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Jeff19666

fish hole or spear window?

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Jeff19666

New to this website, and just looking to get a question answered. When I angle on the ice I use a 10 inch bit, when I spear it's a 2 foot X 3 foot window. My question is, can a person angle fish in the spearing window? of my 2 fishing buds 1 says no problem, the other friend says limit 10 inch hole for angle fishing..... I can't find any regulation in the book addressing this question......to which one friend replied "see I'm right, no rules means it's legal." but not all rules are in the book.

  My wife likes fishing, and wants to watch me spear......she hated spearing until this year. But I want her to be able to fish and watch the fish swim in and out...….....I wouldn't spear while she fished in the window. I know she would enjoy watching the fish HIT her line...…….

 Has anyone done this in the past, or talked with DNR officer?

 

Thanks,

Jeff

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PRO-V

You can fish in a ten foot hole if you want. No law exists for angling or spearing hole size.

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Jeff19666

thank you for the input.

That was my thought given all the other equipment a person can use.... Electronics, camera, etc. I think I will take wife fishing/spear window size. maybe I can get her to throw the spear next season....

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smurfy
29 minutes ago, PRO-V said:

You can fish in a ten foot hole if you want. No law exists for angling or spearing hole size.

I'll second that. If your spearing your wife can have a line down the same spear hole.

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huntnfish

I’ve never heard of any size limit on the hole you’re fishing. When I started first ice fishing on my own I acquired a 5x6 flip up house that had a spear hole and I’d drill 7 holes in the spear hole to fish to make one big hole. This was before I had any sort of electronics. It was always amazing how many walleyes would that would come in and check out my bait and swim off. I learned a lot watching how they’d react down that big hole. 

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leech~~

This guy on Youtube is forever fishing out of spear size holes. I think part of his deal is just for the video as he has a ton of them.

 

 

 

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Jeff19666

Thank you gentlemen, I've seen the huge window line fishing on YouTube. But not knowing what state that person was from.

In the last few years my wife has learned to enjoy ice fishing. First year wad flip-up house. Next 3 years were smaller aluminum skid house. Now I have a bigger aluminum skid house. I bought her the pink tip-ups so she felt connected and felt she OWNED he fishing gear.....then I release 100% of my line caught fish.....but let her keep anything she wants. She no longer keeps anything less than I would consider a trophy catch. I sure enjoy sharing my hobby and making it her hobby too. Now to let her see what makes fish strike or swim away should make her even better.

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Mike89

fished out my spear hole lots of times!!!  super fun watching the fish come up to the surface..  even found that a small net some times helps!!!  go get them!!

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Rick
1 hour ago, Jeff19666 said:

Thank you gentlemen, I've seen the huge window line fishing on YouTube. But not knowing what state that person was from.

In the last few years my wife has learned to enjoy ice fishing. First year wad flip-up house. Next 3 years were smaller aluminum skid house. Now I have a bigger aluminum skid house. I bought her the pink tip-ups so she felt connected and felt she OWNED he fishing gear.....then I release 100% of my line caught fish.....but let her keep anything she wants. She no longer keeps anything less than I would consider a trophy catch. I sure enjoy sharing my hobby and making it her hobby too. Now to let her see what makes fish strike or swim away should make her even better.

 

Welcome to FM @Jeff19666. If you get some pics, please share them here, if you don't mind.

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smurfy
16 hours ago, leech~~ said:

This guy on Youtube is forever fishing out of spear size holes. I think part of his deal is just for the video as he has a ton of them.

 

 

 

i have that saw and it works great.  they may not appear sharp....trust me they can make you bleed. pretty sure thats a fishtoys saw!!!!!!!

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Mike89

I've had his saw for years and it is great!!!!     almost like a hot knife cutting into butter some times!!!

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Rick

You can find that saw at icesaws.com

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Mike89

One thing else too, be careful of taking little folks out fishing if you are using a spear hole!!!!   we don't want to hear about any accidents!!!!!!

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IceHawk
3 hours ago, Mike89 said:

One thing else too, be careful of taking little folks out fishing if you are using a spear hole!!!!   we don't want to hear about any accidents!!!!!!

Or Adults falling asleep and almost falling in the hole after a long night out scrapbooking  with the boys if you know what I mean  😂 Been there done that LOL! that's why you need one of those special leaning chairs for spearing so you don't have to worry about it. 

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smurfy
10 minutes ago, IceHawk said:

Or Adults falling asleep and almost falling in the hole after a long night out with the boys 😂 Been there done that LOL! that's why you need one of those special leaning chairs so you don't have to worry about it. 

I have no idea what you'd be talking about!!!!!!!!!!:rolleyes:🤔😏

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IceHawk

Speaking of spearing How many of you guys have ever had a muskrat or other critter come into your Hole while stareing in deep concentration ? Had a few muskrats in my days of spearing  talk about getting the heart pumping .😲  Talked to a friend other day that had a Otter come in couple days ago and take swipe at his decoy talk about a rush  

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smurfy
5 minutes ago, IceHawk said:

Speaking of spearing How many of you guys have ever had a muskrat or other critter come into your Hole while stareing in deep concentration ? Had a few muskrats in my days of spearing  talk about getting the heart pumping .😲  Talked to a friend other day that had a Otter come in couple days ago and take swipe at his decoy talk about a rush  

i have, actually stuck one once. dang there hard to get off the spear. got it outside, finally got it off. they sure have an attitude!!!!! dang thing chased me around my wheeler and trailer. went back in the house and that bugger started scratching my canvas.....took da shovel to him.

 

i have noticed the further from shore the less likely to have them visit. occasionally you see bubbles come up from the bottom,  but i've had enough of them come in to sense when these bubbles are rats!!!!!!! 

 

thats when the beer starts!!!!!!!😂 

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Wanderer
46 minutes ago, IceHawk said:

Or Adults falling asleep and almost falling in the hole after a long night out scrapbooking  with the boys if you know what I mean  😂 Been there done that LOL! that's why you need one of those special leaning chairs for spearing so you don't have to worry about it. 


Yep, you can get a nice nap in with those and still look like you’re on point!

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leech~~
47 minutes ago, IceHawk said:

Speaking of spearing How many of you guys have ever had a muskrat or other critter come into your Hole while stareing in deep concentration ? Had a few muskrats in my days of spearing  talk about getting the heart pumping .😲  Talked to a friend other day that had a Otter come in couple days ago and take swipe at his decoy talk about a rush  

 

Actually had one pop up and hit me in the face while laying on the ice sight fishing down the hole! Glad I brought extra under shorts that trip! 😳

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Mike89

several times!!  and does it ever wake ya up!!   

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