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RiparianRights  
#61 Posted : Sunday, July 10, 2016 8:10:28 AM(UTC)
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In Minnesota the beds of navigable streams and bodies of water (read submerged land) are owned by the state in trust for the public up to the water's edge regardless of how high or low. The land owner has the ability to exclude you from the land, although how he does it is another matter. In non-navigable waters, the landowner typically owns the submerged land--so you could boat on it but not stand on it??? The test of navigation is via boat--canoes and kayaks counting as such.

It's an interesting question. I spent many years studying riparian rights in MN when confronted with an over-reaching municipality.
NBrevitz  
#62 Posted : Monday, July 11, 2016 9:56:49 AM(UTC)
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If the stream is designated trout water, you're legal. Also, if the stream is navigable, even if only during spring floods, you're legal. I've learned to not take any shit when landowners approach me, as I always keep my feet wet.
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#63 Posted : Tuesday, July 12, 2016 1:28:05 AM(UTC)
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NBrevitz wrote:
If the stream is designated trout water, you're legal. Also, if the stream is navigable, even if only during spring floods, you're legal. I've learned to not take any shit when landowners approach me, as I always keep my feet wet.

I'm always eagerly waiting to give a landowner a lesson on Wisconsin's stream access laws. Some have no clue at all.
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William Schlafer  
#64 Posted : Tuesday, July 12, 2016 7:23:19 AM(UTC)
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Guillermo wrote:
I'm always eagerly waiting to give a landowner a lesson on Wisconsin's stream access laws. Some have no clue at all.


You would be surprised how many law enforcement officers don't know the stream access laws either. I once talked to a (Wisconsin) deputy Sheriff about it, he felt that anyone on private land without permission (including the stream) would be trespassing. To his credit, he did say he would look into it.

I keep a copy of the stream access law in my vest, just in case I need to explain my rights. But normally I just look for a different stream to fish whenever there's a grumpy land owner about. These days, you just don't want to push people too much. Bad things can happen.


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slayermikefishing  
#65 Posted : Tuesday, June 25, 2019 6:41:48 PM(UTC)
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Was just at the Trimbelle and had no choice but to cross a driveway to keep walking up the creek well as soon as I stepped out he(landowner) shot up told me I was trespassing and to walk out his driveway and leave I told him how I had the right to cross then re-access the creek and he started telling me I had to get out of the creek and leave I didn't want to argue with his so I left ,Question does he have a right to throw me off his property because I crossed the driveway?

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Gurth  
#66 Posted : Tuesday, June 25, 2019 7:12:41 PM(UTC)
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You were in the right...


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NBrevitz  
#67 Posted : Tuesday, June 25, 2019 8:02:33 PM(UTC)
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What bridge crossing? I’ll go rattle his cage a bit (legally).
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slayermikefishing  
#68 Posted : Tuesday, June 25, 2019 9:11:54 PM(UTC)
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372nd Ave and county road O if you look at google maps technically it says its a public road crossing the creek not sure if I am right though but landowner sure acted like it was his street




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Gurth  
#69 Posted : Tuesday, June 25, 2019 9:17:03 PM(UTC)
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The issue isn’t ownership of the road.

You can’t walk down someone’s driveway or private road to access a stream but you can cross it to stay on the stream.
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slayermikefishing  
#70 Posted : Tuesday, June 25, 2019 9:23:48 PM(UTC)
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thanks yeah I was trying to pass around it he stopped me before I could re-enter the water
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