Notices

Fishing with fools!

Old 08-02-2010, 07:34 PM
  #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: The left coast.
Posts: 1,881
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Fishing with fools!

We were fishing in a lake last week on our kayak and anchored about twenty feet from shore just over a ledge. Along comes two guys in an aluminum boat trolling besides us. They were too close and their lines were about a foot to our port. I yelled at them that they were way too close and to clear out, but I think they were too boozed up to understand. Anyway, no harm no foul.

Just after they passed us, they cut off another boat with a few kids in it. I think that father wanted to show his appreciation but refrained.

So, later in the day, the same guys come trolling back toward us, this time between the shore and us. Remember, we're about twenty feet off of the shore line, so I warn them that I have an anchor line out and to please be careful. The skipper says "Wow, you guys sure have a lot of stuff in the water". He then proceeds near another group of boats and threads his way THROUGH them. This time those boaters didn't have any kids on their boats so profanity start flying.

Some people should stick to soft drinks.
Old 08-02-2010, 08:34 PM
  #2  
Senior MemberCaptains Club MemberPLEDGER
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Northern Ohio
Posts: 15,846
Received 1,821 Likes on 970 Posts
Default

Glad to see idiots boat all over the place. I keep my boat in Lake Erie in Marblehead Ohio. I like to fish shallow water and one of my favorite spots is around an island named Kelleys Island. I typically like to drift from 5' out to about 15', or if the wind is blowing the opposite direction I go from deep water to shallow. Typically I am no more than 200 yards off shore and drift up to within 50' of the island.

When fishing this shallow water you have to be quiet so when I go around for another drift I make a big circle so I don't run over my drift and scatter the fish. Typically I am all alone in the area and I cannot believe how many people will try to run between my boat and the island. There is unlimited space to run on the outside of me but for some unknown reason I get idiots that want to run between the island and myself. No matter how much I yell and wave my arms I am usually ignored and when a boat runs over my drift I pack it up and move because the sound of the boat motor will scatter the fish.

Several times I have gotten on the marine radio to give the guy hell and ask why they couldn't run on the outside of me. I usually get an answer back like "you don't own the lake", or "what's the big deal?" There is no reason what-so-ever that someone has to run between me and the island other than being a total asshole.

This just happened to me a couple of weeks ago. I got 5 nice big small mouth bass on my first drift and I was making a big circle to get back on my drift line and here comes a boat. I was waving my arms and motioning for them to go on the outside of me but it didn't do any good. He runs right over my drift and after a half hour of fishing I never got another bite.

Inconsiderate a-holes in my opinion.

Russ
Old 08-02-2010, 08:40 PM
  #3  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Gloucester,Ma USA
Posts: 10,788
Likes: 0
Received 336 Likes on 181 Posts
Default

They just wanted to be mentioned in THT!
Old 08-03-2010, 03:54 AM
  #4  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: S. Galvez, Louisiana. Ame
Posts: 7,449
Received 130 Likes on 62 Posts
Default

So I take it, you have never ghetto fished down in New Orleans?

20' is a big distance.

In case you don't understand the term "ghetto" fishing-- ghetto fisherman can be spotted by the following means. They use cinder blocks for anchors, spark plugs for line weights, and will tie off to the front or back of your boat if they forget cinder block.
Old 08-03-2010, 06:52 AM
  #5  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: The Lowcountry, SC
Posts: 225
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Default

Originally Posted by twentynine View Post
So I take it, you have never ghetto fished down in New Orleans?

20' is a big distance.

In case you don't understand the term "ghetto" fishing-- ghetto fisherman can be spotted by the following means. They use cinder blocks for anchors, spark plugs for line weights, and will tie off to the front or back of your boat if they forget cinder block.
is "ghetto" the new pc term for the old standard?
Old 08-03-2010, 09:48 AM
  #6  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: The left coast.
Posts: 1,881
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by twentynine View Post
So I take it, you have never ghetto fished down in New Orleans?

20' is a big distance.

In case you don't understand the term "ghetto" fishing-- ghetto fisherman can be spotted by the following means. They use cinder blocks for anchors, spark plugs for line weights, and will tie off to the front or back of your boat if they forget cinder block.

I actually try to stay far enough away from other people by judging their casting distance and even sometimes I would still be too close.

I guess I'm ghetto too as I once used spark plugs as weights back in my younger days. I'm so cheap that I actually make my own drop shot weights out of old steel grounding rods.
Old 08-03-2010, 09:57 AM
  #7  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Dead Horse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: OIB
Posts: 4,830
Received 640 Likes on 304 Posts
Default

steel??-ya cant hide money-
whats wrong with old used wheel weights - free at any garage--or your local shopping center
Old 08-03-2010, 10:03 AM
  #8  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: The left coast.
Posts: 1,881
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Dead Horse View Post
steel??-ya cant hide money-
whats wrong with old used wheel weights - free at any garage--or your local shopping center
I have a collection of found wheel weights too. Cutting the steel rods and drilling holes are a lot easier.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.