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  • Toccoa dh

    I was lucky enough to fish the DH today, but the river was a bit high. Checking this evening on the flow and it ran 360 all day.

    Those of you that know the river will attest to the difficulty of wading it at that level and the limiting of access. I had three spots I knew I could safely wade. I hit all three.

    I noticed a boat with 2 guys. They rowed upstream from one of the stocking points. I was having no success so I dropped down river below them and fished. It was just downstream of them and they crowded me a little, but then slipped on past. I stayed there for a while and moved downstream again to another spot that I could wade.

    Those guys were 50 yards at least upstream of me. All is well until they dropped anchor almost with casting distance of me. Ticked off but still catching fish, I let it slide. I took a picture of them for some reason



    They picked up and dropped the anchor in my hole.

    I let him have it. He argues that I am taking his spot. Its rolling 360 cfs, I have very little mobilty, he is in a boat and can go ANYWHERE.

    If you float, you give the waders room.

    The dh is fishing well though. Go get a line wet.
    Last edited by THE EG; 11-08-17, 08:42 AM.

  • #2
    Acceptable distance from each other

    This brings a question to mind and I would love to read differing opinions. Although, I hope I am not opening a "can of worms" here (no pun intended!). Personally, when I come up on anyone fishing in an area, I pretty much stay out of a complete run so they can fish it from its lower end to its upper, but of course sometimes it is not a distinguishable "run" and the "boundaries" are not that clear to me. From those of you who are more "veterans" than me, how close is too close? BigOrangeFan referenced 50 yds (150 ft), which sound reasonable to me, but what say you folks? I never want someone reacting to me as in the post this is a reply to.

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    • #3
      Stream Etiquette

      Here is a link form a post a couple of years back. This topic seems to come up every year I think. But it seems to be more so on the DH streams.



      http://www.fieldandstream.com/blogs/...hing-etiquette
      "Be patient and calm - for no one can catch fish in anger." - Herbert Hoover

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      • #4
        This is why I almost never fish DH or stocked water.
        Resident Tenkara Nerd

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        • #5
          I am a little more forgiving in heavily populated waters, but it doesn't look like there were a lot of people on the water. Had I been in the boat, I would have given you more room to fish.

          DD F
          Fly Fisherman - Part Entomologist, Part Meteorologist, Part Ichthyologist, Part Hydrologist, All Liar.

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          • #6
            Still makes me mad, but DH water is almost always crowded and set expectations for good manners / etiquette really low, like University of Florida low (blown out by Mizzou)...
            RScott

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            • #7
              Originally posted by RScott View Post
              set expectations for good manners / etiquette really low, like University of Florida low (blown out by Mizzou)...
              Snort...

              and some stuff to keep the board happy.
              Fly Fisherman - Part Entomologist, Part Meteorologist, Part Ichthyologist, Part Hydrologist, All Liar.

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              • #8
                His spot? What a tool. If it happens again ask him for proof.

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                • #9
                  Nope, you were not in his place. Anyone in a boat should respect where the wading angler is fishing.
                  Jimmy Harris
                  Unicoi Liars Club
                  Unicoi Outfitters Online Store

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                  • #10
                    They are always 2 sides of the story. That's just not cool to take a guys picture
                    and set behind a key board and call someone a punk.
                    dink
                    Some fishermen see no fish and foolishly
                    believe that the river is empty.
                    Henry Van Dyke

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by dink View Post
                      They are always 2 sides of the story. That's just not cool to take a guys picture
                      and set behind a key board and call someone a punk.
                      dink
                      I call em like I see em.

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                      • #12
                        Photo

                        You can't tell from the photo who the angers are so no big deal. We call out other anglers here all the time - let's us all vent a little - and this is a good place for it. Far better to vent your angst here than to get into an altercation with someone on the river, or in the woods or parking lot ...... wherever people show their pond scum side.

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                        • #13
                          2 sides to story

                          The story that i heard was that the boat was anchored up and rigging up before the wader came barging in the hole for the second time. Dink and I know this young man well so I sincerely believe his side,. Lets get the real facts before we start name calling.

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                          • #14
                            -skunked

                            Warning: all posts should be assumed to contain sarcasm and misinformation unless stated otherwise. The opinions shared are not necessarily those of the poster.

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                            • #15
                              I'm not sure what happened. I reconize the rower. I have spoken with him a few times while we were launching our boats. He appears to be a very ethical young man. Prolly a misunderstanding.....

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