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Re: New boating law for 2020
« Reply #15 on: March 04, 2020, 11:43:10 AM »
I just mentioned to them, that it should pop up if you are buying an non-resident license.
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Re: New boating law for 2020
« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2020, 01:13:28 PM »
The one thing that I am more concerned about is this thing being so hidden and people not knowing about it. Of course the DEEP, knowing that people are likely to miss it, are going to bust all our beans on a constant basis because they know they will be able to hand out fines like crazy because of it.

It'll be interesting to see how it plays out. I would hope that there would be some kind of grace period in light of the fact that it's brand new and some people just plain won't know about it.

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Re: New boating law for 2020
« Reply #17 on: March 04, 2020, 02:46:40 PM »
I just dont want to be pestered with "safety inspections"
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Re: New boating law for 2020
« Reply #18 on: March 04, 2020, 06:49:38 PM »
I just dont want to be pestered with "safety inspections"

I hear ya there. I don't mind it occasionally, but if it happens too often it gets to be a pain.  ::)

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Re: New boating law for 2020
« Reply #19 on: March 05, 2020, 10:58:17 AM »
I haven't been checked once in R.I. or Conn. in the last five years, but I probably just jinxed myself.
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Re: New boating law for 2020
« Reply #20 on: March 05, 2020, 06:00:52 PM »
I went to an Outdoor show at Mohegan Sun a couple of weeks back. CT DEEP was there, and I talked with him about this. He almost seemed excited to tell me that I had to pay an extra 20 bucks for my boat to fish in CT. I asked what the money was going to be used for if it was for treating waterways with weed killer, or an inspector at a ramp. His reply was that it would be for various weed killer, and Research on the species. Honestly I think its just another way for CT Deep to make a few extra bucks on the Out of Staters. From what I have seen they already seem to take care of their fisheries a lot more then RI does.

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Re: New boating law for 2020
« Reply #21 on: March 05, 2020, 06:29:13 PM »
Well, I just spent another $20.00 to the State of CT !


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Re: New boating law for 2020
« Reply #22 on: March 06, 2020, 08:33:44 AM »
I went to an Outdoor show at Mohegan Sun a couple of weeks back. CT DEEP was there, and I talked with him about this. He almost seemed excited to tell me that I had to pay an extra 20 bucks for my boat to fish in CT. I asked what the money was going to be used for if it was for treating waterways with weed killer, or an inspector at a ramp. His reply was that it would be for various weed killer, and Research on the species. Honestly I think its just another way for CT Deep to make a few extra bucks on the Out of Staters. From what I have seen they already seem to take care of their fisheries a lot more then RI does.


The kicker is that its making us pay for something we dont want. Wait. You want me to pay you to kill the milfoil in candlewood?!?!?!? I'll pay you $40 to leave it alone.
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Re: New boating law for 2020
« Reply #23 on: March 06, 2020, 05:35:27 PM »
Exactly!

Most of the lakes in CT are well kept. My first year fishing SRIBA in 2018, we went to one lake in CT and the grass was TERRIBLE. Floating islands of nasty dead stuff. Not sure what it was. It was bad, could hardly throw a Spinnerbait.

Last year they obviously shocked the lake, because it was much better. I actually got 2nd place on a Spinnerbait, and Bladed Jig  ;D But I think that was more for the visitors and tourists in the area to not see the unsightly grass mats.

I mean there isnt anything I can do about it complaining. Just have to swallow my pride and fork over the 20 bucks with my tail between my legs.

Like you said @Brazzy If flipping the Milfoil at Candlewood is what you say it is, then I would rather just not even them touch it. That is one Lake I am going to hit this year. Be it on someones boat, or a guide trip Id like to get over there.


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Re: New boating law for 2020
« Reply #24 on: March 06, 2020, 06:17:01 PM »
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Floating islands of nasty dead stuff. Not sure what it was. It was bad, could hardly throw a Spinnerbait.

@metz12 I'm pretty sure those floating mats were due to the fact that they had sprayed the lake to kill weeds a week or so prior to the tourney.  :nod:

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Re: New boating law for 2020
« Reply #25 on: March 07, 2020, 06:13:48 PM »
@metz12 I'm pretty sure those floating mats were due to the fact that they had sprayed the lake to kill weeds a week or so prior to the tourney.  :nod:

That makes sense!!  :facepalm: :facepalm: