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Author Topic: Can you fish with traps after April 1st  (Read 800 times)

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Can you fish with traps after April 1st
« on: Mar 26, 2011, 04:18 PM »
Hey does anyone know if you can still ice fish on fishable ice after April 1st.
Can you fish now in open water with a rod and reel?

Sorry i know this is probably in the book but i left it in the shack and dont want to go get it.

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Re: Can you fish with traps after April 1st
« Reply #1 on: Mar 26, 2011, 04:19 PM »
yes and yes! as long as it aint a c1 that is
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Re: Can you fish with traps after April 1st
« Reply #2 on: Mar 26, 2011, 04:47 PM »
Every computer you have with internet access IS a rule book!

http://www.maine.gov/ifw/laws_rules/index.htm

Allex,
That's CI not C1.

In a nutshell. You can ice fish if you are:
1: standing on ice formed by the lake you are fishing on.
2: You use man-made holes not natural openings.
3: There are no rules prohibiting it by S-codes or similar.
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Re: Can you fish with traps after April 1st
« Reply #3 on: Mar 26, 2011, 06:49 PM »
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Re: Can you fish with traps after April 1st
« Reply #4 on: Mar 26, 2011, 06:55 PM »
i think we might still be ice fishing for another week or so, there is still like 10 inches of solid ice and like 6 of white ice

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Re: Can you fish with traps after April 1st
« Reply #5 on: Mar 27, 2011, 06:50 AM »
some places here in southern maine we will be fishing to the middle of april!!!!!  ISINGLASS has close to 15 inches. Was making ice yesterday and last night for sure. Buddy called me this morning said there was 2 inches of ice in old holes from yesterday!!!

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Re: Can you fish with traps after April 1st
« Reply #6 on: Mar 27, 2011, 07:53 AM »
That is awesome news! The boy ended up barfin last night so we didnt go fishing today, I as hoping to go at least one more time (as long as the ice holds). Just didnt know if we still could.
Thanks guys

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Re: Can you fish with traps after April 1st
« Reply #7 on: Mar 27, 2011, 10:11 AM »
I am going this Friday it is going to be cool ice fishing on the 1st of April. I might even cast a line in the river on the way home!
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Re: Can you fish with traps after April 1st
« Reply #8 on: Mar 27, 2011, 10:25 AM »
i think the most accurate answer would be: it depends on the body of water; so you may want to run to the shack or check it out online.

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Re: Can you fish with traps after April 1st
« Reply #9 on: Mar 27, 2011, 01:07 PM »
can you use live bait?

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Re: Can you fish with traps after April 1st
« Reply #10 on: Mar 27, 2011, 01:11 PM »
can you use live bait?
as long as its legal to use live bait on the pond you are fishing
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