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let's paint a picture.....

 

let's say, you travel a lot for work (outise the state you reside) and some of the locations you go have a body of water pretty close by.  If you go on this trip and want to wet a line for an hour or so, would you without a fishing license?

 

knowing that you will most likely not be fishing for more than an hour from the shore in the lake/river/stream, would you fuss with getting a license or do you just go and hope for the best of not getting stopped?

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There is no reason to knowingly break the law, these actions are why fewer and fewer places allow fishing. Follow the rules or don't do the activity. If you don't agree with a specific law try to get it changed.

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No,  a several hundred dollar ticket is not worth 10 dollars for a one day license.

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No,  a several hundred dollar ticket is not worth 10 dollars for a one day license.

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i agree, thats what i live by here at home.  when people wanna go fishing, the first thing i say is "get a license".

 

i havent done this act, but was just getting others thought on it

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I travel a ton for work and bring my travel stuff with me when I have the potential to fish.

 

I WISH the licenses were just $10 for a day.  In some states the non resident rates are double or triple that.  It does get expensive but I do it.

 

Caught some bass in Dallas these past few days!   :eyebrows:

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You can buy them on line.  Could not be any easier.

 

It starts and ends with Character. 

 

There is Pride in doing the right thing.

 

Especially when you're the only one who knows.

 

A-Jay

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Doing it legally is the right thing to do. Plus that ticket is a lot more expensive than the license. I think in the situation you described you need to decide if you want to get a license or fish, or if fishing for such a short amount of time is even worth getting a license and going at all. But doing it without a license is not the way to go.

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I don't risk it anywhere. 

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Would be nice to have a legally All-State fishing license, if they existed.

Some states have ridiculous charges for temp licenses, by the time you're done finding good places to fish it's too late and a waste of money.

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Would be nice to have a legally All-State fishing license, if they existed.

Some states have ridiculous charges for temp licenses, by the time you're done finding good places to fish it's too late and a waste of money.

 

Had this happen to me in Cali.  Bought a license for 3 days and I spent way more time trying to find a place than fishing.  Sucks but it happens.

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If you are a guy like me with no redeeming values or morals, you disguise yourself as one of nature's creatures to avoid paying for the license.

 

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Let´s paint this picture:

 

A law abiding citizen will do what is right EVEN WHEN NOBODY IS THERE TO ENFORCE THE LAW

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and the reality of the thread here is if anyone endorses doing otherwise, the thread will be shutdown. 

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If you are a guy like me with no redeeming values or morals, you disguise yourself as one of nature's creatures to avoid paying for the license.

 

 

 

I don't claim to be a saint, as the scenario is painted fishing for an hour or so, I go fishing.  I bet many others would too regardless of what they say.  An extended stay is a different story.

 

What, no one goes 5 mph over the speed limit?

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Let´s paint this picture:

 

A law abiding citizen will do what is right EVEN WHEN NOBODY IS THERE TO ENFORCE THE LAW

 

We're not closing the thread, but the policy is still intact:

 

We are absolutely against any form of illegal fishing

and will not allow any such threads or posts advocating such activity.

All such posts are deleted. In addition, any material or posting that

advocates or discusses illegal activities, with or without the intent

to commit them, is prohibited.

 

The key phrase is "advocating such activity".  I don't see any "intent" here.

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I guarantee you if I was the one fishing illegally for five minutes a fish cop would show up there in four minutes.

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Someone told me that police can not ask you for a fishing license so as long as the fish and game police don't get you your fine.

I would just carry my home state license and if I was travelin and the fish police came they probably wouldn't hassle you since you have a license in your home state, if they did they take their jobs way to serious

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We go on a vacation on the water out of state somewhere every year. The licenses (3)  are in the boat before we leave.

 

If you are going to use a resource you should help fund it.

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I was on vacation in Florida a few years back. I found a little park with a lake, then went to a local bait shop and bought the license. I bet I hadn't been fishing 15 mins and a CO pulled up and checked me. I wouldnt risk it.

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Someone told me that police can not ask you for a fishing license so as long as the fish and game police don't get you your fine.

I would just carry my home state license and if I was travelin and the fish police came they probably wouldn't hassle you since you have a license in your home state, if they did they take their jobs way to serious

 

Good luck with that plan....NYS DEC Police will confiscate everything used in the process of catching fish.  How do I know?  A pair of guys took illegal limits of steelhead, stored them in their camper.  Guess what?  Camper, truck, rods, reels, and all the rest of their stuff taken, and they were sentenced to a jail term.  They also cannot get a get a license in NY, and I believe more than half the states have reciprocity rules.

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If it was only for a short period of time, and my intent of being out of state was not fishing, I'd probably just pass on that opportunity.

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Good luck with that plan....NYS DEC Police will confiscate everything used in the process of catching fish.  How do I know?  A pair of guys took illegal limits of steelhead, stored them in their camper.  Guess what?  Camper, truck, rods, reels, and all the rest of their stuff taken, and they were sentenced to a jail term.  They also cannot get a get a license in NY, and I believe more than half the states have reciprocity rules.

Well then that must be FL police I have had them called on me a few times they come and run my license for warrants and that's it. They don't even ask me for my fishing license.

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Franco I lived in NJ the cops down here are totally different FL has mall security cops NJ/NY think they are SWAT

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Someone told me that police can not ask you for a fishing license so as long as the fish and game police don't get you your fine.

I would just carry my home state license and if I was travelin and the fish police came they probably wouldn't hassle you since you have a license in your home state, if they did they take their jobs way to serious

 

Wrong on both counts, at least in Kansas. Any state, county or municipal L.E.O can enforce any state law in his jurisdiction, including fish and game laws.

An out-of-state resident license is not valid in Kansas either.

 

Tom

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