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Old 06-25-2013, 12:27 AM   #11
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I guess if you can't fight with family, who can you fight with?
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Old 06-25-2013, 12:47 AM   #12
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Never heard of an "unwritten rule" that it was ok to try to "wake" people off of their spot or hit their boat so they will leave. I always thought the "unwritten rule" was to leave a courteous distance between you and a boat that was there first. Or if it was a small reef, just go to another one. I would say that if you can accidently cast into my boat or if our lines are tangling, then you are too close...

As for being a newb. Not quite. Been on the water for almost 40 years...
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And that is the problem. The unwritten rules are that you give people space, you don't crowd them, you don't wake them, you don't steal their spots. There used to be some of it 5-10 years ago, and probably always have. However, I have a noticed it a lot more the last few years. There are some people that don't know any better, and some that just don't care. It has been made worse by the short snapper season. Once one of the old salts gets it done to them too many times, they adopt a "fight fire wih fire" mentality. And before you know it most everyone is doing it. And that is where we are now.

That is really progress isn't it?

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Old 06-25-2013, 01:04 AM   #14
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The problem is that too many people have bought a boat, with little to no real experience on the water, have bottom fished for the three weeks that snapper season has been open, and they are now experts. They want to rewrite the unwritten rule book that has evolved over the past 50 years. They don't know what those unwritten rules are, and too many just don't care.

The terms "progress" and "technology" are the excuses some people are using these days to rationalize them being very disrespectful on the water.


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And that is the problem. The unwritten rules are that you give people space, you don't crowd them, you don't wake them, you don't steal their spots. There used to be some if it 5-10 years ago, and probably always have. However, I have a noticed it a lot more the last few years. There are some people that don't know any better, and some that just don't care. It has been made worse by the shkrt s aller season. Once one of the old salts gets it done to them too many times, they adopt a "fight fire wih fire" mentality. And before you know it most everyone is doing it. And that is where we are now.

That is really progress isn't it?
What I don't understand about the "caused by snapper season" argument... What's the big deal about ARS? I caught 1 last year and none the 2 or 3 years before that... and didn't care. Too many other fish out there that taste better, are easier to catch, and have longer seasons and larger bag limits. I don't even bother for snapper... Even when in season.
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You must be the one person who hasn't been snapper fishing every weekend. Everyone else who has something that floats has been out there. That is the problem, too many boats in too small an area with the mentality that they have to get the fish before some else does or the season closes. I have several times this year been able to look and see 40-50 boats within 3 miles of me on the way out.
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Old 06-25-2013, 01:42 AM   #17
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Missing this season between budget and boat is down. Im ok with that. I have always asked before dropping anchor. I feel is being respectful to them. crowding people is a problem everywhere but you do what you have to and enjoy the day no matter what.
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Old 06-25-2013, 09:55 AM   #18
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Red snapper is to the fishermen (on here) as the turkey is to the hunter!
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Old 06-25-2013, 09:59 AM   #19
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Is it hunting season yet???.... lord have mercy.

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Is it hunting season yet???.... lord have mercy.
I have been in the woods after some hogs all spring and will continue to be out there some. No one bothers me out in the woods. I think, that might be why I am starting to prefer the woods more than being on the water. Less people to deal with!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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