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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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    Yes. Had to come home from Montana several days early to close up shop. Then again, it was 30 degrees warmer down here than up there. Started on the 13/14 CDC collection on 10/2 and dredged up a couple dozen bows, one nice brown, and a nice cutty today on the Unc, as well as several stocker bows on PMDs on top before lunch. More duck chasing tomorrow, obligations Saturday, then I head south for more fishing until they call me back or I have to do unemployment paperwork. Wheeee.

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    There are several access points / parks along the Chattahoochee River in metro Atlanta that are part of the National Recreational Area that include some popular fishing spots. Lots of the area below the dam can be covered by walking up from outside the local hatchery. The Island Ford area may be affected, I haven't fished that area enough to know if there is a gate they may have locked closed. There are also a couple of areas with boat ramps that are probably now inaccessible.
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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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    A few more anglers on the water here during the week. Furloughed federal workers taking advantage of their mandatory time off.

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