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    Question Government Shutdown - has it affected your fishing?

    Has the government shutdown affected your fishing, or your fishing plans for this weekend?

    I went fishing at lunch today in a city park: no impact.
    I'm going camping at a Virginia state park this weekend: no impact expected.
    I plan to go to the Jefferson National Forest next week for some brook trout fishing: impact not expected, as long as the access road is open; since there are residenses on the road, I don't expect closure. Alternate access is via the Blue Ridge Parkway, which may be closed, I have not checked.

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    Fishing NO, camping YES

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    It hasn't yet, but as Karen comes ashore, it will be interesting to see if FEMA and related Federal agencies respond in a timely manner... and that will have direct effects upon my life/work!

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    My personal fishing, no. That of my clients, hugely.

    So far I've personally lost three trips (or around $1000); the shop overall has lost twice that.

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    Isn't YNP closed? That's gotta hurt a bunch of people in West and Gardiner?

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    It has not affected me yet. But there are a number of BLM campgrounds and boat ramps that have been closed, where I fish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Byron haugh View Post
    Isn't YNP closed? That's gotta hurt a bunch of people in West and Gardiner?
    From what I have heard and read, all national parks, monuments and forests are closed. Not stopping everyone, a lot are just going around the closed signs and seeing what they went to see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Byron haugh View Post
    Isn't YNP closed? That's gotta hurt a bunch of people in West and Gardiner?

    Just read this:
    From first-hand reports out of Jackson and W. Yellowstone areas: All highways and through roads are open for residents and through traffic; but no stopping, hiking, FISHING, or any other activities are allowed. No use of turn-outs. Traffic is also open for NE corner Cooke City residents. Same for Grand Teton! Craziness.

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