I am sad to hear about that lake going private in your area. It is happening more and more across the country. I have read about where in one area some folks with valuable shore front property have had gates put across lakes, closing them off to the public and have provided a camp ground for the local sheriff's use in exchange for keeping fisher persons, boaters and the general public out of the lake. Here in Fort Lauderdale there is a great city park with a nice sized lake and boat ramp. Here's the problem, fishing is only allowed on Mondays. The rest of the week it is only open for use for jet skiers, regular skiers and boaters. Private clubs that pursue those activities have paid the city for the semi-exclusive use of the city lake. Seems like a crying shame to me. It seems to me as if the moneyed people of this country want to shut out the common man and make all natural resources the sole domain of "Lords and Ladies" and if we fish or hunt we are poachers!
Worse part is it is also happening in all aspects of daily life, the "Haves and Have not."