Flossing in Michigan

Discussion in 'North West Michigan Streams and Rivers' started by TheoJohn, Oct 23, 2020.

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  1. jwheelfan03

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    If I’m in the tribe and spear a fish at a dam is it legal?
     
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    A simple yes or no question to only one part of the definition does not negate the yes or no against the other components of the definition, no matter how much a snagger may want it to. The regulations say to be legal it has to be in the mouth AND willfully bitten. The two are not mutually exclusive. Getting it in the mouth does not automatically void the other requirement of it willfully biting. The answer to that question is specifically stated in the rule book. End of story.
     

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    So next time you land a fish ask it if it willfully took the bait. That’ll give you the answer you’re looking for :dizzy:
     
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    There are specific regulations for who, what, and when spearing is legal.
     
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    I would argue that the fish has a chance to take the hook voluntarily in its mouth. This = legal fishing method.
    I could care less though, once a salmon is past the river mouth I have no interest in fishing for them.
     
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    As I stated a few post back you nor the dnr or anyone for that matter can prove the intentions of the fish. So "willfully" is null and void.
     
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    If someone is purposely flossing they already know the answer to that question before they even hooked the fish. This thread is about those that know full well they are snagging, but saying flossing is legal cause they successfully slid that hook in da chops. Glad to know which camp you fit into now, though.
     
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    Can anyone prove that a fish willfully or unwilfully got a hook stuck in its mouth? You can spin all you want, the bottom line is, if it is hooked in the mouth it is a legal catch. That is the end of the story. Have a good day.
     
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    I guess that right there is the crux of my aggravation right there, people knowing full well that they are snagging unwilling biters in the mouth, yelling "prove it", and laughing all the way to the bank... like yourself with all these end of story comments. Just because you can get away with making it appear legal doesnt make it legal.
     
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    Just as all your spin can not make legally mouth hooked fish illegal. End of story. :D
     
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    If one gets away with it in the eyes of the law, it must not be illegal. End of story. :D :lol: :D
     
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    Care to explain what was "spun"?

    Taking or attempting to take fish in a manner or methods where the fish does not take, or have the chance to take, the hook voluntarily in its mouth is defined as snagging and is unlawful.
     
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    Jesus Christ, the morals on this guy.
     
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    Your "aggravation" seems to be worsening. :D :lol: :D
     
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    Why doesn't the fish have a chance to take?
     
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