Any other examples you can think of where If you don't ice fish, you wouldn't understand...
If You Don't Ice Fish...You wouldn't understand
If you don't ice fish.....
Also there was nobody else around the area fishing with a permanent shack or even portables for that matter. It happened over night as he left the shack after dark and had found it that way at sunrise. A broken axe handle was the only thing left behind. There were a couple small auger holes around the area and maybe someone came out to fish at night and needed a livewell or something. Who knows. But it's unfortunate.
Chopping a three-foot long hole in the ice next to someone's shack isn't something that's done completely randomly. That's a lot of work unless you're motivated to do it for some reason. Not that I'm condoning the act, I'm just saying that there has to be more to the story.
I appreciate your civility in our debate. I’ve seen discussion on this subject go south quickly in the past. As the law currently stands, all I can do is complain on an internet forum or try to introduce a resolution for the Spring Hearings. I guess we’ll just have to agree to disagree and go enjoy the sport we all eagerly wait for during the hot months.
If you don’t ice fish, you wouldn’t understand.
I'm very friendly in helping other fisherman and showing them tricks, rigs, etc. as long as they are respectful. We have a couple groups on our lake that feel they own the lake and have broken tip ups and shoved them down holes, broken windows of vehicles, started fights. So I'm nowhere near a mean fisherman. I just demand some common sense and respect and will return the same. Maybe your comments hold validity to your body of water but I don't know where you fish. I'm just throwing out my opinion and have been on the bad end of lack of common sense by fellow fisherman.
And if your proposal makes sense to me it would not be a permanent shack anymore it would be a portable. Your name would not be required to be displayed on it meaning it could fall through and be nobodies responsibility. A permanent shack can be set in 1 spot for the duration of the season hence the word "permanent".
If someone was fishing in my spot I would not ask them to move. I would simply put in my tip ups and setup as normal. I've never had to ask anyone to move because they are understanding and move on their own. I've actually talked to these people and they are 99% friendly and get it.
What I have a problem with is drilling holes jeopardizing my shack I spent a lot of money on. That's all I mean by "my property statement". I don't own ANY part of the lake except my shack. When holes are drilled by my shack and it falls through because of it, that is the issue.
Hence my beef with permanent shacks.
I don't want permanent shacks to be banned, I just suggested that there should be a law stating that they have to be moved to a launch or public access when not in use. That makes things fair for everyone. I also put in the time and buy equipment to help me find the best spots. And, my license costs the same as yours too. Why should I not be able to fish a spot because you lay claim to it with your shack.
Tell me this, if I would beat you to your shack and set up near it, would you ask me for permission to fish in your shack when you showed up for the day?
Use common sense. I consider 6 feet around my shack to be my property. If you need to use that space just respect it!
It is not hogging a spot either. I don't have a problem with people asking to fish near me. If they invade my space without asking is when I have a problem. They see me catch fish and want to move right into my holes and soon our lines are tangled. That is disrespectful. In my opinion, setting out tip ups is considered my spread on the ice. It is similar to boat fishing with multiple lines out. Get in between my lines and my location and we have an issue. However, I do fish on a lake where there is a similar weed line around the whole lake with similar structure.
I put in the work and buy equipment to help me locate the best spot to fish so why must I be forced to give it up? My fishing license cost the same as yours!