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MNfishtrapper

spear holes on tonka, phelps bay

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MNfishtrapper

I thought that I'd give everyone a heads up who are planning on being on Phelps bay. I was out there Saturday and some donkey was cutting a huge spearing hole in the middle of the main group of houses. If he took a second to pick up the regs he'd see that spearing in tonka is illegal. I don't know what he did with the open hole when he left but watch out for the hole aye!

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fishnowworknever

May have just been cutting a hole to fish out of too? We've done that before.

Hopefully they marked it with something when they left.

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Sunnie

Let's just call it a large hole for now because that was what it is (unless you saw someone spearing out of it). Most likely a sight fisherman they have a tendency to drill a bunch of connecting holes.

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fishinfey8

is it illegal to drill more than two holes, even if they are only used for one fishing line?

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Sonicrunch

you can drill as many as you want.

or was your question in regard to how many connected holes you can drill?

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fishinfey8

yeah, sorry i meant is it illegal to drill "connected" holes and fish out of them. Also, could it be considered a spear hole if they are connected?

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SHAQ

I fish oughta spear holes most of the year ecspecially during early ice

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JBMasterAngler

I can't imagine there is a law against how big of a hole your fishing out of can be. If you want to cut a big block of ice out and fish through it, so be it. DNR can't give you a ticket for spearing if you don't have a spear.

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bassNspear

There cant be a law for the size of the hole i dont think. As for spearing, you can cut a hole to angle out of now. SO im sure what they were doing was using a rod and reel to caught a few fish, and to be able to see them in the hole while they were catching them.

Tonka is a non-spearing lake, and with all the people out there, thats not the lake to take a chance to spear it!

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sandbagger

I often cut an oversized hole in clear, shallow water to sight fish for pannies or even tight-line for pike. Can be a blast. Now in Wisconsin, they actually do have limits on the size of a hole (I believe it's 18 or 20 inches, but can't recall).

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SHAQ

i usually cut 6X8 holes so i can toss some open water baits in the winter. catch a lot of pike with that stratagy, ecspecially if i put some real weeds down there for structure. The biggest one i chain sawed was 20x34 so i could put the boat in to cure a serious itch for open water fishing!!!!

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JBMasterAngler

Could've been a few buddies doing their own version of the polar bear plunge also crazy

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fishnowworknever

i usually cut 6X8 holes so i can toss some open water baits in the winter. catch a lot of pike with that stratagy, ecspecially if i put some real weeds down there for structure. The biggest one i chain sawed was 20x34 so i could put the boat in to cure a serious itch for open water fishing!!!!

That's funny, made me laugh.

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