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i want to know the legality of launching a small, non-motorized aluminum john boat into a river at a roadside crossing for the purposes of floating down it, fishing
Ah okay, that changes things. I've done it. Used to do it when duck hunting all of the time. Wouldn't be too worried about it if you are parked far enough off of the road. That basically means as far as you can get, be it under an overpass or up in the trees

Flat boats are hard as hell to paddle. Get a small engine(go devil or outboard) that is easy to move around and can be carried. If you want to paddle, get a pirogue, but the trade off with that is fishability


Only thing I ask is next time you see a yacker, tip their boat over, point, and laugh.






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Polar Pop
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I see people in Bossier parking on the side of Arthur Teague to bank fish all the time now. Although they are not launching, there is not much difference. Especially since Bossier PD is pretty tight around that area, I know you are down south, but what Im getting at is that if they can do it in a pretty strict spot without getting messed with, you should be fine. Might get JimBeam to chime in...





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eng08
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You mad bro?





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gorillacoco
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man you yak lifers are touchy!

seriously i would get a yak if i didn't already have the lightest, smallest bateau known to man. i am all about doing more with less.






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Salmon
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okay i want to know the legality of launching a small, non-motorized aluminum john boat into a river at a roadside crossing for the purposes of floating down it, fishing, and not being a stuck up hippie who spends more on his fishing clothing than on his gear like (ETA:) my brother.





I feel ya man






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Mung
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Ninja launch


a/k/a "Combat launch".

To the OP, most of the bridges over the Comite/Amite/other Fla parish rivers have unimproved public areas under the bridge where combat launches are feasible. Some are more difficult than others. I've launched from all the bridges over the Comite from Hwy 10 west of Clinton to Deerford. Unless you see a posted sign they are probably public, and evidence of bank fishermen is usually a good sign. Drive on both sides and look for vehicle tracks.






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Mike Rotchsmells
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man you yak lifers are touchy!

i honestly couldn't care less about anything






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The Last Coco
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Salmon

And he thinks I'm the hippie!






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tenfoe
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If your truck is outside of the highway right-of-way you are trespassing.





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gorillacoco
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007mag
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gorillacoco
Grow a pair.
My motto has always been: It's easier to get forgiveness, than permission. If it floats your boat launch that rascal. I hardly think the worse case scenario(ticket) would cost much more than using a private pay launch and you'll probably just get a warning if anything.






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Hammertime
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couldn't care less
Praise Jesus. My faith in humanity was restored partially with that phrase






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gorillacoco
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If your truck is outside of the highway right-of-way you are trespassing.


but according to these other guys, underneath the roadway is public? not going on anyone's land, just the side of the road.






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tenfoe
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not going on anyone's land, just the side of the road.



Every piece of land is owned by someone Jack. In your situation it's either owned by the state/parish or by a private party. If you can drop your off the side of the bridge and leave your truck on the shoulder you are fine. When you step outside the highway right-of-way, or park outside of it, you are trespassing.






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boom roasted
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Why would it be illegal? It's a public road and a public lake/river.





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Mung
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DOTD buys/condemns ample amounts of land surrounding bridges. If it is private, there is generally a fence or posted signs.

Personally, I like the upper Comite better than Thompson's Creek, which is wide and very shallow except when the Miss backs up. Much better bass fishing on upper Comite, though there are lots of snags and pull overs. Way easier to get a canoe or kayak thru there than a bateau, no matter how small. Once you get downstream of Deerford, it gets bigger with less snags so a bateau is more doable.






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Salmon
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in this type of situation, just use commons sense

if it is a heavily used launch site, should not be a problem, but if it looks like no one uses the spot to launch, and there are POSTED signs everywhere, it probably isn't a good idea to park your truck there






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Hammertime
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Just get far enough off of the road so it doesn't make people gawk or slam on the brakes. As long as it doesn't disrupt traffic, you should be good. If you are under a bridge, how the hell would someone know you are there?





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Mike Rotchsmells
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Praise Jesus. My faith in humanity was restored partially with that phrase


sarcasm? or because i used the phrase correctly?






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Nodust
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Just keep in mind you will be on private land. Some landowners may not be friendly.





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