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    Spot Poachers

    Is it just me or has the side scan products become a easy way for guys that struggle with fishing offshore to poach a guys fishing spot. I have not been fishing much the last few years during summer. The last two weekends I got a chance to go out during the middle of the day. I was struggling fishing shallow grass so started looking at some of my old off shore holes and lucked out that one had deep grass on it. I back off and let it rest after driving right over the spot. My first cast I catch a 19" smallmouth. I was pumped. I have struggled on what few trips I have got to go on and this was a prize catch in my book. I take a few pics and before I can release the fish a boat starts up that is flipping laydowns and comes within 50ft of my boat. I look at him to let him know I am not happy and he is glued to his depth finder. I here the beep of him marking the spot and then he takes off. Not two cast later I catch a small fish and a second boat that is fishing the bank starts up and does the exact same thing. What is happening to our sport? At least wait till a guy has moved off the spot.

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    Sounds like Cedar Creek Lake to me. Man no one has any etiquette these days. I still slow down to idol when I come up on another boat in a narrow creek but I can't count the times I get blown out of the water by some jack bump who knows better.

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    Disappointed to hear about your bad experience....but glad to learn this topic isnt about somebody shooting spotted bass at night😉
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crankinstein View Post
    Is it just me or has the side scan products become a easy way for guys that struggle with fishing offshore to poach a guys fishing spot. I have not been fishing much the last few years during summer. The last two weekends I got a chance to go out during the middle of the day. I was struggling fishing shallow grass so started looking at some of my old off shore holes and lucked out that one had deep grass on it. I back off and let it rest after driving right over the spot. My first cast I catch a 19" smallmouth. I was pumped. I have struggled on what few trips I have got to go on and this was a prize catch in my book. I take a few pics and before I can release the fish a boat starts up that is flipping laydowns and comes within 50ft of my boat. I look at him to let him know I am not happy and he is glued to his depth finder. I here the beep of him marking the spot and then he takes off. Not two cast later I catch a small fish and a second boat that is fishing the bank starts up and does the exact same thing. What is happening to our sport? At least wait till a guy has moved off the spot.
    I feel your pain. At least they didn't hang around to disrupt your fishing. That being said, you may need to rethink the "my" in the "my old off shores holes" thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crankinstein View Post
    Is it just me or has the side scan products become a easy way for guys that struggle with fishing offshore to poach a guys fishing spot. I have not been fishing much the last few years during summer. The last two weekends I got a chance to go out during the middle of the day. I was struggling fishing shallow grass so started looking at some of my old off shore holes and lucked out that one had deep grass on it. I back off and let it rest after driving right over the spot. My first cast I catch a 19" smallmouth. I was pumped. I have struggled on what few trips I have got to go on and this was a prize catch in my book. I take a few pics and before I can release the fish a boat starts up that is flipping laydowns and comes within 50ft of my boat. I look at him to let him know I am not happy and he is glued to his depth finder. I here the beep of him marking the spot and then he takes off. Not two cast later I catch a small fish and a second boat that is fishing the bank starts up and does the exact same thing. What is happening to our sport? At least wait till a guy has moved off the spot.
    Seriously.............

    Who gives a crap. Your "magic" spot has been known by many besides you. I gave up a long time ago on some very specific areas being "private".

    On a side note, I love my side scan, and if you're sitting on a spot and I see you pound a couple fish, **** straight, I'm going to go take a peek.......

    Don't like it.........take up golf.

    Not trying to sound like an AZZ, but the electronics game has changed a whole lot of how folks fish......and I prefer to roll with the punches, versus bitch about it........

    On a related note, I have quite a few folks mark "spots" I'm fishing. I have a whole lot of different places down and KY and Dale Hollow that are uncommon.......when I pound a fish or 5 off a spot, I regularly have folks "steal" that spot.......what am I gonna do, pull out my 6 shooter and shoot them dead? NO......

    Just saying.

    Now........if someone shows me a spot, and they roll up on me while I'm fishing it........Well, I know courtesy....and I "move". QUITE simple.....



    Later,

    Geo
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