We are planning to paddle the Taylor this weekend Lottis Creek down to South Bank. Has anyone had any issues in the private property a few miles above the New Generation put-in?
I have never had gun pointed at me, but more than once an individual has come down to the river's edge in a golf cart with a shotgun on a gun rack on it. This is at the big meadow river right where the roadside weirs are located.I don't think anyone is going to come down and point guns at anyone, maybe fly rods. That particular section (between Lodgepole and New Generation) isn't really a ranch, but a HOA with about 12 homes. I guide fishing trips in there and I have seen hard-shells come through at this level. Much lower it might get bony and when it is too high you can't get under a bridge.
If you are respectful of the fishermen and don't trespass there shouldn't be any issues.
If you want to raise hell, stick one of those telescoping spinning rods in the cockpit and yank out some big stocked rainbows...