im both ways with the leash thing....was at fall creek and we had 5 dogs, our friends and our own....a strangers dog with the owner 50 yards behind headed toward the pack, with the guy yelling "my dogs friendly". my friend yelled "mine isn't" and there was a dog scuffle.. i think that if u dont have your dog on a leash it better be a well behaved dog that you can control, but if nobodys around, the law shouldnt matter, my older lab i can leash up and he will walk right next to my side with his own leash in his mouth maybe he thinks when he is carrying the leash he must behave and stay by me!!
I know the guy in the video should have kept is dog closer but i dont think it really ruined your fishing expeirience....but i defenetly would have kept my dog in a closer vasinity, nice job on the trout at the stocked ponds, and if i was you and wanted it quite and peacefull, head for some less fished lakes and rivers then if someones dog gets in your bubble you really have a right to be upset with all that open water
not saying your wrong....i would have told that guy to keep alittle better eye on his dog....you could have had row out, and the dog could have gotten in it...huge worry of mine...i do hate when poeple just let there dogs walk right up to you!