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i was just reading the canadian fishing guide and its says you can't import live fish to use as bait,does this include minnows?does this mean that minnows must be bought in canada to use there even in the detroit river and lsc?kind of stupid if you think about it.
 

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It may seem stupid to people along the border because of our shared waters but I believe that the rule is in effect to prevent transportation inland to other water bodies. Saying all of that, you will probably get nailed if you try to bring in minnows and get caught. Wally's Baits is on Riverside Drive about 1 mile west of the bridge. Just get off of the bridge, cut to the right and head back towards the river. At the dead end of Huron Line, turn left on Riverside and travel about 1 mile to first light. Look to your left and you're there.
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Not only that inland concern but i think it's so they create revenue, Some place's get 50 cents a minnow, I know that's crazy.
When we fish in the Georgian bay by moon river that's what it cost. yes $6.00 a dozen and they count them. That's insane for sure we bought all most $200.00 worth one year because the cat fish would not stop biting them oh my, but we had a blast then.

h2o<---says it's a money issue also.
 

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Here's the deal....Our minnows over here are little socialist minnows and they have no place sitting in a bucket in a free and just country like the US. They'll have their feelings hurt and we'll end up starting up some new government program to help them deal with things. That's the real nature of the law.
 

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...but they get free health care in Canada....over here, they're liable to get hooked through the lips and then drug through all kinds of red tape and beaurocratic snags....
Aunt Hillary was supposed to fix that,.....but she decided it was too much work so she ran for congress instead......LOL


"Fish or cut bait!!"....
 

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I don't think like if your on the river's and you go from one side to the other and fish with minnow's you bought at Lakeside they would nail you or perch fish in canada's side of of LSC. I think what there saying is if you cross at the border trailering not to bring any minnows. I've fished both side's of the river many times and never even was concerned about having minnows from our bait stores. I don't think there out to get the guy who's just trying to enjoy himself on water we share. I can't even imagine the DNR hawking canada's fisherman waiting for them to cross to the usa to nail them for bait.

h2o<-- says anyone been ticketed for that i don't think so,
 

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There was a discussion on this board last summer about someone getting ticketed on LSC for perch fishing in Canadian waters with US-bought minnows. I wasn't directly involved in the incident, though, so can't say whether it actually happened or not. Rumor has it that you can't believe everything that you read on the internet.
Technically, it is illegal to drift across the border with "foreign" bait, and it is therefore difficult to get any government official to tell you that they'd never write you up for it.

At times, we fishermen are just pawns caught between the bickering of the two governments. I think that it was during a dispute over salmon-fishing quotas out west that they started ticketing perch fishermen here for anchoring in Canadian waters without checking in at Customs first.
 

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I guess my Canadian Open partners where right. We should just invade and get it over with. I'd push for it harder, but some of them still don't want to get rid of the metric system and it would have to go.

10 pounds sounds a lot better than 4.5 kilograms! Who wants to be a member of the 4.5 kilogram club?
 

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You can't use any line over 2 litres!
 

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I called jon to ask him, but he hasnt returned my call yet. I filled out my canadian license fax form today but wasnt sure wether to put 5'10" for heighth or 177.80cm?
 

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Heck! I'm still stuck on the thought that you actually can convert your height into metric!!! Unbelievable.

I wonder if I could do as well and convert my weight from pounds to litres??? (Does it make a difference between regular litres and steel litres I wonder???)
 
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