March 09, 2013 at 11:00pm
For me, it all boils down to RESPECT! I use to think that all fisherman were sportsman with the same hobby as mine. I have extremely bad encounters with one guy showing up where I was (and had been for over an hour)and he ended up trolling within 20 ft of my boat to fish where i was fishing. Instead of losing my cool, I just left. I remember that day vividly because that was the day I had problems with my throttle. Man I hate when my boat takes off like that!
On the other hand, I have seen fishermen actually tell me to come in just a little and throw to an area and catch fish. My preference is to show respect and hopefully receive respect. I like to give info when asked, but don't ask me for my honey hole. I mostly ask for directions, shortcuts, etc. if I am unfamiliar with an area. I have found there to be plenty of helpful people on this site.
My trip this weekend got postponed after working 18 hours on Friday. Hope to be out again soon.