Published Jan 6. 2007 - 14 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 14. 2020

Beating the crowds

How come the best and most productive fishing spots are always close to parking lots? Mostly because anglers are lazy. Most of us will fish close to parking lots because we don't want to walk. And when many people gather close to the places with easy access, these places automatically become productive - simply because more anglers catch more fish. But it also means crowding and fish that have been fished over again and again. The best way to beat the crowds is simply to walk. It will lead you away from people and may even show you new and unfished water with rarely fished fish. A short podcast today, but better than silence...
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Lots of space

Lots of space

The day is over

The day is over

Crowd on the Frying Pan

Crowd on the Frying Pan

Crowds!

Crowds!
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Reminds me of the ti...

Reminds me of the time a guy walked off to the end of the beach on Sandy Neck on Cape Cod. It was about five miles to the end of the beach and he went about half way down. People just couldn't understand it. Why walk when we are into Stripers right here. The guy came back a few hours later dragging a fifty-four pound Striper. A lot of tongues in cheeks that night. A lot of shaking heads.

That's a good point ...

That's a good point Keld.
It's kind of a natural way of sorting out the anglers!
I seem to have been labelled Mr Wedellsborg but in truth I rarely fish there.
Most of my favourite haunts never see angling pressure, which is why I never meet anyone or anyone meets me, and why I have no friends....!!!!

Rip

Hi Ripley. I thin...

Hi Ripley.

I think you HAVE to walk long distances in the future, because of the big sea trout, caught on your spot last week ;-)
But in a way, it's a good thing that there are so many lasy anglers, in this way we can have the distant places for ourselves, and in my opinion, this makes a sorting of what kind of angler we are meeting too.

Enlightening. I ado...

Enlightening.
I adore solitude and will walk 10,000 miles (figure of speech don't quote me on the exact distance), to avoid crowds.
...Mostly because anglers are lazy. Most of us will fish close to parking lots because we don't want to walk...
Exactly!
RD

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