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Etiquette Opinion #12756538
05/15/18 07:39 PM
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I've got a good buddy fishing the Sturgeon Bay open this weekend on Friday/Saturday. Saturday will be my last chance to fish up there during the peak for Smallmouth this year. Obviously, I'd stay out of his way, but is it poor taste to fish a lake at the same time you know your buddy is fishing in a fairly high dollar tournament?


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Re: Etiquette Opinion [Re: Jpurdue] #12756548
05/15/18 07:44 PM
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I wouldnít fish any of his known spots but if I want to fish Iím going to fish.


If you can't find em wind em.
Re: Etiquette Opinion [Re: Jpurdue] #12756554
05/15/18 07:51 PM
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I help sponsor a high school team but didnít have kids in my boat so Iíd fish the lakes and stay away from where I knew our kids would be. If any of them happened to roll in where I was Iíd just let them have the water and move along and wish them luck. Same general principal I would think.


Can you just fish the tournament with him?

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Re: Etiquette Opinion [Re: scott123456789] #12756559
05/15/18 07:56 PM
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Originally Posted By: scott123456789
I help sponsor a high school team but didnít have kids in my boat so Iíd fish the lakes and stay away from where I knew our kids would be. If any of them happened to roll in where I was Iíd just let them have the water and move along and wish them luck. Same general principal I would think.


Can you just fish the tournament with him?


I don't tournament fish. He has a regular partner who is already signed up with him anyway.


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Re: Etiquette Opinion [Re: Jpurdue] #12756585
05/15/18 08:08 PM
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If you were a really good friend, you would figure out where he's fishing, then go buzzing around the lake everywhere else.

Re: Etiquette Opinion [Re: Jpurdue] #12756614
05/15/18 08:24 PM
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in this case i think you're ok, its not like you are going to a 2,900 acre reservoir and setting up on the big community hole down by the dam. you could probably fit a few toledo bends within the tournament boundaries of this T.

Re: Etiquette Opinion [Re: Jpurdue] #12756625
05/15/18 08:36 PM
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I'm leaning towards not going. The area is big, but it fishes smaller than you'd think particularly given how cold it's been this year. There really aren't "spots" up there, as the fish move with the wind/warm water. He's the one who showed me the ropes fishing up there, so essentially every area that I do know I learned from him. Dicey one for sure, but if I put the shoe on the other foot I think I'd probably prefer me not to fish.


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Re: Etiquette Opinion [Re: Jpurdue] #12756628
05/15/18 08:38 PM
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If he doesn't do very well you will probably be in the back of his mind. lol








Re: Etiquette Opinion [Re: Jpurdue] #12756647
05/15/18 09:00 PM
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Just go to spots that he's never taken you to and wet a line.....you may learn something that you can share with him.


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Re: Etiquette Opinion [Re: Jpurdue] #12756688
05/15/18 09:26 PM
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Have you asked his opinion? If it was me, I'd be interested in going and seeing if I could find some new areas on my own. Sounds like he gave you the lay of the land (uh lake), now run with it and do your own thing.

Re: Etiquette Opinion [Re: Okie Poke] #12756838
05/15/18 11:39 PM
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Originally Posted By: Okie Poke
Just go to spots that he's never taken you to and wet a line.....you may learn something that you can share with him.


Perfect


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Re: Etiquette Opinion [Re: bigbass94] #12756846
05/15/18 11:47 PM
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Originally Posted By: bigbass94
Originally Posted By: Okie Poke
Just go to spots that he's never taken you to and wet a line.....you may learn something that you can share with him.


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totally agree. I also think you are overestimating your ability to effect the others in the tourney!!! Haha. .....but don't we all? Unless you are in very close proximity to the tourney anglers, you will not make a nickels difference in any of their payouts.

Just go fish.


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Re: Etiquette Opinion [Re: Jpurdue] #12756885
05/16/18 12:06 AM
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I would never want my buddies to stay home because Iím fishing a tourney.

Re: Etiquette Opinion [Re: Jpurdue] #12756981
05/16/18 01:03 AM
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I would go fishing but stay completely away from any spots he has shown you. Like Tom said, you may find a wad of fish somewhere you have never been and that would be a bonus for you & him!

Re: Etiquette Opinion [Re: Jpurdue] #12757069
05/16/18 01:56 AM
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Its Sturgeon Bay. Yes. Go fish. Plenty of water. Plenty of fish.

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