Coangler Etiquette

From the first event I fished as a true coangler I have followed some simple rules. These rules have helped me have a great day on the water with 95% of the boaters I have fished with. Let’s think about what the boater has invested versus the coangler. Entry fee is normally doubled, they pay for the gas in the truck and the boat, insurance and spend days on the water practicing to find the fish you have a chance to catch. All the coangler has to do is show up with their own gear, chip in 25-40 for gas[…]

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The correct way to net your boaters bass

As a co-angler one of my worst fears has always been that I will knock my boaters bass off with the net. The last thing you want to do is cost your boater a check because of your poor netting ability. So I have devised a system that has given me the best chance to avoid this very uncomfortable issue. Step 1: Have a conversation with the boater in the morning before take off. This is important because every boater has a different idea of how it should go. Sometimes you will get an experienced boater who has been on[…]

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