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Offline Doeslayer

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Spearing walleye and lake trout
« on: Feb 16, 2022, 10:30 PM »
Will be legal from thunder bay south to st clair river.... Beginning april 1st... Just read the article from the dnr ill post it here in a minute
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Offline Doeslayer

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Catch and release, into the grease!
"gotta be somebody needs some killin" ~ Major Payne

Offline Doeslayer

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Re: Spearing walleye and lake trout
« Reply #2 on: Feb 16, 2022, 10:34 PM »
It does say underwater spearfishing so idk if that pertains to ice spearfishing.... Idk how much of a demand for scuba spearfishing there is in the great lakes
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Offline wingfan87

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Re: Spearing walleye and lake trout
« Reply #3 on: Feb 17, 2022, 12:19 AM »
As I read it, it sounds like spearfishing via scuba diving, as a special license and reporting is required. 

Online Ronnie D

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Re: Spearing walleye and lake trout
« Reply #4 on: Feb 17, 2022, 01:54 AM »
Had a thread on another forum about same subject last year & the rules stated that spearing was legal as long as the shooter is fully submerged when throwing or shooting.

Offline Salmonquest

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Re: Spearing walleye and lake trout
« Reply #5 on: Feb 18, 2022, 08:01 AM »
That would make some chilly ice spearing.... :)

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Re: Spearing walleye and lake trout
« Reply #6 on: Feb 18, 2022, 12:37 PM »
I'm on it.
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Re: Spearing walleye and lake trout
« Reply #7 on: Feb 22, 2022, 06:48 PM »
The new rule applies to spear fishing while scuba diving only.  You cannot spear walleye through the ice like you can pike.  Well, I guess you can but I wouldn't get caught!

 



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