One of the major problems with our laws, both for co's and reg cops is the laws are open for interpetation by each individual officer, so what one might read as legal, another might define as illegal. to damn wishy washy for for, they should be more cut and dried. My wife got a ticket for fishing with no fishing license about 15 years ago, she never fished,but had gone to the truck to bring me another pole,wasn;t even rigged up,she never cast or acted like it,just carried it to me, co said he saw he fishing which was total and complete BS. but how are you gonna prove you were not doing something? the judge is gonna take the cops word, no matter if they are lying through their teeth or not your still gonna pay.
All in all the ngpc is changing the rules quietly and stupidly, they look at everything as if it is a friggin nature park, filled with bird watchers and eco hikers, forgetting some of us actually fish among other things. I just read through the booklet again and noticed some other changes like no bait collecting below dams and spillways for 200 yards with dip nets or anything else unless otherwise stated, if you have ever caught shad for bait thats the best place is right below the inlet or outlet, but that would be illegal now! this state is getting to be a joke with the laws being passed without anyone hearing about it till it's all done and over with. they need to change the state motto to Nebraska,used to be the good life!