Bought a “Water Contact Boat Launch” ticket for San Vicente’s opening week? Can you still fish?

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  • Aside from whether or not there would be boat rentals available for San Vicente’s opening week, the runner-up for most often asked question was “can I fish if I bought a water contact launch ticket?”

    And the answer to that is…yes.

    But it’ll cost you a little more. The city is not restricting water contact boat launch tickets to water contact activities, though if you do plan to take part in water contact sports, these tickets are required.

    So if you purchased a water contact boat launch, no need to hide your rods and put a towable tube on the deck of your boat to pass the gate attendant. But you’ll have to purchase water contact permits instead of fishing permits, which at $10 for adults, is $2 more than the fishing permit.

    So each person, yourself included, coming with you on your water contact launch ticket will have to pay $10 to enter the lake ($5 for kids ages 8-15, younger are free). If you bought the option for an additional vehicle, everyone in that vehicle will also have to pay the higher rate.

    If you want to avoid paying the higher rate, avoid the water contact tickets and purchase the general boat launch ticket going forward starting with week 2.

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