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How close is too close ?

10/26/18 @ 12:57 PM
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PRyan
User since 9/30/17

Ethically, how close can you fish to a "permanent"  ice house / shanty that is not occupied.  Repeat - not occupied.

If I get out their early and "nobody is home" how close can I fish.   I'm not talking feet - I'm talking yards.    I respect the space but how much territory is theirs to claim.   I fish out of a portable ice house.

Do you leave when someone finally arrives - if they do?





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12/9/19 @ 7:20 PM
gillseeker20
User since 2/6/16

This is interesting. On the other thread going on titled "are permanent shanties necessary?" or something similar, everyone is saying that if a guy puts a permanent shack on a well-known spot, there is nothing wrong with other guys fishing right by it. I probably won't fish in front of anyone's door anymore, I really don't want anyone getting hurt. But I still think its ok to get pretty close to permanent shacks as long as you don't do any harm and they aren't in the shack before you get there. 

12/9/19 @ 12:04 PM
PimplySwede
User since 1/6/09

I'm not going back over 6 pages to find out, but I only see Gillseeker as one who will drill directly in front of your door.

Nope, no laws against either act, and your upbringing determines what you feel is ethical behavior.  Just don't force your ethics on anyone else.


12/9/19 @ 11:54 AM
jaybeeturtle
User since 3/17/06

How close is too close if the ice is 2 1/2  to 3 inches? I don't allow anyone within 20 ft of me for any reason at that ice thickness.  A couple times people have tried to walk right up to me in those conditions, even tho I repeatedly told them to stay away. One guy, I had to keep backing up for at least 100 ft before he finally understood it wasn't safe. Another time, I backed off 30 ft, the guy took one look at my hole, sees how thin the ice is, immediately turns around,  gets off the ice and drives away. I have life jacket and ice spikes with me, but 90% of these clueless people have no safety gear at all

12/9/19 @ 11:41 AM
redhook
User since 12/25/09

Drilling a hole in front of some ones shack door is just plain wrong, no reason to risk an injury due to a fall while stepping into such hole. I believe such an individual gets what they deserve if caught disrespecting  another that way.  For what? you don't like them having a shack you think shouldn't be there. Shame on you GS20. Everyone on this site should be shaming you as well, if you don't agree with perm-shacks make a resolution at the conservation congress meeting next April and change the rules.

12/9/19 @ 11:14 AM
AWichman
AWichman
User since 1/6/16

So, what are you saying Junkie - 2 wrongs don't make a right, so the first wrong-doer wins by default?


Only one is wrong. Having a permanent set up is not wrong, illegal, or unethical. So the drilling in front of someone’s door is the only wrong I see. Honestly if you pulled that with me I’d make your day miserable. I’d literally just follow you all day drilling a hole 2 ft from you all day long. I can fish almost everyday all winter so I can waste a day being a pain in your a$$. Can you?  What’s the worst that happens? You break into my shack or damage it in some way.

12/9/19 @ 10:57 AM
PimplySwede
User since 1/6/09

So, what are you saying Junkie - 2 wrongs don't make a right, so the first wrong-doer wins by default?  

That just reinforces the behavior of parking on top and reserving the best fishing spot for yourself for 2-3 months.

12/9/19 @ 7:37 AM
Junkie4Ice
Junkie4Ice
User since 12/19/11

Just because there is no law doesn't make it right. Going out of your way to get into someone's way because you don't like where they put their shack is no better than the guy that put it there. If there are only "a few" cribs in the lake and everyone knows where they are, the fish are going to move off those cribs pretty quick anyways.

Had a similar situation on a lake in northern MN a few years back. Resort owner put up a permanent shanty over a known fishing hot-spot, except he left it unlocked and for anyone to use free of charge. Nice guy. 

12/9/19 @ 7:25 AM
gillseeker20
User since 2/6/16
Forgive me if I'm wrong, but I don't believe there is any law in Wisconsin stating how far away you have to be from other anglers? I won't sit right next to a permanent shack if the owner is fishing in it, they beat me to the spot fair and square. But when there is only 4 cribs in the lake and they are all occupied by permanent shanties, I am not going to feel bad about helping them share the cribs. 

12/8/19 @ 10:39 PM
beer bum
User since 1/9/19

If I'm catching fish, I really don't care.  As long as they're not dropping down my hole, who cares?  They can have my hole when I leave.  I'll even tell them what I was using. They still have to catch the fish.  All this secrecy and skull duggery is just exhausting. Life is too short.

12/8/19 @ 6:53 PM
JigDipper
JigDipper
User since 12/19/14

Gillseeker, with a reply and attitude like that I can only assume the 20 is the year that your going to graduate high school. To me that would be hunter/fisherman harassment. 

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