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Here in fl most of our ponds and lakes are private property in one form or another. You guys still fish them? Ever asked to leave?

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If you ask the worst they can say is no. I don't see the point in fishing them anyway, you can be charged with trespassing as that point which isnt very fun. Same with corn fields for goose hunting, if you are polite most will say yes. I have been asked to leave the pond in my neighborhood but it's public property do they can't do anything but nag at me.

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Nope, wouldn't go there without the owners permission to start with.

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Most of outrs aren't true owned private ponds and lakes they are city owned, golf course ponds, or retirement home ponds and such. I'm not really talking like private home owner land

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Even if it's on a city owned golf course, get permission. You are still trespassing if you don't have permission. Depending on who you're dealing with, it could get expensive.

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Most people leave trash behind when they leave it.  Pee & crap near a bush or tree.   All the things I do not want done to me.

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I try to not trespass or anything. It gives fishermen a bad image. I've gotten permission/access by being respectful and nice, something that's not happening if you get kicked out.

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I agree lol I don't want anyone thinking I condone this. It was a topic that came up at work today is all

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Yep, the bass in my Avatar pic. Less than 3 min after that pic was taken. FHP, ask me to leave the retention pond i was fishing. Don't know why til this day, no signs or fence. I remember someone from BR said that it was the troopers honey hole and he was making sure no one fished it... LOL!! 

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Lol that's the funny thing a lot of ours have no fence, no signs, occasionaly you'll find a small sign in one spot lol

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I was given two warning shots that struck the water within 10 feet of my boat. Yes I was trespassing. Being young and dumb at the time I made a bad decision to ignore all the obvious no trespassing signs.

I also had a angry shotgun toting farmer run me off his pond. Now that I value my life and the rights of private property owners I would never fish any posted or private property.

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I don't know where in Fl. You are able to fish, however the Osceola Forest has a abundance of ponds, pits, small lakes, etc.. Enough to probably fish a life time.

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Most people leave trash behind when they leave it.  Pee & crap near a bush or tree.   All the things I do not want done to me.

At my age you pee when /where you can. :Idontknow:

 

The big thing about fishing private or controlled properties now days is liability. There are a certain number of turds looking to sue someone /anyone.

 

Case/point.I asked a friend  how to get into certain 40  acre pond . He told me where to go,find a dirt lane that goes to the back end of the pond, and leave a few bucks in a drop box, go fishing.Its been that way for a long time.

Well someone claims they got hurt back there and now are sueing the owner. So its now closed to all. I don't understand.

 

As a property owner of a place times past,I  had  a place with  some hunting and fish to be had, I was VERY selective about who was allowed in there. Its a shame what its come to.

C22

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No.

 

Never want to put myself in that situation.

 

Will pass a pond or walk away from a dummy while bank fishing a public pond.

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Lol that's the funny thing a lot of ours have no fence, no signs, occasionaly you'll find a small sign in one spot lol

I don't have NO TRESPASSING signs on my front door either, but come on in and start making a sandwich and I guarantee you won't like the outcome. Brian.

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I sometimes ask but only for certain ponds and only being thirteen is good because if I do get kicked off the people don't get too mad

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It is a shame. Come to find out there's a lake that's behind the city hall where my wife works, me and a buddy fished this weekend caught some nice bass. Come to find out 20 foot behind us was a no trespassing and no fishing sign. Never saw it till going back today. Sucks no fence or anything one side is houses other is city hall and police station

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Golf Courses around where I live the fishing is great......too bad you spend most of your time hiding from the Sheriff's helicopter to really enjoy it.  Bottom line they used to allow fishing there, but too many people trashed it, interfered with the golfers, and just screwed it up for everyone.  Now it's a game of cat and mouse.  If you're caught, bye bye fishing gear, hello trespassing charge.  So I tend not to even bother.

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My grandfather works on a golf course and I know the owner very well. He and the other course owners in the area all said they don't care if you fish in their lakes as long as you follow three rules.

1. Ask

2. Don't leave stuff laying around like trash.

3. If you violate the rules or you leave your stuff without following rule 1 they get to keep your stuff.

So far I have scored about 40 cranks and couple reels and a lot of soft plastics.

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I found a good looking pond nearby on Google maps. I made the drive to the owners house and braved an angry Great Dane that clearly wanted to eat me where I met a nice lady named Annie, who told me it would be ok for my son and I to fish her pond, and that I could take the entrance off the gravel road and just drive through the field to the dam. This was in May.

 

Fast forward to August.

 

I swing by after work on a whim one afternoon and I'm not there 15 min and I'm in to a solid fish. There's a guy on the other side of the pond driving a quad out in the field. I land this fish and it's a nice 5lber. As I hold it up to admire my catch the guy on the quad starts heading over.

 

He's obviously coming over to get a better look at this fine specimin I caught and give me the country "attaboy."

 

"Howdy!" I holler out as he pulls up and I work to get the hook out so I can hold it up again to show him.

 

"You know this is private property right?"

 

"What? Oh, yeah. I talked to Annie. I have permission."

 

"Well Annie doesn't own this land anymore. I do. And I'm not letting anyone fish this pond."

 

At which point he pretty much sat there waiting for me to put his fish back and get off his land.

 

I stared at him for a second or two and looked back at the fish I was holding but I got the feeling that I'd really be pushing my luck to ask him to take a snapshot of me before I let it go...

 

The biggest fish I managed to pull out of that pond and I DIDN'T EVEN GET A PICTURE OF IT! LOL

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At my age you pee when /where you can. :Idontknow:

 

The big thing about fishing private or controlled properties now days is liability. There are a certain number of turds looking to sue someone /anyone.

 

Case/point.I asked a friend  how to get into certain 40  acre pond . He told me where to go,find a dirt lane that goes to the back end of the pond, and leave a few bucks in a drop box, go fishing.Its been that way for a long time.

Well someone claims they got hurt back there and now are sueing the owner. So its now closed to all. I don't understand.

 

As a property owner of a place times past,I  had  a place with  some hunting and fish to be had, I was VERY selective about who was allowed in there. Its a shame what its come to.

C22

If you charge for someone to fish your pond then you are held liable...that is how it works and he should have known better other than trying to make a dollar off of people without doing the research first.  He might have the IRS knocking too if he didn't claim the money as income too.

 

For me if it isn't on the DGIF website then i know it is not public.  If i want to fish a pond i cannot find on the DGIF website, i try and find the owner and get permission.  It isn't that hard to find the owner of a pond as all property ownership is public record an some counties even have searchable maps that show the owners and property boundaries so you don't even have to go to the court house.

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The only place I ever have a problem is whenever I am sent to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida to work. I always carry a fishing rod or two with me there.

 

I mean, who goes to Walt Disney World with a fishing rod and an intention to fish? I'd say 99.999% of the people who go there do not carry a fishing pole and are going to see Mickey and his magic kingdom- which I could care less about.

 

Old Walt Disney drained some swamp lands back in the late 1960's and early 1970's and built a massive canal system there that is today loaded with bass that have never seen a lure.

 

And just about every single place I am sent out there has a nice canal or lake or pond nearby. As soon as I get off of work I grab the fishing pole and find me some place to fish where I can also hide from the view of security.

 

I have never had any problem with them other than being told to pack it in, even though it is not posted out there with any signs saying you can't fish, they just frown on it out there. I am usually asked if I throw them back and of course I always tell them I do- which is true. So security has been pretty laid back and cool with me over the many years I have fished out there and will continue to do so. It is just too good to resist and pass up!

 

Kind of cool fishing in view of Epcot, space mountain, the contemporary, and other classic Disney locations. Been doing it now for about 15 years out there and these days I am much more careful to not get caught- which is easy out there once you know the good locations!

 

B.A.S.S. is now running bass fishing at Walt Disney on some of the main lakes- which I avoid. Here is a link to their guided fishing:

 

https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/recreation/fishing/

 

http://www.wdwinfo.com/recreation/fishing.htm

 

http://www.floridabassfishing.com/disney-fishing/

 

***Fishing at Walt Disney World in Orlando is not illegal. I am a licensed Florida fisherman and the lakes belong to the state of Florida and the tax payers of this state by law for any body of water over a certain size which Disney does have surrounded by their private property. And, I have never seen a "no fishing" sign any where on Disney property ever. So if they have a no fishing rule out there they certainly do not declare it and this is why I carry a rod with me when I go out there. I am strictly catch and release for sport only. All Disney has ever asked of me is to stop and put the rod away which I do when asked. And the last time that happened was like 3 or 4 years ago.

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I was given two warning shots that struck the water within 10 feet of my boat. Yes I was trespassing. Being young and dumb at the time I made a bad decision to ignore all the obvious no trespassing signs.

I also had a angry shotgun toting farmer run me off his pond. Now that I value my life and the rights of private property owners I would never fish any posted or private property.

I feel like if laid a pond like I'm thinking about doing if I can get some good land w/hunting to put it on.. I'd be that guy. I'd only want myself and close friends to enjoy such an investment. Especially with lawsuits to landowners, and trespassers ruining private ponds w/litter and introducing bad fish to a pond by dumping on left over minnows.

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