Posted by ADAM87 View Post
They definitely know it exists! They troll the site looking for fishing reports...
That NEVER happens hahaha. Im like most guys, if im catching fish, most of the time I will tell you what im doing to catch them. I want everyone to catch. But I also want people to put the effort in to learn how to do it as well.
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2 incidents I will chime in.

Inshore

i was anchored on my waverunner fishing a large stump bed. A-hole is running from new bern and stops about 100’ from me. I don’t say anything but I keep fishing. He lowers his trolling motor and then casts his lure in the same 3’ ring I just cast. I asked him did he really want to fish here that bad. I also said I was anchored and I could not reposition easily, while he had a working trolling motor and could fish another portion of the stump bed. He told me he ran 5 miles down river and I was in his spot.

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i was anchored and catching grouper. Guy sees me and decides he wants in on the action. Drops his anchor and did not anticipate the current and his anchor rope is under my boat. We all had to fish on opposite side so not to hook his rope. He was so close, I could trim up my engines and step onto his boat. Guy had no clue about etiquette. He doesn’t move or say sorry. We are still catching grouper, but he is not. Then he cast his rig under my boat. I told him watch this as I cast under his boat and pulled up another grouper. They were under his boat as well.
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Old 08-18-2019, 12:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Walleye Guy View Post
I fish on Lake Erie as a number of other THT'ers do so they will know what I'm talking about.

When the perch are hitting you will find packs of boats anchored up in many different areas. Mostly everyone stays their distance and are very cordial. However there is always one DB with a big cruiser coming back from, or going to the islands in our area that motors right through the center of the pack and usually putting up some good wakes.

Nothing else steams me more when this happens during fishing.

I will however help someone who motors up quietly asking if the bite is on.
Some Lake Erie folks are clueless on navigation rules as well. Multiple times I had to slow down or turn to avoid a collision due to them not giving way as we crossed paths with me on their starboard side. From what I understand, I should have had the right of way.
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