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#1 louis

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 09:29 AM

http://www.pittsburg...s/s_664434.html

I think all you flathead guys have good reason to contact the fish commish on this one as well. They may find that people targeting those pesky flatheads in the schuylkill a good reason to open up 3 rods per angler ;)

#2 FlatMaster

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 10:14 AM

Just think how much more carp you would catch if you used more that 2 rods.

I think most flathead fisherman have self-imposed rod rules. ;) :D ;D

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 03:52 PM

I fish with as many rods as I can carry!!!  ;D
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Posted 28 January 2010 - 04:51 PM

Mind as well admit to using illegal baits too.  You guys are idiots.

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 05:13 PM

A few years ago I was at a local lake catfishing one evening.  I got there well before sunset and was fishing for bass waiting for it to get dark - I was carrying two large catfish heaving rods and a bass rod when the ranger pulled up  - he stopped to inform me that you can only use two rods.  I replied " I know, i am just carrying the other rods" He then tried to tell me that you can only have two fishing rods with you while you fish! 

After some discussion (wherein I pointed out that just about every bass boat is in violation if that was true) he gave up and left me be.  Sheeesh.


The two rod rule is stupid  - so long as you only keep legal fish and no more then the creel limit (or C&R) who cares if you use 20 rods

And you can carry with you as many rods as you want - you can only use two at a time (one for each hand ;))

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 05:21 PM

A few years ago I was at a local lake catfishing one evening.  I got there well before sunset and was fishing for bass waiting for it to get dark - I was carrying two large catfish heaving rods and a bass rod when the ranger pulled up  - he stopped to inform me that you can only use two rods.  I replied " I know, i am just carrying the other rods" He then tried to tell me that you can only have two fishing rods with you while you fish! 

After some discussion (wherein I pointed out that just about every bass boat is in violation if that was true) he gave up and left me be.  Sheeesh.


The two rod rule is stupid  - so long as you only keep legal fish and no more then the creel limit (or C&R) who cares if you use 20 rods

And you can carry with you as many rods as you want - you can only use two at a time (one for each hand ;))


I agree for the most part but the reason NJ changed it to 3 was the fact guys were setting up 5, 10, 15+ rods and taking up the entire bank by just themself. I know plenty of times I've gotten into a hot bite and couldn't keep up with having 2 rods in, could you imagine trying to control 10 or more  :D
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Posted 28 January 2010 - 07:37 PM

I would like 3, at least for carping (and catfishing if I ever get out to do that again). More than that seems like too much effort IMO. If they aren't there or biting, 12 rods won't help. If they are, a few is proabably all anyone can manage anyway. Three is a good number.

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Posted 29 January 2010 - 08:22 AM

Its odd that the ranger was arguing that you could only carry 2 at a time...when I'm out on the boat for bass 6 rods in the minimum...and I'm only using one at a time!  If I had room for more I'd have more!  Hasn't that guy ever seen BassMasters!
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Posted 29 January 2010 - 09:09 PM

Probably a lesser known rule in the playbook.  

Everytime I'm down at Greenlane its at least 3 rods and 6 total for me and Jie.  On days I can't make up my mind I have 4
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Posted 30 January 2010 - 03:20 AM

Is it how many you carry or how many in the water?...I carry 3 at all times and have a different lures on each one of them,It helps me save time trying different lures until i find out what the fish are going after.
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Posted 30 January 2010 - 08:07 PM

Is it how many you carry or how many in the water?...I carry 3 at all times and have a different lures on each one of them,It helps me save time trying different lures until i find out what the fish are going after.


You can carry as many as you want  - you can only use 2 at a time

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 10:32 AM

Probably a lesser known rule in the playbook.  

Everytime I'm down at Greenlane its at least 3 rods and 6 total for me and Jie.  On days I can't make up my mind I have 4


Two is enough for Greenlane bass.  One for smaller 1oz topwater plugs.  Second rod for 2+oz topwater plugs.  Maybe another rod to mess around.  If you have 4th rod, you most likely won't use it, or switch around too much and catch less fish.
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Posted 01 February 2010 - 10:54 AM

"If you want to support the effort to use three rods in Pennsylvania, send a short letter saying so to Brian Barner, Acting Executive Director, Pa. Fish and Boat Commission, P. O. Box 67000, Harrisburg, PA 17106. It will be copied and forwarded to appropriate staff members and all commissioners. Comments also can be e-mailed at www.fishandboat.com/regcomments. E-mailed comments also will be relayed to the appropriate people. Comments are acceptable from those outside Pennsylvania as well as state residents."

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 02:00 PM

I am willing to pay triple the amount of a trout stamp to be able to use 3 rods.

Who else would?  It'd be worth it!

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 07:53 PM

I agree for the most part but the reason NJ changed it to 3 was the fact guys were setting up 5, 10, 15+ rods and taking up the entire bank by just themself. I know plenty of times I've gotten into a hot bite and couldn't keep up with having 2 rods in, could you imagine trying to control 10 or more  ;)


Actually, nj changed to three, because Steve Bryant, an English Carp Angler who has come to Philly to fish one of our events, Went to a couple open dnr meetings, met the staff, learned the best way to make a proposal, and proposed. The whole thing happened in real time on the CAG forum over the course of about a year. Other CAG members took his lead in Michigan, and now PA.

Anyway... Send an email!

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 07:54 PM

I am willing to pay triple the amount of a trout stamp to be able to use 3 rods.

Who else would?  It'd be worth it!


It might end up free! Send an email and tell them you'd love this to fish for invasive flatheads in the schuylkill. They would love to hear it!

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 05:04 PM

Thanks to a couple of guys from the PA contigent of Carp Anglers Group, the three rod rule was passed by the Fish Commission yesterday and will go into effect on January 1st, 2012. 

If anyone from PAc submitted a letter of support to the commission - thank you.

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 06:21 PM

Thanks to a couple of guys from the PA contigent of Carp Anglers Group, the three rod rule was passed by the Fish Commission yesterday and will go into effect on January 1st, 2012. 

If anyone from PAc submitted a letter of support to the commission - thank you.


Good news... it does pay sometimes to send a letter... special thanks to those CAG guys who took the initiative.

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 03:29 PM

If I am not mistaken, this link shows that the rule has now been changed to 3 rods in PA for 2012! Good news for cattin and carpin!

http://fishandboat.c...012complete.pdf


It is a link to a large PDF, so if that is an issue, here is a snippet from the 2012 PA guide

An angler may now use a maximum of three
lines fished either by rod or hand when fishing for
gamefish, baitfish or both, see page 34.


and from page 34:

RODS, LINES AND HOOKS. An angler may use a maximum of three lines fished either by rod or hand
when fishing for gamefish, baitfish or both. It is unlawful for a person to fish with more than three fishing rods at a
time. No more than three hooks shall be attached to a line used in fishing (one hook having two or three points is
considered a “single hook”). All rods, lines and hooks shall be under the immediate control of the person using them

cool!

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 06:31 PM

If I am not mistaken, this link shows that the rule has now been changed to 3 rods in PA for 2012! Good news for cattin and carpin!

http://fishandboat.c...012complete.pdf


It is a link to a large PDF, so if that is an issue, here is a snippet from the 2012 PA guide

An angler may now use a maximum of three
lines fished either by rod or hand when fishing for
gamefish, baitfish or both, see page 34.


and from page 34:

RODS, LINES AND HOOKS. An angler may use a maximum of three lines fished either by rod or hand
when fishing for gamefish, baitfish or both. It is unlawful for a person to fish with more than three fishing rods at a
time. No more than three hooks shall be attached to a line used in fishing (one hook having two or three points is
considered a “single hook”). All rods, lines and hooks shall be under the immediate control of the person using them

cool!


Thanks for the update and it reminds me to get my license... I fished illegally on January first and didn't even realize it... so used to having my license... time to switch to the Fish and Boat Commission website.




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