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Friday, July 13, 2012

Fishing 101: Info EVERY fisherman should know

Alright, it is that time to remind everyone of the unwritten rules you choose to abide while you are enjoying your day on the water.....Fishing Etiquette.  As more and more anglers get out there this summer, it is important for everyone to be on the same page when it comes to sharing the water.  Here are some thoughts to keep in mind from all of our guides who spend everyday out there:

  1. Be courteous!  Follow the golden (fishing) rule.  Treat other anglers the way you would like to be treated.  This means do not fish directly above others, intrude too closely to those who are already fishing, or be rude.  
  2. If you see a vehicle parked at a spot you were planning on fishing, move on to plan B (or C or D).  Our guides always have backup plans and you should as well.  Get out and explore a new stretch.  We have plenty of water here to share.  
  3. If you encounter another party on the water, go talk to them.  A brief conversation about sharing/splitting the water helps you maintain peace of mind and they go smoother than you think.  
  4. Do not turn any situation on the water into a confrontation.  Keep cool and simply explain that no one wants people fishing ahead of them. 

It is as simple as that, so remain courteous and you will be blessed with some good fishing karma.  If not, you will most likely get a flat tire in a rain storm after being skunked.  Tight lines!

This gentleman was really rude to others and jumped ahead of people on the river all day.



  1. Agreed, I taught a kids class and day 1 was wading safety, then fishing etiquette!

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