Dipnets/bag-seines are not legal in Michigan?
"hand nets not
over 8 feet square and without sides or walls;"
2008 Michigan Fishing Guide http://www.michigan....ed_229820_7.pdf
Minnows For Personal Use: See VHS information on pages 14-15.
Minnows for personal use only may be taken with hook and line, seines,
may only be taken during the open season for trout by hook and line or
minnow traps. Minnows may not be taken from Big Glen L., Hatlem Cr.
(Leelanau Co.), Portage L., Torch L., the North and South Portage Canal
(Houghton Co.), in that portion of L. Superior west of Big Bay Point or
any of their tributaries for 1/2 mile above their mouths. Gear restrictions
are as follows: Seines must not be over 12 feet by 4 feet; hand nets not
over 8 feet square and without sides or walls; and minnow traps not over
24 inches long. Minnow traps must bear userís name and address. Cast
nets (not exceeding 8 feet in diameter without walls or sides) may be
used to take minnows, alewife, smelt, and shad in the Great Lakes,
L. St. Clair, and the Detroit R., St. Clair R., and St. Marys R.
Spearing: Hand, rubber, or spring-propelled spears may be used