Hi Kevin. I explained that to the man and he said he was aware but still insisted we quit fishing between his associations piers. I will make the sheriff aware.
The Northwest Territory (1787) Ordinance grants legal right to all navigable waters to all US citizens. Suggest you tell anyone who attempts to deny your constitutional rights to F'O', and call the Sheriff.
Might be a good idea to have a copy of the NWO printed off to show the officer, since he/she may not be a legal scholar.
Beautiful day on Ripley today. Found a few nice gills but it was slow. There is an association that has some slips with a sigh saying, NO FISHING BETWEEN PIERS". I was and a guy scolded us and ran us off. I reminded him that the water between the piers is navigable water and he can not restrict its use. He agreed. Because he was nice about it I complied. I am surprised the law hasn't made him take down the sign.
Fish moving up and staging. Bass every where, caught a lot, but nothing of size. Saw huge schools of carp, wish we could get rid of them. The carp are mucking up the shorelines and I'm sure not helping the spawning of other species.
Wednesday May 2, 2018
No bites in two hours of fishing. Very little weed growth so far.
The Island Lane boat launch dock is installed for the season
FYI - Launch fees: $7.00 daily launch fee
$20.00 Annual Permit - Town of Oakland resident /property owner and Senior Citizens
$30.00 Annual Permit - Non Town of Oakland resident / property owner
Permits available at Cambridge BP Gas Station, Cambridge Piggly Wiggly, or at Oakland Town Hall.
Does anyone have an ice report? I checked it out today looked fine saw atvs on the ice... I really want to go one last time Sunday.. only problem is if I go my boy will want to go. I'm thinking we should be fine.. he hasn't iced a fish yet so hoping tomorrow is the day!