Small snapping turtles.
Asian or common carp.
BIG snapping turtles.
Spotted/longnose gar or alligator gar.
Water birds such as blue heron.
i voted gar, i hate em and kill em all, i can deal with other fishermen till they get tangled in my line,, and snappin turtles, especially big ones, WELCOME surprise, i loves me some fried snapper nuggets
Mosquitos...hate those bastards.
Originally Posted by catfish_hunter01
fishermen who use spinning reels but hold their rod so the reel is on top
outhouses without toilet paper
asians- carp and fishermen who can't read the fishing guide and take a 5 gallon bucket of crappie home
bullheads, who the hell thought it was a good idea to waste hatchery efforts on a whiskered fish that never gets over a pound
drunks who can't shut the hell up at night
litterbugs- pick up your chit when you leave or don't come fishing at all. What's the matter is that empty beer can too heavy to carry with you? dumb ass!
smokers who think the bank and the lake is an ash tray
I still see this occasionally. Pretty funny, wonder what happens when they hook a fish?? They've probably never caught one in their life. :>:?
Jetskiers gets my vote.
Better understanding the gar helps the situation.
When they are mating there is 4-5 males courting one female.
That is what makes them seem like they have completely taken over. There is never just one around while mating.
I voted for other fisherman, but people in general gets my vote. what has happened to courtesy and common sense? some people just need a reality check.
and as far as the whole gar thing, gar are one of the only predator's of the asian carp, so they are a welcome sight in my eyes.
Yeah, I can put up with turtles, snakes, water birds, and wildlife in general, it's always PEOPLE who are the biggest nuisance.
I love catching something odd from time to time and it doesn't bother me because it's never consistently so. I voted other fisherman. Especially the ones who see you fishing a spot one week and the next week you come back to find it taken by that same dude.
I hate the dinks that polish my hooks. (dink = dinky fish)
For insects, I do not like crap that crawls on me or where I am sitting. Flying bugs, a good spray helps or moving the light. Perhaps pulling out the netting hat. To me, a good bug population means they are food for the fish, the fish I am going after want. Plus if the bats move in, it helps a bunch. Unless they keep flying into your line. Though it is pretty easy to tell them doing it, like a wind bite.
For people, I hate the drunkards. Not anglers imbibing a bit and relaxing. Tossing back a bit of suds or spirits is ok. When it gets past casual or celebratory and they get to 'that' point. I for some reason get irritated.
Otherwise, I am pretty patient with challenges and nature. You have to get through 50 pounds of shit to get to the one pound of gold. To catch a 40#+ cat. There is a lot of good story (read: compliant) leading up to it.
The jetskis and pleasure boaters dont bother me to much. Its their lake to use as much as it is mine to use and they dont really know any better. The pleasure boaters are gone by fall and dont show back up again till summer when I dont fish as much. Its the other fisherman that piss me off!! Im standing on my dock fishing my lights and you burn in at 40mph to within 10 yards and start casting at my feet??? I have planer boards out on both sides of my boat and am on a set troll and motor in and drop boards in front of me and cut me off of my game plan?? In other words Most are a bunch of no talent asses that reap the benefit of others hard work. I have a center console and its obvious Im fishing for stripers and people on this lake chase boats not fish.
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