If you saw this sign....would you turn around??

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Vladimir Steblina, Feb 27, 2014.

  1. fredaevans

    fredaevans Active Member

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    I'm with tkww here. The ground on either side may be 'private' but that road has all the ear marks of something that's maintained by a Public Entity. That said, what's at the end of the road? A lake as an example?

    If the lake in listed in the game regs (and/or stocked) you can be pretty damned sure its a public road.
     
  2. Ron McNeal

    Ron McNeal Life's good!

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  3. Ron McNeal

    Ron McNeal Life's good!

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    THAT is an amazing link. Thanks a helluva lot for posting it.
     
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  4. KerryS

    KerryS Ignored Member

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    Skagit County provides a similar map called iMap which shows property lines and lists property owners. I have used it multiple times to verify WDFW or Dept. of Ecology land ownership and find access to certain areas within the county. http://www.skagitcounty.net/Maps/iMap/

    I am curious of other counties or regional governments also provide such maps.
     
  5. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    I use Terrascan Mapsifter for Grant, Adams and Lincoln counties.
     
  6. Trapper Badovinac

    Trapper Badovinac Author, Writer, Photographer

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    A fellow fly tier and fishing buddy of mine began this Cadastral project here in Montana in the late 1990s. So, I've kept an eye on his progress for years. It's very detailed and is kept pretty much up to date. I've used it to contact property owners to ask permission to fish and hunt.

    I don't know what other States are doing.

    Trapper
     
  7. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    The very reason I have been a member of Public Lands/Water Access (PLWA) Association. Organizations like them are doing the heavy lifting benefiting all of us who enjoy OUR public lands.
     
  8. Vladimir Steblina

    Vladimir Steblina Retired Forester...now fishing instead of working

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    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    $20/year annual dues. This group has been very successful defending public trust doctrine.
     
  10. jessejames

    jessejames Flyslinger

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    There is a small lake near Coffee Pot that has a road into the public access that is on private land. I was told by an old timer in the region where the road was and it was ok to use it. The road has a cattle guard as well as a gate that you must open and close to get to the access.
    Even though I was following instructions from a guy that had fished this lake for years, I was still nervous going in thinking I might be confronted by an angry landowner.
    There were never very many fishermen on the lake and I can see why.
    jesse