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#11490671 - 03/21/16 09:04 AM Tournament Etiquette - should I have said something?
metalruch1 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 01/08/12
Posts: 109
Loc: TX
Happy Monday fellow Bass lovers! I am proposing this question to the forum because I just do not know where to stand on this. Here was the situation. I was fishing my usual spot on Lake Lewisville yesterday. I was with my Girlfriend whom is learning the love for Bassin'. With the tournament and a strong North Wind, I knew there would be more boats than usual. Here's the rub...This guy in a (ok, I will keep him anonymous, because I will give him the benefit of the doubt), not once, but THREE TIMES motored up to where I was fishing and started fishing right next to me. Ok, it may have been a little bit further away, but it was the stretch of water I was about to fish. Now, I understand that I do not own this spot, and I do not own the water, but I was taught by my Father and my Father's Father, to RESPECT a fisherman's spot, no matter what. My girlfriend even asked, "Why is that guy doing that?" She is just learning and noticed it seemed a little intrusive. We have all scene the animation with the two boats and the one guy throwing his lure at the other. Well, I really wanted to do that!! But I refrained and moved off to another spot. The thing that makes me so mad is I was motoring to a spot, and he fired up his boat on and followed me to it. So I just turned around and went to the opposite bank. Not but five minutes later, here he comes. I even saw him do it to other boats. Ok, long enough gripe and I am prepared for the backlash I am about to get, but was this guy in the right? Like my beautiful girlfriend said, people will do anything for money. That is the reason I quit fishing tournaments. Anywho, I am eager to see what ya'll think. Have a great Monday and good luck on you Fishing excursions this week!!
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#11490702 - 03/21/16 09:13 AM Re: Tournament Etiquette - should I have said something? [Re: metalruch1]
bloo_rainger Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 12/19/07
Posts: 2223
Loc: Tarrant
There's a guy like this on Fork I've seen many times. His favorite place to fish is on top of the person he saw catch one last. Does it over and over. Funny thing is I don't know if he has ever caught a fish.

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#11490712 - 03/21/16 09:16 AM Re: Tournament Etiquette - should I have said something? [Re: metalruch1]
fouzman Offline
Methuselah

Registered: 01/20/09
Posts: 44471
Loc: Houston, TX
maybe he liked your girlfriend.
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#11490721 - 03/21/16 09:18 AM Re: Tournament Etiquette - should I have said something? [Re: metalruch1]
T Bird Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 03/07/10
Posts: 4256
Loc: Temple, Texas USA
If he's not violating the tourn. distance rules from another boat then I guess he's legal. Would I have said something to him? Absolutely.
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#11490727 - 03/21/16 09:20 AM Re: Tournament Etiquette - should I have said something? [Re: metalruch1]
Cast Offline
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Registered: 07/31/12
Posts: 5702
Loc: North Texas - God's Country
I would have asked him why he was so close in the first place, and when he followed me, I would have been more forceful with my questions to him.
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#11490729 - 03/21/16 09:20 AM Re: Tournament Etiquette - should I have said something? [Re: fouzman]
Ken A. Offline
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Registered: 10/02/06
Posts: 8089
Loc: Trophy Club, TX
Originally Posted By: fouzman
maybe he liked your girlfriend.


My thoughts exactly!

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#11490736 - 03/21/16 09:24 AM Re: Tournament Etiquette - should I have said something? [Re: metalruch1]
Jaret Latta Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 01/06/07
Posts: 6516
Loc: Austin, Tx/Nacogdoches, Tx
Follow him to his next spot

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#11490740 - 03/21/16 09:25 AM Re: Tournament Etiquette - should I have said something? [Re: metalruch1]
trombone Offline
Angler

Registered: 10/04/08
Posts: 266
Loc: waco
Any newcomer who gets nervous when I throw a 1 oz Bomber slab in his direction is too close....

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#11490746 - 03/21/16 09:26 AM Re: Tournament Etiquette - should I have said something? [Re: metalruch1]
Fishingking Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 12/11/13
Posts: 803
When people do this to me, I never say a word. I simply move and start start fishing as close to them as can get never uttering a word. Most of the time they get mad, say something utterly stupid and move off while I am laughing out loud at them.

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#11490756 - 03/21/16 09:29 AM Re: Tournament Etiquette - should I have said something? [Re: metalruch1]
Cast Offline
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Registered: 07/31/12
Posts: 5702
Loc: North Texas - God's Country
I understand some of you have rocket launchers bolted to the transom...
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#11490762 - 03/21/16 09:30 AM Re: Tournament Etiquette - should I have said something? [Re: metalruch1]
Brandon Adamcik Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 02/13/08
Posts: 5442
Loc: G.P. TX
I go ape chit.
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#11490782 - 03/21/16 09:36 AM Re: Tournament Etiquette - should I have said something? [Re: Ken A.]
WAWI Offline
whatsaweighin

Registered: 05/18/07
Posts: 17443
Loc: Aledo
Originally Posted By: Ken A.
Originally Posted By: fouzman
maybe he liked your girlfriend.


My thoughts exactly!


Yep, if you would post some pics of girlfriend we can give you a difinative answer.

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#11490786 - 03/21/16 09:38 AM Re: Tournament Etiquette - should I have said something? [Re: T Bird]
fitter2259 Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 12/29/11
Posts: 5693
Loc: Humble, Texas
Originally Posted By: T Bird
If he's not violating the tourn. distance rules from another boat then I guess he's legal. Would I have said something to him? Absolutely.


^^^^^^This.

And if he continued to follow you peeing off the back of the boat usually drives them off.
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#11490788 - 03/21/16 09:38 AM Re: Tournament Etiquette - should I have said something? [Re: metalruch1]
Bass&More Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 06/04/08
Posts: 7750
Loc: Ft WorthTexas
boxing peep

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#11490802 - 03/21/16 09:47 AM Re: Tournament Etiquette - should I have said something? [Re: metalruch1]
Chris_K Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/14/15
Posts: 1099
Loc: TX
wopics

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