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


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NBrevitz  
#66 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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Gurth  
#67 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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shebs  
#68 Posted : Tuesday, June 25, 2019 9:41:11 PM(UTC)
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Ron has also had run-ins with that fellow. You're legal, don't worry.
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shebs  
#69 Posted : Wednesday, June 26, 2019 2:34:02 AM(UTC)
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For those reading, this would NOT be legal in MN. WI allows for exiting the stream to avoid obstacles, provided you take the shortest path back to the water and do not fish from the bank while you're there. MN does not have this interpretation. In MN, it's feet wet, no exceptions.
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rschmidt  
#70 Posted : Wednesday, June 26, 2019 3:55:35 AM(UTC)
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Yep that person is vigilant. That road about 100 feet before the stream is not public and you cannot use it to access and or exit. I never got kicked off. When I run into folks with questions I try to be gracious and discuss the law. In this case you can go over that drive to get to a legal out. R
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