Candlewood Lake boat sticker plan goes forward

Full story: NewsTimes.com 54
The effort to create a boat sticker program for Candlewood Lake -- the first of its kind in the state -- will now move to the General Assembly, with a hearing on the plan expected within in a month. Full Story
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madpiper

Bellows Falls, VT

#44 Feb 19, 2008
Most Bass fishermen dont catch to eat. Catch and release, is what most do. I am not a tourny fisherman, but do love bass fishing, unless the fish was badly hurt by a hook, I will release it immediately. If it is injured then yes I will keep it.
As for the $50, small price to pay for the year compared to what it cost to fuel the boat along with the usual maintainance that goes with owning a boat.
ih8tom

Plainview, NY

#45 Feb 19, 2008
Bass_Fisherman wrote:
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Let me explain to you what we are doing to the lake.
We are fishing!!!!
Engaging in a Legal recreational activity that and we pay a license fee for that privilege.
That fee goes for the stocking and maintenance of the ramps.
Do you really think that those 25 -35 foot cabin cruisers are powered by 20 hp engines?
Many of the bass boats you see are used on other bodies of water that may be over 100 miles long, such as Lake Erie and Lake Champlain. I agree you do not need such a big motor on Candlewood but you do on these other bodies of water.
If there is a boat exceeding the Speed limit I have no Qualms about seeing that boater getting a ticket and reported to the Tournament Director to be disqualified.
At least we are SOBER and wearing life jackets while on the water.
listen gilligan...everbody knows you are the problem out there...i fish with my sons...and i dont drink...you jerks have to be drunk to go from danbury to sherman at 110mph...if your boat is made for the great lakes...then go to the great lakes...i think most or all the other boaters and home owners on that lake would agree with me...
lake lover

Southbury, CT

#46 Feb 19, 2008
its not a big deal to pay the 50, I put that much into my car twice a week, I guess I can scrape up the bucks for where I spend my summer nights and weekends....a pass for the whole year is cheaper than one round of golf!!!...I am with IH8TOM ... can't stand the BASSHOLES ...
fopdan

Oxford, CT

#47 Feb 19, 2008
you jerks have to be drunk to go from danbury to sherman at 110mph...

OH come on !!! 110 MPH ?? Come on old radar eyes ,get recalibrated. Maybe 60 but 110 mph,,surely you jest. Besides the lake polics would get them,,you know the lake police, they are the ones you want you to buy a sticker to go on a lake they don't own..
my2cents

Middletown, CT

#48 Feb 19, 2008
I think the sticker program is a good idea, however, the funds should go towards the SMP. If I am going to be awakened every weekend at 7am by the sound of fishing boats, I think that they should share in the SMP responsibility. Property owners around the lake should not be the only source of SMP funding. As a lake community (not lakefront) property owner, it would be like I am paying for those fishing boats to wake me up every weekend. Every lake user needs to be part of the SMP funding. All users of the lake need to share the responsibility!
ih8tom

New Rochelle, NY

#49 Feb 20, 2008
lake lover wrote:
its not a big deal to pay the 50, I put that much into my car twice a week, I guess I can scrape up the bucks for where I spend my summer nights and weekends....a pass for the whole year is cheaper than one round of golf!!!...I am with IH8TOM ... can't stand the BASSHOLES ...
bassholes..i love it...that sums it all up....we all have to stick together against those wanna-be orlando wilsons...
Bass_Fisherman

United States

#50 Feb 20, 2008
Why are you so against someone fishing on a lake that you donít own, and have no more rights to it than I do? Your hatred is causing you to resort to name calling, false accusations and exaggerations. That doesnít do much for your credibility.

You claim you take your kids fishing. Is it because you donít catch fish and the Bassfisherman do? I would be more than willing to show you how to catch fish with your kids if that would help. As a matter of fact most Bassfisherman would be more that willing to help you out in that manner. Candlewood does have some monster bass in its depths.

Why do you use an Anagram that you h@te someone as part of your screen name? Donít let that hate spill over to your children. My Parents taught me not to hate anyone. Seek out Jesus and learn to love thy neighbor. If You are not a Christian than please seek out professional help.
BaitBall

Yonkers, NY

#51 Jun 7, 2008
The money is not the problem. But, who in Gods name has the time to find and buy a sticker. I have a wife, and two kids. I pay parking tickets online and fishing licsenses online. I hope they plan on having a little guy in a white suit collecting fees at the ramp, because I am not looking for more paperwork. It is a crappy idea. You think $100 will stop traffic? No way, your all dreaming. The fee is to make moeny, not to reduce the numbers of boaters. I didn't see more cars on the GW bridge when the Lincoln tunnel toll went from $4 to $8. The price of a ramping a boat is cmpletely inelastic. The more you charge, the more we have to pay. It won't change a persons decision to go on the lake. The only difference is that someones pocket will get fatter. Its like coffee, newpapers or cigarettes. Price will not affect the consumers decision to do it.

Don't charge people for a sticker. Best thing to do, is crack down on speeding tickets, polluting tickets(cigarettes thrown in water) collect moneys in a way that encourages better behavior and helps the lake. For example, boats being ramped without a proper rinse should be fined stifly. No wake zones should be enforced. But, to charge a Father and son $100 for a day on the water? I go to candlewood 2 times a year, I need to pay for the entire season for couple days of enjoyment???

Not only is this a stupid idea, I doubt it will be passed. Wait, I have an idea. Lets tax the air we breath.
Nobody You Know

Arlington, VT

#52 Jun 7, 2008
If the fee's are kept resonable and the money is used exclusively to improve the lake I have no problem but we all know what will really happen. Just like the state lotto the money will go for everything but for what it was intended.
madpiper

Burlington, VT

#53 Jun 7, 2008
Uh, guys, like- this idea sunk like a lead canoe about 3 months ago. Too bad there are no fishing spots in New Jersey,or Pennsylvania though. Thats how it appears driving by the local boat launches every day.
Jersey Guy

New York, NY

#54 Jul 14, 2008
Too bad there are no fishing spots in New Jersey? Did you really write that? Man oh man - you're just another provincial-minded moron from Connecticut! We have almost 200 miles of pristine Atlantic Ocean shoreline with great sport fishing! We're a nice bunch who welcome all people of good will - so stay away, please.
madpiper

Burlington, VT

#55 Jul 14, 2008
Jersey Guy wrote:
Too bad there are no fishing spots in New Jersey? Did you really write that? Man oh man - you're just another provincial-minded moron from Connecticut! We have almost 200 miles of pristine Atlantic Ocean shoreline with great sport fishing! We're a nice bunch who welcome all people of good will - so stay away, please.
Well, thats where all the plates are from, and I really dont give a flying F#@k what you have down there.
Tourist

Venice, FL

#56 Jul 1, 2012
Whoa! As an out of state tourist I will forego any launch point with a fee in excess of $3 per KAYAK to launch, regardless of the lake. Do you want tourists or not? Tourists pay plenty in motel, gas, sales, and restaurant taxes already. We arrive, kayak 4 to 6 hours, and leave. You want a big price tag for that? We need a sand or grass (unimporved) area from which to launch and not any fancy (expensive) concrete ramp or marina. Rethink your position.
Naygers

Norwalk, CT

#57 Jul 2, 2012
Tourist wrote:
Whoa! As an out of state tourist I will forego any launch point with a fee in excess of $3 per KAYAK to launch, regardless of the lake. Do you want tourists or not? Tourists pay plenty in motel, gas, sales, and restaurant taxes already. We arrive, kayak 4 to 6 hours, and leave. You want a big price tag for that? We need a sand or grass (unimporved) area from which to launch and not any fancy (expensive) concrete ramp or marina. Rethink your position.
go have sex with your self dirtbag

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