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Keeping live fish legal??

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I'm thinking about raising some crappies and maybe little bass(when season open) in my fish tank. Is this leagal??

and will it count toward my daily possession?

any help would be great.



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Yes you can. Yes it counts against your possession limit.

You can NOT take them from a lake, they need to be bought from a pet store. It is illegal to transpot live fish.

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technically there is one way of getting around that and that is to have a child under the age of 15 with you while you are transporting the fish. All fish must also be under 10"

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Dave - I was wondering if you could point out where in the regs. it mentions that aquarium fish would count towards a limit? I'd be curious as I have had native fish tanks set up at home before and will likely do it again, but obviously don't want to get in trouble with the DNR.

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Dave that is incorrect--If you purchase the fish from a pet store they do not count against your possession limit. Your possession limit is derived from fish that you catch in a legal manner of fishing. That is like saying that if you buy walleye fillets from a store that they count against your possession limit. Sorry man, but your wrong on that.

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If your child brought home a fish he caught and put in the aquarium that counts towards possession. Any fish bought whether at Lund's or the pet store doesn't. That's how I read it anyway. However, I would be hard pressed to believe a CO is going to count any aquarium fish towards your possession limit. If he is actually in your house you're probably way over the limit anyway.

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