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Fish House License Question

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I was wondering if you need a license for your fish house on the St. croix. I dont think you need one in Wisconsin, so I was just wondering if you need one for the river. Any information is greatly appreciated!

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If you are a MN resident you need one, but if you are a Wisconsin resident you don't need one for portables. Yeah us Minnesotians get sucky regulations. Wisconsinites could seine minnows on the Croix, if u from are MN you can't. Another example of a lot of minds for one cause, "RIGHT" grin.gif

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No I dont think you do need a shelter tag on the Croix.I buy one cause of the minnesota regs on the lakes,but have been out on the Croix without one.The season for walleye doesnt close til the end of february which is a bonus,now if I could just find a few confused.gifHondavxr,page 58 states that the boarder waters of Wisconsin ,Iowa and SouthDakota you are not required to have a shelter tag.

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I've been checked what seems like a hundred times by MN and WI DNR and i have never had a shelter tag on my perm. or portable they are not needed for a resident of either state on the River. i just wish MN wasn't the only state in the U.S. with this B.S. regulation, a license for a fish house give me a break!

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I see both side on the license deal. I actually see some merit to the permanent shack as I have seen people leave them out to long and sink to the bottom, leave trash around their shack all winter...etc. Portables, it seems, are just another way our MN DNR can raise a few bucks. I'm all for helping our resources flourish but that one has always bugged me!

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I guess I just need to read more and you are right about trying to find the walleyes and crappies. I just assumed us MNers get the short end of the stick like always. grin.gif This year I practically gave up on hardwater fishing on the Croix, because the few times I have been out there nothing bit.

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I to didn't know about the shelter license until last week. Doesn't matter though, I already have mine for Minnesota. As far as the crappies and the walleyes. I have found a few in places, crappies very light biters and the walleyes using things I haven't used before. My bud from Duluth came down last weekend and was catching them on a forage minnow without any minnow or bait. Go figure but it did get some fish

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