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Author Topic: Tip-up Regulations/ Tip-up Bait  (Read 2403 times)

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Tip-up Regulations/ Tip-up Bait
« on: Jan 16, 2011, 03:26 PM »
I am new to tip-ups and got a few questions. On Michigan public lakes, is it legal to use small fish such as little perch and bluegill you catch as tip-up bait? Also, how many tip-ups can you use per person when you are also using a jigging rod?
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Re: Tip-up Regulations/ Tip-up Bait
« Reply #1 on: Jan 16, 2011, 03:32 PM »
yes u can use small perch gills and specs however they do need to count towards your possion limit. You can use 3 lines at any time. So if have 1 jigging rod u can use 2 tip ups. the tip need your full name and address on them.
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Re: Tip-up Regulations/ Tip-up Bait
« Reply #2 on: Jan 16, 2011, 03:50 PM »
Thanks a bunch.  I catch a bunch of little perch on the lake I am fishing tomorrow and I thought they would be good for bait so now I don't need to buy any  :)
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Re: Tip-up Regulations/ Tip-up Bait
« Reply #3 on: Jan 16, 2011, 04:27 PM »
yeah they will work no doubt. What i like to do is cut off the tail fins. It makes the bait appear wounded and i get more strikes that way myself. Good luck
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Re: Tip-up Regulations/ Tip-up Bait
« Reply #4 on: Jan 16, 2011, 07:29 PM »
One thing I like to do with the small perch is keep them high off the bottom 3-4' if you are fishing in 10-12' fow.  The clearer the lake the higher i like to set them.  I've done really well on some lakes in the Michiana area for big pike with this method. 

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Re: Tip-up Regulations/ Tip-up Bait
« Reply #5 on: Jan 17, 2011, 05:39 AM »
yes u can use small perch gills and specs however they do need to count towards your possion limit. You can use 3 lines at any time. So if have 1 jigging rod u can use 2 tip ups. the tip need your full name and address on them.

Say my buddy and I are fishing and I own 4 tip ups all with my name on them, so we set them all. Then he and I each use a jigging pole too. Do you think the DNR is smart enough to realize he is manning 2 of the tipups too? Or just ticket me for too many with my name on them? I would pick the later based on my past experiences with them.

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Re: Tip-up Regulations/ Tip-up Bait
« Reply #6 on: Jan 17, 2011, 07:44 AM »
Say my buddy and I are fishing and I own 4 tip ups all with my name on them, so we set them all. Then he and I each use a jigging pole too. Do you think the DNR is smart enough to realize he is manning 2 of the tipups too? Or just ticket me for too many with my name on them? I would pick the later based on my past experiences with them.
I would have to say you are O.K.  For I have done that before.  When I take a few friends salmon fishing out on my boat in the summer, all of the rods are technically mine.  When I take my boy out fishing, the tip-ups he uses do not have his name on them, but mine.  As long as you and your group are fishing the correct number of lines, it does not matter the owner.   
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Re: Tip-up Regulations/ Tip-up Bait
« Reply #7 on: Jan 17, 2011, 07:52 AM »
I was checked on Pontiac Lake for this. But because me and each person I loaned traps to knew which ones were being used by whom we were ok. But had we no idea who was using which, then tickets would have been issued. Hope this helps instead of confuses you.

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Re: Tip-up Regulations/ Tip-up Bait
« Reply #8 on: Jan 17, 2011, 01:01 PM »
Whats constitutes an unattended tip-up.   I've seen people set tip ups and than drive off on a quad or snowmobile and come back and check every hour or so.   Also seen people that live on lakes and set them in front of there homes and watch there lines from the comfort of there Lazy boy.      Just kinda curious if anyone has gotten tickets for this?

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Re: Tip-up Regulations/ Tip-up Bait
« Reply #9 on: Jan 17, 2011, 05:53 PM »
Whats constitutes an unattended tip-up.   I've seen people set tip ups and than drive off on a quad or snowmobile and come back and check every hour or so.   Also seen people that live on lakes and set them in front of there homes and watch there lines from the comfort of there Lazy boy.      Just kinda curious if anyone has gotten tickets for this?

I've heard the same, most DNR are pretty strict about it. I would say 50ft away could spark an argument with them. Just depends on the officer. It's easier to just bring the lazy boy out to the ice!

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Re: Tip-up Regulations/ Tip-up Bait
« Reply #10 on: Jan 17, 2011, 06:54 PM »
I've heard the same, most DNR are pretty strict about it. I would say 50ft away could spark an argument with them. Just depends on the officer. It's easier to just bring the lazy boy out to the ice!


50 ft? I normally run mine in a circle around me (assuming I have enough when fishing with a friend) and normally they are anywhere from 30 ft to 50 yards away, never had a DNR officer say anything about them yet. As long as it's during the day and I can clearly see the flag and get over there within a couple minutes of the flag going up (normally let the fish take the bait for a couple minutes anyways so the hook gets nice and caught), I would make a strong argument for the DNR officer.

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Re: Tip-up Regulations/ Tip-up Bait
« Reply #11 on: Jan 18, 2011, 06:40 AM »
one of the guys down on the lake has a tip up that has a pager that goes off when the flags up works up to 600 feet away .that way its never unattended.

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Re: Tip-up Regulations/ Tip-up Bait
« Reply #12 on: Jan 18, 2011, 06:57 AM »
one of the guys down on the lake has a tip up that has a pager that goes off when the flags up works up to 600 feet away .that way its never unattended.

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Re: Tip-up Regulations/ Tip-up Bait
« Reply #13 on: Jan 18, 2011, 07:27 AM »
My neighbor is a CO......his rule is 5 minutes.  If he trips your flag you have exactly 5 minutes to get to it or it's unattended....

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Re: Tip-up Regulations/ Tip-up Bait
« Reply #14 on: Jan 18, 2011, 07:43 AM »
My neighbor is a CO......his rule is 5 minutes.  If he trips your flag you have exactly 5 minutes to get to it or it's unattended....

I think that is a respectable rule
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Re: Tip-up Regulations/ Tip-up Bait
« Reply #15 on: Jan 18, 2011, 08:14 AM »
I think that is a respectable rule

For sure, especially if I can hop on a snowmobile to get to it  ;)

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Re: Tip-up Regulations/ Tip-up Bait
« Reply #16 on: Jan 18, 2011, 08:48 AM »
Just a quick question about the Lines, I know in the past it was always 2 lines per person, did they recently change this?...

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Re: Tip-up Regulations/ Tip-up Bait
« Reply #17 on: Jan 18, 2011, 09:34 AM »
* repost * Taken from the 2010 Michigan Fishing Guide

Hook and Line Fishing: Fish so taken must be hooked in the mouth. Fish not hooked in the mouth must be returned to the water immediately. No more than three lines per person (including tip-ups) nor more than six hooks or lures may be used. All hooks attached to an artificial bait or “night crawler harness” are counted as one hook. Hooks must be baited or attached to an artificial bait. You may use any number of hooks on one line for taking smelt in recognized smelt waters. Tip-ups   and similar devices used for ice fishing must show the angler’s name and address. All lines must be under immediate control. Hook size regulations exist on certain streams (see Exceptions to General Regulations by County, p. 16-18).
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Re: Tip-up Regulations/ Tip-up Bait
« Reply #18 on: Jan 18, 2011, 07:57 PM »
lazy man in house watching tipup from lazyboy gets ticket, My buddy lived on the lake tipup was 60 yds out back door ticket was written. The co didnt even have the bait outa the water when we got to him.

 

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