Was on the upper Kenai today fishing with two buddies and had a run in with a few guys on a gravel bar.
On the off chance those guys post here I would like to appologize up front to you if you feel I've stepped on your toes or wronged you in some way.
There is a gravel bar I've been wanting to fish but its always busy so I just float by. Today looked like my chance as ther were anly a few people on it and they were all on one side. Leaving the whole other side to land the raft and for all of us too fish. As soon as the boat hit the beach here comes the smart --- remarks and comments about being in their spot and how long are we gonna be there poaching in their hole, and so on and so on. Given the polite manner I was treated I decided to stay a while. My conscience finally got the better of me so we moved on. The whole while trading remarks with the gentleman from the gravel bar.
I guess I'm just hard headed but I dont see what the rub was, I thought the river was for all to fish and float. I realize that no one likes to be "pushed out" or crowded out of "their" spot but that was hardly the case. There was more than enough room for all of us.
I've learned a lesson today. And will not repeat the same mistake. I'll simply wait my turn for a chance at "the gravel bar". The altercation with overpossesive people is simply not worth ruining a perfect day on an otherwise perfect place.