Commercializiing Lenice

Discussion in 'Stillwater' started by Dale Dennis, May 14, 2009.

  1. Dale Dennis

    Dale Dennis Formally Double-D

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    (Dave Pardo Quote from another thread)
    I am assuming that the work to the west of the lot had not occurred by this past weekend?
    I arrived and there was a grater wetting down a new road to the left of the fenced area. They made a large oval road. There was a sign saying to stop work as the proper permits had not been issued or something like that issued by Grant County

    What is the deal? Who knows what is going on? It looks like they are going to create a small neighborhood. I took a few pictures which I will down load tomorrow.

    This was not there over the weekend? If not, then in 2 days they created a small town


    Dave
    When I was there the 3rd week of April hiking my way back to camp there was a guy pounding stakes in the ground. I ask him what he was staking and he said an access road. Now I was really curious and ask “ a road to where” he explained he owned the acreage ( I think he said 20 acres) next to the game access but it was only 300 hundred feet deep (no access to the lake) and followed the tracks to the west to the distant trees.

    He went on to explain he was planning to put in some cabin rentals and a future lodge area. I said no more and just shook my head and thought I don’t believe what he is telling me. Apparently he was serious and it also appears he trying to side step the permitting process,

    I can’t wait to see how this cluster %*)^% turns out. I don’t know about the rest of you but commercializing Lenice in this way just sends chills down my spine.
     
  2. Trashfisher

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    I agree fully. But now it seems that the land rapers and resort developers are searching for any attraction (such as the good fishing at Lenice) that might make their harmful speculative developments sell.
     
  3. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    It might decrease poaching as there would be more eyes watching the lakes.
     
  4. Fast Action Freddie

    Fast Action Freddie Having a drink in The Buff

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    i wish i hadn't read this - bums me out. i assume there's nothing that can be done about it ...
     
  5. Tyler Sadowski

    Tyler Sadowski Active Member

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    Dam man, I guess people look at stuff differently than we do. We see a beautiful lake that fishes great and they see money to be made. :beathead:
     
  6. Allison

    Allison Banned or Parked

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    I think the first phase of this is just ading some RV camping spots. Also I believe the plan is to leave the camping west of the parking lot (which is also on private property) alone.
     
  7. Matt Burke

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    Man, Last time I fished there was in the seventies. Bum deal.
     
  8. jabseattle

    jabseattle jabs

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    Damn you're old...No wonder why you like tag teaming it with Old Man..just sayin

    Oh yeah I still have your camp chair/stool from whenever...
     
  9. Matt Burke

    Matt Burke Active Member

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    Sauk!
     
  10. jabseattle

    jabseattle jabs

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    I know many moons ago....
     
  11. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    Not sure why some sort of development at Lenice would automatically be a bad thing. It's not like fishing there is some sort of pristine wilderness experience. After all, for the first month or two after it opens every year, the parking lot is crawling with fishermen like some sort of shitty, third-world KOA.

    Seems to me that a little development would offer some sorely-needed amenities like running water, real bathrooms, a convenience store with cold beer, and cabins for those that don't want to sleep on the ground or don't have an RV. An increase in persistent activity should do wonders for detering poachers and smash and grabs.

    K
     
  12. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    iagree

    I used to fish it a lot years ago, but haven't gotten out there much lately. Hell, a decent campsite might be ok. I always thought someone could make a bundle just selling a shower out of a shack! The place does get pretty pity with people sprawled all around a parking lot. It wouldn't be nice to see a housing development go in tho. A few wine vineyards would be ok... Cold beer? Hell yeah! Wash the dust down... :D
     
  13. Upton O

    Upton O Blind hog fisherman

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    I fished Lenice in 1968. Needless to say there were never any people there and the fishing? Well, you can imagine.

    The other day I was reading some statistics: it is predicted that the population in the state of Washington will double within 50 years. I won't be alive to see it, sorry for those of you who will. I suggest you enjoy "the good ol' days" because they is now......
     
  14. Freestone

    Freestone Not to be confused with freestoneangler

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    If the dam ever gets approved, the development will be a mute point as everything will be underwater! I'm more concerned about a dam bigger than Grand Coulee than development...
     
  15. Trout Master

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    The dam project was dropped awhile ago,so no worries there.