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10 Weird Boating Laws in the U.S.

Some were written out of necessity, some were written out of spite or extreme situations. Some just seem like they were written for no reason at all. But these 10 weird laws still exist today. 

Hawaii
All residents may be fined as a result of not owning a boat.

New Jersey
It is illegal for men to knit during fishing season.

giraffe.pngIdaho
No fishing from a giraffe’s neck.

Illinois
While you’re in Chicago, you can’t fish in your pajamas or from a giraffe.

Georgia
It is illegal to live on a boat for more than 30 days.

Absolutely no fishing from horseback in Utah or Washington, D.C.

Tennessee
It is illegal to lasso a fish.

Montana
Single woman are not allowed to fish alone.

You may not catch a fish with your hands in Indiana, Kansas or Pennsylvania.

Ohio
It is illegal to get a fish drunk.

Bonus: Scotland
No fishing on Sundays.


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