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#10995758 - 07/23/15 10:31 AM Boat Show
txfour Offline
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Registered: 04/07/08
Posts: 8298
Loc: Jack County
So your out on the lake looking for the fish and you roll up on 3-4 boats loosely in an acre area. Do you stop and join in and if so, what is the etiquette? Obviously I don't want to roll in and knock boats and throw wake, but how is this handled? Or do you just pass on and find them yourself?

#10995776 - 07/23/15 10:36 AM Re: Boat Show [Re: txfour]
Allan W Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 09/04/09
Posts: 1157
Loc: EM Lake
If you join in should be a 150 yard minimum trolling motor only zone all the way around them.

#10997169 - 07/23/15 07:41 PM Re: Boat Show [Re: txfour]
RC Fisherman Offline

Registered: 07/01/13
Posts: 59
I don't mind people moving in as long as they don't screw up the fishing.
look first and understand what's going on with the fish. Then use trolling motor to move in but not so close that it interferes with the others fishing. Use you trolling motor when yo leave also.

I'm constantly amazed at how many people act like jack asses just to catch a fish.
Ranger 24' Bahia
250 Evinrude

#10997426 - 07/23/15 09:43 PM Re: Boat Show [Re: txfour]
Cactusflyr Offline

Registered: 01/09/12
Posts: 264
Loc: Denton, TX
Also depends on the type of fishing. If I am slabbing, I will invite people in as close as they can...usually 8-10 feet. Not all people are the same though and your responses may vary. Throwing slabs or such for topwater action, outside a normal casting ring.

#10997747 - 07/24/15 07:24 AM Re: Boat Show [Re: txfour]
Ruff n Redi Offline
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Registered: 04/03/10
Posts: 573
Loc: Aledo, TX
Courtesy is the word for that situation. I all goes back to treat people the way you would want to be treated.


#10997829 - 07/24/15 08:10 AM Re: Boat Show [Re: txfour]
bigtexnick Offline
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Registered: 08/27/08
Posts: 7611
Loc: Texas
Depends on stabbing vs casting. If casting, give plenty of room, something close to 100 yards. If slabbing, close as a few feet with trolling motor.
--Nick smirk

#10998119 - 07/24/15 10:08 AM Re: Boat Show [Re: txfour]
EPIC Steve Offline

Registered: 02/06/15
Posts: 96
Loc: Seagoville, TX
If you are at Cedar Creek it dose not matter just what 5 minute and a ski boat or jet ski will buzz by wide open. Then hang on for the wave action and for some resone the fish start biting. Weekend fishing at its best. Lol

Edited by EPIC Steve (07/24/15 10:09 AM)

#10998241 - 07/24/15 11:01 AM Re: Boat Show [Re: txfour]
VIP Fishing Offline
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Registered: 05/26/09
Posts: 8804
Loc: A wandering Nomad
You've been to Hubbard haven't you? Come on in! The more the merrier! Just use your TM

Originally Posted By: Derek
I do enjoy a good Squirt now and then.

#10998257 - 07/24/15 11:11 AM Re: Boat Show [Re: txfour]
Anchorman Online   content
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Registered: 03/02/15
Posts: 1156
Loc: Small Town NE Texas
Since I sold my bass boat and got a pontoon I haven't been able to join the boat shows because I don't have a trolling motor. I pass them up because I don't want to disturb their fish and upset anyone. Especially anyone on a guide boat who is paying. The only exception is one day I was able to drift in on Texoma. I idled around and shut off my engine up current about 150-200 yds and drifted in. One of the guides said,"hey, you went through a lot of trouble just to fish here didn't you?" As if he didn't appreciate my effort not to run my big motor near them. I responded, "Just trying to be courteous....._ss".

Most will appreciate you showing a little courtesy and effort to do the right thing. But you will get cussed eventually. All you can do is your best.

RC Fisherman said it right. It's amazing how people act out there sometimes.
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