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Motors on Bush Lake in Bloomington?

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I was positive that I read on the Three Rivers Park website that motors aren't allowed on Bush Lake in Bloomington (Hyland Park Reserve). So I went out there this morning in my canoe and fished for bluegills.

While I was out there, there were at least three boats cruising around using motors. Can you now use motors out there?

Where is Stenzel? He knows the rules!

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Theres a 6hp limit on Bush lake.

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Yup, 6hp limit.

How was Bush? I live pretty close but haven't had a chance to stop by and check it out yet.

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We had a few nibbles but nothing more. One boat was actively working a bay but I didn't see much action.

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6 HP is a Bloomington ordinance.

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over 6hp hasn't been a problem for me. just dont create a big wake. i'm going out there tomorrow, hoping for some pike action.

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so my 40 horse at idle getting across the lake may not be an issue with the fuzz?

I know they have these rules for a reason but dang it sucks to not even use the motor.

Thakns

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Yes, you will be fined , if they see you. Happened to a bud with a 15hp.

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No you can't idle with you 40 HP!

You will be issued a fine.

How about a canoe.

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i usually have a 15 or 9.9 there and have never had a problem. i use the electric trolling motor most of my day and get back to the landing with the real motor.

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I think there is a sign at the landing only 6 hp motors. Based on your logic driving 100 mph is legal until you get a ticket?

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a friend of mine checked into it 2 years ago. he was told you can have any size motor on your boat. HOWEVER, nothing over 6 hp can be used. If it's more than that, it's trolling motor only.

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It's the same as Calhoun, Harriet, etc. You can have any motor on your boat. You can only use a 6hp or less on Bush, and electric trolling motors on all of them.

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abrams...ahhh what? not sure where u came up with that..maybe having a 100hp motor and idling it might be closer to what i said.. good luck!

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