Originally Posted by Unbalanced
Ais, to my limited knowledge is good for 20 to 30 miles max. No professional, with full lights on, would care if another boat would see it fishing. And they do not stand still. None that I've seen.
And most ,I would think, would be glad that others know where they are. And they have always missed me. Secret fishing spots are for amateurs.
That's hilarious. In the halibut and black cod long lining fisheries, and king and tanner crab pot fisheries, 35 years ago before guaranteed quotas, we guarded our secrets with everything we had. Location, depth
profiles, bottom consistencies, migration information, feeding patterns, etc. It was worth millions of dollars per year, and the fisherman knew far more than the controlling government
agencies back then. We were all disseminating disinformation to steer everyone away from our secrets. Some people knew what they were doing, and the rest were trying to find out.
Secret fishing spots are for amateurs--hah! Dude, we're talking $millions per year per boat for my families' two boats. And once someone spots our lights, you're right--we can't hide it (but we don't broadcast our identity, either). But it's a huge ocean, and you rarely see someone in the same fishery in the same place. If you do, your catch is drastically reduced because they're territorial fisheries.
Maaaan, you have NO idea what you're talking about. None whatsoever.