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Message Subject: Shore Fishing VS Boat Fishing
Anonymous
Posted 5/8/2014 9:40 PM (#710814)
Subject: Shore Fishing VS Boat Fishing


Which do you believe takes more skill to master? Do boaters have the advantage over shore anglers? How do you think the bank angler would fair if they were able to enter tournaments and compete against boaters?


Edited by Anonymous 5/8/2014 9:42 PM
TC MUSKIE
Posted 5/8/2014 9:51 PM (#710816 - in reply to #710814)
Subject: Re: Shore Fishing VS Boat Fishing




Location: Minneapolis
Shore Anglers can get to spots that boats can't get into! I like doing both, but I think having a boat gives you way more options.
beefcake4000
Posted 5/8/2014 10:08 PM (#710818 - in reply to #710814)
Subject: Re: Shore Fishing VS Boat Fishing




Posts: 32


Boats have the advantage, way more area can be covered.
tolle141
Posted 5/8/2014 10:14 PM (#710819 - in reply to #710814)
Subject: Re: Shore Fishing VS Boat Fishing





Posts: 1000


Do both

Weeknights = shore fishing metro lakes
Weekends = cover tons of water in a boat
dfkiii
Posted 5/8/2014 10:34 PM (#710823 - in reply to #710819)
Subject: Re: Shore Fishing VS Boat Fishing





Location: Sawyer County, WI

I agree, do both. I've caught every species of fish in the lake off my dock, including my PB musky.

tolle141 - 5/8/2014 10:14 PM

Do both
Pointerpride102
Posted 5/8/2014 11:05 PM (#710827 - in reply to #710823)
Subject: Re: Shore Fishing VS Boat Fishing





Posts: 16632


Location: The desert
Depends upon location.
Cloud7
Posted 5/9/2014 7:26 AM (#710841 - in reply to #710814)
Subject: Re: Shore Fishing VS Boat Fishing





Posts: 230


Location: St Paul, Minnesota
I'm going to say advantage boaters. When you take into consideration that the boat allows for a better presentation when soaking suckers, trolling, figure 8's, and vertical jigging, that alone is fairly compelling especially on certain bodies of water. Now factor in all the mid lake humps, rocks, islands, weed edges, and secret spots out there that are outside of a shore fisherman's casting distance and I'd say the argument is looking pretty favorable for the boaters.

-C7

Edited by Cloud7 5/9/2014 7:29 AM
FAT-SKI
Posted 5/9/2014 9:13 AM (#710857 - in reply to #710841)
Subject: Re: Shore Fishing VS Boat Fishing




Posts: 1360


Location: Lake "y" cause lake"x" got over fished
Id say that boaters have the advantage. I know there are spots that shore anglers can get to that boats cant, but there are way more spots that boats can get to that shore anglers can't. I also believe it takes more skill to master the boat then the shore. On shore you only have to worry about your rod, reel, lure and release techniques. With a boat, you have everything I just listed PLUS figuring boat control, which IMHO is one of the hardest things to master. Not only master but be consistent with wind/ no wind/ waves/calm... ect. I say boaters take both arguments
Riverrat351
Posted 5/9/2014 9:17 AM (#710858 - in reply to #710857)
Subject: Re: Shore Fishing VS Boat Fishing




Posts: 279


Location: Central Wisconsin
^^^ What he said! I know of spots to shore fish, but do much better in waders being able to move from "spot" to "spot", same thing for boaters, they have the ability to cover a lot more water.
Flambeauski
Posted 5/9/2014 9:18 AM (#710859 - in reply to #710814)
Subject: Re: Shore Fishing VS Boat Fishing




Posts: 4343


Location: Smith Creek
Shorons would not do well in tournaments. About ten minutes into it they'd get stoned, wander off and play frisbee golf.
Steve Van Lieshout
Posted 5/14/2014 7:38 AM (#711463 - in reply to #710814)
Subject: Re: Shore Fishing VS Boat Fishing




Posts: 1916


Location: Greenfield, WI
Shore fisherman save gas and battery electricity........they are the favorites of the "Eco-nuts"!
Choices in order for me would be:
1) Fishing from a boat;
2) Fishing while Wading;
3) Cutting the grass;
4) Fishing from a dock;
5) Going to a Greenhouse to buy tomato plants;
6) Fishing from shore.

Edited by Steve Van Lieshout 5/14/2014 7:52 AM
Junkman
Posted 5/14/2014 8:18 AM (#711466 - in reply to #710814)
Subject: Re: Shore Fishing VS Boat Fishing




Posts: 1218


As a poor slob with a regular job (still after 35 years in this junkyard) my boat is still mostly a weekend and vacation thing. But, as I often have said, I fish every single night the Milwaukee River is open on my way home from work and do it standing on the shore with many of my river-rat cronies. And, like I learned from World Champ bank angler Mick Thill, there's a whole lot of separation between those who know what Mick Thill knows about bank fishing and what I know. And, I also learned from guys like Herbeck at several boat control seminars, that there is a whole lot of difference between guys like Herbie who actually cast to where fish are holding and guys like me who too often have their trolling motor churning right on top of their heads casting to empty water. The more you learn of all this, the more you come away with what you don't yet know. The real answer is to fish where you can..when you can and to enjoy it as much as you can!
samuwenn
Posted 5/14/2014 8:33 AM (#711470 - in reply to #710814)
Subject: Re: Shore Fishing VS Boat Fishing





Posts: 163


Location: NoDak
I know my tackle box and rod holders are twenty feet long and I fill that up and shore fishing I feel so limited
ToddM
Posted 5/14/2014 12:18 PM (#711493 - in reply to #710814)
Subject: Re: Shore Fishing VS Boat Fishing





Posts: 19782


Location: oswego, il
I enjoy jog trolling. I wear a vest with three rod holders and a mast that runs up my back. Works great and I can get baits well off shore.
achotrod
Posted 5/15/2014 2:11 PM (#711619 - in reply to #710814)
Subject: Re: Shore Fishing VS Boat Fishing





Posts: 1283


Ive been doing both this year. Decided I needed to get a kayak for the spots I cant take my boat, but still hit the same spots I do from shore. Win Win!
tfootstalker
Posted 5/15/2014 5:14 PM (#711641 - in reply to #710814)
Subject: Re: Shore Fishing VS Boat Fishing





Posts: 299


Location: Nowheresville, MN
An anonymous post?! What is the world coming to?
wallydiven
Posted 5/15/2014 10:23 PM (#711686 - in reply to #711641)
Subject: Re: Shore Fishing VS Boat Fishing





Posts: 535


Location: northern indiana
tfootstalker - 5/15/2014 5:14 PM

An anonymous post?! What is the world coming to?

No different than bringing back the "Guest"
MuskieJim
Posted 5/16/2014 2:09 PM (#711777 - in reply to #710814)
Subject: Re: Shore Fishing VS Boat Fishing





Posts: 114


I've hooked up with some big fish wading in areas where a boat would never even be seen. Up small creeks and rivers that are not easily navigated with anything other than a canoe.
Cody
Posted 5/18/2014 8:56 AM (#711904 - in reply to #710814)
Subject: Re: Shore Fishing VS Boat Fishing




Posts: 358


I loose too many lures bank fishing, although I still go when I don't have the time to get the boat out and go... and still loose lures :-((( I much prefer fishing from a boat !
chasintails
Posted 5/20/2014 8:43 AM (#712161 - in reply to #710814)
Subject: Re: Shore Fishing VS Boat Fishing




Posts: 423


It is way easier to fight a fish from a boat when you can be over the top of them, follow them around the boat and net them. I have lost several big fish from shore that I'm pretty confident I would have landed out of a boat. Its hard to net a fish by yourself out of a boat, almost impossible netting one off of a bank. I've had numerous big fish banked only to throw the bait and flop back in the river. I wouldn't suggest trying to grab a green muskie with a mouth full of treble hooks. It can be done and I see some big fish caught from shore quite frequently, but the odds are way more in favor of the boat angler in my opinion. Could you do good in a tournament? Sure, as long as you have a partner that understands boat control and you know how to work baits from shallow to deep.
Moltisanti
Posted 5/20/2014 9:58 AM (#712170 - in reply to #710814)
Subject: Re: Shore Fishing VS Boat Fishing




Posts: 639


Location: Hudson, WI
Interesting shore fishing story...

I fished a walleye tournament on the St. Croix on the 10th. The bite had been absolutely horrible. Two of the guys who were fishing in the tournament were sitting at a bar along the river the Thursday before the tournament and watched a guy shorefishing. He packed up to leave, and grabbed his stringer of 6 dandy eyes on the way out. Talk about dumb luck.

They drove the boat to that spot the morning of the tournament...9 miles in no wake so it took them almost two hours to get there. Parked on the spot, banged out 22 pounds, and toodled back to the weigh-in for the win.
MOJOcandy101
Posted 5/23/2014 9:07 AM (#712602 - in reply to #710814)
Subject: Re: Shore Fishing VS Boat Fishing





Posts: 705


Location: Alex or Alek?
It all depends on what everyone else is doing for us without boats!!!

Weekdays - Shore fish the river
Weekends - If someone is going out in a boat, well then the boat. If no one is going out, then i'm in my hip boots!
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