My post comes after fishing there yesterday (will post pics soon). We had a great day catching fish out in the boat, unfortunately after fishing from shore and in the boat and seeing how bad it has gotten I have to comment.
At one point a lot of the die hards (not all) would fish the wall on the fish and game side and act rude to everyone who interfered with they're fishing whether it was they're fault or not. So many people would go to to the legion side to avoid the unnecessary harassment and do what they came to port doulhousie to do...enjoy fishing and they did (myself included).
Unfortunately I see everyone's rods and egos have gotten bigger...at what point fisherman look at themselves and realize they are being selfish? Why now do these same anglers feel that it is ok to fish the wall on the fish and game side and cast all the way over to the pier 61 restaurant side where someone is fishing? Or better yet snag the person fishing there and get mad at them or cut they're line?
Or like yesterday...I was in a boat fishing just before the wall and trolling down to the narrows...now, we generally try to avoid the wall with the boat when guys are fishing there and to be honest it's better fishing down from the wall. But again the die hards with the big egos and bigger rods were fishing beach side pier and we brought the boat close to lighthouse pier side but apparently us being in front of them on the opposite side interferes with they're drift.
When I'm down there I generally try to avoid problems, keep my space and have fun fishing. However, no one owns the water and if these people think they are going to cast across to the opposite side they are fishing and think that I'm not going to fish there they are dead wrong. My suggestion is if you want to fish the other side go to the other side.
I desperately hope fisherman change they're attitudes in port soon and start to have a little more common courtesy because they're really is no reason for all this crap that is going on and all it does is create problems which could aid in possibly shutting down yet another good fishing section.
Sorry for the rant....but things need to change.