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Hi everyone.
I hit the vedder today with my friend, who never fished steelhead in his life before,hoping that will run into a fish or two just to get his confidence boosted up a bit so he can try sometimes on his own too.
As we arrived on the river we obviously saw that its gona be more than crowded day on the river,so we decide to hike as much is needed just to run into a piece of free water.
Every time we approached to a piece of water that was fisheble we would ask if we could join in to,to try our luck,and we were always welcome.We didn't low hole anybody,except the guys that strictly decided not to move from their spot, but when we did low hole,we asked them to if was ok to fish below them and said ok.

We had no luck with the fish ,but my friend could get a chance to see one caught one,at least it made him feel better about the whole day spent on the river.
Towards the end of the day walking back to were we parked we see a free run of water where I previously hooked a fish and we stopped one more time to try our luck.
I of course let my friend go first telling him all the possible holding spots where he could hook into a fish.
Just as he was hitting the best piece of water,some I really don't know what to call this guy,cuts in in front of my buddy and first cast hooks into a fish,lands a beautiful wild buck, we gave no comments and left the run right away.
Because if we did comment it would of been with fists.
I wanted my friend to hook a fish so bad and he had it but some A HOLE who ever he is, just has no RESPECT what so ever.
I know this happens all the time,but at least ask, say something ,show that you are a humane being to, and fish as much as you want,as long as we under stand eachother.
I think today was my last day fishing the veder on a sunny sunday.
What my point is and I know its been brought up many times before,Just show some RESPECT to your fellow fisherman that's fishing next to you,we are all out there to enjoy something we love, why can we do it in a nicer more humanly understandable way ,so we can all go home with a smile on our face.

Anyways, good luck to all you out there. :thumbup:
 

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Sorry to hear your day was so affected by this guy.

We had a very similar incident happen to us yesterday, some ass clown RAN to get below us as we worked towards a killer tailout. First cast he is in the trees :thumbup:, so as Jethro is having a tantrum trying to salvage his gear, we in kind head to the tail out and I hook up right away. Even though I couldn't keep the fish stuck the corker took off mumbling about who knows what.

I would never play like that with other anglers I run into during my day, but those that choose to forgo ettiquette, will get the same right back.

This guy we had the run in with is NOTORIOUS for this behaviour, and some even consider him a good rod, but it takes more than catching to become a good angler, behaviour on the water is important as well.

Don't let it get ya down Ribolovac, it's the Vedder and thats the "bad" you get with having a great run of steelhead. At least your friend will know what "NOT" to do as he becomes a Steelhead angler.
 

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Green_Comet said:
I seriously don`t know how you guys can put up with the shenanigans that take place on the Vedder week after week???

I had a typical day fishing Saturday where I didn`t run into another soul on any of the systems I fished and that`s ok by me. I might not be able to hook into steelhead but I`ll gladly chase their little cousins in peace and quiet than have to come on the forum and rant about the aholes that were snagging, low holing, fence posting, or whatever other dirty deeds go on at the river.

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Well said...if you fish the Vedder/ Chilliwack you know very well what you're in for...if you don't want interference...don't go to the Vedder. Theres nothing wrong with wanting a little respect...just keep in mind that
there are many people fishing many ways and there idea of ethics may differ from yours....eg. how many feet is enough to not be considered "low holed" keep in mind some people would rather just fish one spot and hope for a fish to come to them. So I ask again...20'...50'...100..200...500...the next hole down river regardless of how far or how long it will take for you to get there....We all have strong feelings about certain things when it involves something we all enjoy so much. Try not to let it bother you so much....theres more fish out there...and theres definately more rivers than the vedder.
 

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Kryptonite said:
fyrslyer said:
Bump, for answer to previous question about how far is far enough?
The next run.
Exactly. Or start at the top of the run already occupied. It's true everyone has a different set of ethics, however having said that, rotational angling would make it that much more enjoyable for everyone on the water. It gives everyone else a fair crack at fishing the sweet spots in a run. On some systems this method of angling is widely practiced, and anything but is frowned upon. ;) If someone is fence posting a run I personally ask to step in below to continue on my way. Just the curteousy of asking is a big thumbs up in my books. :thumbup: This is a great thread I think there are things we can learn from this.

My :2cents:

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drove over the KWB on my way home from work seems to be alot of fence posting down there :wallbash: i guesse i have been lucky this year or its the spots i prefer to fish but i have not had the pleasure of being low holed or have had anyone fence post on me. i think if you want to fish the areas that fish stack up in you should expect to be encountering all breeds of fisherman,some who have respect and some that don,t.
 

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That is sad for people who love thise sport but never respect it. I personally had experience similar to this where once some (edited) fisherman come and fish beside me like no more than a meter and I was at the spot first. I think everyone should be treated in the same way that they would like to be treated!!
 

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fishing4salmon said:
I personally had experience similar to this where once some american fisherman come and fish beside me like no more than a meter and I was at the spot first.
You should have shown him how to fish by looking underwater first ;)
 
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