I have been pumping you guys for tips on trolling (bait, flashers, leaders, gps coordinates (), etc.) and certainly appreciate the info I have gotten. It got me thinking though that I should probably get some tips on Trolling Etiquette as well? I would like to think that I have courtesy in "tight quarters" (i.e., crappie fishing, bass fishing, lake/river fishing, etc.) but I am also not meek when it comes to fishing what is not being fished. Frankly, I just do not get in to areas or situations where Trolling Etiquette is a concern.....and therefore need some pointers.
In general I am asking for some tips on how I prevent the "Ol' One Finger Salute" in K-Bay/Cook Inlet? Specifically I am asking the "Standard Operating Procedure" when I hook up...I am thinking that I just do not throw the boat in to neutral till I land the fish and then just start fishing again??...on the flip side, what is the "Standard Operating Procedure" if the boat in front of me hooks up......do I always take the inside track and give the boat an out?