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No Respect... Very sad

I have been fishing the Pointe Aux Chene area for 40+ years and yesterday put the icing on the cake. My wife and I were fishing anchored in a bayou along with several other boats. We were all about 50 to 60 yards apart and were all catching fish. These two guys pulled into the bayou and pulled along side of my wife and I about 15 yards from where my boat was anchored, where we were casting, threw his anchor out and started fishing. Then this guy had the nerve to ask if we were catching... I know we can fish where ever we want but these guys had no respect for any of the other fishermen or anything... AND PEOPLE WONDER HOW ROAD RAGE HAPPENS... My cooler was full so we left very upset and didn't upset any one else. So excuse me for venting... I apologize.
December 01, 2013 at 7:06am
18 Comments
Capt Elton, CATCHDAT Profile Photo
Posted December 01, 2013 at 8:12am
Yep!

Had that happen to me yesterday in Lake Mechant. I'm fishing a reef moving with the trolling motor, this boat motors right past me on half plane, shuts down in front of me, drops his trolling motor and starts fishing. Totally cutting me off! I did leave with a little bit of road rage and probably cracked open a few oysters on the way out!

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Big Shrimp ll Profile Photo
Posted December 02, 2013 at 2:39pm
close

I have respect for you Sir, because if that was me I would of yelled at them like I always do and let them know that I was throwing right where they anckored at then I'll ask them if they wanted to throw there bait in my ice chest.......

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rougebacala2 Profile Photo
Posted December 02, 2013 at 4:01pm
No Respect

Just because you can afford a boat doesn't mean that everybody should go out and buy one, and if they do they should learn the unwritten rules of the water before venturing out. There are more than there share of Idiots on the water now days, people see you catching fish and are either to stupid or lazy to go find their own fish and just jump in on top of you, I had it happen to me before a few times, but I wasn't as polite as you were!

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Chris Holmes , Louisiana Sportsman Field Reporter Profile Photo
Posted December 02, 2013 at 7:48pm
Sad

Unfortunately, one of the few things money CAN'T buy is common sense.

boo Profile Photo
boo
Posted December 04, 2013 at 6:42am
yep

if this is the first time its happened, count your blessings. I've always thought that when there are seminars given by guides at stores or shows, this topic should be addressed a little bit by the speakers. Maybe a writer for LASMAG could even do a full page (to make sure it is seen) on the subject of approaching anchored boats with how to and pics etc.

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Hawkhunter Profile Photo
Posted December 04, 2013 at 8:19am
fishing

You could always do what I do and cast into their boat..

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basshawg40 Profile Photo
Posted December 04, 2013 at 8:24am
common sense

that happens to me all the time some like one person said some people should not own boats

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Dulac Xpress Profile Photo
Posted December 05, 2013 at 10:01am
No problem

I never really have a problem with people coming fish by me. As long they not over the area i'm casting then I don't see the big deal. Of coarse if they just run up on you & just act like they own the water it's sad. But as for as I know it's open water for everyone unless you are on private property... then it's a whole different story. My dad likes to get close to people and he's in his 60's. Regardless how many times I tell him not to get close to people or even ask them what they are using he still likes to be 'friendly' and just talk to other guys out there trying to have a good day fishing... Now if you are offended then I would say to say something but realize not everyone will politely ease away & not bother you anymore. And being a bit of a rude A-hole might make things worse... There's 2 sides to every story... Hope there's enough fish for everyone and not just the ones with bigger boats...

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Samarai Profile Photo
Posted December 05, 2013 at 10:05am
Live with it

Unfortunately during the winter when fish are congreagated in deep holes of canals it just happens alot. U just have to live with it. In some of the popular spots in oak river out of delacroix u might have 10-15 boats jockeying for prime spots when it gets cold.

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adam270 Profile Photo
Posted December 05, 2013 at 7:37pm
adam270

Having a camp in cocodrie I do not see much of that unless there is a tournament there, spend a huge amount of time in cocodrie and the fishing is great. Not a lot of people there

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CaptJS Profile Photo
Posted December 05, 2013 at 8:13pm
Good old times

This is one of the best places to fish close and always can fish no matter what the weather conditons. But your are correct the boats will tie on to you in a second. We use to love the lady we called the 'Fat Lady all in good fun. She had a big boat with a BBQ pit on the stern. She was a very good fisher woman but when any one came near her she would give them a warning and believe me that was it. She would not allow anyone within her space. I now fish in Lafitte but sure do miss Bason and his fishing hole. Not sure if he still runs it but he is worth all the trouble. One time repaired my trailer while I went fishing.

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Red00rover Profile Photo
Posted December 06, 2013 at 7:04am
It's called UpBringing

I'm sorry for the disrespect you were shown during your outing and the best word I can describe the incident is a lack of upbringing. Growing up in south Louisiana 40-60 years ago you were taught respect for others and the surroundings. I hunted and fished many a year with my father until he felt I was 'mature' enough to venture on my one from the camp, a great feeling for a young boy. But let him hear that I was disrespectful or pulled a shenanigan such as you encountered, only the good Lord could protect me from a butt whipping.
Back there were no trolling motors, only a good short paddle but many a time when people were on fish he would stop a distance from them and paddle to talking distance and ask if you could anchor near by. Respect! Upbringing!! A lost trait we have...

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sue dog Profile Photo
Posted December 06, 2013 at 9:57am
Start taking photos and post to this site

We can all start taking photos of these folks and their boats and post to this site under the topic 'Neophytes'

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JIMMY W Profile Photo
Posted December 06, 2013 at 10:37am
Sell out

Do like me and sell your Bayboat and you won't have to put up with the nuts!They are from the launch all the way across lake borgne and even into the sound!Bad thing is that most on here that complain do the same thing.lol

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miffyleslie Profile Photo
Posted December 06, 2013 at 12:22pm
Red

That's the way I was brought up... I could have raised all kind of hell, but that would have not solved a thing... RESPECT TO YOU BROTHER!!!

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miffyleslie Profile Photo
Posted December 06, 2013 at 12:28pm
Jimmy

Wrong answer!!!! Why should I sell what I have and give up what I enjoy most??? And as far as complaining and doing what I complained about, FAR FROM IT... I'll fish during the week and keep away from the weekend warriors that have NO respect for no one!!!

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olreprobait Profile Photo
Posted December 07, 2013 at 7:56am
Rude @%$ peoples

Getcha a Battery operated Bull Horn and wear it out on them.

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charliehollier Profile Photo
Posted December 07, 2013 at 10:20am
Very Sad

I have said for years ( YOU CAN't FIX STUPID)

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