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folke2000

Tournament Anglers on Whaletail

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Why do I fish?

Was out on Whaletail on Sunday with a buddy and my 6 y/o fishing partner. I have never fished the lake before, but decided to try trolling for northerns to keep my 6 y/o interested in the sport. We get to the launch, and notice a lot of fancy bass boat trailers etc in the parking lot. My thoughts were oh no, a bunch of boats speeding around a lake looking for the hot bite for their tournament.

What I did get was a bunch of great fisherman quitely working the shorelines and lilly pads. Most boats we trolled by fishermen smiled, asked how the fishing was, and even directed us to spots on the lake that they had hooked up with some northerns while they were bassin. I even tried to take the outside line as to not bother some of the tournament fishermen, and was told, "That's Ok, my arms need to take a break from all this casting" and then allowed us the weedline to troll.

It was a great experience to explain to my son, THIS IS WHY we fish, and why we like other fisherman. No secret spots, No you are encroaching, but just a whole bunch of people participating in a sport we all love.

My thanks to all for helping teach life lessons to my young fisherman.

Folke

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folke2000,

Nice to hear. Sounded like you ran into a nice bunch of guys.

Isn't it nice when something like that happens and better yet someone young enough to remember experiences it!

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NTW    0

Thanks for sharing.

That is the experience I have had with most tourney fisherman. Good people.

Should almost post this in open water forum as well...

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Was going to say, there is a topic in the open water forum about tournament fisherman and their etiquette. I think this would be a refreshing experience to post in that topic.

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