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You might find it interesting to Google: "Is spearfishing legal in Michigan?"
e.g. In Michigan state: " It shall be unlawful to use a rubber-propelled spear or a spring- propelled spear without being submerged and have the spear under control by means of an attached line not exceeding 20 feet in length. It is unlawful to spear any fish in a waterbody closed to fishing, except as noted in the spearing exceptions list. "
Also, take a look at this: "
Fish and Risks: Eating Lake Michigan Catch
By Chris Bentley "
Salmon and trout
Yes, I figure each state will have its own rules but interesting and unusual that Michigan has something quite specific but also quite balanced.