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Are we allowed to fish

3/23/20 @ 5:23 PM
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marvin1965
marvin1965
User since 6/19/15

  Do any one have a clear understanding  of the restrictions?

Called local bait shop he was opening he didn't know about tomorrow..

If we can go for a walk and keep social distance.. Can we go boating 

 

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4/10/20 @ 5:57 PM
Viszla-Terrier
User since 12/27/10

Outfishn, let me try to use your logic here. Is it only people travelling to your community that potentially spread this virus? So no one should be allowed OUT of your community for any reason other than ESSENTIAL reasons?? Again, I'm asking if we are using a hardline definition for community? If so, what is it? Mileage, time, state lines, county lines, city limits? 

What about the carriers within your community? Does anyone know who ALL of them are? Nope. So no one should be allowed outside their homes due to possible spreading of this within your community further/again? It's being said that some people in china & s. korea are becoming re infected. The officials on tv & it was brought up by brews that this will be around possibly forever so what about that? 

I will agree with you that people who don't practice good common sense & or follow the social distancing are being selfish among other things. if you see it personally, maybe something is said to them about it. Without being confrontational, I wouldn't like that. The fishermen acting this way are probably the ones that complain about rude pleasure boaters, but as fishermen act in similar ways. 

Maybe if enough people that don't like outsiders fishing in their community could get the governor to enact something similar to what michigan is doing. 

We don't all have to agree or see things the same way, but shouldn't we all try to get along in times like these? All of the time would be be great tho very unlikely, we are human.

4/10/20 @ 3:46 PM
outfishin
User since 1/14/13

Maybe not in the mandate but It’s a strong suggestion that people should follow or it leads to the next step... closure of landings, parks,etc.  If some of you guys can’t put it together then I’m afraid they’re just going to keep shutting things down. Hopefully I’m wrong. 

4/10/20 @ 3:43 PM
outfishin
User since 1/14/13

March 25, 2020

"Anglers are encouraged to fish waterbodies in their communities. Under Gov. Evers "Safer at Home" order, we must do all that we can to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Staying home as much as possible is the best way to lower COVID-19 infection rates. The public should stay as close to home as possible and in their community. The public should also avoid travel outside of their community."

Sarah Hoye
Communications Director
Wisconsin Department Of Natural Resources

4/10/20 @ 3:35 PM
Net-Man
User since 3/26/20

"Fishing is only an essential activity if it’s done in your local area... I don’t get why it’s so hard to understand."

Where do people get the above ideas? If you want to spew this information then please point out exactly where this is stated in the Wisconsin Governor's Safer at home mandate. The social distancing is the current law of the land not the distance that you travel. 

Heck, the Minnesota stay at home states driving for pleasure as acceptable if you follow social distancing. 

Instead of the city/county of Oconto enforcing the laws of social distancing they just chose to close access. Just think if they applied this mentality to other aspects of our lives.


4/10/20 @ 3:12 PM
outfishin
User since 1/14/13

I should mention, I really don’t get the purpose of shutting down landings and I don’t agree with it. It would be smarter to shut down the people shore fishing that can’t maintain the social distancing and also limiting how many people per boat or something. fishing is great way to relieve stress and is definitely an essential activity if the rules are followed.  

4/10/20 @ 3:03 PM
Prop
Prop
User since 4/9/03

Agree to disagree I guess outfish and that's ok

4/10/20 @ 3:03 PM
outfishin
User since 1/14/13

Pike pro,

More rationalizing to make it ok for you to do what you want. Good for you! 

4/10/20 @ 3:00 PM
PikePro33
PikePro33
User since 2/8/10

Really like vislas comment on this.  Plus to me if tribes say they are allowed to spear since any ordinance from the governor doesn't apply to them since they are a sovereign nation I'm gonna fish responsibly where I want within safe limits.

4/10/20 @ 2:59 PM
brews4995
brews4995
User since 4/2/10

Fishermen are not the most selfish group in this. There are tons of people traveling around the state yet for non essential activities that are still open, they aren't just going fishing.  The longer it lasts the more defiant people will start becoming. 

Every one saying just stay home do your part, if this pops next fall or winter and we have to go through this all again,  will you have the same reactions? I for one don't want to do this again but the precedent has been set that it can be done.

4/10/20 @ 2:33 PM
Prop
Prop
User since 4/9/03

X3 on Viszla's post

what we do when we go to our lake property is take everything from home. Don't step foot in any business. Don't have a neighbor close.  Dock will be in this week so won't even have to use the launch anymore. We ran out of couple things last time and did without. Being responsible isn't hard just takes extra planning. If do happen to get sick it's only 2hr drive home. 

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