- Although we are a private road community, you must still get licensed by the town to fish in our lake.
- When fishing off the bridge, please be mindful of traffic and wildlife.
Always remember to follow safe boating procedures when you're out on the water.
If someone falls overboard, follow these procedures:
- Toss a life-saving device even if the person can swim. A life ring is the preferred device. It can be thrown farther and is easier to hang on to. However, use whatever device is nearest. Time is essential.
- Slow the boat, keeping the person in view. Other persons onboard should act as look outs. At night, direct the best possible lights on the victim.
- Try to approach the person from downwind or into the waves. Always use common sense and good judgment. Consider existing condition and ability of the victim and what other help is available. If someone aboard is capable, have the person put on a life-saving device with a line attached to the boat and enter the water to assist the person.
- Always stop the motor when someone is going over the side, or coming aboard.
- Assist the person in boarding the boat. It is difficult to climb into a boat from the water. The person may be hurt or cold and may require help.
- Wearing a PFD is your only guarantee against drowning.
- Do not overload the boat.
- Avoid horseplay.
- Have Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs) readily available for everyone.
- In small boats, remain seated.
- Trim boat by placing passengers and gear in balance.
- Tell someone where you are going and when you expect to return.
- Check weather forecasts.
- Ventilate bilges before starting engine.
- Be sure your boat is basically equipped.
- Avoid the bridge, there are usually fishermen there.
- When sailing, especially in unfamiliar waters, keep a close watch for low-hanging power lines. A great danger of electrocution exists if the mast of your vessel contacts the power line or gets close enough for the electricity to arc to your mast.
- Observe cloud formation for pending weather changes.
- Play safe and head for shore if the wind increases.