Time to leave the portable shelter at home or in the car. Use it only to reduce wind chill. Mine is like an umbrella, so if wind gets too strong, it's a pain anyway, leaning in on me.
That's how I read it at first but after reading the regulations in more detail the $45 is for a permanent tent meant to stay on the ice all ice fishing season. $25 is for daily fishing with your shelter not to exceed 24 hours left on the ice.
So again, great for locals that'll fish it a lot cause I'm guessing this will cause far less pressure. Might as well make it private...
It's $25/season for portable shelters and $45/season for permanent. I wonder what the fines are for not having the permit. Not that it matters to me I'll just stop fishing at this lake. I certainly don't mind costs to keep lakes cleaned, stocked, etc. but this is a little much for someone who gets to this lake once or twice a year. I suppose it'll be nice for more local people that can fish here more often as it'll be worth the money and less crowded.
Also, their "regulations" document says you have to secure your shelter to the ice. Only one of my shelters is setup to screw into the ice. And my other two, that would defeat the point of its portability. So again, curious as to how much they police these rules and what the consequence are for not screwing your tent into the ice every time you move. Make some of the private lots $5 to park at and the city would probably make a lot more money and not spend so much on resources to police their new rules. I feel as if there is a board of power hungry people with a clear agenda for this lake, but that's just my opinion speaking without a lot of facts.
Somewhat of a shame for me at least I was looking forward to learning this body of water more. Everyone be safe out there no matter where you go and tight lines!