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Author Topic: St. Clair and Detroit River  (Read 4170 times)

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dashaver63

St. Clair and Detroit River
« on: March 06, 2007, 04:49:22 PM »

Again being new to Michigan BFL's, does any of the boaters ever fish the Indian Reservation on St.Clair? I hope not, I really don't want to have to get that license if I don't have to. Also, a lot of the guy's down here are under the impression that you need a passport to fish Canadian water now. Is this right? It doesn't sound right to me, just checking.

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Langer

Re: St. Clair and Detroit River
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2007, 05:57:37 PM »

I was going to ask a similar question. I too am fishing in the BFL as a Co-Angler, and was wondering about Ohio Licenses. How many of you that Co-angler buy Ohio Licenses?  I figured the Canadian and Walpole licenses for standard, but was unsure on Ohio.
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Skip Johnson

Re: St. Clair and Detroit River
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2007, 06:10:22 PM »

well your best off to have michigan canadian ohio and wapole indian licenses but we may not be able to fish anything but michigan waters this year, we will have to see if the laws change but as it stands right now only michigan waters are permissable.
If they do open the borders back up to allow the crossing of live fish then you definitley need a michigan and canadian license most guys wont bother with wapole and ohio is a long run from st clair so most wont run that far.
passports are not required till 2008 but could speed the process up if you get checked on the water this year and time is criticle as you know.
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CuradoKev

Re: St. Clair and Detroit River
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2007, 07:06:09 PM »

It's been my experience the last 3 years in the BFL as a co, I DEFINITELY buy Canadian and Walpole (Indian Res.). You do not want to be the jerk coangler that ticks of a pro and he will have to tell you to sit down. Plus, even with you sitting down they could take his stuff. I saw too many Dork coanglers give their pro fits because they didn't buy a canadian license. Sorry but not buying Canadian really tickes me off. Mainly because I have pro friends that had to agonize over telling their co's to sit.

As far as Ohio, I don't think any BFL guys goto Ohio but some Stren guys do. Plus, ask the boater night before and you can still run down I-75 at night and get Ohio from a Walmart on Friday night if need be. When I fish Stren this summer, I'll just ask pro night before for Ohio.

Concerning passport, from all that I've read definitely for 2008. We should be okay for 2007. Also, I firmly believe FLW will work it out to let us fish in Canada. The Canadians already said they put the rule in aimed at commercial fishermen and don't want to intterupt bass tourneys. I read that on this site.

Take Care CKev

You can buy Canadian and Walpole from www.lakesidefishingshop.com, Walpole won't be available till Mid-March. They will deliver to your door in a couple weeks.
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dashaver63

Re: St. Clair and Detroit River
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2007, 07:25:32 PM »

I do from experiance the Stren guy's do run to Ohio. Fished with Jim Moynah 2 years ago and he ran to my home waters off Kelly's Island. I definately will be getting a Canadian license and will get a walpole license if necessary.
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motocross269

Re: St. Clair and Detroit River
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2007, 07:27:43 PM »

I am new also...I am going to wait until they get the VHS issue worked out before I buy the rest of my Licenses.  I would think you would need the Ohio license for the tournament out of the Detroit river, but I could be wrong.
I am going to make sure I have all of the required licenses before the tx though..I would not want to start right out with an angry boater because I didn't have what I needed...That could make for a long day.
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dashaver63

Re: St. Clair and Detroit River
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2007, 07:49:28 PM »

If I'm not mistaken, you need the Canadian license to go along with the Walpole license to fish the reservation. Is that right?
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motocross269

Re: St. Clair and Detroit River
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2007, 08:43:47 PM »

That is the way I understood it...
I ordered my canadien license from lakeside fishing shop...It took about a week.  You can get the Walpole license there also...I am going to wait a little while and see what pans out.
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CuradoKev

Re: St. Clair and Detroit River
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2007, 08:50:38 PM »

Without looking at a map, Walpole has to be in Canadian water from my memory, so yes to Canadian license.

Ohio like I said for BFL, I wouldn't worry about it. Just ask pro night before and put your $40 towards Walpole. Because you'll need that.

Ckev
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REEL_MAN

Re: St. Clair and Detroit River
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2007, 07:02:43 AM »

As a co-angler for the LAST 5 years  ;DI bought all the Lic's. Mich., Ohio, Canada and Walpol. And as a boater this year  ;D ;D I will do the same. I needed the Walpol only twice but you never know. There is excellent fishing on the reservation that has been somewhat ignored the past few years. If you don't have the lic. then you better not have a rod available. If you do and get stopped, the indians will make it very rough on the boater because he's ultimatly responsible.
I don't think it's easy to get a lic. after the meeting. Not sure how late the bait shop is open at 10th and Jefferson.
Don't make the boater change his plan  >:(because your not prepared.  If you draw my for the Metro tx you better have your Walpol, thats where I'm planning to go (but that is subject to change)
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Re: St. Clair and Detroit River
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2007, 07:14:20 AM »

You will want to have all of the licences....IF we will be allowed to fish outside of Michigan waters.  I am not buying any licences until I see the law change.  If we can't fish outiside of Michigan, I am not going to give them needless licence revenue.

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dashaver63

Re: St. Clair and Detroit River
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2007, 03:50:37 PM »

I always have all licenses required for a specific body of water, the only reason I asked about the Walpole license was because I didn't know if anyone actually fished during tournaments. Now that I know some do, I'll plan on having one just in case.
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dashaver63

Re: St. Clair and Detroit River
« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2007, 04:47:26 PM »

I have just 1 more thing to add. Lakeside is the ONLY place to get your Canadian license. Some guy's down here have used permitme.com to get one but they charged 81.05 for the Canadian seasonal license. It is an internet fee they charge.
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Re: St. Clair and Detroit River
« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2007, 07:46:03 PM »

Non-resident fishing licences are also available through the mail by calling the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources at 1-800-667-1940. I purchased my canadian last year and this year from calling this number in Canada. Cost- $ 55.70.(Charge Card) It takes about 2 weeks to mail it to you. I 'm sure everyone knows that you can buy your Mi. licence online at the DNR website and print it at home and make multiple copies. You should have it lamenated afterwards.
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jcox7

Re: St. Clair and Detroit River
« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2007, 09:17:08 PM »

You can also get you can. and wapole license until I believe 11pm from the ferry in algonac just get on the ferry and buy them right from there.  This will alow you not to buy the license until you check sith your boater if that is what you want to do most boaters do not have a wapole licenseso often it is a waste of money the  only bad thing is if your boater is going to fish there it is about a two hour round trip but the odds are still small
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Dan

Re: St. Clair and Detroit River
« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2007, 12:21:38 AM »

I have bought my Canadian on the Ferry in Marine City, but don't have Walpole licenses. I have an old piece I did in 2004 on Canadian licenses on the teardropbass.com website that has all the Lakeside, Ferry, etc. info and contacts. I reread it tonight and most seems to be current. The links all update themselves.
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dashaver63

Re: St. Clair and Detroit River
« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2007, 04:52:55 AM »

I always get my Michigan license from Cabela's, gives me an excuse to go.
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Dan

Re: St. Clair and Detroit River
« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2007, 10:21:59 AM »

I always buy my Michigan license online. If you do, you can print off (after you buy it online you can print one time only as many as you want)  as many licenses as you want. That way I have one in the boat, car, wallet, and extras in the filling cabinet. If I buy it at a retail outlet you get one.
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motocross269

Re: St. Clair and Detroit River
« Reply #18 on: March 08, 2007, 02:34:34 PM »

very smart Dan..that will help me since I will be fishing as a non-boater, but also be pre-fishing out of my own boat..So I will put one in my tackle bag and one in my boat, wallet Etc.
Great idea..I am going to go there now
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tubejig

Re: St. Clair and Detroit River
« Reply #19 on: March 10, 2007, 05:17:50 PM »

I always buy mine on the Marine City ferry. I just park at the post office across the street and walk on the boat. I'm not sure if they sell them on the Algonac ferry?

                             
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