Despite the heat I thought I'd hit Hoover for a few hours yesterday to get some crappie for a weekend fish fry. I hit fish quickly...had 4 12" fish in the basket and released 2 small ones in the first, and only, 30 minutes. A storm brewed up just south of where I was and there was more lightening than I felt comfortable with. I released my fish (not worth the effort to clean) got my lines in and scooted my 12', 6hp lightening attractor back to the ramp by Sunbury road. The was a boat pulling out on the right side so I went to the left, but was restricted by about 7 or 8 guys standing on the dock fishing. As I approached I realized they were all had lines directly in front of me and didn't seem to car that I was pulling up. I yelled to them to move their lines because thats where I needed to go and they just stared at me. So I waved my hand to show them to move. Finally they reeled in. No sooner did I tie up to get my car than they casted over my boat to keep fishing. I struggled to push the boat far enough back to get my trailer under it because all of their lines were in my way and they seemed completely oblivious. So I tried to tell them they weren't allowed to be fishing from there. Its a boat dock, not a fishing pier. They stared at me. I came to realize they didn't speak english, and my spanish is limited to 'yo quiero un cerveza." They didn't want to give up there fishing spot because they had a stringer full of 8-10 inch catfish and I witnessed them pull several more up. I don't believe there is a minimum size for cats, but c'mon? I'm guessing they probably had a lot of people to feed though, which I know is me profiling, but I'm just playing the odds here. I tried looking up a number for a ranger on my phone after I got out of the water but by that point the lightening had run them off. Sorry for the rant but when its lightening all around and you can't get your boat out of the water because people are fishing over you from a spot they shouldn't be fishing from its frustrating. Does anyone know the number for the rangers so next time I don't have to waste time looking for the number? I'll just keep in on my phone. If I had to guess I also wouldn't be surprised if they were fishing without a license too. I know, shouldn't be profiling (which I'm hating myself for doing) but again it seems like a safe bet. Thanks gang.