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How close is too close? if you see someone on a shoreline you want to fish or heading that way, do you floor it and get ahead of them and if so how far? or do you swing in behind them?( D :?: el I already know your answer). :p Just curious because of some conversations I have had on the lake recently,I personally would swing in behind . If I know the person then I will usually get close enough to talk but if not then I try and stay well back. What are your pet peeves on or lack of fishing etiquette?
 

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Oh, I don't know, but lasooing another fisherman's outboard motor and getting towed around is a great way to save power on your battery! :lol: Maybe if you think your fishing partner is getting kind of warm, it's ok to dump him into the lake to cool him off. Seems like a kind gesture. Although, I feel it's environmentally damaging for the lake when you dump your coffee cups overboard.

This is all just my humble opinion ofcourse! LOL!

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Look at it this way, just do what ever you want - either the other fisherman is a friend and they won't care, :? or you'll end up getting in a fight :evil: and the next thing you know, you'll both be best friends :D and next time it happens, neither one of you will care... 8) :lol:

Seriously though, I don't give a damn as long as someone doesn't park where I'm casting or block me from fishing when it’s obvious I’m fishing there. :shock: :evil: :evil: :evil: It does give you a weird feeling when people come on in and don't say anything to you. :shock: :? I guess I could say hi just as easy. :? I prefer to have someone to chat with anyway. :) However, I don't want to cut someone off or get too close to them without them saying "come on over". :oops: It's hard to figure out what some people feel is ok and what's not ok. I don’t care so much but I don’t want to tick anyone off either. :wink: :!: You can always say, “Sorry! I thought you were someone else.” LOL!

...is that an over use of the faces???
 

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That back seat is still open John :lol: . And I did not Lasso his motor I tied up to one of the rear tie downs! Is that too close?
 

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You got a deal! :D 8) And yes that is a definite overuse. :p I tend to agree with you,If I know or at least have met the person I enjoy having someone to talk to :) . if someone pulls up and is friendly I enjoy having met another fisherman . It does kind of irritate me when someone pulls up pretty close and does not even aknowledge that your even there,(not including those that do it to me every monday) :) but like you said I guess I could say howdy just as well.
 

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Most of the time I will find another spot or drop in behind.If I do go ahead it will be atleast 75 yds if possible.Everyone fishes different techniques with the same lures. Often I will catch fish
following that the other boat misses.If not try another spot.
Just my 2 cents
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I usually drift up into an area where somebody is fishing and I'll give them wave or say hi. If no response I'll drift back out. if I say hi to d a it's usually louder than normal. If he's catching fish he usually responds with his middle finger gesturing that he caught one. :shock: :eek:
 

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I pay attention to how the other guy is fishing. If he's running the shoreline throwing blades or working a flat with cranks he'll be on his trolling motor. I won't stop less than 100 yds in front of him and start fishing. I will get in behind him as well. If he's working a point or the edge of the flat and is mostly stationary, then I'll get off plane well before his area and use the TM to get into a position at least 30 yds away.
 
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