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Which is tougher: shoreline fishing or boat fishing?

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Just wondering which you think is harder?  For myself, I have seen the difference in fishing from the shore and fishing from the boat, and I do believe that fishing in boat is easier. 

There are a few things that you must consider when fishing from a boat, such as wind and velocity, and boat traffic.  Those things can effect shore anglers, but not as greatly as those in a boat.

I feel that those that fish from shore are at a disadvantage, cause chances are the places that are fished have been fished before, and the fish that are in those areas have "learned" that something coming toward the bank is something that they should leave alone.
 

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Some comparisons:

Shore fishing crowd pressure is often unavoidable, while in a boat you can pick your spot.
Many lures can be fished from a boat, like blade baits, that don't make sense from shore.
Snagged lures can be recovered better from a boat.
A boater can go to the fish, while from shore you wait for fish to come to you.
A boater can find casting angles not possible from shore, using wind to advantage, and can cast out from shore.
From a boat you can fish all types of structures or fish outside matted vegetation clogging shore.
A boater can sample a lake in hours that would take days by vehicle or walking in.
Landing a fish is easier from a boat, while the shore angler sometimes must wade to land one effectively.

Some advantages of shore fishing are: cheaper fishing (!), opportunity for larger group outings, not rocking in bed while trying to get to sleep, can have a bon fire and roast weiners while watching bobbers, can sometimes catch more fish than boaters, less likely to get run over by a cigar boat or run over a jon boat. ;D

Jim
 

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This one must of got deleted when we had server issues, cause I remember answering this one .

I think fishing from shore is tougher, especialy where I live. You have tons of weeds to get through and or over to get to the lake. Then you have to worry about snakes and the lake watchdogs ( Gators ! )

Now you can go to ' public ' places and fish off of docks and be ' safe ' but you have tend with everybody and their brother too lol.
 
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It all depends on weither we are talking about lakes or ponds. Which one are we talking about????
 
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I believe fishing from the bank is harder because you are limited to the fish that are in a confined area. If your out in the boat you have a lot more structure and cover to choose from. Then there is the season changing....take winter for example. Fish tend to go deep into the water during the winter months which pretty much knocks out the bank fishing.
 
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