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#11493718 - 03/22/16 01:38 PM The 'Ettiquete' Posts Turned On My Memory.....
phototex Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/13/14
Posts: 1245
Loc: Coppell, TX
The only time I really got ticked off while fishing was during a tournament way back in the Jurassic (mid-1970s) on Medina Lake. It wasn't a fisherman, but a ski boat. My partner and I were working a bank with ledges about 50 feet away from us when here comes a fast boat pulling a skier. The boat buzzed us on the offshore side, but the skier went over both our lines. Had we not seen it coming, the tow rope would have taken our heads off. Man, we were both PO'd and scared. They were all laughing as they sped off. A few minutes later, here they came again. I picked up a rod I had previously rigged with a 3/4 oz slip sinker, a big worm, and a 5/0 hook. They tried the same thing again, and I made my cast - wrapped that terminal tackle around the skier's ankle, too. I never even tried to set the hook. As my line broke, naturally the guy went "tail over teacup." That ticked off the boat driver, too, but when he idled over toward us after picking his friend out of the water, he changed his mind and sped away when he saw my partner glare back at him and quietly pull a .357 magnum out of his tackle box. We were so mad that we never even look for his boat numbers. They did leave about 7-8 empty beer cans floating behind them when they left.

I guess we were lucky that day, even though we never weighed in a fish.


Edited by phototex (03/22/16 01:46 PM)
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#11493737 - 03/22/16 01:51 PM Re: The 'Ettiquete' Posts Turned On My Memory..... [Re: phototex]
Brad R Offline
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Registered: 03/09/15
Posts: 1027
Loc: Texas
You Vietnam vets are just generally a bit scary, anyway. Not even sure it was the pistol.

They left behind 7-8 empty beer cans . . . and likely some urine soaked boat carpet!

Thank you for your service!

Brad

Edit: Just noticed my name has "pro angler" by it. Fish are laughing all around the local lakes!


Edited by Brad R (03/22/16 01:52 PM)

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#11494120 - 03/22/16 04:25 PM Re: The 'Ettiquete' Posts Turned On My Memory..... [Re: phototex]
timwins31 Offline
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Registered: 02/04/11
Posts: 5545
Loc: DFW
Lol man o man this is gonna go well. Classy move pulling a gun on some jerk kids.

I was fishing Nasworthy years ago and had a wakeboat with a kid on a board behind turn the corner and almost run us over, the kid had to let go so the rope didn't pass over us. We did have a little discussion about water safety but I didn't have to resort to illegally brandishing a weapon. And yes I had one in the boat.

Some of you guys take your right to own a firearm way too lightly.

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#11494292 - 03/22/16 06:22 PM Re: The 'Ettiquete' Posts Turned On My Memory..... [Re: phototex]
EastTexasBassin Offline
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Registered: 07/15/09
Posts: 857
Loc: Lake Ray Hubbard
He didn't say they were kids and their incident was no accident. If someone was idling towards me with the intention of causing trouble I'd have my gun out for sure.
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#11494570 - 03/22/16 08:59 PM Re: The 'Ettiquete' Posts Turned On My Memory..... [Re: phototex]
grout-scout Offline
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Posts: 5660
Loc: Boerne, Texas
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#11494853 - 03/22/16 10:31 PM Re: The 'Ettiquete' Posts Turned On My Memory..... [Re: EastTexasBassin]
timwins31 Offline
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Originally Posted By: EastTexasBassin
He didn't say they were kids and their incident was no accident. If someone was idling towards me with the intention of causing trouble I'd have my gun out for sure.


Then you're not only a coward too, you'd be a criminal.

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#11494873 - 03/22/16 10:42 PM Re: The 'Ettiquete' Posts Turned On My Memory..... [Re: timwins31]
921 Phoenix Offline
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Registered: 06/21/11
Posts: 1950
Originally Posted By: timwins31
Originally Posted By: EastTexasBassin
He didn't say they were kids and their incident was no accident. If someone was idling towards me with the intention of causing trouble I'd have my gun out for sure.


Then you're not only a coward too, you'd be a criminal.


I am not sure where to stand on this issue. We live in a different world and need to be prepared for the worst. I hope I never get to were I need to carry a gun to the lake but I don't want to be just another funeral either.

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#11494892 - 03/22/16 10:51 PM Re: The 'Ettiquete' Posts Turned On My Memory..... [Re: phototex]
champ 198 Offline
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Registered: 12/22/07
Posts: 361
Loc: mexia/sam rayburn tx.
I am a vietnam vet,91st medi vac hospital chu lai. I don't carry a gun in my boat or on me.Only carry a rifle for big game hunts.So we aren't all crazy.

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#11494924 - 03/22/16 11:10 PM Re: The 'Ettiquete' Posts Turned On My Memory..... [Re: phototex]
timwins31 Offline
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Registered: 02/04/11
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I just can't believe grown men would pull a gun on someone without having a little better reason than this. Seems really pathetic to me and there's no question it's illegal. I've had a concealed license for years now and I've never had to consider pulling it. If incidents like this are the reason you carry, you don't deserve the license or the gun. It means that YOU'RE a danger to others and you probably have a size issue, if you know what I mean.

It gives ALL gun owners a bad name, makes us all look like wack jobs like these two.

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#11495169 - 03/23/16 07:54 AM Re: The 'Ettiquete' Posts Turned On My Memory..... [Re: phototex]
grout-scout Offline
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Registered: 12/08/08
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Loc: Boerne, Texas
UIBW right there!


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#11495174 - 03/23/16 07:58 AM Re: The 'Ettiquete' Posts Turned On My Memory..... [Re: phototex]
whatsaweighin Offline
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Registered: 05/18/07
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It didn't happen

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#11495340 - 03/23/16 09:05 AM Re: The 'Ettiquete' Posts Turned On My Memory..... [Re: 921 Phoenix]
EastTexasBassin Offline
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Registered: 07/15/09
Posts: 857
Loc: Lake Ray Hubbard
Originally Posted By: 921 Phoenix
Originally Posted By: timwins31
Originally Posted By: EastTexasBassin
He didn't say they were kids and their incident was no accident. If someone was idling towards me with the intention of causing trouble I'd have my gun out for sure.


Then you're not only a coward too, you'd be a criminal.


I am not sure where to stand on this issue. We live in a different world and need to be prepared for the worst. I hope I never get to were I need to carry a gun to the lake but I don't want to be just another funeral either.


We do live in a different world. My cousin had a confrontation with some wacko at the lake. My cousin was the "tough guy" and kept his gun put away. The wacko got his gun out first and shot my cousin. My cousin is dead. So call me a coward, I really don't care. You go be the tough guy and get shot too. We'll all make courteous posts about thoughts and prayers for your family
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#11495349 - 03/23/16 09:08 AM Re: The 'Ettiquete' Posts Turned On My Memory..... [Re: phototex]
BarG Offline
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Registered: 03/15/16
Posts: 32
I have had more etiquette issues with fishermen than any other segment of the boat population. We wakesurf and wake board regularly and the fishermen seem to think they own the entire shoreline once they are on a spot. The thing that irritates me the most is once we have a 'line' picked out along a shore you can see the boat start to ease out from the shore line into deeper water in our path... you pass and they move back to normal fishing... I have had lures chunked at me, flipped off numerous times, people holding up guns, cut off within 10-15 yds while we were underway pulling a skier, had bass boats jump our wake directly behind our skier.

The problems I have with Wally's tend to be ignorance side and the problems with fishermen tend to be on the [censored] side.

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#11495392 - 03/23/16 09:26 AM Re: The 'Ettiquete' Posts Turned On My Memory..... [Re: EastTexasBassin]
921 Phoenix Offline
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Registered: 06/21/11
Posts: 1950
Originally Posted By: EastTexasBassin
Originally Posted By: 921 Phoenix
Originally Posted By: timwins31
Originally Posted By: EastTexasBassin
He didn't say they were kids and their incident was no accident. If someone was idling towards me with the intention of causing trouble I'd have my gun out for sure.


Then you're not only a coward too, you'd be a criminal.


I am not sure where to stand on this issue. We live in a different world and need to be prepared for the worst. I hope I never get to were I need to carry a gun to the lake but I don't want to be just another funeral either.


We do live in a different world. My cousin had a confrontation with some wacko at the lake. My cousin was the "tough guy" and kept his gun put away. The wacko got his gun out first and shot my cousin. My cousin is dead. So call me a coward, I really don't care. You go be the tough guy and get shot too. We'll all make courteous posts about thoughts and prayers for your family


East Texas Bassin I may not have worded my respond very well. I actually agree with you on this. I guess a better way of saying it is this. I just hate that it has gotten to the point that I need to take a gun to protect me or my family. I have no problem with carrying a gun to protect myself or family. I just a hate the fact I need to while I am trying to relax fishing because of the people fishing that are so aggress.

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#11495471 - 03/23/16 09:51 AM Re: The 'Ettiquete' Posts Turned On My Memory..... [Re: BarG]
921 Phoenix Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/21/11
Posts: 1950
Originally Posted By: BarG
I have had more etiquette issues with fishermen than any other segment of the boat population. We wakesurf and wake board regularly and the fishermen seem to think they own the entire shoreline once they are on a spot. The thing that irritates me the most is once we have a 'line' picked out along a shore you can see the boat start to ease out from the shore line into deeper water in our path... you pass and they move back to normal fishing... I have had lures chunked at me, flipped off numerous times, people holding up guns, cut off within 10-15 yds while we were underway pulling a skier, had bass boats jump our wake directly behind our skier.

The problems I have with Wally's tend to be ignorance side and the problems with fishermen tend to be on the [censored] side.


I am older and I haven't water skied in twenty years but I do know a little bit about this. We water skied about 15 weekends a year for ten years when we were younger. The problem with skiers and wake boarders is they want the smoother water to play in. this just happens to be the water closest to the shore which is where the fishermen are usually fishing. The water skiers pick a line to get to the smoother water and they don't care that they are running straight at another boat or so close that if their had been a mechanical problem they would run over the bass fisherman with their big ski boat because they do not want to ski in rough water. Their is two sides to this story and I have been on both sides of the story. I know as I have gotten older that I was wrong in skiing that close to the fishermen and putting them in so much danger just so I could show off. just my .02

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