What happened to common courtesy?
Brad, I'm convinced that a lot of people don't look close enough and analyze what you're doing! It falls into the same category as the guy at the boat launch that can't wait his turn! A lot of people don't give a crap!! Get used to it, because I think it's getting worse year by year! They don't analyze anything around themselves!
That happened to me a couple of times on Gaenos Reef this summer. I run through trolling and pick up a couple fish on the reef and some boat comes running over and parks on the spot. I gotta teach the boy to keep the net low in the boat when netting fish.
It is not just shore vs boat any more either. I have another thing that I seem to just draw to myself. I will be running a slow drift on a point then troll back up. (yes I am an evil boat owner) and another boat will come right into my drift and dump an anchor to set slip bobbers. I has happened to me at least four times this summer. It is a huge lake and I am clearly fishing here by myself.
At least I don't run into that in the river.
That said, I have seen shore fisherman do some pretty stupid stuff after arriving in a spot to fish, that already had a line of boats drifting. It is a two way street.
I personally always give room to someone on the shore. It would be nice if people could look at each other smile, and find a way to enjoy the day... but.
If I was alone, and you were the only guy on the shoreline... and looked friendly enough, I may even invite ya to come fish for a while. It sucks being on the shore, and not having options.