The Aurora Res/Quincy Water Access Pass is $10 annually. This does NOT cover entry into park though. If you do not have the annual pass that is for these two bodies of water, it will cost $20 the first time you go in(to purchase the WAP) then $10 per vehicle for the visits after. Quincy is the same WAP but $7 a person rather than the vehicle admission fee.
And which contest are you talking about? I am unaware of any contest since the Trout Tourney last week..... are you talking about the A Night Of Fishing event? Not a contest, just allowing people to get out and fish during normally closed hours... at least thats how i took it, could be wrong??
But yes, the site says that you are able to boat during the Night Fishing event. Just remember there are more necessities for your boat if it is going to be out after dusk. You need lights and indicators i believe. These are inspectible items that kept me off the water after dusk at Quincy while the park was still open....
Yes thats the one. All i need is my normal stuff along with a red/green light and a overhead white light right or do i need more? N its a contest for me to catch fish at night all by myself.Hahaha i mean with nobodys help that is. Also do i need cl# without a motor? My boats a 14' flatbottom with no trailer..
Well Im not too sure on whether it needs registered with no motor. My guess off that bat would be yes. I have a 12' aluminum that I haul in my dodge and it needed registered, but i use a trolling motor. Paddles only might me different....
Its only $35 to register it anyway, and if you have recently bought it, you can boat it for 30 days using only the bill of sale. Im not sure on the lights, but they made it sound like more work than i wanted to put in lol.... let me know if you find any other info.
LewDog, If you are rowing, you only need the lights for visibility. You do not need to have your boat registered unless you are powered, trolling motor or gas.
So you should be good to go to just launch.
However, according to the details and I could be misremembering, we beached all the boats until a certain time. Parks has to be sure the lake is clear, then we could launch again.
I went on the first one and it was a blast. Check around if someone can go with you also. Aurora is a bit bigger than I had expected and when the wind kicks up... it's nice to have a reprieve from the rowing.
I hope FishRangler or CSYUSTEN chime it about some of the details I may have left out.
Bass Hole, That's funny. Wait until you see FishRangler's Boat. His is awesome, so awesome, he's been called in for running a gas motor! I think he may have modified it since then, but I don't know. I hope he chimes in. He treats boats like RC cars. He'll find one, or his friends will, and then it's renovation time. They are so awesome.
You're going to see some awesome watercraft for Aurora.
Best thing is, the whole event is a blast. I had fun just cruising along the edge from the spillway to the dam.
LewDog, They have battery operated bow and stern lights at Walmart. I have one for my crawdad. The bow light is easy, but the stern needs to be on a small pole. Here is the boating rules and regulations. They are great to be familiar with regardless if you have a boat or not. [log in for link]
I would also recommend a spot light, probably not as powerful as mine, but sufficient to see shoreline within 100' and to be able to hail other watercraft if you need a tow.
Reply by: FISHRANGLER Posted: 5/30/2012 7:19:18 AM Points: 4409
I have been out of commmision hurt my back real bad. Lew give me a call sometime today and I can help answer your questions.If you have some more. You have my number. You will need lights front and back Nav Guy in Belly boats only need a single light. Your ights must be on at all times. You will not need to register your boat if you have no motor. you will however have to pay the 10$ water inspection fee but it can be used at quincy and aurora for the rest of the year if you chose to go again. You will be able to fish the hole time for this event if you like without parking the boat this year jsut have your paper work with you. They are not asking this year to park boats to close the lake. So from about 530 PM friday to 5 AM Sat you can get all the details on that friday night at the BBQ Make sure to get the Rangers number on duty that night at the BBQ incase you get into trouble they will come out and get you. But try not to do that. See you Friday.
Reply by: Vanish Posted: 5/30/2012 7:48:33 AM Points: 907
I've gone over the regs and as far as I can tell, as long as he doesn't anchor or have a motor, the only light he needs is a spot light for warning other boats when they approach. If he wants to anchor, he needs a raised stationary light.
Reply by: pbs Posted: 5/30/2012 7:53:59 AM Points: 3334
Hey Fishrangler, sorry to hear about your back, hope it gets better. Will you be able to attend the nite-fishing event? Roger decided he wants to attend this year so we're gonna fish tomorrow and get our registration and seal for friday night. Hopefully you can make it this year.
Reply by: FisherWomen Posted: 6/7/2012 11:00:22 AM Points:
REMINDER. Aurora is our drinking water, NO GAS MOTORS, only electric trolling motors allowed. We've seen several boaters lately using gas motors. STOP. STOP. STOP. Be considerate of others, if you can't navigate your boat with an electric trolling motor, leave it at home. Report any gas motor use you see to the ranger station as you leave the park or find one at the beach, help stop these SELFISH anglers from ruining it for everyone.
Reply by: csyusten Posted: 6/8/2012 11:52:51 AM Points: 163
Sorry guys, I just saw this post. It sounds like all of the questions have been answered but just to reiterate:
If you do not have a motor, you do not need to be registered with the state and you will not be required to have the red/green and white lights. You will need to have a light to signal other boaters and we recommend you keep something on during the night fishing events since it can get pretty dark out there.
Every water craft (including float tubes, rafts, paddleboards, etc.) must be inspected prior to launch every single time and must have the $10 WAP pass (good at Aurora and Quincy for the entire season).
As far as gas motors go, we do not allow them to run on Aurora or Quincy Reservoirs however you may have one on your boat. Portable gas tanks must be removed. FISHRANGLER's boat has a pretty interesting electric motor that's attached to his gas motor so it looks like the gas motor is running. We get lots of calls for his boat and other boats like his. We are very vigilant about gas motor usage but most people obey the rules.
If you have any other questions about rules, etc. and I don't respond to the posts right away you can email me at email@example.com.