Was stopped twice last weekend coming out of Sodus Point. On the way out, the sheriff stopped me cause there is a no wake, and 5 mph within 1000 feet of land. Seems like I was not quite 1000 ft from one shore. I wasn't on plane, only doing about 8 MPH. Not being a hunter I have trouble estimating distances. They were very courteous, and explained the damage being done to the properties around the bay, and gave me a warning.
The same trip, on the way back in I thought I was well within the letter of the law, while doing 5 MPH, and the USCG blue lights appeared. They stated that even though they agreed that I was only doing 5 MPH my single engine 24 footer was still causing a wake. Again, they ere friendly, courteous and were only there to issue info.
The sheriff explains that there is only a very narrow strip where you have 1000 feet on either side, so unless you have a rangefinder, you might as well keep the no wake from the dock to the lake.
My two incidents made me feel that law enforcement is not trying to bust balls, or generate fine income, but only assist the folks around the bay that are being tortured by the high water.