Know the Rules!
If you read my last entry about fishing the Indiana streams for steelies, I mentioned that I tried a new-to-me technique of a 2 nymph rig and I was very excited that I was able to hook up with two fish using it.
What I didn't realize is that it was completely against the rules!! As a lover of rules, I am completely embarrassed by my ignorance of them when it comes to fishing Indiana tributaries.
In Indiana, while fishing Lake Michigan and its tributary streams, you are only allowed to use one hook per line. It should then go without saying that the 2 nymph rig is a no no.
I unknowingly broke the rules and, as I mentioned before, I am completely embarrassed. This mistake could have cost me in multiple ways including a ticket, loss of gear, and potentially loss of fishing rights in Indiana.
As a lesson for all, BE SURE THAT YOU KNOW THE RULES FOR THE WATERS YOU ARE FISHING!
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