Unmarked Tip-ups

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  1. Kidd17

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    CO informed me unmarked (name and address) tip-ups is a misdemeanor. Tried to find it in the fishing regs handbook with no luck. Is there any other hidden rules we should know? He let it slide but still seems pretty steep if it was ever enforced.
     
  2. mcaram

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    I looked it up in the past as I was curious. It's on page 10 of the current fishing guide under lawful methods, "Hook-and-Line Fishing: Fish taken must be hooked in the mouth. Fish not hooked in the mouth must be returned to the water immediately. No more than 3 lines per person (including tipups) nor more than 6 hooks or lures may be used. All hooks attached to an artificial bait or “night crawler harness” are counted as 1 hook (note: for crappie/perch rigs and umbrella rigs each hook is counted as part of total allowed). Hooks must be baited or attached to an artificial bait. Any number of hooks may be used on 1 line for taking smelt in recognized smelt waters (visit michigan.gov/fishing). All tip-ups and other similar devices must be marked with the name and address of the owner in legible English, either directly on the object or securely fastened to it by a plate or tag. All lines must be under immediate control. Hook and size regulations exist on certain streams (see Exceptions to General Regulations by County, pages 28-32)."
     
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  3. Kidd17

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    Well I overlooked that one.. thanks.
     
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  4. Fishsmith85

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    Yeah I was told by a CO a few years ago about that. It was something that never crossed my mind before.
     
  5. jimbo

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    & that's the name of the owner, not user.
    So you can use somebody else's tip up, even if he's not there.
    that's how I take it
     
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    If you have address labels ,you can clear tape over them above water if looking for a quick fix till finding a better one.
     
  7. Kidd17

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    That's a good idea. CO mentioned marks are supposed to be on the flags. May either just write it on the flag or use your idea taped to flag.
     
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  8. RichP

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    That might be his personal preference, but I don't think there's anything in the actual reg that gets that specific.
     
  9. matinc

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    This had been the law for many years. I am surprised you didn't get a ticket and have them confiscated. You should have. Ignorance is not an excuse. Every year I am sure my info is rewritten on my tip ups.
     
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    I highly doubt you've never made an honest, innocent mistake before....
     
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    Every time I've been checked by a CO they ask about tip ups being labeled.

    I do like Waif suggested - address label with clear tape over the top. They usually last several years this way unless they get totally drenched.
     
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    Another easy way to get a ticket is being too far away from your tip ups. Like across the lake or in your house or car.
     
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    That' not true. I'e posted documentation from the DNR in here in the past. It is totally legal to sit in your car and watch tip-ups. There is also no set distance o n how far away they can be as long as you are able to get to them and are paying attention.
     
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    Hey Mitchell do you read the rule booklet when you buy a license. It's in there. Honest mistake maybe but still in the rules. Not true about the car as long as your in control. We park all the time and run tip ups. The co s never questioned that. Our Co would have wrote a ticket for no contact information. I even watched a co measure a Pike to the 1/4 inch.
     
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    I have seen COs trip a flag and look at his watch, for what that is worth.
     
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