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Stream Access: The State of the Dis-Union

February 19, 2007 By: Marshall Cutchin

The U.S. has 50 different states with 50 potentially different interpretations of who owns access to fishable water. As Dave Wolf points out in his excellent analysis of the state of the dis-union, where you live may determine whether you can float or wade a particular stream, but one thing every place has in common: private enterprise wanting to lock up waters so they can charge a fee.