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Rule 1501:46-15-15 | Floatation device permitted for fishing.


The waist floatation device commonly known as a float tube or "belly boat" shall be permitted for use when fishing on lakes administered by the division. Such devices shall not be utilized in designated swimming areas, ski or speed zones. A float tube or "belly boat" shall be defined as an inflatable device constructed of rubber, canvas or other material that is designed to be inflated with any gaseous substance, constructed with two or more air cells. Such device shall be designed for a single occupant, with the seat at or below the waterline and with the majority of the operator's body immersed in the water.

Last updated February 25, 2022 at 1:15 PM

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 1546.04
Amplifies: 1546.02, 1546.04
Five Year Review Date: 7/16/2026
Prior Effective Dates: 5/15/1978, 6/11/2010