One more thing that can get someone into trouble:I have seen people at OC try to give themselves space by extending their rods out the side of their boats. It doesn't go over very well at all in this area.
One needs to be aware if possible of unwritten rules of etiquitte in the area. This can be difficult if you don't know. If in doubt, don't be afraid to ask. One should also follow the rule:"When in Rome do as the Romans do".
*Be aware of what is going on around you. If someone hooks a fish in the hogline, reel your lines in even if there is a remote chance of getting tangled with the fish.
*If you hook a fish, give the boats around you time to get their lines in.
*Talk to the people around you and let them know you have a fish on and which direction the fish is going.
*There is nothing more frustrating than to wait 10hrs for a bite and then lose the fish in someones line who failed to reel in.