To make everyone’s experience more enjoyable when you fish, practice the following guidelines.
The lakes, ponds, and streams at Springhurst are not open to the public but are intended for the enjoyment of all Springhurst residents. Each resident is allowed up to two non-resident guests and responsible for them while fishing.
Swimming, boating, or using other personal floatation devices is strictly prohibited. All fishing shall be conducted from the shore and with the proper license.
The Springhurst Association is not responsible for any loss, damage or injury to any person or property arising out of the authorized of unauthorized use of rivers, lakes, ponds, streams or other bodies of water within or adjacent to the Springhurst property. Anyone using such property waives any such claim related to the use of the rivers, lakes, ponds, streams or other bodies of water.
ALLOWED FISHING METHODS
You may take fish by pole and line.
All fish hooked must be returned back to the water unharmed immediately.
NUMBER OF POLES AND HOOKS
No more than two poles or lines at any time per person.
Hooks and lines must be staged at least 2 feet apart. Hooks on any type of line, as well as the line itself, must be attended at all times or removed.
PROHIBITED FISHING METHODS
No one may use any spear-gun, spear, explosive, poison, chemical or electrical equipment to kill or stupefy fish. Such material or equipment may not be possessed on waters of the state or adjacent banks.
It also is illegal to attempt to take fish by hand, with or without a hook. While all fish must be caught and released alive, should a fish die before being returned to the water, you must dispose of it in a proper manner and may not leave it upon the bank.
Live bait only, live bait includes; worms, minnows, crayfish, freshwater shrimp, southern leopard frogs, plains leopard frogs, cricket and frogs. Bullfrogs and green frogs taken under season limits and methods also may be used as bait.
- Allow sufficient space for casting.
- Give priority to disabled guest in areas accessible to them.
- Don’t throw rocks or disturb the water.
- Minimize noise—avoid loud music or yelling.
- Don’t litter! Put bait containers, cigarette butts and fishing line, all of which can harm wildlife and degrade others’ outdoor experience, into the trash.
- Don’t shuffle your feet in the water to stimulate fish to feed.
- Report any fish kills, dying or diseased fish, or water pollution to CPM Direct Line (636) 856-5787 cpmgateway.com