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Fishing etiquette on ponds #13756986 11/04/20 10:01 PM
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Want to get folks opinion on bank fishing etiquette. Went to local pond today I’ve been to hundreds of times. I get there and a guy has 6-8 poles spread about 10 ft apart taking up almost the entire half of the pond. I guess he’s fishing for catfish.

I setup a ways down the bank from him and start fishing for bass with a drop shot. He sees me make half a dozen casts. He comes to reset his rod closest to me and proceeds to cast in the exact spot I’d been throwing for 20 mins.
To me that’s just not right. What’s the etiquette in this situation? I told him he was being a di$$ for casting right where I was fishing.

Re: Fishing etiquette on ponds [Re: CharlieMac] #13757022 11/04/20 10:26 PM
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So you roll up on a guy who’s already fishing and start casting right near his setup. Then get upset when he comes to readjust his setup that you’ve been casting near? Without having seen the whole thing go down, it sounds to me like you could have been more courteous and moved further away from where this guy was already staked out. Sorry, but that’s how it sounds based on your description.


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Re: Fishing etiquette on ponds [Re: CharlieMac] #13757026 11/04/20 10:30 PM
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So it’s cool to setup 8 rods on a pond and box anyone else out from fishing it? It’s not like a huge lake with miles of bank access.

Re: Fishing etiquette on ponds [Re: Cuervo Jones] #13757030 11/04/20 10:34 PM
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Was the local pond a Community Fishing Lake?

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Fishing Regulations for Community Fishing Lakes

All public impoundments 75 acres or smaller located totally within an incorporated city limits or a public park, and all impoundments of any size lying totally within the boundaries of a state park.

Gear restrictions

Fishing is by pole and line only. Anglers may use no more than two poles while fishing.


Re: Fishing etiquette on ponds [Re: CharlieMac] #13757036 11/04/20 10:39 PM
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How big is the pond? You didn’t say.
Are there regulations? You didn’t say.
I’m going on what you said.
And yeah. It’s cool if he wants to fish as many rods as legal in a spread.
Your description sounds like you showed up and started crowding him. If not, give more details or a map. You asked for feedback. If you don’t like it, don’t ask.


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Re: Fishing etiquette on ponds [Re: CharlieMac] #13757062 11/04/20 10:55 PM
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Thanks for the info on rod restrictions for community ponds, didn't know that existed. This is on twin lakes in Richardson so I think that definitely falls in that camp.
Here's a screen shot, he was taking up the red circle side of the bank and I was fishing at the x, thought I gave him plenty of room considering how much of the pond he was already taking. [Linked Image]

Re: Fishing etiquette on ponds [Re: Cuervo Jones] #13757319 11/05/20 02:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Cuervo Jones
How big is the pond? You didn’t say.
Are there regulations? You didn’t say.
I’m going on what you said.
And yeah. It’s cool if he wants to fish as many rods as legal in a spread.
Your description sounds like you showed up and started crowding him. If not, give more details or a map. You asked for feedback. If you don’t like it, don’t ask.

Looking at Google maps the pond in question is less than 600 feet by 200 feet. Based on OP map the catfisher was using 1/2 of the entire pond but decided to also fish the area where the 2nd angler decided to fish. IMO that could be considered harassment in addition to fishing too many rods.

Re: Fishing etiquette on ponds [Re: CharlieMac] #13757532 11/05/20 12:10 PM
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So you show up and cast across someone's lines and he's the d!@k. Too funny

Re: Fishing etiquette on ponds [Re: CharlieMac] #13757577 11/05/20 01:02 PM
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what's wrong with the other same size pond directly across the street that's is not shown in your screen shot?

Re: Fishing etiquette on ponds [Re: CharlieMac] #13757607 11/05/20 01:25 PM
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Even if he had too many lines in the water, you saw them and decided to still fish there.

He was there first. D!©k or not, you should have moved on.

There are other ponds.

Re: Fishing etiquette on ponds [Re: CharlieMac] #13757645 11/05/20 01:52 PM
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I’m with the OP. It’s not too much to ask to have at least a small bit of bank to fish from.

Re: Fishing etiquette on ponds [Re: CharlieMac] #13757845 11/05/20 04:23 PM
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I just watched a video of some dude catching a catfish from that pond. It looked like it came from Chernobyl


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Re: Fishing etiquette on ponds [Re: Bentman63] #13757857 11/05/20 04:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Bentman63
I just watched a video of some dude catching a catfish from that pond. It looked like it came from Chernobyl

roflmao

Re: Fishing etiquette on ponds [Re: Huckleberry] #13758085 11/05/20 06:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Huckleberry
Originally Posted by Bentman63
I just watched a video of some dude catching a catfish from that pond. It looked like it came from Chernobyl

roflmao

Look at this thing

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Re: Fishing etiquette on ponds [Re: Bentman63] #13758336 11/05/20 09:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Bentman63
Originally Posted by Huckleberry
Originally Posted by Bentman63
I just watched a video of some dude catching a catfish from that pond. It looked like it came from Chernobyl

roflmao

Look at this thing

[Linked Image]


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