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Catch And Release, Local Policy or Actual Law? #13598449 06/17/20 05:58 PM
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I'm just curious as to whether or not fishing spots that claim to be catch and release only actually have the right to enforce that rule. I fish in a lake that's shared by an HOA and a farmhouse and while I can't find anything that says its strictly catch and release it seems like the sort of place that would be and I don't want to get in trouble lol. I'm obviously not going to go crazy and over fish, but every now and then I like to keep what I catch.

Re: Catch And Release, Local Policy or Actual Law? [Re: Moldu] #13598478 06/17/20 06:21 PM
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Private lakes can set their own rules but its not an actual law.

Re: Catch And Release, Local Policy or Actual Law? [Re: Moldu] #13598555 06/17/20 07:24 PM
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You should be pretty careful about what ponds you keep fish from anyway. If there is not a pretty decent flow rate of water coming in and water moving out then you probably don't want to eat the fish out of it.


Re: Catch And Release, Local Policy or Actual Law? [Re: Moldu] #13598928 06/18/20 12:24 AM
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Now that mention it, Paradise Canyon on the Medina river say their bass are catch and release only.. It's a public river??

Re: Catch And Release, Local Policy or Actual Law? [Re: Moldu] #13606164 06/24/20 10:35 AM
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Private waters can stipulate C&R, you pay and play by their rules. But for public water, C&R is on the honor system, and it's for everyone's benefit.

Re: Catch And Release, Local Policy or Actual Law? [Re: Moldu] #13606186 06/24/20 11:29 AM
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I've heard of HOAs and such issuing trespass warnings on people who violate C&R on private ponds.

Re: Catch And Release, Local Policy or Actual Law? [Re: Moldu] #13611255 06/28/20 08:33 PM
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MoutIn creek lake is C&R only. You will receive a ticket if you have any fish in your position unless something has changed. That's a health reason for the ban

Re: Catch And Release, Local Policy or Actual Law? [Re: Moldu] #13621281 07/06/20 08:34 PM
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Always ask upfront if you are fishing someone else's property. Many private ponds need thinned out of smaller bass and you would be doing a service to take a mess of 12 inch bass.

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