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Author Topic: Ice Fishing is not a Crime  (Read 2209 times)

BogMan

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Ice Fishing is not a Crime
« on: Oct 21, 2011, 06:40 PM »
So who has the stickers on?  And how many people have asked you to explain them?  Every few days I get someone who ask's  me what it's all about. It really surprises them when you do explain it.
Soon enough we will be on the ice. Hopefully a safe year for all.

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Re: Ice Fishing is not a Crime
« Reply #1 on: Oct 21, 2011, 06:53 PM »
Hahaha if you ask my daughter she'd say it's a crime! She was just giving me heck about it in the car tonight!

My license plate is an icefishing theme...people think I'm an Irish step dancer when they see the word jig lol.
Yeah, I do a lot of explaining too lol.
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Re: Ice Fishing is not a Crime
« Reply #2 on: Oct 23, 2011, 09:25 PM »
I have one on my car and have to explain it to people all the time.  ;D
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Re: Ice Fishing is not a Crime
« Reply #3 on: Oct 23, 2011, 09:39 PM »
im an avid ice fisherman and have no idea whats going on.... yall sneaking into privet ponds? lol

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Re: Ice Fishing is not a Crime
« Reply #4 on: Oct 24, 2011, 05:40 AM »
Sure would like to know where to get a couple ?  :whistle:

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Re: Ice Fishing is not a Crime
« Reply #5 on: Oct 24, 2011, 07:54 AM »
Came into work smiling cuz there was frost on the windshield with temps in the 30s, wearing shorts and a short sleeve shirt.  People think I'm insane, I always just say "hell I like standing on a frozen pond in sub freezing temps for hours on end watching for a flag to go up and you think wearing shorts makes me crazy?"   Always get the strange looks and questions when people ask what the Shanty sticker is.

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Re: Ice Fishing is not a Crime
« Reply #6 on: Oct 24, 2011, 08:03 AM »
im an avid ice fisherman and have no idea whats going on.... yall sneaking into privet ponds? lol
yep me too...what's the deal? 
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Re: Ice Fishing is not a Crime
« Reply #7 on: Oct 24, 2011, 02:07 PM »
What is this thread about?

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Re: Ice Fishing is not a Crime
« Reply #8 on: Oct 24, 2011, 06:09 PM »
The sticker reads "Ice fishing is not a crime !", Cool lookin sticker Too !!

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Re: Ice Fishing is not a Crime
« Reply #9 on: Oct 24, 2011, 07:33 PM »
i understand that surf... but where is the wit in that? i have heard of the "skateboarding is not a crime" stickers because so many urban cities ban them in parking lots,on sidewalks,obviously the road and any other public areas... so basically,the kids are stuck in their driveways or they get fined.. so the stickers were made to "de-criminalize" the simple act of riding a skateboarding for kids..  so either im thick as heck and cant grasp this ice fishing one,or are there are certain lakes or rivers that only let open water fisherman enjoy it..? i dunno,i love ice stickers for my gear sled,but if as many people ask about em as yall are saying im really gunna look stupid when i say... uh... i dunno?!? LMAO

PS the "large" custom jigs and spins decal is like the size of a shoe box! its freaking huge,gunna have to stick that to my 6 gal bucket i think.

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Re: Ice Fishing is not a Crime
« Reply #10 on: Oct 24, 2011, 07:59 PM »
Jay Fat City had some printed up and was selling them last year for a few bucks each. Last year there were a few issues with lake front property owners thinking they owned the lake and were giving our fellow  ice fishing people a hard time. Not sure where he is I think around the Medford area or if he has anymore.

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Re: Ice Fishing is not a Crime
« Reply #11 on: Oct 25, 2011, 02:58 AM »
Last year there were a few issues with lake front property owners thinking they owned the lake and were giving our fellow  ice fishing people a hard time.

That was us and still is. We didn't do bumper stickers, that's another struggle somewhere.
The issue is still in several courts. Lawyers everywhere. Now the lakefront owners have an attorney counter suing the Town which has an attorney suing them for trying to close the access.  The other pro-access attorney we have (an ice fisherman) has filed a separate law suit from the Town. He works for the Town on the side and his involvement is being called a conflict of interest by the lakefront owners. The issue is at a boil and we've run out of attorney's.  We are going to lose this access in my opinion.  The lakefront owners have too much attorney money. If I were to have some bumper stickers or T-shirts made, it would say something a bit harsher than "Ice fishing is not a crime". Bumper stickers, signs, and letters to the editor all garner public support. We've got the full support of the people at this point, but only lawyers and lawsuits will make a difference now.   
I now drop this topic completely, cause last year I got in trouble w/ the mods after a thread on here about the access issue got out of control.               

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Re: Ice Fishing is not a Crime
« Reply #12 on: Oct 25, 2011, 05:46 AM »
95% of lakefront property is owned by out of staters in a lot of places and the property gets posted, accesses get blocked, they call the police if you park on their road and some even stoop to vehicle Vandalism !! Look at it this way Spaded, this season you go out to a lake where you've grown up fishing your whole life, now there is posted signs and the place where you always parked is chained off !! Your mildly POed, but you park close by and hit the ice anyways ! A short time later a cop and a tow truck show up and if you can't get there fast enough, its Bye Bye truck ! Then to get the truck back you have to pay the jacked up towing fee and then pay some more money to get the truck out of the impound lot, now your a Lot POed !! In a nut shell thats why, "Ice fishing is not a crime" !!

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Re: Ice Fishing is not a Crime
« Reply #13 on: Oct 25, 2011, 07:53 AM »
oh, I get it now.  Thanks for the explanation.  That's too bad about your loss of access...there's lots of that B.S. everywhere...my father in law had all 4 valve stems cut off his truck while out on the ice 'cause someone didn't like where he parked (been going there for MANY years). What ever happaned to leaving a note on a windshield? 
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Re: Ice Fishing is not a Crime
« Reply #14 on: Oct 25, 2011, 08:03 AM »
YIKES that sounds ridiculous,here in rochester mn, we have the mayo clinic...one of the best hospitals in the country...which in turn means A LOT of rich doctors running around.. we also have an IBM,so lots of rich tech guys... so,developers have started making man made lakes and ponds for the center of their new developments so they can jack up the price... most of these are open to the public but like yall said, getting into them is hard because no one wants everyones trucks in front of their house so people normally park in a fair game parking lot and hoof it from there.. there is one guy i have talked to on the lake,and every time i skirt the property line between him and his neighbors yards... he will yell, hey you hooligan, give me all your fish or im calling the cops lol

long story short, i found the one cool guy on the lake, and im doing my best to keep him satisfied with my groups manners and outdoor ethics, its too bad the homeowners there never gave you guys a chance to prove yourself 

there is 1 lake that lets NO ONE in except the homeowners, they stock it with all kinds of goodies and i have seen pics of 18 inch crappies that came out of it...thats all fine and dandy because they actually paid for the fish that got put in it,but i just moved a guy into that community and he invited me out there because he has no gear, i told him i have PLENTY and would give him one of my poles and some jigs if i hook into a 18 incher and could get it mounted.,. i guess we will see if he is serious when i show up on his doorstep this winter lol

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Re: Ice Fishing is not a Crime
« Reply #15 on: Oct 25, 2011, 09:46 AM »
wow, that's crazy.  never had a problem fishing anywhere I want....luckily I have a lot of family and friends with places on ponds/lakes. 

I did get confronted by some people teaching a fly fishing class one time while I was fishing from shore at a pond, but being an advocate of access myself I knew that the area I was fishing from was a town owned piece of land zoned for public access....and I was there before they showed up.  Once I stated that the guy just moved his group to a different area. 

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Re: Ice Fishing is not a Crime
« Reply #16 on: Oct 25, 2011, 09:55 AM »
Thats why I nicknamed people like that the " Fun Police" ! There are people who go thru their entire life always being miserable and they can not stand the fact that other people are enjoying themselves and do what ever it takes to ruin it for the other guy, Hence the name "Fun Police" !

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Re: Ice Fishing is not a Crime
« Reply #17 on: Oct 25, 2011, 10:24 AM »
There are people who go thru their entire life always being miserable and they can not stand the fact that other people are enjoying themselves and do what ever it takes to ruin it for the other guy, Hence the name "Fun Police" !

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Re: Ice Fishing is not a Crime
« Reply #18 on: Oct 25, 2011, 12:34 PM »
does anyone still have the stickers, i would want one because im sick of the police kicking me off the lake with bull horns because the ice ive been fishing on for a week  is unsafe.

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Re: Ice Fishing is not a Crime
« Reply #19 on: Oct 25, 2011, 12:47 PM »
They can't legally kick you off the pond for 'unsafe' ice. The worst they can do is tow your vehicle if it's parked illegally. If they could kick you off unsafe ice, no one would ever be allowed on the ice because they always say that no ice is safe. I just yell back that there's plenty of ice and I'm all set and they go away when they try that on me.

Parking illegally and trespassing to get to the water is different, though...


does anyone still have the stickers, i would want one because im sick of the police kicking me off the lake with bull horns because the ice ive been fishing on for a week  is unsafe.
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