No need for electric motors on Spider Lake

Re: Electric motors on Spider Lake

We are very blessed to have such a unique lake in our area.

I have fished Spider Lake and have never seen the need for a motor of any kind.

I am no youngster any more, but at the age of 86 I just love to row the lake with its many islands and little bays.

Yes, I agree, I have been caught also a couple of times in the past with strong winds. I would just duck into a little cove to sit out and wait for the wind to settle down.

What worries me is the amount of people now using the lake, not just for fishing. Ever since they paved the road almost to the lake, the use has increased.

I visited the lake two weeks ago and could not find a place to park or turn around comfortably.

If older people have trouble rowing, how can they handle launching a boat or carry a 65-pound deep cycle battery? I am just asking.

If and when motors are ever allowed on this lovely lake you can expect some boats will be taken in on small trailers. Then we will have a real problem parking.

I am just thinking ahead.

Herman A. Vanderbyl

Parksville

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