Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
baitshopboy

"Cleaning fish in Fish houses"

4 posts in this topic

I resently started a project for an english class and was just wondering/ need aome opions on this topic:

"What do you all think about the new regulation on cleaning fish in your fish house on special regulation lake?"

thanks in advance for your opion.... both sides would be great, because it is an open ended research paper.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I like it. The thing is, though, how many will take advantage of it? I personally, do not stay out on the ice for dinner very often and thus it doesn't really affect me. However, if I were to stay overnight and eat my legal catch for dinner, I am totally in favor for the ability to do that.

I do think that it will be extremely difficult for the DNR to handle, though. With the current regs in place, I don't see how they can really enforce the special regs lakes size(slot) limit, what with needing permission to enter a fish house and all. I'm sure they(the DNR) will find a way to handle this, but I don't yet know how.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I started fishing Mille Lacs a looong looong time ago (50's) with my dad and uncles. Many a great lunch was provided with fresh walleye sandwiches, or venison brats in the house. I think its great that people who are on the ice for a day or several can now fry up a nice meal of fresh fish, but as stated how is the enforcement going to work? The DNR is saying they will require the carcasses to be kept for measurement. Well that should work great for those who abide by all the laws. However its not that hard to dispose of the carcass in many ways if breaking the law is the intent. Fish have been cleaned and eaten on the ice for years even though it was illegal. I just don't know how this is going to play out over the long haul. Hopefully the majority will see this as a way to enjoy the expeirance and still maintain a good balance of right and wrong. Just my nickels worth. Bill

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

In general, of course, it is nearly impossible for fish and game law enforcement to actually enforce the law, especially when there are sooo many lakes for so few officers. In this regard, then, it seems to me that most laws regarding game and fish are 'idealistic' in so far as they rely for compliance not on the chance of being caught but on the hunter/fisherman's own moral code. Yes, this is true for ALL laws, not just those respecting hunting and fishing, but I think it more true for hunters/fishermen.

So, I am alright with the law because it seems that ALL laws respecting hunting and fishing are easy to break, not just this one. And I do think that people should be able to eat on the lake the fish they have caught that day, if only because it is not (usually) ok to "punish" those of us who abide by the law because others do not.

Just my 2 cents.

Carl

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • knoppers
      that's the spot I would go also. I tried there once this year, not much luck, but I did mark many fish.
    • delcecchi
      I have a couple of those covers.  Not sure what they are good for.  
    • delcecchi
      Likely story.....   Uffda
    • Tyler Holm
    • PRO-V
      11 days passed and no updates??
    • Bryan P
      For all you pan fish lovers, check out this beautiful pumpkin seed I found guarding the bed while I was out bass fishing. Couldn't help but get some video of this beaut! Enjoy!    
    • Bryan P
      For all you pan fish lovers, check out this beautiful pumpkin seed I found guarding the bed while I was out bass fishing. Couldn't help but get some video of this beaut! Enjoy!    
    • leech~~
      My live well has an adjustable shut off valve in side for filling and running fresh water. If I don't turn it down to a tickle when I have fish in it, it will over flow into the boat once full because the pump is pumping faster then the overflow can keep up.  Not sure if you have one of them in yours?  I've even had a few big eyes flipping around in there hit the valve open more.
    • BobT
      I believe minnows are a class of fish that remain small throughout their lives. They are part of the food chain and because of their small size we take advantage of their position in the ecosystem and use them for bait. There are exceptions of course but, as an example, for the most part adult golden shiners will typically grow to about 3" - 5" long. Adult fathead minnows will be 2" - 3" long typically. 
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      If the hoses or hose connections are not leaking check : Live well intake connection, make sure that it is screwed on tight into the transom and that it is sealing. Could be live well splash over also if you are in rough water, but probably not with your type of leak. It may still be leaking rivets as they may not leak unless you put a lot of water inside of the boat. It does sound like you have a bad connection in one of your live well connections! Cliff