Do you give info on the lake?

Discussion in 'Stillwater' started by Wayne Kohan, May 22, 2011.

  1. ROB-ERT

    ROB-ERT Nellita

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    If I'm pretty sure the person is a catch and release or something close to it fisherman, I'll tell them anything they want to know. I'm a bit reluctant if they are meat fishermen but would probably tell them anyway if they seem like nice people.
    I have lake fished and camped near guys who were nailing fish after fish and would not give me any info until they got to know me. Several of those guys held out for three weeks (over three yearly one week trips to the same lake).
     
  2. Steve Birrer

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    Good reading for a cold Memorial Day. I get a kick out of those who make comments like the guy was a jerk or a dick, etc. Really what did he do that was so terrible? He simply replied that he didn't share info. So big deal. If he had screamed at the questioner or cussed him out then thats different.

    Was the guy friendly. Heck no he wasn't. But that does not make him a jerk. I usually am more than happy to share info when I am having a successful day but on occassion I also have situations where I don't such as when I percieve the asker is being lazy. If a guy has tried to figure out what is happening and can't seem to get it I often will offer assistance. But when a guy comes onto the water and the first thing he does is start asking what line, depth, retrieve, fly etc. Then he is going to get a vary vague brush off.

    You guys need to lighten up. Would this guy be one of my fishing buddies. Probably not. But he didn't do anything wrong either.
     
  3. ribka

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    WHat a dbag. Lake fishing is a social event and should be fun. Enjoy chatting with other guys and sharing patterns. They're planted fish for Christ sakes.

    I do run into guys fly fishing that you can tell catching fish holds no enjoyment.

    Working out other issues while fishing I guess. If a hard strike can't bring a smile to your face and a whoop do not understand why people would go fishing.
     
  4. Steve Birrer

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    Ok answer me this. Many of you have said things like ....on a lake.....a lake is a social event....etc. Explain to me what the difference is between a lake and a river when it comes to sharing information cause I don't get it??????
     
  5. PT

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    People who judge others, not knowing them, seem like the Dbags to me.
     
  6. ribka

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    Come over and fish the Lenice or Leech Lake crowds and you understand
     
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    PT Physhicist

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    As many times as I've been to Lenice I've never seen it be a big social event. Sometimes there's a lot of people and sometimes only a couple. I don't see everyone on the lake chatting it up and passing out flies. I see people trying to get it dialed in there own little piece of space. I see some people doing well and others struggling. I don't see those that are hitting fish handing out flies on a regular basis to those who aren't doing well. I see people staking claims to certain areas of the lake and they don't want to be crowded too tight. I see idiots on 2 way radios trying to use that technology when their buddy is 50 ft away...... OVER!

    Most Eastside steelhead are planted, carp, bass, walleye, etc.... all have been planted. Browns in those little zipper, don't name it, don't talk about it, don't post it on the internet criks over there were planted..... OVER!

    Kind of funny to see so many people get upset and call a guy a dick, Dbag, jerk because of 1 person's experience on a lake with a guy 1 time.
     
  8. Denny Wagenman

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    I had just the opposite on Chopaka May 25th. I was finning to a place to fish and a guy named Matt called to me to come join him to fish to rising fish. I declined but said I would go just beyond him and fish. We had a great time fishing next to each other and congratulated each other everytime we hooked one. What a neat guy. I don't know his last name. It was my last day of fishing up there so I gave him all the flies that had worked the 4 days I fished Chopaka. What a neat guy