Minnow Receipts No Longer Required For Michigan Fishermen
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Fishermen who use minnows to bait don't have to show a receipt for proof of purchase anymore.
The Department of Natural Resources used to require anyone fishing with minnows to keep the receipts.
The law was in place to fight a fish-killing disease called viral hemorrhagic septicemia, or VHS.
The disease was found in the Great Lakes in 2005.
The DNR says the receipt requirement can be dropped because most anglers know about the risks of fishing with live fish bait.