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Question by small game sportsman. Uploaded on July 25, 2012
I'm afraid the answer is, "It depends." Fishing laws are typically state laws, so your state of residence is important to know. I can tell you that here is MS, "privately owned ponds and streams" are exempt from the license requirement. However,what makes a "stream" "privately owned" is also a matter of state law.
I take people without em all the time to ponds privatly owned, but they are also way out in the boondocks
In WV you need a fishing license to fish in a private pond not owned by you or your parents. Each state is different. Check your state's regulations or call your local Conservation Officer or DNR office.
And remember that fishing licenses do not cross state lines, so if the pond or private lake is on a state line, you may even need two licenses to fish it, one for each state.
Ditto above, questions like this are best addressed to your local DNR office.
In Colorado, in privately owned, privately stocked waters, you do not need a license. If the fish are present naturally, or if it's a river or creek with publicly accessible sections, you need a license.
Texas it does. The gamewardens in the Lone Star State can go everywhere they want. If they are investigating hunting and fishing violations.
You need to ask local game wardens... If you are in NC form what I understand you can fish with live bait in your own county without a license. Your state may have the same type of laws. Always ask before you go because those tickets are expensive.
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