To all of you that fish the Little Miami River in the Beavercreek/Xenia area watch out. ODNR and DP&L are out to ruin an innocent fishing outing due to outdated laws. My friend and I were recently stopped while fishing and not too politely asked to leave immediately. We had two vehicles approach us as they communicated on their CB that they had caught two trespassers. Needless to say, we had no idea we were doing anything wrong. There weren't any posted signs or any indication we were on someones river bed. It seems that DP&L is strictly enforcing encroachment on their "unmarked" property. We were told that DP&L will prosecute to the maximum extent of the law. However, had we been in the same location in a canoe or kayak, nothing would have been said because the OH owns the water and everything in it. I've heard about this law and really find it to be quite ridiculous. So, if a canoeist comes upon a stretch of water that is too shallow or too dangerous to navigate and are forced to leave their canoe to go around the area, I assume they are innocently trespassing also??? We pay for a statewide fishing license and cannot use a state river. I'm sure these laws were created because there are people out there that have ruined the relationship between fisherman and land owners due to vandalism and littering, etc. I just hate to see innocent people get punished for a few idiots. It doesn't make any sense. The LMR is recognized as a National Scenic River, just don't get caught enjoying it. Just be aware of where you are because the DNR is looking to site "Trespassers"!