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    Default Harding Lake, Bait?

    My buddy says you can't use bait, I say yes you can!

    What do you guys say?

    Here are the Regs:

    HARDINGLAKE
    Only 1 single-hook or 1 single-hook, artificial lure may be used.
    Set lines may not be used.
    Burbot: Daily bag and possession limit is 2 fish, no size limit.
    Lake trout: Daily bag and possession limit is 1 fish, which must be 30" or longer.
    Northern pike:
    Harding Lake is closed year-round to fishing for northern pike. This includes catch-and-release, spearing, and bow and arrow fishing.
    Arctic char/Dolly Varden: Daily bag and possession limit is 10 fish, only one 18" or longer.

    Thanks!

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    It's open to bait. If you look at the other water bodies above Harding Lake in the regs, such as Goodpaster River. It specifically says only one unbaited, single hook. Harding Lake says otherwise.
    Your bait stinks and your boat is ugly

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    Yes, Harding is open to bait. Actually, the regulations as written allow bait anywhere except where specifically prohibited in which case the regs will state "unbaited". So in reading the Harding lake stipulations, there is no mention of unbaited, only a single hook restriction. Also, there is a sign on the 3rd street access to the lake that says bait is allowed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gutleap View Post
    Yes, Harding is open to bait. Actually, the regulations as written allow bait anywhere except where specifically prohibited in which case the regs will state "unbaited". So in reading the Harding lake stipulations, there is no mention of unbaited, only a single hook restriction. Also, there is a sign on the 3rd street access to the lake that says bait is allowed.
    Exactly, you have to use deductive reasoning with the regs.
    Your bait stinks and your boat is ugly

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    Default Signs posted by ADFG

    Here are the two signs posted by ADFG at the 5th street access to Harding Lake.


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