DevilDog91 wrote: »
^ lol theres a million creeks you can idle through? ****?
KayakFisher wrote: »
, but there a certainly few aholes out there who don't show any respect for kayakers and thats why I always have a few "spare" 3 oz egg sinkers w/in reach at all times.
windblows wrote: »
Especially the mouth of, or anywhere in, the main channel going back to the Oak Harbor boat ramp. Really? Why would you do that?
How about kayaks? I run into these guys all the time in creeks and try to slow down to a slow idle when possible or go by on plane if it's a main creek or too shallow for me to come off plane. I can tell they don't like it when I go by on plane, but sometimes it's all I can do. Like everyone else has said, they should hate it more if I slow down to a 2200 rpm "idle" and plow by.
reed wrote: »
Off topic but what do they do with all those mullet? Sell as bait fish? Sell for food?
Underslot wrote: »
My wife says I sound like an **** all the time… but I’m really not. You guys just need to understand that just because you like to go out, drop an anchor, soak a mullet head, and have a beer doesn’t mean that everyone else does. I paid good money for a boat that allows me to fish anywhere from Jacksonville to Palm Coast, if I idled past every boat I saw I wouldn’t get anywhere and might as well have a Gheenoe. Like everyone else, if I can idle I will but if I can’t I can’t. I could be making a run and you happen to be in a section of the creek that I’m making said run in OR I could be jamming out of a creek that I simply cannot come off plane to get out of. I can think of several creeks that have 2’ of water at the mouth but have 20’ holes in the way back.
I fished out of a small boat for years and never once yelled at faster, bigger fishing boats flying past me - Snowbirds lugging their 60’ Carver yes, but a fellow fisherman no. It’s part of fishing, deal with it. Take Pine Island for example… at low tide you pretty much have to go around the south side. On any weekend there could be a dozen boats stacked up out there… some on anchor… some working the banks. You think I’m going to idle all the way around the island??? Nope, and neither would you.
Quit crying and deal with it! No one means any harm and we’re all out there to have fun and catch fish our own way.
Underslot wrote: »
Whereas someone that sits on the hook for an entire tide cycle in a creek mouth might get pissed about guys "running past them". It would be like having a picnic in the middle of 9a... If your gonna do it you're gonna get buzzed.
NaClH20 wrote: »
Boy this really blew up. I guess to sum it all up from what I'm reading, it's OK to go at idle speed past someone working in a creek, if you can safely do that, just try and be respectful. I still think I'd have a really hard time idling past someone with a trolling motor and lines in the water. I just hope we can all get along and catch some fish. That's what it is all about anyway.
Boattronics wrote: »
Dude. I know your good nature.... you let me, a stranger, borrow your fly rod for weeks. Even gave me a lesson!
So I know you mean no harm. But, even though you are joking around, your posts bother me. I cant stand to see the seperation amongst anglers. I know you mean no harm, but this kind of talk is like a snow ball. Im a lure fisherman. Im a bait fisherman. Im a rec. Im a comm. Im an off, Im an in...... etc. This kind of talk has to be put behind us once and for all! We all want to catch a fish and we must unite as one, whether you have an Egret and a flyrod, or a john boat and a mullet head. We all must get along, and unite or our sport is done. Sorry, rant over.
Underslot wrote: »
That not what I meant Tony. I don't care what You fish with but not everyone fishes sitting still, I'm always on the move, that's my point. Whereas someone that sits on the hook for an entire tide cycle in a creek mouth might get pissed about guys "running past them". It would be like having a picnic in the middle of 9a... If your gonna do it you're gonna get buzzed.
Shine wrote: »
I think the kayakers who get worked up are a lot of the folks who are just new to the water, in general. I know there was a big rant on Kayak fishing dot com, RE motor vessels going by them at speed. The irony is, I would never take my skiff down the class IV rapids in the Chattooga river – I would not run my boat through the breaking surf at the beach – most people would not. But, Kayaks do it all the time. I’ll never forget being out at 9 mile in my little boat a few years back – I could see a big pink blob on the horizon coming my way from further off shore. A few minutes later, here comes the guy with a GPS on the front of his pink plastic Kayak! Then it struck me, he can’t run out of gas, get a dead battery or have a breakdown. If he gets swamped, his vessel can be righted and go on as usual. So, how vulnerable is who?
CptMike wrote: »
NE Fishing Etiquette.........oxymoron!
dlagator wrote: »
Not to steal the thread but I was fishing the south jetty this weekend and had several boats run within 50 ft of me while I was anchored up close to the rockpile...people just don't realize that they put off more of a wake doing 8-10 knots than they do idling by...I understand it's the inlet, but if I'm running at the inlet I'm betweeen the bouys...if I'm lookin for a spot to anchor, I'll put out as little wake as possible.
Back to your question...if by "motoring" you mean running past you and not idling by, then that's just not very considerate...I always slow to an idle when passing someone in a creek.