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Monday, February 25, 2008

• Off The Pier, Nosy Guys

Cross Lake. Shreveport, Louisiana

Had a couple of guys come up on me too close today by the pier. They'd been back here for a while fishing in between the trees and I left 'em alone the whole time. I went about cleaning out my car and getting ready for the day and a half drive to Michigan. After I did most of what I had to do, I glanced down at the water and didn't see anyone, so I grabbed my gear and went down to the pier to fish a little.

While I was down there, I saw them way off to the right heading back out. I minded my own business and started casting. All of a sudden I noticed they were heading back this direction again. They actually came right up behind me by the pier. The one said something in a southern drawl I couldn't quite make out and had him repeat twice. Sorry, I still haven't adjusted to the Louisiana accent. I told them that they were getting way too close and that there's a comfortable distance you should keep from other anglers. One of them had a smirk on his face after I said that. Not sure what to make of them. They definitely looked younger than 30. Cross Lake always seems to have at least a couple nosy fishermen. Why is it so difficult to just keep your distance? Do you think it was a boat vs bank fisherman issue? I know Cross has a history with anglers vs lakefront property owners.

I always try to give everyone their space out on the lake unless I happen to know someone. Then I'll cruise over just to say hello and be on my way. In passing, I'll always give boaters going past me a nod and a smile or a wave and make sure I don't knock them around with a wake. When I want to fish on our pier, I let anyone fish through if they were there first. Thing is, whenever I'm on the pier fishing, I always get at least a couple of boaters that come too close. It really does ruin a good time when I'm trying to enjoy myself and get away from it all.

I came back inside a few minutes after all of that anyway. The mosquitoes were getting fierce after our 70 degree day. Didn't have any bites. It looked like smaller fish were up shallow, but I did see a few larger swirls in the shallow stuff too.