I'm here to tell all fisherman and fisherwomwn to never back down from a homeowner on any lake you fish. Today my 12 year old daughter and I pitched piers, lilly pads and tall shoreline grass for largemouth. I am a good fisherman with tournament experience. My daughter is learning and really good for her age. We were working the north shore where the wind was pushing into shore. AtNO
time did we get within 15 feet of a guys pier when he came out and told me not to fish around his pier. He said he owns all the water to the middle of the lake and so does all the homeowners. He said he was a lawyer and could write my boat numbers down for a law suit. I told him under no certain terms to go F__K himself and I'm not going to be bullied by a homeowner. The is a State funded lake and public. Please respect peoples property and be courteous, but don't take their crap either. Once he realized I was not afraid of his unwarranted threats, he came out with a broom and began smacking the water around his pier to scare the fish. Another friend of his on the lake rode by on his jet ski to tell me not to fish piers. Here is the deal, I am a Police Officer who knows the law and I am friends with the DNR in this area. You can fish piers, just respect their property. If you hook a pier, do not leave exposed hook if possible and don't step foot on their pier if possible. But don't be scared away and report fisherman harassment to the Conservation/DNR. By the way, the jerk lives directly north from the ramp on the north shore near a white bouy. He has a long white dock with a pontoon with light blue/teal cover. He has a brown gazebo with a life saver on the roof, pound that dock, the bass rock near his pier !!! By the way, we caught tons of bass on the piers all day on soft plastics.