Originally Posted by silvercreek
As I said, I'm not talking about tailwaters, nor am I suggesting you can run amok over someone's property to get to the stream. If you access the stream at a public point like a bridge, you should be ok if you keep to the stream. If you are correct, then my tax dollars are being used to stock private streams at a time when funds are not available to fund hatcheries. My last words on this.
You can absolutely not wade down a non-navigable waterway that flows through private property. There are miles upon miles of stocked creeks that flow through private ground which you cannot freely wade through without permission. Sure in lots of cases landowners may choose to not run you off, but they are well within their rights to run you off or have you ticketed for trespassing.
In addition, not one single penny from the taxes we pay go towards the stocking of trout, ZERO. All of that money is collected through license revenue.
This is something that infuriates me while we are discussing trout stocking. With the all the complaining about lack of funds by TWRA why they choose to waste money throwing fish in every piss trickle that can hold a trout for a few months defies logic. If money is so dang tight, maybe they should focus on waters that can sustain trout populations year round. Bottom line the time has long since passed for TWRA to stop managing our fisheries as if they are a bargain grocery store, and maximize the potential of the resources we are blessed to have in this state.