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Need some info.Restrictions- covid #13484210 03/23/20 04:42 PM
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Not trying to be a downer just need information. Do the shelter in place, social distancing guidelines apply to bank and boat fishing as well. If anyone has input I would welcome it. A friend asked about going out and we do not want to be in violation or chance of misunderstanding with game officials. Thank you

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Re: Need some info.Restrictions- covid [Re: allhookedup] #13484282 03/23/20 05:22 PM
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Actually I think you would be fine with no more than 2 people in your boat and stay 6 feet apart. If your going out by yourself you would be fine. I’m going out in my kayak tomorrow on Lewisville.

Re: Need some info.Restrictions- covid [Re: jigin-jaintor] #13484629 03/23/20 09:38 PM
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Shelter in place means just that. You are not to be out.


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You can fish or do outdoor activites as long as you are more than 6 ft away from another person

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Re: Need some info.Restrictions- covid [Re: Hoosier Texan] #13484652 03/23/20 09:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Hoosier Texan
Shelter in place means just that. You are not to be out.


Cannot be further from the truth



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Re: Need some info.Restrictions- covid [Re: allhookedup] #13484924 03/24/20 12:55 AM
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Boat ramp at Jordon park had quite a few rigs in it today but that is Denton county not Dallas


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Re: Need some info.Restrictions- covid [Re: allhookedup] #13484937 03/24/20 01:02 AM
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Call the game officials and ask for their advice. It would be interesting to all of us to know their reply. They would probably be grateful for the call..

Re: Need some info.Restrictions- covid [Re: allhookedup] #13485382 03/24/20 01:14 PM
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Does this answer it? I thinking we can. This is from the judge...

Re: Need some info.Restrictions- covid [Re: Hoosier Texan] #13485667 03/24/20 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Hoosier Texan
Shelter in place means just that. You are not to be out.


I disagree. You should look at the Order itself. Ours (San Antonio/Bexar County) says people may leave their houses to engage in activity that is in an open outdoor area, as long as you stay six feet from everyone but your family.

Re: Need some info.Restrictions- covid [Re: Bilboinsa] #13486310 03/24/20 09:58 PM
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I called the Game Warden number and got no answer. That is why I thought to ask opinions on the Forum. We actually went out for a couple of hours, but had no luck. When to a bank spot and it was slow so called it a day. After listening to the Dallas County Judge is seems that outdoor activities are allowed as long as you practice social distancing and in limited numbers. He mentioned jogging and running trails in particular. I will try the Warden's office at a later time. Thanks for the responses.

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the court order is pretty easy to read and allows fishing and outdoor exercise. gas stations are open (i would assume still selling bait as needed).

tell the person you need the fish to survive and no one is going to give you any issue. good luck!


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Re: Need some info.Restrictions- covid [Re: allhookedup] #13488906 03/26/20 02:26 PM
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I called my local police department and asked that question. I would say try doing the same in your area and see the guidelines there. All in all they did say fishing is allowed as long as you're 6ft apart from others.




Re: Need some info.Restrictions- covid [Re: allhookedup] #13488966 03/26/20 02:57 PM
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It’s covered as an outdoor activity. In fact, I read that the state was considering opening up all state parks free of charge to encourage outdoor activities during the stay home, work safe times. You just have to adhere to best practices as outline for social distancing.


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Re: Need some info.Restrictions- covid [Re: allhookedup] #13489066 03/26/20 03:56 PM
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Denton county specified fishing and hunting is allowed

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Looking for some solid answers myself, I'm in Dallas county , can I fish in any county without breaking any rules? Thanks for any info.

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