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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 10:43 AM 01/22/07 (CST)
Wow! This is big news!...

http://wcco.com/topstories/local_story_019225349.html




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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 11:10 AM 01/22/07 (CST)
Honestly I don't know if I would take advantage of this very often.

Maybe while I am working a jig I might throw a bobber out as well but normally a second line is just a hastle.

When trolling if you have 2 guys in a boat 4 lines is to much to deal with in my mind, and when casting for bass, pike or muskie I like to keep moving and I don't want to deal with my bobber in the water as I am trolling around and drifiting areas and picking up a moving all together.

Not sure if this is a good idea or bad idea, the possession limit is still the limit so more fish can't be kept but I am not sure about more hook fatalities. If a guy is casting for fish and has a bobber out as well are they going to be paying attention to the bobber? Some will some won't I am sure.

Anything that MIGHT negatively affect fish populations should be carefully analyized and not rushed into. I am fine with one line if it means better fish populations when I have kids who want to go fishing.


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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 01:20 PM 01/22/07 (CST)
I like the idea,
Just for the reason stated in the article. I mostly bobber fish (imagine that), but when it's slow I would love to be able to throw out another line while I'm watching my bobber. I vote yes, oh yeah I don't get to vote on this one:-(


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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 01:54 PM 01/22/07 (CST)
The DNR's saying they'd get restrictive if it goes through. What a strong arm tactic.
The numbers of fishermen are way down anyway,would this not entice more to buy liscences.
The take is way down because of less lines in the water so then if we had more fisher men out there ,chances are the limits would be the same.
It sounds like a guy talking out of both sides of his mouth.Well when you are in a state office that would be business as usual.


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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 03:01 PM 01/22/07 (CST)
I wonder if this will effect fish populations?



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Daily Subscription Msg 6 Posted: 10:55 PM 01/22/07 (CST)
Being an out-of-stater, I always wondered why it was so restrictive to begin with. Growing up in Michigan, I seem to remember that we used to be able to use 4 lines, which I always did fishing from shore. At some point after I moved, it went down to 2, except if you are trolling for salmon/trout in one of the big lakes, then its 3 per person. We never used more than 4 or 5 on my friend's boat b/c there was not enough space, but I remember having 4 or 5 lines out while slow trolling crawler harnesses for walleyes. I don't know what affect it had on the fish population, but my bro-in-law caught over 400 walleye last year on the Detroit River/Lake St. Clair from April till June basically fishing only on weekends and an occasional weeknight trip (no he didn't keep them all), there is no closed season in certain parts of the state, to keep fish in that part of the state they have to be 13 inches, no slot, and the limit is 6 per person per day.

I think there are bigger problems than whether you can use 1 or 2 lines. People keeping over the limit, keeping fish that are too small or in the slot, etc. are probably bigger problems. You have to figure that, for every idiot the DNR catches with 300 fish, there are probably several others that are getting away w/it. In Michigan it was invasives, the zebra mussel was supposedly going to ruin the walleye fishing by filtering all the algae out of the water, now its some kind of goby that will supposedly eat all the fry of the other baitfish and the game fish, the list goes on. While I agree that instances of hook injuries/mortality might go up, I think the overall effect will probably be small. Having 2 lines won't let you keep more fish, it but it might help you get to your limit faster--which, if fishing is an escape for you from your wives, might actually be a bad thing.

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Daily Subscription Msg 7 Posted: 11:20 AM 01/25/07 (CST)
Nay on this proposal.

What is the need to have 2 lines in the water anyways in our inland lakes. We have lots of water with lots of good fishing already by using 1 rod. Maybe I'm missing something, but I don't see the point.

On the St. Louis River we can use 2 rods, but then there are limit restrictions and length restrictions. If this bill passes, this is what mostly will happen around the state.

I think the DNR will shoot this one down real quick. Minnesota has many anglers for a state of this size with thousands more coming out of state to fish our waters and now we're going to make it easier to fill limits.







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Daily Subscription Msg 8 Posted: 11:29 AM 01/25/07 (CST)
DB,
The point is that a lot of the time people are fishing in places that are tough to fish. So, it would be nice if they / we could try some new things to up our chances. It's not so we can catch our limit everyday and fill the fridge. In fact I don't think I've EVER caught a limit to keep it. I'm all about catch and release.


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Daily Subscription Msg 9 Posted: 11:57 AM 01/25/07 (CST)
DB,
The point is that a lot of the time people are fishing in places that are tough to fish. So, it would be nice if they / we could try some new things to up our chances. It's not so we can catch our limit everyday and fill the fridge. In fact I don't think I've EVER caught a limit to keep it. I'm all about catch and release.


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I'm not saying that it would be about catching more limits or getting limits faster, it just one of the possible outcomes in having a 2 rod law.

Tough to fish?....thats why we call it fishing and not catching. We can still up our chances by trying different things with 1 rod. So going to 2 rods in theory would make it easier? Easier for what?...to catch more fish? You can still catch fish with 1 rod.

I understand that it would give anglers the ability to try 2 different things at the same time and increase our chances to catch more fish, but i just don't see a "REAL" reason for going to 2 rods. I'd rather protect what we have and not screw it up for my kids later on. If we keep it the way it is now like it has been for years, then I know my kids will most likely enjoy what we have when they grow up.

Ask yourself this, by passing this bill, will it make for a better fisheries then we already have? Angling experience, maybe, but fisheries?

my 1/2 cent.









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Daily Subscription Msg 10 Posted: 03:02 PM 01/25/07 (CST)
Good point Driftboat.The DNR said it would look at more restrictions if passed.
I use 1 pole either way ice or open water so who wants to have more DNR guys on us watching what we are doing.Not me!They are out to fill the state coiffures the way it is.
If we need more enforcement they will hire them ,then we will have a police state. eeeerg!


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