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Old August 6th, 2003, 09:59 PM   #18
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I am not a tournament fisher, but a pleasure fisher. If I go to the lake to fish, find a nice spot, start to fish and someone comes up later and tells me that they are in a tournament and that is there hot spot, I would have to admit that I would not feel obligated to move for any reason. The lake is public, no one in particular owns it, so therefore I do not think that the marina sells reservations for certain spots. If they choose to fish in the area I am in, more power to them, as long as they do not cast over me, or cast in the same spot I am. I think that is very rude and abnoxious. I also think it is rude to pull up on someone, you see what direction down the bank they are trolling, and you pull up and cut them off and fish in front of them. That has happened to me several times. So has people taking off full throttle and almost swamping my boat. And these are fishermen, not skiers or wakeboarders!