Long time no post. Fished McIntosh yesterday 3 - 5pm. After about 5 min of casting, I noticed a motorized boat cruising along the dam. Was ready to call and report it, when I realized it was the CPW dropping gill nets. Pretty cool to watch, as I've never seen this before. My question/s are: Have any of you ever fished near gill nets? It seems to me, trapped baitfish could atract larger game fish to the area and provide some good fishing. Is fishing near gill nets illegal/immoral? I'd hate to snag the net or get a fish wrapped, and possibly damage CPW equipment. Could this have a negative affect on the survey? I would like to see the surveys be as accurate as possible. Maybe it's best to fish a different area of the lake completely to ensure minimal impact. I ended up staying on the dam, keeping my distance from the nets. It sure was tempting to cast right next to them as I walked by. Ended up doing pretty well with 2 nice carp and a SMALLie on the fly.