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I would like to personally thank this guy for going between us and another boat,  that were not more than 20 yards apart, and shutting down our walleye bite. We caught a walleye not 10 minutes before he decided to post up directly on top of where we were catching fish when he arrived,  needless to say it was our last. I know the pothole can get pretty tight with multiple boats, but to me, proper etiquette would dictate to at least get in line with the other boats and cast to the area that is already being fished. If he is a member here, or if anyone knows him, I would love to hear his take on how he thought this was acceptable.

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Well it shouldn't be par for the course anywhere. Maybe I need to start going for birdies by doing hot laps while being trimmed up. My Targa 20 can throw some pretty good rollers until it gets on plane...

Maybe that would get across that's unacceptable. If I can't fish the spot I have been fishing for the last 2 hours before you parked on it, no one can... at least not with out some good balance. 

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No book or regulations, I just consider it manners. I don't crowd others as I don't like to be crowded.  I guess I just need to buck up and throw more elbows. I guess I should just motor over and start fishing out of other people's boats since it's not in a book?  If everyone starts using the mentality, "if it is not in a code book or a regulation then its ok," fishing public waters is going to get pretty nasty. You aren't the pictured individual by chance, are you? 

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Even had that problem fishing out in open waters on the Gulf of Mexico and on grass flats fishing inland. They would see you catching fish and come over with in 20 feet of me and i would say hey just tie your boat up to mine and you can fish out of my boat and then they would leave....lol

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Etiquette seems to be a thing of the past to a good many people.  Not all, but even one who ignores common sense etiquette is too many.  Had a similar incidence in Florida years ago when were we fishing for crappie with our daughter.  We were catching some fish, not a lot, when another boat came in so close I could have stepped out of mine and into his.  I went to far as to ask him why he felt the need to fish right on top of us, and he said it's a free lake and I can fish wherever I want.  With that we left.  On Table Rock I'm utterly amazed at the number of boats that will buzz a guy fishing when there is more than enough room to get around him/her.  

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2 hours ago, Randy Moore said:

he said it's a free lake and I can fish wherever I want

 Thats what the hot lapping would be used for. He made your fishing experience less enjoyable, so make his by trying to feel a bite and keep slack out of his line in 3 foot wake....

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9 hours ago, Flysmallie said:

Shouldn’t need a book to know not to be a douchebag. 

But obviously some of you do. 

Yeah,  I need one to look up this "hot lapping" stuff and see just how that keeps a boat owner from being a .......edit imaginative description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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