By: Fly Fishing Insider
So, the lakes are open and the fishing is hot, you’re ready to head up to your favorite spot only to find the boat launch is blocked or there is a large crew of people having what seems like an on the water party. Perhaps even worse is a when someone is trolling up and down scaring the fish from your go to hole, in a non-motorized lake. Well don’t laugh we have all been there before and it sucks when it happens to you right?
And of course, you don’t do these things you’re a respectful Stillwater fisher, well the good folks at the Fly-Fishing Insider is here to point out Five on the lake Courtesies to practice this fishing season. Now theses Five tips might not help you catch more fish but they will defiantly help with your enjoyment out on the water and prevent the fisherman’s glare or worse…
Here is the Five on the Lake Courtesies:
- Follow all the rules of the specific lake: by following all the rules this ensures everyone is on the same playing ground and will not create that much a hated fisherman’s stair. It will also save you from a possible fine or worse. It’s just as easy to still fly fish by obeying the rules.
- Don’t block the boat launch: we have seen it before the person who blocks or pro longs their time at the boat launch don’t let this be you. This can be avoided if one does all their pre boat prep beforehand or even while out on the water, remember others want to get out too that’s why they are there.
- Being too loud on the lake: Many of us might not be aware that noise on the lake travels. So those private stories of last night’s shenanigans might not be so private. And not everyone may have the same quality in taste of music as you as well. This also goes for those who called in sick to work and are explain to their boss that they won’t be in. yes we heard it all before and though it’s heard it might not be wanted.
- Give other fishing boats space: It’s the rule of how much space is needed between boats; they say its 50 -60 ft. minimum however we say 80 – 100 ft. is best. Remember not everyone wants to be this close when someone when casting big flies with the wind pushing as well. It’s for your safety.
- Be safe out there: no one wants to be keeping an eye out on a jack ass you know the person who is jumping through wave like it’s a race on Bassmaster, or is standing on the gunnels of the boat in the chop. Yes, they do exist. And well we at the Fly-Fishing Insider feel like its our duty to keep an eye out for theses clowns just in case something goes south. But by not doing theses practices we can all just peacefully fish.
Truth be told its best to just practice both common sense and respect towards others on the water. If you enjoyed this blog leave us a comment or if you feel there is something else, we should add to our lets please let us know in the comments. Now lets get fishing , but first if you have not yet subscribed to our podcast please do so by going to our website www.flyfishinginsderpodcat.com and clicking the subscribe button on your favorite podcast platform. Happy fishin.