Originally Posted by Kainam
Is it true that it's illegal to fish in the Ohio River in Kentucky without an Indiana Fishing License?
I think that's being said bass-ackwards, because if you look closely at any map that shows the Ohio River,
try Louisville, the Ky State line on the north is the low water mark on the Indiana side of the river,
ALL of the Ohio river as it borders Indiana is in Ky.
Now that I think of it, it does seem I remember there being a funny aspect of the law,
If you were fishing from the Indiana shore, you were in Indiana and didn't need a Ky License,
but if you were fishing from a boat, you were in Ky and needed a Ky license.
I'm Ky born and raised, spent A LOT of time on the Ohio river as a Sea Scout.
In fact when I moved to Dallas, Tx, I was absolutely stunned to think you could build a big city
anywhere there wasn't a river to haul stuff in and out.
Originally Posted by sfarson
Awesome... like a moving lake.
As a river rat, this first struck me as a landlubbers misconception of a real river.
Any lake, no matter how big, is a puddle.
A real river is alive, and it's coming from someplace and it goes someplace.
I guess it's true in a way. You can look upstream for miles, and downstream for miles,
across a river that is over a mile wide, and if you stand there and watch it for an hour,
ALL of the water that was there when you started will be gone out of sight,
and the whole body of water you are wondering at is new.
When we boarded ship on the Ohio River at Louisville, we'd joke about
where do we want to go today, upriver to Pittsburg, or downriver to New Orleans?