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RippinLips87  
#51 Posted : Monday, April 20, 2015 5:28:31 PM(UTC)
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Does anyone have a current link to show laws for accessing MN streams?
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EddieRivard  
#52 Posted : Monday, April 20, 2015 5:48:52 PM(UTC)
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Keep your feet wet and you are good to go.

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MNFishhunter  
#53 Posted : Tuesday, April 21, 2015 3:16:28 AM(UTC)
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You were right Eddie. Does anybody do this in Minnesota? I usually ask permission. There are quite a few places that I have been denied access, would it be going to far by keeping your feet wet after a land owner said no? I'm not willing to anger a land owner at this point.

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EddieRivard  
#54 Posted : Tuesday, April 21, 2015 3:56:53 AM(UTC)
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MNFishhunter wrote:
You were right Eddie. Does anybody do this in Minnesota? I usually ask permission. There are quite a few places that I have been denied access, would it be going to far by keeping your feet wet after a land owner said no? I'm not willing to anger a land owner at this point.


You are not willing to fight for what you believe in? What kind of man are you?

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MNFishhunter  
#55 Posted : Tuesday, April 21, 2015 4:14:06 AM(UTC)
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When you put it that way Eddie, maybe I'll give it a try. Glare

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ilikefood  
#56 Posted : Tuesday, April 21, 2015 5:01:45 AM(UTC)
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MNFishhunter wrote:
You were right Eddie. Does anybody do this in Minnesota? I usually ask permission. There are quite a few places that I have been denied access, would it be going to far by keeping your feet wet after a land owner said no? I'm not willing to anger a land owner at this point.


That's a great question. I've always wondered what I'd do if permission was denied. However, I always ask "can I have permission to cross your land to access ____ river in order to fish?" That way, I'm not asking permission to fish, but rather just to cross their land. If the stream is navigable, then I don't need their permission to fish the water, just permission to access the river from private property. If they deny permission to cross their land, legally you can still fish the navigable stream assuming you access the water legally. I've noticed that some landowners mistakenly confuse permission to cross their land with permission to fish the water. This is not legal advice; if you have legal questions, please speak with an attorney.
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RippinLips87  
#57 Posted : Tuesday, April 21, 2015 5:36:48 AM(UTC)
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How do you determine if the water is "navigable"?
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EddieRivard  
#58 Posted : Tuesday, April 21, 2015 5:43:27 AM(UTC)
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This is what I remember hearing at one point so it is pretty much fact.

"Water is considered navigable if you can float a canoe in it at any point of the year. even during the spring flood."

DanE  
#59 Posted : Tuesday, April 21, 2015 7:20:53 AM(UTC)
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EddieRivard wrote:
This is what I remember hearing at one point so it is pretty much fact.

"Water is considered navigable if you can float a canoe in it at any point of the year. even during the spring flood."



That is pretty much verbatim from the WI laws for what it's worth.
NBrevitz  
#60 Posted : Tuesday, April 21, 2015 11:17:45 AM(UTC)
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MNFishhunter wrote:
You were right Eddie. Does anybody do this in Minnesota? I usually ask permission. There are quite a few places that I have been denied access, would it be going to far by keeping your feet wet after a land owner said no? I'm not willing to anger a land owner at this point.

I anger landowners routinely. I try to be nice and not bother them, but if and when they get aggressive, I make their life a living hell. $400 angler harassment tickets make them back off in a hurryLaugh
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