Perch spearing

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  1. Are you allowed to spear perch on any other lk besides lk St. Clair?
     

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  2. GREAT LAKES SPEARING REGULATIONS
    Under the authority of sections 41101 through 41105 of Act 451 of the Public Acts of 1994, as amended, being sections 324.41101 through 324.41105 of the Michigan Compiled Laws, the Director of the Department of Natural Resources on October 10, 2003, ordered that for a period of five years on the Great Lakes and connecting waters it shall be unlawful to take the following fish with spear or bow and arrow except as provided below:

    1. Largemouth and smallmouth bass, crappies, bluegill, sunfish, brook or speckled trout, rainbow or steelhead trout, brown trout, walleye, sauger, Atlantic salmon, coho salmon, chinook salmon, pink salmon, splake, and sturgeon;

    2. Perch - except on Lake St. Clair during January and February;

    3. Northern pike - except during January thru March 15th;

    4. Muskellunge - except during January thru March 15th on Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron and the St. Mary's River. No muskellunge spearing on L. St. Clair, L. Erie, Detroit R., and St. Clair R.
     

  3. so the five year period is up does that mean it is legal to spear anything??
     
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    He was trying to make it easy for you but if you wish some reading material to see the five years are not up and to answer all of your questions about spearing;:)
    __________________
    FO-217.07
    ORDER TO RESTRICT SPEARING SEASON
    Under the authority of sections 41101 through 41105 of Act 451 of the Public Acts of 1994, as amended, being
    sections 324.41101 through 324.41105 of the Michigan Compiled Laws, the Director of the Department of Natural
    Resources on October 5, 2006, ordered that for a period of five years in the Lower Peninsula it shall be unlawful to
    take or attempt to take any species of fish with a spear or bow and arrow, from any waters north of Highway M-72
    during the month of April, or south of Highway M-72 and north of Highway M-46 from April 1 through April 14,
    all dates inclusive.
    This order is assigned number FO-217.07 and is titled “Order to Restrict Spearing Season”.
    This order rescinds the order entitled “Order to Restrict Spearing Season” effective September 29, 2002, and
    assigned number FO-217.02A.
    This order shall take effect April 1, 2007, and shall remain effective through March 31, 2012.
    _____________________
    FO-219.08
    WATERS OPEN TO THE USE OF SPEARS AND BOWS
    By authority conferred on the Department of Natural Resources by section 48703 of 1994 PA 451, MCL
    324.48703, it is ordered that effective, November 6, 2008, for a period of five years, the following
    regulations are established for waters open to the use of spears and bows:
    The seasons, waters, and species where a hand propelled spear may be used are as specified in the table
    below and lists which follow (except as otherwise prohibited). In addition, a bow, rubber-propelled spear,
    spring-propelled spear, or light may be used where noted.
    SEASON WATERS SPECIES
    December 1 – March 15
    All waters (through the ice) except: Designated Trout
    Lakes (FO-200) and Streams (FO-210), and specific
    FO-220 waters. No muskellunge spearing on
    L. St. Clair, L. Erie, Detroit R., and St. Clair R.
    Northern Pike
    Muskellunge
    January 1 – end of February L. St. Clair (bow may be used) Yellow perch
    January 1 – end of February (bow and light may be used) Inland non-trout waters
    (through the ice): See FO-220.
    All year (Note 1) (bow and light may be used) Great Lakes, L. St.
    Clair, St. Marys R., St. Clair R., and Detroit R.
    Bowfin Carp
    Bullheads Gar
    Catfish Drum
    Cisco Whitefish
    Suckers Smelt
    All year Great Lakes Burbot
    April 1 - May 31
    South of highway M-46
    April 15-May 31
    Between highways
    M-46 and M-72
    (bow and light may be used)
    All non-trout streams
    Trout streams in List A
    Bowfin
    Carp
    May 1 - 31
    North of highway M-72
    Gar
    Suckers
    All Year
    (submerged under water with rubber or spring
    propelled spears only)
    Waters in List B
    May 1 - August 15 (bow and light may be used)
    Inland non-trout waters
    Bowfin Carp
    Gar
    October 15 - December 31 (light may be used) Hubbard L. (Alcona Co.),
    Ottawa L., Chicagon L. (Iron Co.)
    November 1 - December 31
    (light may be used)
    Elk L, Torch L, Clam R. (Grand Trav., Antrim,
    Kalkaska Cos.), Crystal L. (Benzie Co.) All inland
    non-trout waters in the lower peninsula counties
    lying wholly south of M-20 (including all of Huron,
    Sanilac, and Tuscola Cos.)
    Carp
    Cisco
    Suckers
    Whitefish
    Note 1: In Little Bay de Noc, bowfin, carp, and gar may be speared January 1 – end of February.
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    LIST A
    TROUT STREAMS OPEN to the use of HAND PROPELLED SPEAR or BOW for taking
    BOWFIN, CARP, GAR, and SUCKERS
    The following trout streams are open to the use of bow or hand propelled spear during the seasons
    indicated for taking bowfin, carp, gar, and suckers. Artificial lights may be used. Rubber and spring
    propelled spears may not be used in these trout streams.
    ALCONA COUNTY
    April 15 – May 31
    Bryant Creek down from Vaughn Lake to Little Lake
    May 1 – May 31
    Buff Creek
    Sucker Creek down from mouth of Vincent Creek in T27N, R8E, Sec. 9 to Hubbard Lake in T28N,
    R8E, Sec. 36
    ALGER COUNTY
    May 1 – May 31
    Big Indian River down from widewaters in T44N, R19W, Sec. 13, to Highway 13 Bridge
    CASS AND ST. JOSEPH COUNTIES
    April 1 – May 31
    Dowagic Creek and tributaries from Bunker Lake outlet (T5S, R14W, S14) down to Goodenough
    Road (T5S, R14W, S16)
    Rocky River down from Pioneer Road (T5S, R13W, Sec. 29) to Bent Road (T5S, R12W, Sec. 21)
    CALHOUN COUNTY
    April 1 – May 31
    Nottawa Creek: From Calhoun County line (T4S, R8W, S31) upstream to T3S, R5W, S35
    Rice Creek: South Branch Rice Creek from confluence of Rice Creek and Kalamazoo River (T2S,
    R6W, S25) upstream to Concord Road (Jackson County)
    CHIPPEWA COUNTY
    May 1 – May 31
    Trout Creek down from Big Trout Lake in T42N, R3E, Sec. 31
    Prentiss Creek (T42N, R2E)
    DELTA COUNTY
    May 1 – May 31
    All streams south of US-2 and tributary to Great Lakes waters east of Peninsula Point
    Squaw Creek below County Road 513
    EMMET COUNTY
    May 1 – May 31
    Carp Lake River from mouth up to old dam just above Wilderness Road
    GOGEBIC COUNTY
    May 1 – May 31
    Gypsy (Sucker or Camp) Creek upstream to old road crossing in T50N, R45W, Sec. 31
    East Branch of Middle Branch of Ontonagon River down from Crooked Lake to north line of T45N,
    R40W, Sec. 34
    Ohman's Creek upstream to east-west road in middle of T49N, R48W, Sec. 32
    IRON COUNTY
    May 1 – May 31
    Briar Hill Creek
    Holmes Lake Creek (T46N, R36W, Sec. 32) from outlet of lake 500 feet downstream
    Swan Lake outlet
    Winslow Creek (T45N, R36W, Secs. 2, 11) from the outlet of Winslow Lake to 1000 feet
    downstream
    LUCE COUNTY
    May 1 – May 31
    Little Two Hearted River from mouth upstream to bridge on County Road 412 (T50N, R9W, Sec.
    25)
    MACKINAC COUNTY
    May 1 – May 31
    Doe Creek (T43N, R10W)
    Foley Creek down from I-75
    Hoban Creek down from US-2
    Hudson Creek (T41N, R11W, Sec. 8)
    Martineau Creek down from I-75
    McClouds Creek
    Milakokia River, Milakokia Lake down to Heinz Lake
    Norton Creek from M-135 down to South Manistique Lake
    Nunn's Creek from Highway M -134 to mouth
    Pearson's Creek, T42N, R1W and R1E
    Rabbits Back Creek down from Mackinac Trail
    Scrams Creek (T42N, R11W, Sec. 11)
    Taylor Creek (T43N, R12W, Secs. 2, 11, 12 and 13)
    MANISTEE COUNTY
    April 15 - May 31
    Little Bear Creek down from Bear Lake to trunkline Highway US-31
    MARQUETTE COUNTY
    May 1 – May 31
    Carp River down from the bridge in T47N, R27W, Sec. 9 to mouth in Deer Lake
    Goldmine Creek from its mouth in Deer Lake in T28N, R27W, Sec. 29 for a distance of 1000 feet
    upstream
    Middle Branch Escanaba River from County Road Bridge in T47N, R29W, Sec. 1 to Greenwood
    Reservoir
    Spruce River down from the mouth of Mill Creek on T47N, R30W, Sec. 20
    Rock Lake outlet from Rock Lake to mouth in T47N, R27W, Sec. 4
    MASON COUNTY
    April 15 – May 31
    Sauble River from Freesoil Road down to Custer Road (T20N, R16W, Sec. 22)
    MENOMINEE COUNTY
    May 1- May 31
    Cedar River from US-2 bridge down to bridge in middle of T38N, R26W, Sec. 15
    Harter Creek downstream from CO 577
    Pemenee Creek from the mouth of Dehaas Creek downstream to Menominee River
    Wilson Creek (T38N, R25W, Sec. 7 and T38N, R26W, Sec. 12) from a point 1,000 feet above the
    Chicago & Northwestern Railway Bridge downstream to the junction with the Big Cedar River.
    MISSAUKEE COUNTY
    April 15 - May 31
    Clam River down from mouth of Taylor Creek in T22N, R7W, Sec. 33 to Falmouth Dam
    West Branch Muskegon River down from Goodrich Bridge on T23N, R5W, Sec. 29
    OCEANA COUNTY
    April 15 - May 31
    All drainage ditches in T15N, R15W and R16W
    SCHOOLCRAFT COUNTY
    May 1 – May 31
    Delias River - in entirety
    Kilpecker Creek from county line down to Thunder Lake
    VAN BUREN COUNTY
    April 1 - May 31
    Dowagiac River and tributaries above 50th Street (T45N, R15W, Sec. 35)
    Lake of the Wood Outlet to confluence with Dowagiac River (T45N, R15W, Sec. 34)
    LIST B
    WATERS OPEN to the USE of RUBBER and SPRING-PROPELLED SPEARS for taking
    BOWFIN, CARP, GAR, AND SUCKERS
    The following listed waters are open all year to the taking bowfin, carp, gar, and suckers with rubber and
    spring-propelled spears. By statute, the person using the spear must be submerged in the water and have
    the spear under control by means of an attached line not exceeding twenty feet in length.
    GREAT LAKES and CONNECTING WATERS OPEN ALL YEAR
    Lake Superior except the North and South Portage Ship Canal and Huron Bay;
    Lake Huron except Potagannissing Bay, Pike Bay, Island Harbor, Les Cheneaux Channels and within a
    three-mile radius of Fort Gratiot light (located at the upper end of the St. Clair River, St. Clair Co.);
    Lake Michigan except Northport Harbor (Leelenau Co.) and that part of little Bay de Noc presently
    closed by statute to commercial fishing;
    Lake Erie
    Lake St. Clair
    St. Mary's River
    Detroit River
    INLAND WATERS OPEN ALL YEAR
    ALCONA COUNTY
    Hubbard Lake
    ALGER COUNTY
    Grand Sable Lake
    ALLEGAN COUNTY
    Gun Lake
    BARRY COUNTY
    Duncan (T4N, R10W, Secs. 5, 6, 7), Gull, Gun, Leach (T4N, R8W, Sec. 32), Middle (T4N, R8W, Secs.
    28, 32, 33), Payne (T3N, R10W, Secs. 17, 20), Pine (T2N, R9W, Sec. 8), and Wall (T2N, R9W) lakes.
    BERRIEN COUNTY
    Big Paw Paw Lake
    BRANCH COUNTY
    Coldwater Lake
    CALHOUN COUNTY
    Duck (T1S, R4W) and Goguac (T2S, R8W) lakes.
    CASS COUNTY
    Diamond Lake (T6S and T7S, R14W and R15W)
    CHIPPEWA COUNTY
    Carp (T44N, R6W Secs. 22, 27) and Frenchman (T44N, R6W, Secs. 26) lakes.
    CLARE COUNTY
    Long Lake (T20N, R4W, Secs. 22, 26, 27, 35)
    CRAWFORD COUNTY
    Jones Lake (T28N, R2W, Secs. 30, 31)
    GENESEE COUNTY
    Ponemah Lake (T5N, R6E, Secs. 21, 22)
    HILLSDALE COUNTY
    Bear Lake (T7S, R3W, Secs. 8, 17)
    IOSCO COUNTY
    Foote Impoundment (T24N, R8E)
    JACKSON COUNTY
    Michigan Center Chain of Lakes (Michigan Center, Price, Big and Little Olcott, Big and Little Wolf
    Lakes and connecting waters) (no spearing January-February)
    Round Lake (T4S, R3E, Sec. 36), Wamplers Lake (T4S, R2E, Secs. 34, 35, 36)
    KALAMAZOO COUNTY
    Campbell (T2S, R10W, Secs. 3, 4), Gull (T1S, R9W and R10W), Indian (T3S and T4S, R10W) and
    Sugarloaf (T3S and T4S, R11W) lakes.
    KALKASKA COUNTY
    Big Twin Lake (T28N, R5W and R6W)
    LAKE COUNTY
    Idlewild Lake (T17N, R12W, Secs. 5, 6, 7, 8)
    LENAWEE COUNTY
    Devils (T5S and T6S, R1E), Evans (T5S, R3E, Secs. 6, 7), Round (T6S, R1E, Sec. 11)
    Round (T5S, R2E and R3E), and Wamplers (T5S, R2E, Secs. 1, 2, 3) lakes
    LIVINGSTON COUNTY
    Portage (T1N, R4E and R5E) and Silver (T1N, R4E Secs. 33, 34) lakes.
    LUCE COUNTY
    Round Lake (T45N, R11W and R12W)
    MASON COUNTY
    Round Lake (T19N, R15W, Secs. 28, 29, 33)
    MECOSTA COUNTY
    Chippewa Lake (T16N, R8W)
    OAKLAND COUNTY
    Cass (T3N and T2N, R9E), Buckhorn (T4N, R7E, Secs. 21, 22, 27), Lakeville (T5N, R11E Secs. 15, 22,
    27), Pine (T2N, R9E, Secs. 11, 12, 13, 14), Orchard (T2N, R9E), Oxbow (T3N, R8E), Union (T2N, R8E
    and R9E), and Walled (T1N and T2N, R8E) lakes.
    OCEANA COUNTY
    Stony (T13N and T14N, R18W) and Pentwater (T16N, R18W, Secs. 13, 14, 23, 24) lakes
    OGEMAW COUNTY
    Clear Lake (T23N, R1E, Secs. 2, 3, 10, 11)
    ST. JOSEPH COUNTY
    Fishers (T5S and T6S, R11W) and Klinger (T7S and T8S, R11W) lakes.
    TUSCOLA COUNTY
    Cat Lake (T11N, R10E, Sec. 7)
    VAN BUREN COUNTY
    Lake of the Woods (T4S, R14W and R15W) and Van Auken Lake (T2S, R16W, Secs. 28, 32, 33)
    WASHTENAW COUNTY
    Four Mile (T1S and T2S, R4E), Halfmoon Chain of Lakes (T1S, R3E and R4E), and Horseshoe (T1S,
    R6E, Secs. 8, 17) lakes; Huron River (T1S, T2S and T3S, R4E, R5E, R6E and R7E); Big and Little
    Portage Chain of Lakes (T1S, R4E, Secs., 1, 2, 11, 12); and Round (T4S, R3E, Sec. 31), Silver (T1S,
    R4E, Sec. 3), and Pleasant (T3S, R4E, Secs. 21, 22) lakes.
    This order shall be assigned number FO-219.08, and is entitled “Waters Open to the Use of Spears and
    Bows.”
    This order supersedes the order entitled “Waters Open to the Use of Spears and Bows” effective April 1,
    2002, and assigned number FO-219.02a.
    This order rescinds the order entitled “Great Lakes Spearing Regulations” effective April 1, 2004, and
    assigned number FO-234.04.
    This order shall take immediate effect and shall remain effective through March 31, 2013.
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    FO-220.08
    SPECIAL MUSKELLUNGE AND NORTHERN PIKE REGULATIONS
    By authority conferred on the Department of Natural Resources by sections 41101 through 41105 of 1994
    PA 451, MCL 324.41105 and section 48703 of 1994 PA 451, MCL 324.48703, it is ordered that effective,
    November 6, 2008, for a period of five years, the following fishing regulations are established for the
    waters listed in the following table as noted:
    It shall be unlawful to fish by any means other than hook and line except that carp may be taken with a
    spear or bow and arrow from May 1 - August 15 and northern pike may be speared through the ice on
    waters as footnoted. Other regulations apply as footnoted.
    County Lake
    Allegan Osterhout
    Alpena Fletcher Floodwaters
    Barry Fish*
    Thornapple** (from McKeown
    Road T3N, R8W, S27 to Barger
    Road T3N, R7W, S20)
    Cheboygan Cornwall Impoundment
    Tower Pond + (Note 1)
    Chippewa Caribou
    Clare Budd
    Clinton Ovid
    Delta Dana +
    Iron Brule+
    Cable*
    Chicagon+
    Chief Edwards +
    Emily
    Paint+
    Paint Pd+ (Brule Is. Imp.)
    Porter*
    Stanley
    Violet+
    Kent Campeau
    Murray
    Keweenaw Gratiot Lake*
    Lapeer Nepessing
    Lenawee Lake Hudson**
    Livingston Whitmore
    Woodland
    Mackinac Brevort
    Marquette Fish*
    Montmorency Fletcher Floodwaters
    West Twin
    Muskegon Mona
    Oakland Heron
    Tipsico
    Otsego Big Bear
    Otsego
    Ottawa Lake Macatawa
    St. Joseph Long
    Schoolcraft Big Bass*
    Grassy*
    McKeever*
    Van Buren Bankson**
    Brownwood**
    Round**
    Washtenaw Whitmore
    Note 1 – Tower Pond, Cheboygan County is not open to carp spearing.
    + Northern pike may be speared through the ice December 1 – March 15.
    * Minimum size limit on northern pike is 30”.
    ** The season for northern pike and muskellunge is the last Saturday in April - November 30.
    This order shall be assigned number FO-220.08 and is entitled “Special Muskellunge and Northern Pike
    Regulations.”
    This order supersedes the order entitled “Special Muskellunge and Northern Pike Regulations”, effective
    April 1, 2006, and assigned number FO-220.06.
    This order rescinds the order entitled "Trout Streams Open to the Taking of Northern Pike Through the
    Ice" effective September 16, 2002, and assigned number FO-230.03.
    This order shall take immediate effect and shall remain effective through March 31, 2013.
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    FO – 240.10
    STURGEON REGULATIONS - STATEWIDE
    By authority conferred on the Department of Natural Resources by sections 41101 through 41105 of 1994
    PA 451, as amended, being MCL 324.41101 through 41105, the Director of the Department of Natural
    Resources on January 7, 2010 ordered that for a period not to exceed five years the following regulations
    shall apply to fishing for lake sturgeon and to the take of lake sturgeon.
    1) Fishing for Lake Sturgeon
    A) Except on waters where harvest of lake sturgeon is allowed as specifically identified in
    paragraph 5) Special Provisions, fishing for lake sturgeon on all waters of the State shall be
    catch-and-immediate-release using hook-and-line gear.
    2) Lake Sturgeon Tag
    A) An angler shall obtain a non-transferable lake sturgeon tag prior to fishing for lake sturgeon.
    3) Registration of Harvested Lake Sturgeon
    A) On waters where harvest of lake sturgeon is allowed as specifically identified in
    paragraph 5) Special Provisions:
    i) An angler shall immediately tag a lake sturgeon that is harvested with a validated lake
    sturgeon tag described in paragraph 2) Lake Sturgeon Tag.
    ii) Except as otherwise specifically provided in paragraph 5) Special Provisions, an angler shall
    register a lake sturgeon that is harvested within 24 hours at a designated registration site.
    Designated registration sites may be found online at www.michigan.gov/dnrfishing.
    4) Harvest Limit
    A) On waters where harvest of lake sturgeon is allowed as specifically identified in
    paragraph 5) Special Provisions, an angler shall not harvest more than one (1) lake sturgeon per
    year.
    5) Special Provisions
    A) Lake St. Clair and the St. Clair River (St. Clair, Macomb, and Wayne Counties)
    i) Fishing seasons
    a) The hook-and-line harvest season for lake sturgeon shall be July 16 through September 30,
    inclusive.
    b) The hook-and-line, catch-and-immediate-release season for lake sturgeon shall be October
    1 through November 30, inclusive.
    c) Fishing for lake sturgeon shall be prohibited from December 1 through July 15, inclusive.
    ii) Size Limit
    a) Between 42 and 50 inches, inclusive.
    B) Otsego Lake (Otsego County)
    i) Fishing seasons
    a) The hook-and-line harvest season for lake sturgeon shall be July 16 through March 15,
    inclusive.
    b) Fishing for lake sturgeon shall be prohibited from March 16 through July 15, inclusive.
    ii) Size Limit
    a) 50 inches minimum.
    C) Black Lake (Cheboygan County)
    i) Fishing seasons
    a) The spearing and hook-and-line harvest season for lake sturgeon shall be the first Saturday
    in February through the following Wednesday, inclusive, or until the harvest quota has
    been reached, whichever comes first.
    b) Fishing for lake sturgeon shall be prohibited from the end of the harvest season through the
    first Friday in February, inclusive.
    ii) Size Limit
    a) No minimum size limit.
    iii) Harvest Quota
    a) The total harvest by all anglers combined shall not exceed five (5) lake sturgeon per year.
    iv) Spearing and Hook-and-Line Daily Fishing Time
    a) Spearing and hook-and-line fishing for lake sturgeon shall be allowed between 8:00 AM
    and 2:00 PM on each day that the harvest season remains open as established in paragraph
    5) C) i) Fishing Seasons.
    v) Anglers Registering to Fish
    a) Prior to fishing, an angler shall register on-site each day and obtain a flag each day.
    b) An angler shall prominently display the flag obtained at registration each day. The flag
    shall be displayed outside the entryway to the shanty being used, and shall be displayed for
    the entire time of fishing for lake sturgeon each day.
    vi) Registration of Harvested Lake Sturgeon
    a) A lake sturgeon that is harvested shall be immediately registered with DNR personnel, and
    that lake sturgeon shall be subject to internal examination of reproductive organs by the
    DNR personnel.
    D) Menominee River
    i) All regulations governing fishing for lake sturgeon and the take of lake sturgeon in the
    Menominee River system are established in Fisheries Order 205: Michigan-Wisconsin
    Boundary Water Regulations.
    E) All Other Waters of the State not specifically Identified in this Paragraph 5) Special Provisions
    i) Fishing seasons
    a) The hook-and-line, catch-and-immediate-release fishing season shall be July 16 through
    November 30, inclusive.
    b) Fishing for lake sturgeon shall be prohibited from December 1 through July 15, inclusive.
    This order shall take effect January 7, 2010, and shall remain effective through March 31, 2015.
     

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