RE: number of rods/tip ups?
This is right from the PFBC web site. You are allowed 5 lines, doesn't matter what type, rods,tipups,handlines. They changed this law several years ago, can't remember exactly when, but it was definitely long before last year. So if a WCO really did tell you that last year, then he/she was mistaken.
ICE FISHING EQUIPMENT -- It is unlawful while ice fishing to use more than five fishing devices, which may consist of rods, hand lines, tip-ups, or any combination. Each device shall contain a single fishing line with no more than three hooks attached to each line. Holes cut in ice may not exceed 10 inches between the farthest points as measured in any direction. All lines, rods, or tip-ups shall be under the immediate control of the person using them. On Fish & Boat Commission lakes, shelters, or shanties must be removed when through fishing for the day."