Welcome to any lake in Wisconsin. Tournament fishing or not, the sportsmanship has been thrown out the window. I’ve been cut off by pontoons who pull up within 15 feet, not kidding throw out an anchor and gives me a look like I was in his way. Also the hot shots in their Mastercrafts that decide to throw a wake the size of a tidal wave right next to my boat for no reason and laugh about it. People have no respect for each other and it’s sad really.
Yes I tournament fish, I fish for fun, I fish with my kids. I try to set a good example and give everyone their space. If waterskiing is your thing, great. Ski away! But don’t run so close to guys who are trying to enjoy their time by fishing.
If you are in a tournament and someone is fishing the spot you wanted, try and ask nicely if they mind if you share the spot. If the guy says no, go fish another spot.
Its really not hard. What’s the golden rule? Treat others the way you want to be treated.
Good fishing and tight lines. By the way, if you see a guy in a red Stratos give a wave.