Who would be interested in fish spotting? (From the air...)

Discussion in 'Fishing Chit Chat' started by FishAbility, Feb 13, 2008.

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Would you use a fish spotting service?

Poll closed Jun 12, 2008.
  1. Yes

    34.9%
  2. No

    32.8%
  3. only in prime fishing season

    31.9%
  4. year round

    3.0%
  5. rather pay per month

    13.2%
  6. rather pay a 12 month service

    4.3%
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  1. FishAbility

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    Thanks for the support bro, ive had a few PMs with some serious interest... but the criticism :_smack_: is expected i suppose. were all FRIENDS here, RIGHT? hey if i can dish it, i can take it. no hard feelings. ive actually gotten a few good ideas from this post...
     
  2. FishAbility

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    EXACTLY!
     
  3. el capo

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    It's not a bad idea if you do it on the east coast.:frehya2:
     
  4. ?? fisherman

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    I think it's a bogus idea, and to be honest I hate it!

    Not trying to be a dick, not trying to be rude, but just giving my honest opinion.

    The unknown fisherman:p:
     
  5. FishAbility

    FishAbility Captain Fire

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    cool.
     
  6. The Notorious S.U.A

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    how is this a bogus idea?
     
  7. el capo

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    It makes it possible for people who dont put in their time on the water to locate too easily.

    Why should all of our fish finding expertise and years of water time and hours in binos be given away so easily to someone who wants to pay for it?

    I know it is america but come on,this will just make it easy for rookies to find fish when they otherwise may not have.

    The rookies need to earn their wing IMO,but whatever,I will still be catching and finding until a pilot hands off all the local fish and then they split.
     
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  9. The Notorious S.U.A

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    that makes sense
     
  10. el capo

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    The best thing you could do is fly and keep the info to yourself.
    That would be worth a hell of alot more than 640 dollars a day
     
  11. mercerm

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    unless you are using the wind, a sextant, a handline and your naked eye to locate and catch your fish you are locating and catching your fish to easily.... :D

    My point is things change, may not be the right time and place for this one. Make no mistake you pay for your "ability" to find fish in your electronics, your bino's, perhaps a terrafin chart, etc. Does not make anyone better or worse than those that came before them, but times change.
     
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    There's merit to the idea and it could potentially be a business. I'd like to go up and see what it looks like once or twice.

    The guy asked a question and people are turning it into an ethics issue, which it is not. Everyone 'cheats', you just have to know the right people and phone numbers to get the good info in a timely fashion. I for one don't like to do 'exploratory runs' unless there's a pretty good chance of success, waste of time and money.

    Just my opinion, I could be wrong,

    Mark
     
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    obviously it's just my opinion, but to me hiring or having a pilot to go out and locate paddies and fish for private sportfisherman just does not sit well with me. To me it's just one more thing in the decline of good ole sportfishing.

    Just to be clear though I dont put this in the same catagorie as what Tommy does on here. Tommy dope is good chit as the way I have watched him do it is pretty general at times and just gives you a heads up on a general area and what not.

    For me, having Tommys occasional "For What it's Worth" post are good enough. Keep the guys on their toes around here and make them learn a few things on their own and read the water and watch for signs while traveling rather than just pointing the boat to some numbers and not really paying attention to what they may be driving over. IMO this idea would make us no better than the Furbags (Seals) we all hate so much now. You know, the ones that follow every sportboat around like it's their lunchwagon, and are slowly forgeting how to hunt & fish on their own.

    Maybe someone could try this idea for hunters as well. Go out and tranqualize a bunch of deer before hunting season and then dye their hides in bright flourecent orange so that they are easy to spot:D........ anybody up for that? I bet I could make bucks on that $$$$ LOL

    This idea is way way wrong for private sportfishing, way wrong!!

    The unknown fisherman:p:
     
  14. el capo

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    The point is ,it is not easy,that is why we still have fish here.

    I dont claim to be the greatest fishfinder on earth and have been skunked more times in 1 year than alot of guys have days on the water in their life.

    Trust me I have worked with spotters and been in the plane to show guys what fish look like and I still am against it.

    Nothing ethical about it,it is just an opinion,but an educated one.

    So go off on me if you want,I dont really care.

    This has nothing to do with who is the best fisherman,where you came from ,or how I catch my fish.It has to do with putting up another pilot that will take money for info. that many consider sacred.
     
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    i see your point, but i think your being a little harsh about it.
    Shit the marlin guys usually have 6 or 7 pairs of eyes looking out during the tourneys, how is this any different? its just like having the tallest tower in the fleet.
     
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    And they use spotter planes for days.......... not a day....... but some use them for days in advance of big tourney's.


    I guess it's a bogus idea if the dudes that can't afford to pay for their own spotter plane were to band together and have one.
     
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    I was not going off on you, just trying to make a point. Sorry if it offended you.

    All I was saying is times change. I dont think this ideas time has come yet, but i think it will.
     
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    They do not cover near the area per hour and todays marlin fisherman will run 50 miles at 40 knots to get to fish if they have to_On a moments notice for that matter.

    Dont kid,I am all for this guy dropping yesterdays numbers,just not real time action.
     
  19. el capo

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    As you may know,I disagree with this sort of activity as well,for god sakes I have been banned from catalina for saying a plane looked familiar in a tournament.
     
  20. The Notorious S.U.A

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    The Marlin girls really get butt hurt when you question them.
     

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