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Feb 20, 2021 12:06:03   #
Inkslinger Loc: Minnesota
 
Ok so in my introduction I mentioned that I'm a newbie to ice fishing, how far away should I respectfully set up my 5×5 tent shelter from those enormous ice castles? I was almost lynched yesterday by some locals for setting up near the whole line up of them.

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Feb 20, 2021 12:32:03   #
Fredfish Loc: Prospect CT.
 
Inkslinger wrote:
Ok so in my introduction I mentioned that I'm a newbie to ice fishing, how far away should I respectfully set up my 5×5 tent shelter from those enormous ice castles? I was almost lynched yesterday by some locals for setting up near the whole line up of them.


I'm not an icefishermen, Inkslinger, but I suppose it would depend on the size of the lake. In general I would think 10 or 20yards would be plenty of distance, no?

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Feb 20, 2021 12:45:25   #
Inkslinger Loc: Minnesota
 
That's what I would think I was about 15 yards..the one guy actually shut my propane tank off on me lol.. some people's children..

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Feb 20, 2021 12:50:03   #
FourchonLa. Loc: Fourchon Louisiana, South Louisiana
 
Inkslinger wrote:
That's what I would think I was about 15 yards..the one guy actually shut my propane tank off on me lol.. some people's children..


Did you return the favor? You just described what Webster’s recognizes as a bodily orifice from the lower back region of a human being.

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Feb 20, 2021 13:19:23   #
Danger25 Loc: Cape may New Jersey
 
Inkslinger wrote:
That's what I would think I was about 15 yards..the one guy actually shut my propane tank off on me lol.. some people's children..


Violence is never the answer.....until it is.

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Feb 20, 2021 13:30:15   #
saw1 Loc: nor cal Windsor
 
Inkslinger wrote:
Ok so in my introduction I mentioned that I'm a newbie to ice fishing, how far away should I respectfully set up my 5×5 tent shelter from those enormous ice castles? I was almost lynched yesterday by some locals for setting up near the whole line up of them.


Well, when I'm fishin in OPEN water I don't like it when people get any closer than castin distance at least.
That's bout 30 to 40 yards min. preferable even further if both of us are castin towards each other sometimes.
Then that puts it no closer than 80 to 100 yards apart.
HOWEVER, when ice fishin, you aren't castin so I would think 20 yards should be enough most of the time.
Suppose it might also depend on the size of the lake you're on.
I don't ice fish very often and when I did quiet often we were the only people out there.
That was back when I lived in Tahoe year round.

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Feb 20, 2021 13:52:19   #
wd4ity Loc: Middle Georgia, Forsyth
 
Take an ax or chainsaw with you next time. If the guy says anything to you just start chopping or cutting a trench around his "ice castle".

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Feb 20, 2021 14:07:05   #
Inkslinger Loc: Minnesota
 
I didn't feel like getting arrested lol, I'm sure I could have allowed it to spiral out of control , I went fishing not fighting 😉

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Feb 20, 2021 14:11:28   #
FourchonLa. Loc: Fourchon Louisiana, South Louisiana
 
Inkslinger wrote:
I didn't feel like getting arrested lol, I'm sure I could have allowed it to spiral out of control , I went fishing not fighting 😉


You did the right thing. Karma will pay them a visit in due time. Hope you find some fish. Good luck.

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Feb 20, 2021 14:29:31   #
saw1 Loc: nor cal Windsor
 
FourchonLa. wrote:
You did the right thing. Karma will pay them a visit in due time. Hope you find some fish. Good luck.


OR you could have gone over to them and said," I'm sorry I didn't realize that I was too close. I'm new here. How far apart is standard around here?"
Sometimes when you confront somebodies rudeness with kindness it changes their opinion/outlook. IDK.
Course, they could have been drinkin and been real Aholes and said, "Oh, bout a mile."

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Feb 20, 2021 14:34:19   #
Gordon Loc: Charleston South Carolina
 
saw1 wrote:
OR you could have gone over to them and said," I'm sorry I didn't realize that I was too close. I'm new here. How far apart is standard around here?"
Sometimes when you confront somebodies rudeness with kindness it changes their opinion/outlook. IDK.
Course, they could have been drinkin and been real Aholes and said, "Oh, bout a mile."
OR you could have gone over to them and said,"... (show quote)


Good answer Saw.

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Feb 20, 2021 14:45:11   #
Inkslinger Loc: Minnesota
 
I did tell him I was sorry and didnt realize, he say show your sorry by packing your stuff up and leaving! Then proceedes to call me an ahole lol

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Feb 20, 2021 14:49:41   #
ranger632 Loc: Calif
 
saw1 wrote:
OR you could have gone over to them and said," I'm sorry I didn't realize that I was too close. I'm new here. How far apart is standard around here?"
Sometimes when you confront somebodies rudeness with kindness it changes their opinion/outlook. IDK.
Course, they could have been drinkin and been real Aholes and said, "Oh, bout a mile."
OR you could have gone over to them and said,"... (show quote)


Thats is true but most of the time those people are jackasses and no matter what you say they will remain a jackass

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Feb 20, 2021 14:50:49   #
saw1 Loc: nor cal Windsor
 
Inkslinger wrote:
I did tell him I was sorry and didnt realize, he say show your sorry by packing your stuff up and leaving! Then proceedes to call me an ahole lol


See, that's what I was sayin. You're just gonna find some people like that no matter what.
In that case, I probly would have packed up and moved further away. I don't like bein around that type of person anyway.
Sorry for you that he was.

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Feb 20, 2021 15:56:12   #
wd4ity Loc: Middle Georgia, Forsyth
 
Yeah, you're right. Came to fish, not fight. But, sure makes you mad enough to fight.

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