I agree! The DNR does not listen to “Joe Angler”. That is why the CPMR filed a motion to intervene…because the DNR does exactly opposite of what “Joe Angler” wants.
The MUCC has been fantastic representing “Joe
angler”. They accept all proposals for legislative changed and vet them very carefully and vote on them through committees and finally to the General Membership within the MUCC…then they take it to the legislature. Pike reg changed in the UP, for example, came from Joe Angler.
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Today on Mike Avery show he had a charter captain who happened to be the president of the charter boat captain association. Spent a considerable amount of time discussing the Consent Agreement.
He was bound by non disclosure and confidentially agreements but echoed the fact that this new agreement will be a significant departure from the existing agreement and will have a significant effect on ALL anglers and commercial netters. He did not have anything good to say only a heavy dose of doom and gloom. 6 months ago there was a fallout between the CPMR and the DNR and since then they have not received any official feedback from them regarding the negotiations but got info from some of the negotiators.
There should be a decision very soon regarding an agreement and as soon as that happens the CPMR will receive the detail information.
Expect spin from the CPMR
Expect spin from the DNR
Expect spin from the MUCC
Expect nothing from the Tribes
Damn, It does not look good for us. I am hoping there will be no restricted areas for us recreational anglers. No allowable netting for walleye in Northern Huron and Lake MI. No netting in inland lakes.
I think we will soon know!