Outdoors

July 22, 2014

Wilson on Outdoors: Is helicopter fishing legal in these parts?

Question: You’ve answered readers’ questions several times in the past about the legalities and illegalities of fishing with a remote-controlled boat. But my question is about a radio-controlled helicopter. I just saw a video on YouTube showing a guy maneuvering his helicopter around a small lake that was dangling a line with a hook and bait on it. The craziest part of this was that he actually caught a sunfish with this rig and the helicopter flew the fish back to him on shore so he could take it off the hook and release it back into the water. Seems like a great idea but I’m betting it isn’t legal in these parts. What do you say? Steve C., Chico

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