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Old 06-04-2007, 04:10 PM
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I've said it before, and here it is again - I don't go and invite all those neighbors who stop by walking the dog because:

1. I can't guarantee the fishing, the weather, the conditions.

2. I can't guarantee when I'm done fishing, and when we'll be back.

3. I tend to "wear out" my fishing partners because I just have too much energy out there. No other way to put it.

4. My boat's not that big - 21 center console, not a ton of room, especially in the transom area. No big cockpit to spread out it.

5. Ok, so I do fish frequently with 2-3 varied guys, but I'm still JUST AS HAPPY to fish alone, and sometimes more happy.

What makes a good fishing partner.............no complaints, no issues, chips in fair $$$ and just appreciates being there.

So.............when various walk by and start asking " how'd you do yesterday and such" ........sorry, but an invitation is just not a given.

No unfriendliness intended. That's just how it is.

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Old 06-04-2007, 04:14 PM
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I usually just turn the hose on 'em. The long explanation then becomes unnecessary.
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Old 06-04-2007, 04:20 PM
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Every time someone heres I have a boat it's the same thing "When we going fishing?" ...people I barely know. When I see someone with a motor home I don't say "So when we going camping?" I don't get it. I had to break my wife of the habit of inviting everyone she meets.
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Old 06-04-2007, 08:06 PM
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Goosedog - 6/4/2007 4:14 PM

I usually just turn the hose on 'em. The long explanation then becomes unnecessary.
that oughta' do it.

I don't invite many cause' I don't want to go home when THEY'RE done.
if you know what your doing ,and I don't have to untangle anything or tell you what to do ,and you want to be there more than I do , welcome aboard. I never ask my guests for gas money cause I'm going with or without guests.(usually without)

And what's up with wives inviting people to fish with you? had to stop mine from doing that too.
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Old 06-04-2007, 08:46 PM
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By the time I pull 500 miles to the water, hotel room for 3 nights, fuel the boat 1.5 times, eat, buy bait, I'm looking at about 5 grand. So I ask everybody if they want to split a fishin trip.
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Old 06-04-2007, 08:54 PM
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Great thread!!!

The wife and I were just talking about this the other day. We have a list of people we feel like we "need" to take out that is so long that we forget that it is OUR boat and it is for US to enjoy. Everytime we take someone with us, whether for fishing or just hanging out at the islands, we feel like we have to "entertain" them and "take care" of them. Gets annoying, but then again I do like to share what I have with people that I like. Then you also have to deal with other things like if you don't catch fish or if the water is choppy or a storm pops up, then you all of a sudden become an idiot. The problem is that most people without boats have no idea how much work(and money) goes into getting it ready and being a safe captain and responsible boat owner.
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Old 06-05-2007, 11:21 AM
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I agree with BGreene 100%. I go out often, usually 2-3 times a week, but I always decide at the last minute because you never know what the weather conditions will be. People who don't have a boat just don't understand that. I hate when you bring someone out, you're on fish, and they say, "but I told my wife I'd be in by 2:00, can we go in or I'm in big trouble." The answer is NO.
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Old 06-05-2007, 01:24 PM
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Default RE: Why I don't invite fishing all those interested dog walkers.....

I feel your pain even though my boat is almost free compared to what some of you guys go through.

I dont mind a free short sight-seeing ride but second trip it's "Cash, Ass or Grass... " (grass = significant refreshments).

I've chatted with some folks who have boats that I'd chop off a finger to get a ride on but knowing what it costs in cash I've not brought it up. The next time some one says "When are 'we' going?" feel free to spell out the facts of life. There are a lot of moochers out there who think that since you were going anyways they should get a free ride but there are a few who prefer to pull their share of the load.

Keep in mind the "Golden Rule." The one with the gold makes the rules. If you share expenses you should also share the planning.

Enjoy and good luck!


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Old 06-05-2007, 01:44 PM
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Threads like these remind me of a plaque my Dad had on
his first, and every subsequent boat.

"This is MY boat, and I'll do as I Damn well please"

Words to live by.
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Old 06-05-2007, 02:16 PM
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After he invited himself, I took my local doggie walker on a two day shark trip 2 years ago.

Day one, we nabbed 50+ in the inlet just screwing around & cathching some bait... Great fishing.
Day two, we nabbed 15-20 big blues offshore for some fresh liveline bait & some pullage (only kept two fish). Then we setup a slick & had a 8' nice blue shark hookup.

We were fishing during a tournament, but not in it... We would have won the biggest bluefish & the second bigggest shark that would have been worth 40k++.

After that, I never heard the end of it. "We need to be in the tourney" "Can we go back out next year & be in the tourney" "we can win the tourney" blah blah blah. It never eneded. I told him to pony up the $1500 entrance fee & we will fish the stupid tourney. He agreed & I was ready to go for this season.

Well, on his last trip by my house with his doggie, he informed me that he can't do the tourney do to lack of funds. He said "all of my money is spent, I am doing a tourney on a different boat the next weekend & that the capt of that boat really knows his stuff"

Thats the last stupid dog walker that will ever be on my boat.

My head almost popped off
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