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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 05:00 PM 12/22/09 (CST)
I just got back from Saudia Arabia, we did alot of spearfishing in the red sea while diving. I was wondering if I can use my spear gun here through the ice hole, does anyone know?
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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 11:51 PM 12/22/09 (CST)
I do not know. But if you look at the DNR website under "contact us" they are very good at answering questions like that. And then you know for sure. Sounds fun.
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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 11:19 AM 12/23/09 (CST)
Hey Romad,

Welcome to My Fishing Pals. Glad to have you aboard?



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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 11:34 AM 12/23/09 (CST)
Believe it or not, they are legal, as long as the person using the device and the device itself is completely submerged. This means you would not be able to use it for darkhouse spearing. Following are some regs you may be interested in...
  • A bow may be transported uncased and discharged while taking rough fish in a boat powered by an electric motor. Gas motors may not be used when bowfishing. Crossbows may not be used to take rough fish, except by disabled persons who have a valid crossbow permit. Permit applications are available from the DNR Information Center or through the DNR Web site.

  • Arrows must be attached to the bow with a tethered line. Broadheads must have barbs for night bowfishing.

  • Night bowfishing noise levels may not exceed 84 decibels.

  • Lights can be used when night bowfishing but may not be used to attract fish.

  • Must take reasonable measures to retrieve arrows and wounded fish.

  • Rough fish may not be taken by spear, harpoon, archery, or dip net in designated trout lakes or streams.

  • Check local firearms and archery ordinances that may apply while bowfishing in or near cities.

  • Licensed anglers and children under 16 may take rough fish by spearing, harpooning, archery, and hand-held dip nets on all inland waters, except where taking fish is prohibited. All rough fish, except cisco (tullibee), may be bought and sold.

  • Hand-held dip nets shall not have hoops exceeding 24 inches in diameter.

  • Harpoons (spears) must have a tethered line not more than 20 feet long, may be discharged only when the equipment and the operator are entirely under the surface of the water, and may not be used within 1,000 feet of a swimming beach.

  • It is unlawful to possess on or near waters a net or any device that can take fish. The exceptions are angling equipment and landing nets used for angling, seines and traps for taking minnows for bait, and as otherwise specifically authorized.

  • It is unlawful to have a spear on or near any waters from Feb. 23, 2009 - April 30, 2009 and March 1, 2010-April 30, 2010.

  • Speared or dead rough fish may not be returned to the water or left on the ice or banks of any lake or stream.





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    Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 12:20 PM 12/23/09 (CST)
    So what you're saying is that Romad can use the spear gun if he wants to try using his 10 millimeter neoprene wetsuit and scuba through his hole in the ice. smile smiley

    Of course, if you are/were an Army Ranger or Navy Seal and have one of those drysuits that they use when diving under the polar ice caps, you might be in luck . . .
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    Daily Subscription Msg 6 Posted: 09:26 PM 12/25/09 (CST)
    remmember only pike and rough fish. wink smiley wink smiley A guy in spicer,speared 3 walleyes a few years ago. The smallest was 7lb's.


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