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Just a warning... Fishing in my boat outside the buoys on the north side of the face of the dam last Thursday. Guy pulls up on north side causeway and tells me I'm fishing illegally. Ask me for my boat reg. number and then tells me to goto south boat ramp to talk to park ranger. Get over there and tell the ranger what transpired. .... never crossed the buoy line that is set up on the res. side of the dam and I believe KEEP OUT buoys were the boundary. He (Scott or Steve Senior - cannot remember his first name) goes back to guy in truck who told me to goto south marina and they let me off with warning. (I'm thinking, warning for what? For boundary buoys not being placed properly.) Anyway, I spent some time talking with the park ranger and he admitted that buoys should be the boundary but due to low water they may have shifted. Another gray area is the buoys on rocks - they should be moved out and not be up on the rocks. All in all, Scott was very logical and rational about the hassle - really did appreciate it.

I've seen some fairly famous posters fishing on the face of the dam - be careful. There is someone with an ax to grind.
 

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Good info...bad way to learn it and pass it on. I have not fished anything east of ship rock in a month or more and still getting some eater eyes. Call me if you want details.
 

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Good advice. I rarely fish around there for that reason but I do fish the dam on occasion. Rangers will drive out onto the dam if you hang around there so I wouldn't recommend it. Once they came out to greet us and were dicks saying we couldn't fish near the rocks but didn't send us to the marina. Rocks too? wtf? I think if you stay outside the bouys, then there shouldn't be any problems. I've seen them hassling people including idiots who walk out on the rocks. They need to figure out life and either move to bouys or quit harassing people if they come near. The whole terrorism thing is retarded. You should be able to walk on the rocks if you want. If they are worried about somebody blowing up the dam, you know how easy it would be to do that at night?

Dummies.
 

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Do you know what type of detonation it would take to blow away the dam along the rocks? It would be a low yield nuclear devise and I doubt any terrosit would walk the rocks at night to blow up the dam at Pueblo Reservoir. I'm sure there are at least a million other sites they'd use it on. Too many Barney Fife types, how about a little common sense. That's been lost on Homeland Security, just look at the TSA fiasco.

Sorry to hear about the trouble when all you're doing is trying to enjoy a day on the lake fishing. Its incidents like this and across the country that give terrorists satisfaction knowing they have disrupted our way of life and there are dopes around who feed right into it.
 

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Blowfish said:
Do you know what type of detonation it would take to blow away the dam along the rocks? It would be a low yield nuclear devise and I doubt any terrosit would walk the rocks at night to blow up the dam at Pueblo Reservoir.
Agreed....but I am saying that it would be super easy to drive a boat to the concrete at night and/or walk along the dam to get to the concrete and plant an explosive. It would be like taking candy from a baby. All these "measures" are pointless and just screw everyone over...especially shore fishermen who want to fish the rocks. I agree with you.
 

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I believe there are signs on the dam face that say 'no fishing within500 ft". These signs, I am guessing take precedence over any buoys. Also, I agree that the terrorism thing has been blown way out of proportion and doesn't make alot of sense.
 

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It's just another example of a way over-staffed government agency trying to justify their existance. If there is no "crisis", they would have no job. Govt needs to get the heck off my back!
 

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The bottom line is stay 500' back and you won't have a problem... There are so many places that produce just as many or more fish that I will never understand how anyone would push the envelope to fish that area... If you wanna fish a flat face, go just east of shiprock and cast you can get just as close...

My point is, instead of hassling with rangers, either stay 500' away, or just fish the countless other areas.. it aint that hard.
 

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I've been against "the dam rule" since day one. Idiots...I doubt the terrorists are gonna revert from a plane loaded with fuel to a backpack. A dam in any lake is a unique piece of structure...and fish know it. Dams are a great place to land trophies in most lakes due to the cover of rock for baitfish and crawdads and the reletivity to deep water...sure there are other places that hold fish...but laying down and accepting the stupid law is as good as pulling down our pants and bending over. Its time the government stops thinking with its richard and starts using their heads.
 

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It's funny why some dams have such strict regulation but others seem to have none. Truth is by the time someone beached a houseboat full of explosives or cut locks and drove a dump truck full out on the dam I doubt if anybody would be able to get it stopped anyway.
Taking a dam out would probably require some engineering and doing quite a bit of digging.
 
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