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Im from Windsor, and am planning on purchasing a Michigan fishing license mainly so I can go bass fishing a couple months earlier.

If anyone could answer these questions I would appreciate it

1. Is the fishing license the only thing needed when crossing into US waters and fishing?
(I know I can't dock or anything without documentation, but strictly for fishing out of my boat)

2. Any web links to the Michigan fishing regulations?
Curious what date exactly the bass season opens - closes, costs for out of country licenses

Thanks.
 

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QUOTE(Basser56 @ Jan 5 2010, 07:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Im from Windsor, and am planning on purchasing a Michigan fishing license mainly so I can go bass fishing a couple months earlier.

If anyone could answer these questions I would appreciate it

1. Is the fishing license the only thing needed when crossing into US waters and fishing?
(I know I can't dock or anything without documentation, but strictly for fishing out of my boat)

2. Any web links to the Michigan fishing regulations?
Curious what date exactly the bass season opens - closes, costs for out of country licenses

Thanks.

i'm computer stupid but you can google the michigan dnr . you can find the answer to question 2 there
 

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Here's the link to the Michigan Fishing Guide

Here's a link additional DNR Info

As for documentation to have with you when crossing over by boat I'd have driver's lic. & birth certificate just in case. A passport would be nice to have as well.
 

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QUOTE(Big Dog @ Jan 5 2010, 08:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Somebody correct me if I am wrong, but as of June, 2009, I believe a passport is required for travel across the border between Canada and the USA.

not if he boats over and does not make landfall.
 

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Don't buy your license until April 1st. For someone reason our DNR thinks that's a good way to run the system. I like the Canadian system, new year=new license. So don't buy your license until April or you just wasted money.
 

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QUOTE(little guy @ Jan 5 2010, 08:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>QUOTE(Big Dog @ Jan 5 2010, 08:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Somebody correct me if I am wrong, but as of June, 2009, I believe a passport is required for travel across the border between Canada and the USA.

not if he boats over and does not make landfall.


He also cannot anchor or tie-off to another vessel.
 

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QUOTE(icefishermanmark12 @ Jan 5 2010, 09:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Don't buy your license until April 1st. For someone reason our DNR thinks that's a good way to run the system. I like the Canadian system, new year=new license. So don't buy your license until April or you just wasted money.

I agree!!! That is the dumbest crap we do!!!
 

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QUOTE(PWood @ Jan 6 2010, 07:36 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>QUOTE(little guy @ Jan 5 2010, 08:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>QUOTE(Big Dog @ Jan 5 2010, 08:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Somebody correct me if I am wrong, but as of June, 2009, I believe a passport is required for travel across the border between Canada and the USA.

not if he boats over and does not make landfall.


He also cannot anchor or tie-off to another vessel.



I do beleive you can anchor now if you are fishing.....

Make sure you get the proper documentation showing the laws, dont trust what you read here on the internet.....carry said documentation with you!
 

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Isn't there some restrictions on where any live bait was bought vs. where it's being used
 

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QUOTE(icefishermanmark12 @ Jan 5 2010, 09:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Don't buy your license until April 1st. For someone reason our DNR thinks that's a good way to run the system. I like the Canadian system, new year=new license. So don't buy your license until April or you just wasted money.

Actually he can buy it as early as March 1st as that's when the new license goes on sale. Per the DNR's website: Your fishing license is valid from March 1 of a given year through March 31 of the following year.
 

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QUOTE(Zib @ Jan 6 2010, 08:32 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>QUOTE(icefishermanmark12 @ Jan 5 2010, 09:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Don't buy your license until April 1st. For someone reason our DNR thinks that's a good way to run the system. I like the Canadian system, new year=new license. So don't buy your license until April or you just wasted money.

Actually he can buy it as early as March 1st as that's when the new license goes on sale. Per the DNR's website: Your fishing license is valid from March 1 of a given year through March 31 of the following year.


I didn't know that. But, it's still stupid!
 

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QUOTE(EagleLarry @ Jan 6 2010, 08:29 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Isn't there some restrictions on where any live bait was bought vs. where it's being used

I am not sure about bringing in bait from Canada to the US (I assume it is illegal since the VHS) but I do know that you cannot bring livebait into Canada from the US.
 

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QUOTE(icefishermanmark12 @ Jan 5 2010, 11:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Don't buy your license until April 1st. For someone reason our DNR thinks that's a good way to run the system. I like the Canadian system, new year=new license. So don't buy your license until April or you just wasted money.

DNR does this because of when the last day of the last hunting season(rabbit, squirrel now runs until March 1st). Seasons have changed in recent years, but it was always run that way to keep all licenses on one schedule. As far as buying that license, I'd wait until April 1st if your intention is to cross over to bass fish, why waste the money.
 
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