I was wondering what this community thinks is too close when trolling, any thoughts? Looking for general rules to live by so we can all enjoy the outdoors together
There will always be someone ,weather trolling ,anchored ,or casting from shore that violates what we perceive as "MY SPACE". Encroachment comes in many forms in other situations as well, the human in us. Ethically all should allow the space they want for themselves,but some times that can't or won't happen. 100' separating tackle to tackle would be the best scenario. JMHO..I was wondering what this community thinks is too close when trolling, any thoughts? Looking for general rules to live by so we can all enjoy the outdoors together
I really don't care, either. I do my best to stay clear, but as long as we don't tangle I'm good.I fished Gogebic a few weeks ago. Was casting for walleyes and had some guys run boards by us within 50' easily. Didn't bother me a bit. In fact we talked to them and even caught fish while talking. We trolled some during the trip and trolled past other guys with 50' asking questions. It's such a silent form of running a motor and water is fairly deep so no worries. Don't really think it bothers anything. To each there own. It bothers me a whole hell of alot more when jet skis or speed boats fly by at twice that distance when I'm fishing.
I'm probably not the right guy to say as I'm not one that trolls much. It just doesn't seem to be a big deal to me and only because the slow speeds coupled with almost zero wake has no effect on my boat control or fishing success. Those two things I kinda have an issue with when another boat or fisherman cause those particular problems. Trolling really does not. Being lakes are public, I really can't do anything about any of them. Just whine.