Comment: I try to stay out of this stuff, but I have

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I try to stay out of this stuff, but I have

to respectfully correct an error on all waters being public. Water on private land is indeed private unless it connects with another property and is "navigable." It goes way back to 1870, 77 U.S. 577, "The Daniel Ball":
https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/77/557/case.html

An attempt was made in 2002 by the EPA to redefine "navigable" and broaden the scope, but those regulations were invalidated in 2008:
http://www.epa.gov/oem/content/spcc/spcc_nov08waters.htm

Fish away with impunity.. that little pond is yours:
http://www.fishandboat.com/water/public/faq_public_waters.htm

I AM is all that is. Everything else is malleable.