Post By: cspishock Posted: 3/24/2020 8:51:16 PMPoints: 3159
I have read the City and County of Denver’s order, other metro areas will probably follow this soon. There is no mention of not being able to fish in the outdoor activities section. I am thinking the restrictions are for group style sports not the nomad style fishing most of us do. With that being said let’s get out there and catch some fish!!!
Reply by: Gwill Posted: Mar. 25, 10:00:42 AM Points: 4120
Ran into Nate from Tightline at Chatfield last night and was asking him about boating while under Shelter in Place. He said he had been talking to the CPW about this and so far they are hoping to keep the parks open but whether or not we have ANS inspectors during this time has yet to be determined.
Reply by: jdavis Posted: Mar. 25, 2:10:13 PM Points: 51
Just saw the same thing for Arapahoe, Adams, and Douglas. Good thing is outdoor activities with four or less people is still exempt. State park will still be open, but not sure if ANS people will be working.
Reply by: cspishock Posted: Mar. 25, 8:45:37 PM Points: 3159
I work for a metro area Sheriff’s Office and I asked our Sheriff today. He said fishing falls under the outdoor activities in his opinion as long as you don’t have a huge group of people with you. He said if those dam bike riders can be out I think it’s fine to go fishing LOL
Reply by: D-Zilla Posted: Mar. 25, 10:21:26 PM Points: 2289
Here is what I interpret though:
No "non-essential" travel. I can't imagine that going fishing is "essential" for most. I know it's a food source for some, but I think there is far too much grey area on it. Too much open to interpretation by the involved parties.
Reply by: The Cat001 Posted: Mar. 25, 10:40:53 PM Points: 368
The Tri-County (Adams, Arapahoe, and Douglas Counties) shelter in place order reads almost exactly like the order issued by the City and County of Denver that had cspishock posted and the section identifying "necessary activities" under section 3 of the state's order:
3. Engaging in outdoor activity, such as, by way of example and without limitation, walking, hiking, nordic skiing, snowshoeing, biking or running. For purposes of outdoor activity, State parks will remain open to the public to engage in walking, hiking, biking, running, and similar outdoor activities but all playgrounds, picnic areas, other similar areas conducive to public gathering, and attended areas shall be closed. Additionally, the permitted outdoor activities in this PHO do not include activities that would violate the Social Distancing Requirements defined in Section III.F, below.
The Tri-County order also includes travel restrictions on page 4 paragraph 4:
All travel, including but not limited to, travel on scooter, motorcycle, automobile, public transit, or any other public or private mode of travel, except Essential Travel and Essential Activities as defined below in Paragraph 5, is prohibited. Persons may use public transit only for purposes of performing Essential Activities or to travel to and from work to operate Essential Businesses, perform Minimum Basic Operations, or maintain Essential Governmental Functions. People riding on public transit must comply with Social Distancing Requirements as defined in Paragraph 5 below, to the greatest extent feasible. This Order allows travel into or out of TCHD’s jurisdiction to perform Essential Activities, operate Essential Businesses, or maintain Essential Governmental Functions.
From my interpretation of Tri-County's page 4 paragraph 4 and from the section of the similar order cspishock had posted (see essential activities section iii and section 3 of the state order) I don't see anything in there that would bar us from traveling to and fishing at our favorite fishing locations. I think we can fish just so long as we don't fish with 4 or more people and that we observe the social distancing requirement. That's not a problem for me.
I'm thinking all shelter in place orders around the state are going to have similar orders to these.
I'm sure that the counties issuing these orders are going to be bombarded with questions. I can see them answering questions like can I go to Cherry Creek State Park and fly my model airplane if I do it alone? Can I fly my kite? I can see them answering these questions and many more.
Reply by: Hawaiian Punch Posted: Mar. 26, 7:00:02 AM Points: 6839
phidoux . . . .if I am reading it right,it does not stop me from hooking up the boat and going to a state park for a bit of fishing(as long as I SD) The big question is . . . .will the ANS inspectors stay on the job? I was hanging around C.C. last night at about 6-6:30 and there was two jet skis and one ski boat (also a few fishing boats) on the water . . . . .lets see what gives in the next 24 hrs.
Reply by: phidoux Posted: Mar. 26, 8:06:39 AM Points: 5815
HP That's how I read it too. If they do inspections I'd stay on the other side of the boat from them and have them put the paper on a boat seat and get it after they leave the "zone" lol. The other thing that come to mind is if you're fishing with another person in the boat you need to have at least a 12' boat to comply to the SD order. Good luck and tight lines for everybody.
Reply by: Hawaiian Punch Posted: Mar. 26, 8:31:46 AM Points: 6839
I'm in touch with some of the park staff at C.C. (they are working from home) and I have asked about the ANS/keep the boating open plans. I have not got a reply yet,but this will come from above(58th and Broadway) and will be for all state parks.I will share what I learn ASAP. Be smart,be safe! Lets all do our part to flatten the curve!