Re: NANFA-- why not N.A. fish/ was-- wintering fish
Fri, 2 Jan 2004 13:23:40 EST

In a message dated 1/2/04 1:07:34 PM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

> What exactly are they doing? How are they squeezing you out?

Some states have laws that would be restrictive if they were enforced. In my
state I seldom even questioned about what I am doing as long as I am not in a
city park. I have been threatened with being arrested by city police when I
was around Greenfield Lake but when the officer saw that one of my buckets was
filled with trash I had picked up he just made me dump my fish back in the lake
and go home. So much real crime goes on around the lake the city can't do
anything about I guess he just wanted to do something and I can understand that.
The city made it illegal to collect fish because they were afraid it might
interfere with tourism in some way. That and the woman who is in charge of the
city parks is an asshole. She told me that if she could she would outlaw fishing
altogether! I do keep a fishing license and a special devices permit so there
is no question about my legal status when I go collecting.

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