Post By: avsfreak13 Posted: 4/6/2015 9:48:03 AMPoints: 977
Hey all I recently got a kayak and have been frequenting Boyd and Smith lakes but was curious about Watson off the Poudre. For one is the lake open again after the flooding in 2013 and two if non-motorized kayaks are allowed there?
Reply by: FishingJunkie Posted: 4/6/2015 10:33:22 AM Points: 1813
Why do they make such a distinction between float tubes and kayaks?! I never understood that... you would think that an angler in the float tube would be more likely to come in contact with the water than an anger in a kayak. What's the reasoning there, anybody know?
Reply by: Flyrodn Posted: 4/6/2015 10:44:39 AM Points: 183781
It's a CPW decision. The reason is Wildlife areas are paid for and there primarily for the use of anglers and hunters. Very few "recreational" float tubes. Whereas recreational kayaks/canoes abound, far out numbering anglers. Very difficult to enforce kayaks/boats/canoes only if fishing. Very easy if it's float tubes only.
At least that's the story I got when I asked a few years back.