#18454, "RE: Whose spot is it? (Fishing spot ethics)" In response to In response to 5 Sat Dec-01-12 01:34 AM by jigndoublewide
That is an awesome story, Mountain Bass, it has every fishing story type rolled into one, big fish lost, gambling/tournaments while on a budget(we've all been there), and being cut off on your best spot, boat break down. Sorry that day sucked though.
Swimbait, It seems like most people on here get a massive amount of enjoyment from fishing and discussing fishing, and have very good etiquette, especially compared to most anglers. The people that frequently cut people off, I always assume get a lot less enjoyment out of fishing.
I mean here we are discussing/dissecting/reminiscing about a relatively small aspect of fishing. I have wanted to scratch my own skin off in a "real" ethics class, but here I am discussing fishing ethics.
The average jerk probably just cuts someone off without questioning why, most likely to fish what they think is the best water, catch some fish, complain that the fishing is not as good as the glory days, then go home and watch sports.
In terms of a boater cutting off someone bankfishing, I definitely think some people justify being jerks by what type of water craft your using. I have had 22fters come off plane less than thirty yards away to cut me off, while I am in a tube.
This baffles me, from an etiquette stand point but also safety, I can handle big waves/swells and also wear a lifejacket but if that was a canoe, or a small jon with some beefy barni's do they get swamped and probably die because they don't wear life jackets?