Yo-yo regulations

Don Drane of Madison holds up two fat Lake Washington channel cats, which were destined for a fish fry at a tail-gating party on a college football Saturday.

On June 23, the MDWFP instituted new regulations regarding yo-yo mechanisms used for fishing.

Anglers fishing with yo-yos are required to attend these fishing devices at all times. Attend means that the anglers must remain in sight of the yo-yos if the gears are set and baited or set and tripped. Anglers will be allowed to leave their yo-yos unattended between 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., but those yo-yos must be tripped with the hook out of the water during this two-hour time period. MDWFP officers have the authority to seize or confiscate unattended un-tripped yo-yos during this two-hour period and unattended yo-yos other times of the day.

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