I've fished many lakes small and large you'll never get away from jet skis and other watersports.
Fun to watch? Seriously? N. Twin at 2800+ acres, yet they have to be on the same acre of water im trying to fish.... common sense aint so common
71° - 75° F
71° - 75° F
Another beautiful vacation week gone. Caught many walleye but did have to work for them. A lot of them in the 11 to 14 inch range. Hope that bodes well for the future. All caught trolling. Never saw the lake so busy with boats joy riding and skiing/tubing. Was actually fun to watch. Can't wait till next year!!!
I dont care if people fish around docks. I just think it is kind of rude to bounce baits off of other peoples property. If you tear some ones boat cover or lift it is not cheap to fix. I know most people will just leave and not own up to what they did.
The docks stick out into public waters. If you don't like people fishing around them, simply remove the dock.
A guy was "dock" fishing by my parents cabin. I told him the was fish there. As he is working his way down the shoreline i can hear his bait bouncing off piers and boat lifts. Seems kind of stupid to me. What if he catches a boat or a canopy.
Thankfully I haven't run into many issues with other anglers. When fishing reeds or weedlines I do my best to watch the line someone is fishing and work a different area or the opposite side of the reed bed. Sometimes I have guessed wrong because the other boat turns around, but what can you do. If someone is in shouting distance, I will ask their intentions and then go from there, communication goes a long way. It is kind of crazy that there is so little boat traffic compared to down south that there should be no issues at all. The pleasure boaters can be another thing;)
We have seen some folks go to great lengths to protect their night walleye spots, that bordered on nuts, but more power to them and hope they don't get busted for no lights at night.
Dock owners, if there is a cranky one I don't fish that dock when they are out, just not worth the hassle, even though we are in our rights to do so. That said dock fishing on the twins has been just ok for me, no huge bass just decent numbers, so I don't do it as much as I should.
I also was up there a few weeks ago doing some bass fishing and you'd be surprised on how may people think they own the water around their docks... I just smiled and kept fishing.
This is common on most lakes. Before we moved to the northwoods I fished Shawano lake and the same behavior was used there. Smaller lakes are even worse. I guess rude is in for many people nowadays. I've had this done to me at times, just keep cool if you can.