I have a question. I and my brother have tried to get a clear ruling on this for several years now, and have come up blank. The law used to state that if you had access to fish a private lake, you had legal access to fish the entire lake as long as you did not anchor or dock on someones property. Now it seems it is up for debate, and not clear at all. We fish one lake, where most of the fishing is best at one end. The owner of the biggest portion of the lake has given us permission to fish. The other end is owned by a grouchy old man who has called the State Police and the Sheriff out on several occasions to harrass us. No arrests have ever been made. At one point the State Police told us to come over and get out of the boat and we refused. If we had done so we would have been on the mans property. They did not bother us at the other end of the lake. We have been threatened several times with arrest if we didn't leave. A conservation officer has told us that the police don't have a leg to stand concerning the fishing from a boat on and are just blowing smoke. The state police stopped coming out, and now only the deputies bother with it. Now, we have went to the court house, and have spoken with several people, IN person, and have still gotten no actual answer. If he has the legal right, so be it. If not, this is harrassment. The sad part is, we can't get a ruling, or anything in writing, from anyone including the IDNR. I emailed them a couple of years ago also, and basically got an answer which meant 'umm, not really sure. Do you have to fish there'?.... No. I simply want to know what the law says. That isn't asking so much, is it?