Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
Slyster

Rant!

Recommended Posts

/rant on

Yesterday I was fishing for crappies with my kids... C&R... and I went to my 'secret hump' and was catching them left and right... very soon.. 7 boats were so close I actually crossed lines with one.. and another boat drifted so close I had to push the boat away from me (didn't want them to start their motor) and everyone was keeping everything they caught.. and people were tossing cigarette butts into the water.

Is this still the 1970's or what?

/rant over

Patiently waiting for bass season.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yea it sucks when people creep in on your spots. No excuse if you were there first and they were close enough to cross lines. As for the Cigarettes they got to start giving more littering tickets or something you see people throwing them out everywhere without a care in the world. Bass season getting close I got the itch to get out to.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Naw.. Only thing I said was just "Don't start your motor you will spook the fish... I'll push you."..... crazy.

I really should have said something to those putting butts into the water... even my 8 y/o boy said something to me about them... I'm a wimp!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

one time i was fishing something like you were all by myslef and a guy came over to me and got so close when he turned to the right the back side of his boat side swiped mine and now i have a line without paint on my boat it stinks!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Man, people are so inconsiderate. NO excuse for littering... at least you can make some sort of case for fishing close to somebody. I generally like to be nice and let people have their space, and expect mine in return

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think we have all been in a situation where you felt someone came in too close to where you were fishing. Happened to me yesterday. What do you all feel is a good distance to give the next guy?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had a guy come in and run over my bobber once that was 10 feet from my boat, actually he parked right on top of it, I was in 3-4 feet of water in the spring fishing pannies. He was also the loudest jerk-bait I have ever heard on the lake.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow... I've never seen anything like that ever when I've been fishing!

Maybe I just stick to fishing more secluded places? Sometimes they aren't the best fishing spots, but I definitely prefer to have my fishing time be the time where I can get some space and get away from other people.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had aguy try to hoard in on me I was casting up tream and letting the current puul the bait down to the fish was useing 1oz egg sinker to wait it down. Got so mad at the guy so I casted toword the guy. Casted a little hard I froze in dumbfoundment. and then thump, hit the guy right in the noggen. Guy said some choice words. then I just said Well you saw me casting there, why did you put your boat there. More words were exchanged saw I wasnt backing down then he left.

I felt prety dumb afterwords but hay invade someones space who knows what will happen.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Some people just were not born with common sense, and it is unfortunate that people think it's necessary to invade your space and get in on the fishing that YOU worked hard for. I would have had a hard time not saying anything, but I commend you Slyster on keeping your head...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I see this happening often enough...worse when I'm the shorefishing guy and someone parks their boat right of front of me...okay, plenty of open water for a watercraft to go anywhere but you have to pick the spot right in front of the shorefishing guy...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

These are all good stories of a bad time but I'll tell you what I do if I feel that I was there alone by myself and a boat comes and zones in on me and looks at me like what are you going to do. I take out my fireline jig rod cast in front of there trolling motor let the line go into the trolling motor and let it wrap around it a few times tell it jams then cut your line and watch then curse and have a heck of a time. Only used once but worked well. Or I also just remember the boat and you might see them again all by themselves some other place. well then I stop by say high and sit right next to them like they did to me. It shouldn't have to resort to any of these though becuase people should give other people their own space. but like you guys said some people aren't born with common sense!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 Originally Posted By: SledNeck
OMG! cigarette butts in the water?

Did u call homeland security?

slash_ani.gif

Cigarette butts are not like cigar butts... they have plastic etc.. they are not natural at all.. they just don't dissolve.. how can someone be an angler yet not care for the lake? I don't get it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 Originally Posted By: Slyster
 Originally Posted By: SledNeck
OMG! cigarette butts in the water?

Did u call homeland security?

slash_ani.gif

Cigarette butts are not like cigar butts... they have plastic etc.. they are not natural at all.. they just don't dissolve.. how can someone be an angler yet not care for the lake? I don't get it.

I wanted to comment on his post earlier when I saw it but i didnt. This is exactly the thinking that makes all of lakes look like junk IMO!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When we lived on small lake in the Alexandria area, we had a county commisioner for a neigboring county that lived across the lake from us. My wife and I were out bassin one night, he decided to take his whole family for a pleasure cruise. We were 50' ft off shore, casting in, there is no way he could have not seen what we were doing. He turned up his stereo, drove right between shore and us. He came very very close to wearing a Zara Spook as a head pc. If his kids would not have been in his boat, he would have. It is not worth jeopardizing his kids, they are just a product of their environment.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I guess, there is no written law regarding this, its just common courtesy. Since there is no law, people can and will continue to be rude. My buddy even did this to me as a joke one day. We were at his lake cabin having a mini tournament between us and he comes flying by about 20 feet away trying to swamp me. I cast at him, miss, gets caught in prop and snaps my line. Fries his prop seals. To this day I still dont feel bad. Doesnt matter who you are, you are getting a cast in your direction! crazy.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Couldn't agree more ... trash is trash. I assume people that throw their butts in the water use ash trays at home and not toss them on their floor. They should treat the environment with the same respect.

I live on the lake and don't feel that I should have to pick up discarded butts off my shore line and whatever else inconsidered people are chucking in the water. Honestly how hard is it to put them in an empty beverage can or ash try, then discard at the boat landing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ever caught a bass or a pike with a cigarette butt in it's mouth? It's quite funny to say...

I think that's how the cigar lures were born. LOL's

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This sounds like Tonka, or Mille Lacs or .... too bad this is a common occurrence and I won't do that, but it happens to me a few times a year and words will be exchanged and sometimes casts in their direction. Bass guys do this a lot and I'm a bass guy. [PoorWordUsage]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • Wetting a line for the 1st time today. Gonna hit it hard this weekend.
    • It’s amazing to me to look back already and realize 1.5 days around C season time  will be the story of my entire archery season this year.  Just too much other stuff going on AGAIN this spring to make an honest season out of it.   Full on fishing during any spare moments now.   Good luck out there!
    • Here are two more for you leech, but this time the holes were in some red pines up the Echo Trail.
    • No, no it looks like it was carved.  
    • I'm going to give it one last hoorah tomorrow morning. Going to be a quick effort before work but I've got a couple toms patterned pretty well. 
    • Have 2 pair of Costa sunglasses and cases for sale. Very good condition. $80 a pair FIRM!!! Only selling because I bought new prescription Costas. Live near Elk River. 
    • Cool, but that Goldeneye looks a little stuffed stiff. 
    • Here are a couple of pics of ducks nesting in tree cavities. We have a goldeneye and a hooded merganser. 
    • Spring is exploding right into summer across Wisconsin. You would never know that just three weeks ago the Northwoods was covered with ice and snow. Memorial Day weekend kicks of the unofficial start to summer and many of the reservable campsite at state parks and forests are booked. The best remaining camping opportunities can be found in the non-reservable campsites in northern state forests. The lower Wisconsin River continues to run high, but there were signs of sandbars beginning to emerge in some areas as water slowly drops.Universe in the Park astonomy program begins this weekend with program at Blue Mound and Kohler-Andrae state parks.Photo credit: UW-Madison Dept. of AstronomyFields and forests have greened up, and regular rains have kept fire danger low to moderate across most of the state with just a few areas still in high fire danger. Through the spring fire season 639 wildfires burned 1,800 acres; 53 structures were destroyed and another 441 were threatened, but saved.Wisconsin's northern zone musky season opens this Saturday and spring fish assessments are showing they won't be disappointed with what they find, with many fish over 40 inches netted and released. .