Hot bait, I don't fish the spawn either. I have no desire to fight with 1000 other boats. Raft fishing is just a meat hunters game and a drinking party. I'm too old for that. Pulling them in with plugs on a cane pole. Not my cup of tea.
If people want to protect the fishery, be a little more conservative. I know the raft fisherman fill freezers and don't give a hoot. I have buddies that literally fish 2 weeks, all night long. they keep a lot of fish. doesn't matter if it's 13 inches or 31, it gets the knife. When it's good, 6 guys, run 6 stringers and when one gets 5 fish, a phone call is made then it gets emptied into a bucket and gone! Fish on. so 3 fish limit up on the rafts will just mean more trips to someone's house. 100% truth, it happens. Last year was a bad year for the rafts from what i gather.
I hear so much about this, I don't know what solution is better. Personally, i'd like to see the DNR set the law based on research rather than what the fisherman want.