Fishing Rules & Regulations

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Fishing

Fishing is only permitted on the City-owned 1) “Tallgrass Pond” and 2) “Kettlestone Common Ponds” between sunrise and sunset, subject to the following rules and conditions:

  1. Any person undertaking any activity at or near a City-owned pond does so at his or her own risk and is solely responsible for his or her safety.
  2. Any person who fishes shall be in full compliance with applicable state law and DNR regulations and, further, shall be familiar with applicable DNR guidelines.
  3. No kayaks, paddle boats, motor boats, rafts or boats are allowed on the water.
  4. No person shall wade, swim or otherwise enter the water.
  5. No cleaning, disposing or gutting of fish is allowed on City-owned property including, but not limited to, City parks, ponds, trails, tables or shelters.

Ice Fishing

Ice fishing is only permitted on the City-owned 1) “Tallgrass Pond” and 2) “Kettlestone Common Ponds” between sunrise and sunset, subject to the following rules and conditions:

  1. Any person who stands, walks, ice fishes or otherwise enters on such frozen surfaces does so at his or her own risk and is solely responsible for his or her safety.
  2. Any person who ice fishes on such frozen surfaces shall assure they remain in full compliance with applicable state law and DNR regulations and, further, shall be familiar with applicable DNR guidelines.
  3. No ice fishing structures or other appurtenances shall be used or otherwise be placed on the ice, except between one half hour after official sunrise and one half hour before official sunset.
  4. No motorized augers or other drilling devices shall be used on the ice, except between one half hour after official sunrise and one half hour before official sunset.
  5. No cleaning, disposing or gutting of fish is allowed on City-owned property including, but not limited to, City parks, ponds, trails, tables or shelters.