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Is Fishing on a Sea Wall Illegal?

snookcatcher1snookcatcher1 Posts: 256 Deckhand
Is a sea wall considered public property or is it private property? Can you legally fish from a sea wall that touches someone's private yard? I had a fisherman very passionately tell me that a sea wall in front of a private condo area or home was public property - could be stood on and fished from. He swears he checked public records and that the property line only came up to the edge of the grass and did not include the concrete sea wall. I guess the question is, does the county/state own sea walls or do the private property owners own most sea walls? If sea walls are public, then that opens up a lot more fishing area. It may make property owners mad, but you'll catch more fish.

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