It's really strange that this discussion started when it did. I was just having a disagreement with someone about this issue. I was saying that I don't mind fishing alone when I am near the road or a populated area. On the other hand, I would rather have company when I'm deeper into the mountains (back country sites, etc..). I do agree, however, that it seems much easier to fish without someone because I, like jeffnles1 and many others, like to cover more area.
Catch your limit the next time you go,