View Full Version : Crappie.com code of conduct, summary of previous thread.

07-14-2010, 02:32 PM
I'm looking for changes or additions. Let me know what you think. Here's the first thread this evolved from. (http://www.crappie.com/crappie/main-crappie-fishing-forum/137957-crappie-com-fishing-code-conduct.html)

Crappie.com Rules or How to be a Crappie.com Approved Fisherman.
Common sense and courtesy MUST prevail above all else.
Treat others as you would like to be treated.
Follow all local, state and federal laws.

1 - Boating
ALWAYS have children wear life jackets,
ALWAYS have the kill switch in.
ALWAYS help those in distress or in need of assistance.
ALWAYS wear your life vest when running or in inclement weather.
ALWAYS check to ensure your boat lights work, including your trailer lights.
ALWAYS have a fire extinguisher on your motorized boat.
ALWAYS have a whistle or something that will get attention in emergency

Make sure you're ready to launch BEFORE you pull up to the ramp and when you come back, pull away from ramp to finish unloading and tying down.
ALWAYS offer to help at the ramp; don't forget, we all had to learn to load/unload our boats, easier for some, not so for others.
Respect the shoreline, meaning if you are going out in a no wake zone and there are homes on that bank then we shouldn't push big wakes to eat their bank away.
Respect shore fishermen, keep clear of their lines.
Respect pleasure boaters and Jet Skiers, they have as much right to be on the water as you, they are having fun just like you are.
Leave a Flight Plan, especially if you go out fishing alone. Tell a friend where you are going, and for how long.
Take a boater safety class.

2 Environmental
If you see it pick it up even if it's not yours. Carry a litter bag with you.
Respect of the outdoors and the environment on every trip out.
ALWAYS leave it cleaner than when you found it.

3 Fishing
ALWAYS observe slot limits as well as fish limits.
ALWAYS have a fishing license.
Do not throw across another person's line.
Do not crowd someone already fishing, be courteous and avoid interfering with their fishing.
“I know that if a boat is stationary fishing and I am trolling off that bank then I will stop before I reach them and turn around or will just go around them.”

4 Be Nice, Be Courteous, be a Crappie.com Approved Fisherman
Keep your language appropriate for children.
Teach others about fishing. Share what you know
Take a child fishing. “Teach them what you know at their level of understanding.”
“When fishing with young children be prepared to come off the water when they begin to show signs of boredom and restlessness.”
“If you take a kid fishing, find joy in making it their day. Also remember, your joy is contagious and breeds their enthusiasm for the sport.”

07-14-2010, 03:28 PM
Slab, I like it. Maybe something should be said for the water lice (jet skis) and pleasure boaters as well. People whose fishing needs to remember theyre out there to have fun...not to argue. Even though we sometimes get irate over the waves from the aboved mentioned, they too have the right to enjoy our waterways. After all, theyre move "seasonal" than we as fishermen are.:o

07-14-2010, 08:18 PM
If fishing alone ALWAYS let someone know or leave a note or have a set schedule and use the same ramp in case you don't show back up at home by 7pm on XYZ day, they will know where to start looking for you.

Barnacle Bill
07-14-2010, 08:46 PM
Keep all your equipment in good operating condition. It could be difficult to get out and walk for help. Help those that need help.

07-14-2010, 08:52 PM
We are making some real progress now. No big deal, but here are two suggestions for a rewording in Rule 4:

Consider changing from: Keep your language on the water (and everywhere for that matter) appropriate for children!

To: Keep your language appropriate for children.


Consider chinging from: “Do not keep young children out too long to where they are getting antsy and restless.”

To: When fishing with young children be prepared to come off the water when they begin to show signs of boredom and restlessness.

As I said, nothing big, just very minor tweeks for consideration.

07-14-2010, 09:03 PM
I like it. Some of Gansetts rewording would do also, but the general idea gets across. It would be good if this could be brought up at club meetings or organized gathering of fishermen in general. Discussing in a group sometimes gets some folks to understand the merit of something like this.

08-03-2010, 04:00 PM
I did the rewording, and added a few of the suggestions as well.

I think I will add this to the registration agreement for the site as a first step. Where do we go from there?

08-03-2010, 04:57 PM
I love this thread and will give some thought to it before I weigh in with suggestions.
Great idea, Slab!

09-22-2010, 10:14 PM
Generally and figuratively, well considered and closely resembles the oath of allegiance required to be seated at The Round Table, in the Great Hall of Camalot, minus the Sir(e) Izzac Walton part; do you figure those guys ever fished the moat? European perch, northern pike, ZANDER, weels, and of course everyone`s favorite German Carp. (In Europe they are held in the same regard as bass here.)

beagle man
10-02-2010, 06:12 PM

I will cause no harm to my fellow cdc member in word or actions