So I had an altercation with a gentleman trolling for salmon around Swan Island the other day which sparked this question. What happened is I have a bank spot that I like and very regularly use for sturgeon and someone was trolling for salmon about 20-30yds from the bank. Since I was going for sturgeon from the bank I was using surf rods and was having to throw about 80-90yds out. I politely warned the man that he was going to run over me if he kept his present course and instantly he started cussing ans swearing at me for stealing his fishing spots. This brought me to a question that I want to hear your opinion on because I never really knew what the real etiquette for this type of situation is. Who has the right of way here the person in the boat or the person on the bank? Should the person trolling either pull lines for the 20-30yds along the bank as they pass the bank angler or maneuver around them? Or should the bank angler pull lines for the boat to pass? From my point of view as a person that primarily fishes from the bank I would think the boaters would move because with most places bank fishing you are very limited for where you can throw your lines and don't have access to most of the lake or river where on a boat you do. Along with that the boater would only be passing by and not anchoring or be fishing that particular spot for a long period of time. I am very interested to hear what to hear people think especially those that are fishing primarily on boats. Who has the right of way? The boater of the bank angler?